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Materials For ^6 Copper Red Oxidation

11 February 2016 - 05:49 PM

Hi Folks -- I'm looking to play around with some ^6 Copper Reds in Oxidation using chemical reduction. I've read the classic Pearsons article, as well as Tom Turner's great research on doing the same at ^9.


The problem I'm having is finding some of the listed ingredients.


I've reached out to General Color & Chemical, but my standard suppliers don't have any of the General Color Frits or even their Ferro equivalents (GF-146 / Ferro 210R for example). I'm also having a hard time finding anything other than chunky 400-mesh Silicon Carbide.


Any recommendations for suppliers here?


Thanks in advance!

-- M

New Wheel Wobble - Bummer!

10 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Just had to vent somewhere.


Finally saved up my money and got the space figured out, so I could buy my dream wheel... Got a Thomas Stuart wheel from Skutt!


Waited all week for it to arrive, and it gets here today... With a WOBBLE!


Still diagnosing the problem with the provider, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to send it back and wait even longer. So frustrating!


Anywho, that's all. Feel free to share your frustrating stories like this to make me feel better! :-P

Aim Updraft Kiln

04 June 2015 - 09:50 AM

Hello everyone,

I found a decently priced AIM updraft kiln on Craigslist and wanted to know if anyone had experience with them. I'd want to be taking it up to ^10 (it is advertised as a ^10 kiln).

I know the Olympics have an iffy track record, with a lot of work required to even out firings and control reduction.

The only real difference I can see is it has a side-burner port instead of underneath, which would (I think?) make it easier to insert a bag wall in the flame path and hopefully even out firing. Or even add an internal flue like John Leach in his electric kiln conversions.

Anywho... Any thoughts or personal experience with them would be appreciated!

-- M

London Potters?

19 February 2015 - 04:20 AM

Hi Folks! This may not be the right forum, but I couldn't think of a more applicable one.

I'm making a trip to London next week for work, and I'm going to be there a stretch of time. I love the city in general, been many times, but have never explored any pottery shops / studios.

Do we have any UK potters or UK-frequenting potters who have the inside scoop on good galleries, studios, factories, etc? Hopefully looking for things in the London-vicinity since I won't be driving.

Cheers! Looking forward to any leads.