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Need Shino Help

06 July 2011 - 12:52 AM

I ask for any and all advise on this please.

Some examples of my problems

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In the picture above it is half way okay. This is a Pale Shino the colour and breaking is where I want it.


On about 1/2 of each dish I will get a sheen the other part is a flat rough surface.

Example 2

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This one is a Red Shino. The entire surface has no sheen all rough. On most of it the colour really never broke out upon the surface.

Libby's Shino below is a success of what I want the clean sheen glossy surface where the colour pops on the pot.

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Okay several things

Placement in the kiln?

Viscosity of the shino?

I heard someone recommend adding salt to the Pale and red shino ( to help it melt better )

I have a pumpkin shino that is doing the same thing. I do not think it is an ingredient problem. Too much water not enough etc... I have dipped, sprayed and painted with the same mixed results that give me no clue.

I have seen the results of both of these shinos and they are wonderful. I followed the recipe exactly. Worried or even hoping I may have added to much water or something like this.

Any ideas?