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Cat Woman

Member Since 21 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2015 08:06 AM
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In Topic: Underglazes Vs Glazes

06 March 2015 - 11:01 AM

 

So, are there recipes to make your own underglazes?  I have lots of books for making glazes but they don't have recipes for underglazes.  I have lots of Mason stains and clear glaze so this sounds like a fun thing to do if I knew how.


Check the handouts on engobes and underglazes and on Mason stains at Vince Pitelka's website: http://iweb.tntech.e...ndouts-info.htm

You may also find recipes in the various Robin Hopper books and other sources.

 

Thank you.  I'm just starting back up in pottery after a few years off after a broken wrist and a move to Texas.  I had been going to a local studio where we fired to cone 10 reduction.  I now have my own kiln and will be firing to cone 6 oxidation.  The problem is I have left over cone 10 clay that I want to fire before starting on cone 6 but I don't want to invest heavily in cone 10 glazes.  I have a clear glaze that will fire from cone 5-10 so would like to do some slip work and now the idea of the underglaze is intriguing.  Lots to learn - which makes it fun.


In Topic: Underglazes Vs Glazes

06 March 2015 - 09:35 AM

So, are there recipes to make your own underglazes?  I have lots of books for making glazes but they don't have recipes for underglazes.  I have lots of Mason stains and clear glaze so this sounds like a fun thing to do if I knew how.


In Topic: Are You Taking Pictures/notes While Working?

05 March 2015 - 09:53 AM

Honestly, I have the attention span of a gnat! :wacko: Ideas pop in and out of my head too fast for me to nail them down with pen and paper. I keep thinking I should get myself a smart phone and ditch the desk top, as I can't remember what I wandered all the way out to the computer to look up, just five minutes after I thought of it in the first place! :angry:

 

I do, sometimes, take pictures of my finished work. Then, if I can remember to do it, I'll post them on FB. Yes, I am a danger to myself and others. :blink:

What you have is "Googleheimers"  By the time you get to the computer you forget what you were going to look up.


In Topic: Advice For Doing A Demo, Please.

05 March 2015 - 09:36 AM

One thing that always got the kids was to throw something to failure (a cylinder that gets too tall) then smash it down.  This was for rotating groups of 3rd graders so it will be much harder to demonstrate for your varied audience.


In Topic: Some Changes To The Forum

27 February 2015 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for the update, Jennifer. And I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the awesome job that you and the moderators do around here. I've learned so much from reading and watching the great videos posted here. Can't thank y'all enough!

 

Three cheers for CAC!! Hip Hip Hooray!! Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!!!! :wub:

I agree.  Thank you all for keeping the information and encouragement flowing!!  Even if I can't get my hands in mud every day I can get my fix from great questions and very knowledgeable answers (and lots of humor).