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bciskepottery

Member Since 28 Jun 2010
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In Topic: How Big Of A Bucket Do I Need?

14 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

Mixing instructions from Mid-South:

"Opulence Glaze sold in powder form will need to be mixed with the correct amount of water and sieved through an 80 mesh screen. Basic Ratio of powder glaze to water by weight is 1 lb of powder glaze to 0.9 lbs of water. 5lb example: In One Gallon container, add 5lb of dry glaze to 4.5 lbs of water (9 cups). 25lb example: In Five Gallon container, add 25lb of dry glaze to 22.5 lb of water (45 cups). *Always add dry glaze to water. * Avoid breathing dust of any dry glaze. Wear appropriate respirator when mixing glaze and work in a well-ventilated area."

Each glaze will be a bit different, so you'll need to adjust water portion accordingly. You really need a container larger than 1 gallon to allow for stirring with drill/mixer. I prefer adding half water, then glaze, then rest of water. Keeps dust down and allows for slaking of glaze.

In Topic: How Big Of A Bucket Do I Need?

14 April 2014 - 07:02 PM

5 lbs will give you about one gallon of glaze; a two-gallon bucket, depending on width, may be too shallow to dunk. You might need to store the glaze in one bucket, then dump it into a large bowl or other container for use when glazing (but one deep enough to allow you to dunk the item).

In Topic: What To Make?

14 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

So, what do folks seem to want?  I am hoping to fill some X-mas presents with my summer efforts.


Small bowls, soap dishes, spoon rests, sponge holders, pen/pencil holders, tea bag holders. Things someone would use everyday or see on their desk/kitchen everyday. What will matter most is that you made the item.

In Topic: Very Thick Mosses Type Of Glaze

12 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

You might want to consider a thick slip colored by mason stain, built up in layers and textured to look like moss, rather than a glaze. Check Eric Serritella's work.

http://ericserritell...eric/index.html

In Topic: Glazing Flutes

10 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

previous thread

http://community.cer...ring/?hl=flutes