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Member Since 28 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 25 2014 09:01 PM

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In Topic: Defective Amaco Wax Resist?

25 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

Well, next time I order anything, I'll try to avoid Amaco whenever possible.

I use Forbes wax; only place I found to order it from is from Highwater Clay. Smooth and fast drying . . . really fast. Have not had any clumping.

In Topic: What Are You Working On?

23 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

Just finished group of vases for upcoming salt firing. More wares still need to be prepared, though.

In Topic: 10 Cool Trends In Contemporary Ceramics

20 July 2014 - 08:57 PM


The first sentence seems to sum it up.

In Topic: Peep Hole Plug Recipe

20 July 2014 - 08:54 PM


In Topic: Shelf Grinding

20 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

Would you like eggs and toast with your links?

Would not recommend the diamond pads . . . you'll eat through a ton of them. We just cleaned 21 shelves from a salt firing . . . used carbide grinding stones, stiff putty knives, chisel with hand protector; so serious glaze runs so the angle grinder stayed at the workbench. For small glaze drops, a flat-headed screwdriver and hammer work. You just need to learn how to angle the knife/screwdriver/chisel so that you catch under the lip of the glaze bead. For bad glaze runs, grinder.

And, in all situations . . . wear your respirator, eye protection, and work gloves (no cheap cloth gloves); slivers of glaze can cause serious cuts. And never run your bare hand over the kiln shelf to see if there are any glaze spots that need removal.