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In Topic: Do You Touch Things In Museums?

Today, 05:42 AM

Steven, I had half of a piece of cake left in my bag. That would have lasted me for a few hours... till you came to bail me out.... :D  Glad to have your phone number!


I'am doing "the touching" in museums quite often. Security doesn't like me around the world. You know, not for a second did I think that I shouldn't touch anything. It was, and always is, an impuls, a reflex. 




Double violator  . . . touching the exhibits and carrying food into the museum!  Soon your mug shot will be sent to museum guards around the world with the admonition to "Watch for the serial toucher."  Hope they don't put you on the Don't Fly List . . . you'll be stuck in Boston forever (like the guy in the song on the subway). 

In Topic: Help With My Nuka Glaze

Yesterday, 06:05 PM

John Britt's new book on Mid-fire Glazes has 3 recipes for Nuka glazes. (page 156/157).  He states he used a boron frit to lower temperature from cone 10 to cone 6 for a better melt (Frit 3134).

In Topic: Application Of Underglaze To Greenware And Bisque

29 March 2015 - 05:56 PM

Everything else being equal, Yes. 


I generally apply underglaze on greenware and bisque so I have the opportunity to do any touch ups before the glaze firing. 

In Topic: Application Of Underglaze To Greenware And Bisque

29 March 2015 - 03:54 PM

Consistency in color may depend on application thickness.  Some underglaze colors are susceptible to thickness (think of the difference in how one brush stroke, two brush strokes, and three brush strokes compare on a test tile) -- not unlike some glazes show color variation due to thickness, runs, etc.  Some underglazes are more translucent than others which are more opaque.  Some show strokes/thickness; others do not.  Those differences may not be apparent just after a bisque firing.  You are more likely to see any variation after a glaze firing.  A clear (or other color) glaze over underglaze compresses the underglaze between the glaze and clay body.  If you have different thickness levels of underglaze, you might see that effect.  Like most things in pottery, there are few guarantees/certinties . . . mostly you learn through trial and error with a particular technique or material. 


You can get a good idea of the glaze fired color of your underglazes by dampening the bisque fired underglaze with water.  Actual color after glaze firing will be affected by the clear glaze; some clears, if applied too thick, may obscure/cloud the color response. 

In Topic: Basic Beginner Advice

29 March 2015 - 01:31 PM

Thank you all so much! I'll start by looking for a good book :)


One I've found helpful and bought early on  . . . http://www.amazon.co...g/dp/1438001991


There are others.