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Member Since 28 Jun 2010
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In Topic: Couple Of Ash Questions

Yesterday, 10:03 PM

Greasweep is from Oregon and is supposed to be 100 natural, no additives. Cost of shipping is near the cost of a bucket full . . . no east coast distributors.

In Topic: Amaco Velvet U.g.

Yesterday, 02:43 PM

Probably not reaching mature temperature.  I fire my Velvets in electric oxidation with bungs/peeps in, lid closed, and vent operating. 


I believe if you dampen the fired underglaze with water, you should be able to see how the color will look at maturity. 

In Topic: Banding Wheel Color

06 February 2016 - 03:23 PM

That is not usual and you should return it. 

In Topic: Copycat Ceramic Work

06 February 2016 - 07:41 AM

Copy it . . . but then find a way to make it your own.  Everyone starts with the same basic shapes/forms and then makes them theirs. 

In Topic: Newb Question

05 February 2016 - 09:49 PM

At cone 10, your clay will become vitrified -- making it very difficult to apply glaze to and then fire again at cone 6.  Not impossible, but difficult and not always successful. 


Check out John Britt's book The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes -- it has a number of recipes for cone 10 glazes that provide bright colors; perhaps you can talk your studio into mixing a couple.  Or, you could look for commercially prepared cone 10 glazes.  Or, for your first firing, try some underglazes on test tiles to see how the color performs and then use those that are successful with a clear glaze in subsequent firings.  You can get colors at cone 10 -- reduction or oxidation.