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In Topic: Wipe-Away Black Staining

Yesterday, 08:44 AM

Jed - what a GOOD IDEA, if I were doing this technique I would definitely try it with a piece of wax paper between the feather and the roller.


In Topic: Wipe-Away Black Staining

29 August 2015 - 08:42 PM

This might be strange and probably not work but.... That's never stopped a potter from trying something!

Have you thought of dusting the feather with dry black Mason stain then laying it on your piece and pressing it in with a rolling pin? The dry stain shouldn't damage the feather and by dusting the feather with it it should limit the amount of excess stain you have and hopefully not get all over the place. You would have to handle the stain dusted feather carefully. Oh and wear a mask please! Then by placing the "loaded" feather on your wet clay and rolling it in hopefully it will give you a nice feather pattern impressed in the clay and already colored.

Just an idea to maybe try unless you have already done so and it didn't work.


In Topic: Very Fine Sheets

29 August 2015 - 08:36 PM

Congratulations! The pictures look great you did good!


In Topic: Look Mark! My Sponge Holder Prototypes

29 August 2015 - 09:56 AM

Giselle- To get my sides equal I start out laying the ruler across the top and Mark all 4 places where I will be starting the cuts. Then I hold the ruler against the side inbetween 2 of the marks and cut down from there, do the same on the other side.

Yesterday I made a couple more sample pieces and after I drew the lines down the sides I used a little round cookie cutter about an inch from the bottom to cut my curved bottom. Doing this made it super simple and fast and able to repeat and get the same results.

Wyndham - I am drying the 2 new samples upside down, so we shall see how they turn out!


In Topic: Can I Tumblestack Underglaze Greenware For The Bisque Fire?

28 August 2015 - 09:24 PM

I agree with Guinea you should be able to stack just watch any dark blues especially don't put them next to a light piece as they sometimes fume off and discolor adjacent pieces. I fire underglazed pieces all the time and the dark blues are the only ones I have had issues with.

Good luck!