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High Bridge Pottery

Member Since 19 Feb 2013
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In Topic: How Much Testing Or Tweaking Of Glazes Do You Do?

Yesterday, 07:40 PM

Nowhere near enough  :huh:  :(


I have found a few glaze recipes and made them. Looked into RO tables and tried messing about with a few numbers to change the glazes. Never been too precise about it. Tried to solve crazing by changing out some high expansion flux for lower expansion with some success. Manipulated the silica/alumina ratio to get a matt glaze.


Have some plans to do a lot more testing soon, once I bisque the test tiles...


Good idea with the opacifiers, I use some tin and zinc in my recipe.

In Topic: Personal Pottery Video

Yesterday, 09:52 AM

Never really liked using lugs of clay to stick the pot to the wheel. Think I need to make a few disposable pots to practise on, with practise anything can happen :D


Let's hope it doesn't go viral  :ph34r:


Thank you for the kind words oldlady :D I know exactly what you mean about some videos not really showing what you need to see. It is quite hard to get the camera in the right place without your head or hands getting in the way. I want to buy a goPro or similar to get some point of view shots. I think they could be really nice and show a great angle. I tried attaching my digital SLR in front of my face but then I couldn't see what I was doing!

In Topic: Removing Excess Clay Before Cutting Pot Loose From Wheel.

23 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

I find it is one of those things that needs to be quick and confident. I hold my tool so the angle of the edge lines up with the shape of clay I want to remove. Slide the tool parallel to the wheel and i find a little rotate helps on the way out to get the clay at the very bottom.

In Topic: Personal Pottery Video

23 July 2014 - 02:00 PM

Thank you guys :D

I am very lucky to have two generous parents who replaced my old wheel that seemed to eat through these rubber rings that it used to spin.


You are right Chris, I have probably broken a few rules there. I should have credited the voice and need to remove the hbo ident sound before they hunt me down. I spent a long time looking for free music to use but couldn't find anything I wanted to use. Alan watt's talk seemed to fit the idea I had in mind. I have never been good with sounds and the ones I use are in appreciation of their work but it no doubt won't be perceived that way by the owners. Need to work on my plagiarism for the next one.


I have tried to tap centre but I end up hitting my pot around the wheel instead of getting in centred. It is slow but also the only way I can manage to do it successfully. You would have been in a lot of pain watching it in real time  :unsure:

In Topic: Personal Pottery Video

23 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

My second video, hope the link works.