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High Bridge Pottery

Member Since 19 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 07:36 PM
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In Topic: Ian Currie Test Tiles Forums?

Yesterday, 12:12 PM

The rutile and cobalt are definitely helping the melt. They are quite smooth but still matt, 16 more than 17. I think there is too much glaze in the squares as my tiles of the glaze came out with a better melt and it's the same recipe.

 

Here is a comparison between tiles 16 and 17 50/50 soda feldspar and whiting, with the bottom row square 16 from just whiting flux. Need to keep looking around this area a bit more.

 

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In Topic: Ian Currie Test Tiles Forums?

Yesterday, 08:38 AM

So I did a little more testing with square 16 and 17 of the 50/50 soda feldspar and whiting tile.

 

I find it interesting how different the two test are when they are quite similar in composition. Added rutile and cobalt carbonate. Sorry for the different lighting on each  :ph34r: I am a bad photographer.

 

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In Topic: Reading The Cone

Yesterday, 06:08 AM

There is an interesting article on digital fire about reading cones. http://digitalfire.c..._cones_193.html


In Topic: Qotw: Are You A Thrower Or A Hand Builder?

Yesterday, 05:56 AM

Hand building or throwing it's all good meditation. I guess it can be very frustrating on the wheel so not good for being mellow. I wouldn't say I am a thrower, I have actually been thinking about this recently. Much more an obstructer. Putting my hands in the way and telling the clay where not to go until it has no option left but to go the right way.

Sometimes I do throw the clay into the recycle bucket  :D

 

Handbuilding is great too but there is not enough time in the day to work on all aspects of ceramics. You have to pick from a vast area of work :( I would love to be able to do it all.


In Topic: Qotw: Do You Still Have Your First Piece?

25 May 2015 - 10:07 AM

I am happy to share it and I am sure the college will be too. I will force myself to go in tomorrow on the way to the studio. It's only a 10 minute detour.