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#70432 How Much Do You Stay Within Glaze Limits?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on Yesterday, 08:05 PM

I hadn't even thought about trying to get the same values but with different raw materials to see what happens. Good idea.

 

I am still waiting for my beautiful stoneware range. Right now it is blue, blue and probably blue. Haven't found anything with copper carbonate that I like, I have an OK iron rich glaze and then my colourants run out... Started playing with rutile which has brought me a lovely new blue :D




#70420 How Much Do You Stay Within Glaze Limits?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on Yesterday, 06:07 PM

Why are you stuck? There is always time to buy some rocks and melt them.

Somebody I know bought 1kg of glaze in dry format and it was £20 or something insane. I had to laugh when a 25kg was over £200 and they were calling it a bargain.

I did try commercial glaze once but never really liked them. They didn't work that well and I couldn't look at one part and think 'I can work with that' and drop other parts I did not like.

 

 

I will start looking at the limit formulas as more of industrial guidelines. I can see this cornish stone/whiting working well on the outside of some of my pieces with a lot more work.

 

It was funny how I went about trying to get inside the limits in 3 different ways by having 3 different recipes and they all came out a transparent, must be an ok glass though.




#70405 John Britt New Book Mid Range

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on Yesterday, 01:35 PM




#70400 The Double Dip

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on Yesterday, 12:06 PM

I find the best secret technique is a spray gun  ^_^




#70364 Pottery Supply Websites

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on Yesterday, 06:31 AM

It would help if you shared your location in the world.




#70278 My First Kiln And First Firing

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 20 November 2014 - 08:31 AM

I remember the good days when I could pick a glaze that would then be fired beautifully in a kiln by my tutor/technician   :wub:




#69999 What Gets You In The Studio Faster?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 16 November 2014 - 09:52 AM

Yea I am probably not the most economical with my movements but when I try and do it in less I end up going too thin. I have to sneak up on them  :ph34r:

 

I am only 24 so I wouldn't go comparing my hands with yours. I am sure your hands have many more stories to tell.




#69837 The Double Dip

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 13 November 2014 - 10:20 AM

Just took my double dipped pots out the kiln and I can't even find where my finger touch up was without looking very hard. I did add an extra fast dunk about 0.5cm up the pot to smooth out the touch up and I find the rims always seem to suck up less glaze anyway and need a little extra.




#69782 The Double Dip

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 12 November 2014 - 11:16 AM

I had never seen anything like this technique, after trying it out on a few pots I love it. Firing is on now so the final verdict will be found out tomorrow but it really speeds up my glazing. 

 

Thought I would share to educate anybody else who has missed out. 

 

 




#69288 What Else Is Going On (Or Playing) While You Work?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 04 November 2014 - 07:58 AM

BBC Radio 4 - a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, current affairs, drama, comedy, science and history. All radios in the house and car are tuned to this - keeps me up to date on major news items without having to read the newspaper.

I find when I look at a piece of my work at a later date, or replicate a process, the memory of the programme playing at the time comes back. Anyone else experience this phenomenon or is it only me?

 

I love a bit of radio 4 but I tend to avoid the main news as it makes me sad. Listening to all the crap in the world is not good for my productivity. Sometimes radio 6 has good stuff on and I listen to that.

 

Mostly I find good long mixes on youtube, depending on the mood it could be house, classical, dance, folk, hip hop. Anything I am in the mood for. I use 8 track a lot as that has long mixes and adds some variety to my music listening. That website allows people to make their own mixes from youtube videos.

 

20% of the time I like a bit of quiet to let my thoughts flow but the rest of the time music is playing.

 

The kettle is always on when I get into the studio.




#68730 How Quickly Do You Get Rid Of Failures?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 27 October 2014 - 02:04 PM

I keep them till I see their successes.




#68597 Small Jugs Pour Badly

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 25 October 2014 - 03:24 PM

I really like the middle glaze.


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#68529 Small Jugs Pour Badly

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 24 October 2014 - 02:46 PM

Is it because the butter/fat is hydrophobic? Not sure how permanent or safe new hydrophobic sprays are but could be something.. or not. Just a thought.


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#68391 Meme

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 22 October 2014 - 06:04 PM

Well it made me laugh  ^_^ Now it's your turn.

 

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#67860 What Part Of The Process Satisfies You Most?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 15 October 2014 - 04:58 PM

Testing a fresh mug from the kiln.