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Glaze Chemistry, Is It Really Biology?

01 August 2015 - 05:42 AM

It is amazing to learn about Silicate formation, found this video really interesting thinking about how all our raw materials are formed and why they have the chemistry they do. Furthermore how this bonding structure can influence working properties.

 

It is funny how close silicon and carbon are and the comparisons I found between the formation of Silicates and my past tuition in organic chemistry at school. It's great to think of the kiln as a small volcano breaking and forming new Alumina/Silicate structures.

 

Can I now view my pots as simple silicate life forms that are hibernating because it is a little cold? :D

 


Community Challenge #2 - Results

01 August 2015 - 04:34 AM

This challenge is to make a plant pot that has been influenced from your research into the season of spring.

 

Cavy Fire Studios

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rayaldridge

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Mossyrock

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Evelyne Schoenmann

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RoGryphon

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Varying The Thickness On Test Tiles To Produce A Slow Cool.

29 June 2015 - 05:34 PM

I just came across this statement. "It is wise to augment your testing with glaze tiles that are much thicker and heavier than the standard flat thin upright ones. A comparison of the glaze on thin and thick tiles will give you a good indication of its reaction to faster and slower cooling cycles (the heavier ones will cool slower and allow you to see any tendency for the glaze to devitrify or crystallize)"

 

Anybody ever tried this before? I have always used thin test tiles. Are we talking an inch thick or so?


Impulse Buy. Digital Microscope

20 June 2015 - 07:35 PM

Bought a cheap digital microscope. Here are my first pictures.

 

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Do You Have A Miscellaneous Corner?

14 June 2015 - 02:16 PM

All that stuff that doesn't really have a place but needs one, or that trash you just don't want to throw out.

 

Here is my dump corner of doom :D Who knows what lies at the bottom. 

 

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Not sure why the pic is sideways. It wasn't before I uploaded it.