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oldlady

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In Topic: Just How Old Is Too Old For A Kiln?

Today, 08:22 AM

call paragon in texas.  their website shows a lot of info and their people know more.  just be sure to talk to someone who is knowledgeable and  was not hired yesterday.


In Topic: Qotw: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall?

Yesterday, 04:22 PM

the only mirror in my house that shows the good stuff is the one at my wheel.   all the rest have some fat, old woman living inside them.  i avoid her.


In Topic: Clear Stiff ^6 Majolica Glaze Please

28 September 2016 - 05:44 PM

doc, this is from George and Nancy Wettlaufer's great book "getting into pots".   page 127 has lots of great glazes that might work on your clay.

 

extra shiny clear  cone 6

 

soda spar                              40

whiting                                    20

ball clay (i use c&c)              10

zinc oxide                               5

silica (i use 325)                    20            

yes, i know it is 95 not 100

 

my personal addition is bentonite,2%    if you want to make it white, use 20% zircopax.  on my white clay, the white is blinding.  there are some empty bowls in my gallery that show how stroke & coat colors work on top of the white.  the flowers are applied with cut foam rubber teardrop shapes and repeated to form petals.


In Topic: Qotw: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall?

28 September 2016 - 09:16 AM

denice, if you have a dollar tree store nearby, you will find an 8x10 mirror in a frame in their photo frame section for only $1.


In Topic: Clear Stiff ^6 Majolica Glaze Please

28 September 2016 - 09:10 AM

doc, i use a white glaze that does not move.   sorry, i do not understand the word "stiff" as a descriptor of a glaze so i do not know if you are interested in the recipe or not.  let me know.

 

in re-reading your original post i see that you are asking for a clear glaze.  the recipe i mentioned is a clear base to which i add zircopax to make it white.