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Where Is Docweathers? Last Message A Looonnng Time Ago

18 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

this isn't the right place for this but i cannot find a way to reach him through the members part of the website.  hope he is well, the knee and everything else working fine.

? Secret Ingredient In Underglaze?

28 June 2014 - 07:06 PM

I have found two recipes for underglazes.  I have mixed one and blended colors all afternoon only to find that the underglaze I made powders off my greenware.  what is the secret ingredient?  the recipe calls for stain, frit 3134 and a few drops of gum solution.

The Day Between Firing And Opening

10 June 2014 - 01:02 PM

yesterday was the final of 3 days of glazing.  it was so great to turn on that kiln and sink into a chair.


today is the hard part, I cannot open the kiln until tomorrow morning.  there are 3 new glazes and several tests in there. 


what do you do on this waiting day to keep yourself from going crazy? 



Crocus Martis/spanish Red Iron Oxide? Equal?

06 May 2014 - 04:08 PM

while working at the Dunedin fine arts center I got a marvelous glaze result from one test.  the recipe for the glaze calls for crocus martis.  a small amount of investigating shows that there might be a tiny difference between the very expensive crocus martis and the already-in-the-glaze-room Spanish red iron oxide.  the original recipe comes from Penland and I ordered the crocus martis from their same supplier so I could get the same results. (I hope).


yes, I will be doing testing after the very expensive crocus martis arrives from the supplier to see if the iron oxide does the same thing but I know there are lots of you experts who will know   WHY.


I do not yet have a phone or computer line at the house and cannot show the recipe today because I am at the library and out of time. 


any ideas??

Hello, All, I Am Back

06 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

have been missing all this stuff.  had a password problem which has just been solved by the technical expert in my WV library.  been making all kinds of pots and the proof will be selling lots at this weekend's sale in Virginia. after that I can catch up on all the stuff posted since December.  anything good happening?????