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smokin pots

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#40110 For New Folks, Red Is Not Santa Suit Red, Usually

Posted by smokin pots on 04 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

Wow! That was arrogant! Love your quote at the end,"putting you down does not raise me up". Next time you might wait until some "new people" ask
for your opinion before slamming them.

regards,
juli


#16408 how to soften up stiff clay

Posted by smokin pots on 25 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

I received this reply from Laguna and It sure helped. Dropping the bag several times really helped make the clay workable.




There are a number of factors that go into a clay becoming either hard or soft after it is mixed and boxed. It is not just a case of too much or too little water or how long it has sat in the hot Texas sun ---though those factors can indeed have an effect.



Also the pH of the water and of the materials themselves can cause clay to harden or soften. If the clay is slightly alkaline the clay can deflocculate and become soft ---if it is slightly acidic it will flocculate and become firm.



Though we try to control many of the factors that make the clay firm or soft it’s not always possible to do so.



If you find that your clay has firmed up, the first thing to try is to drop it on a hard surface such as a concrete floor. Many times this will loosen the clay up after it is sat for a long time. If you find it needs more water ---add a cup of water to the bag of clay –seal it back up and roll it over occasionally. The clay will soak the water up thru capillary action over time and will soften back up.



Hope that helps--



Best regards

Jon Pacini

Clay Manager

Laguna Clay Co.






#13216 Shared Studios

Posted by smokin pots on 08 February 2012 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for sharing! Really fun video, and I wish I was there. Beautiful art, both ceramics and otherwise, and
I hope you'll had a successful outcome. Its nice to put a video with a face, or a post (member) with a piece of art.
Congrats on the successful show!
Juli


#11179 bubbles in glaze?

Posted by smokin pots on 21 December 2011 - 12:01 PM

Been there, and its no fun. Working with the folks who made my clay, they figured out my crater/blister issues by doing a lot of testing
and found out that it
was an incompatibility issue with the commercial glaze I was using and the clay body. I now just avoid those glazes and have not had any blistering.
I hope you can figure out why you are
having problems.
Juli


#11148 mayco soneware glaze

Posted by smokin pots on 20 December 2011 - 12:52 PM

mayco stoneware cinnabar over smoke
3 sec dip on both
cone 5

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#11116 potters stool

Posted by smokin pots on 19 December 2011 - 06:06 PM

the chair I want is $200 . Professional potters stool.
Looks comfy, and it is Christmas!