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Glaze Is Grainy, Rough At Lip Of Mugs

12 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

My stoneware mugs seem to be having major issues with their lips. Instead of the glaze breaking smooth over the lip it is rough and grainy just at the edges.

Im not sure if this is a throwing flaw from the chamois taking away too much clay leaving the lip rough or a glazing issue where the glaze breaks.

Either way, I must fix it because its not acceptable. Lips appear smooth after throwing, and I sponge  my 04 bisque before glazing. Firing to cone 6.

Hope someone has an answer!

juli


glaze on bisque are the same color

20 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

Several of my glazes are brown in the bucket and on bisque and it gets confusing when layering glazes. Everything looks the same. Can I add some sort of tint like food color to
make them look a little different. Well not food coloring, because adding anything to dark brown will just come out, well, dark brown. Any thoughts?
stoneware clay, (dark brown, and light buff).
Juli
I would post a picture, but they all pretty much look the same, and you couldnt tell them apart. lol

trimming platter with altered rim

17 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

I can't visualize the type of chuck needed to turn a foot on a bowl, platter, with an altered rim. It will need to be a wet chuck because my piece will be ready
to trim in a couple of days. Would it be a large mound of clay roughly the size of the base for support and high enough so the rim doesnt touch the wheel head?
Any and all information would be helpful. "I'm trying to think, but nothings happening".
juli