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Member Since 09 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 23 2016 03:49 PM

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In Topic: Wood Fired Earthenware

11 July 2016 - 11:20 PM

Ah, yes, I recognize that picture!  Whatever happened to...?


yeah i miss jim !!!

In Topic: Managing A Peculiar Problem When Pulling Pots

11 July 2016 - 11:19 PM

couple things


maybe your throwing with clay too  wet as in added water


your clay body is too dry.  making it difficult to pull


your not coaxing the the clay with enough authority


i will occasionally use tools to pull


try not using sponge

try different parts of hand.fingers

In Topic: Fixing Cermaic Tiles To Make Framed Work

03 June 2016 - 09:39 AM

what about larger tiles  9# ish ?

In Topic: Can I Use This ^10 Slip As A ^5 Slip?

01 June 2016 - 04:20 PM

ok ive used  porcelain slip (high fire)  on non porcelain bodies @ cone 6 no issues in fit..... (but the clay gods have been lenient with me)


thing is i think since you are adding it to "wetish".... you get forgiveness factor....   the kohiki finish is a bit "dry" so i think you will get away with same recipe.


i think you'll get a closer cone 5 recipe subbing nephsy  for the custer


i did make a few  kohiki test tiles with unknown studio white clay slip  over standard 266  with promising results but never revisited....


warning the above statements have no science behind other than some empirical results....


i'd me more concerned with getting a well behaved cone 5 clay that is dark enough......


it is possible to re slip/wash over with darker slip/wash  then wipe back to white.......

In Topic: Mixing Clay Bodies To Get Desired % Shrinkage

01 June 2016 - 03:46 PM

you're not going to like my answer........




could be as simple as   weigh out both, weigh grog,    wedge then mess out of it..    let rest  then wedge the mess out of it again ,     then run some test bars.....


might as well run some  test extruded cylinders  while your at it.......