Jump to content


Member Since 09 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Today, 07:02 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Flying With Ceramic Material

25 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

As long as they aren't packed in one kilo parcels.......

It's not the counter you have to worry about.

Place Msds and any other data, receipts info sheets with said material along with roll of tape should they sample.

You can fly with firearms in checked baggage.domestic. If properly packaged.

Domestic and international flights frequently carry cargo. Worse case scenario you check your bag in at the cargo dept. ahead of time.

But best thing is to call airline!

In Topic: Best Clay For Pizza Stone?

25 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

I own commercial,pizza stone and have cooked professionally with a wood burning pizza oven.
I've made a clay for raku initially, is often used for kiln "coasters". And are faring well after multiple,firings.

I'm going hypothesize that yes you can a. Successful pizza stone' as opposed to
A pizza stone would have to tolerate at most 600 F.

The cllay Imade was a a stone ware with porcelain that was groged up quite a bit.

I think the secret is in the grog.next you'll want your clay to be near vitrification if you want it resistant however an under fired piece will sustain more thermal shock

In Topic: Refring?

24 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

Re pin holing do you rinse your pieces before glaze?

In Topic: Refring?

24 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

Hi jack away please.
Any discussion is good learning.
No apologies necessary

I'm doing a 30 min hold but lowered top temp. Took some testing. But this is not for super glossy glazes.

True most glossy glazes want to crash cool.

I don't have issues with pinholes yet.

My query was more on theoretical side. What's the difference with 2x firing vs 60 minute hold at temp. I think the later would have over firing issues. But why doesn't refire.

While none of my pieces have slumped. I have 3 x 4 x. Fired some pieces.

I had to re fire some black glossy pieces from my "special" schedule. Went to 6 ish on second firing I got the most amazing results. With iridescence in black

In Topic: Removing Excess Clay Before Cutting Pot Loose From Wheel.

23 July 2014 - 09:11 PM

I use the 11b. Followed a triangle tool with lesser angle..

I'll even throw In a preliminary trim to bottom, ocassionally.