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Idaho Potter

Member Since 26 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2014 04:45 PM

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In Topic: Sugar/candy Raku

17 April 2014 - 04:34 PM

I work with raku a lot, and the third picture is dazzling--in my opinion.  I've never tried or heard of sugar raku, but I would be happy with the pot in picture #2, and overjoyed with the outcome in #3.  



In Topic: Latex Resist

27 March 2014 - 06:28 PM

Wow!  Lots of good info.  Went to my pottery supply shop and found Laguna now has a water based latex resist that is used by students taking their classes.   Talking with the instructor, found that the pots are frequently left for a week or more between application and removal of the latex.  That's plenty of time for me.  I'll post the outcome after glazing the pots.


Thanks for the info on the peel off wax resist.  I'll give it a try on some pots that I don't have so much time invested in decoration, to see if it does leave some wax residue in the clay.  I really like the idea of peeling it off, and the little video makes it look simple.


Once again,  Thanks to all of you,



In Topic: Latex Resist

24 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

More digging and all the ceramic suppliers online have the ammonia scented latex.  All that I found say to remove ASAP or removal becomes a problem.  I even delved into my past life as a painter, and researched Frisket type masking.  Reviews and info lean towards watercolors and paper--not ceramic.


So, Peter, what's the waiting time on Copydex?  If it gives me more time (I'd like to be able to mask 10 - 12 pots, then spray glaze on ALL of them before having to remove the latex) it would be worth the extra expense.



In Topic: Latex Resist

24 March 2014 - 06:27 PM

Thanks to everyone who responded.  


Peter, are you on the other side of the "pond"?  I like the idea of a water-based latex, but Copydex doesn't seem to be readily available here in the U.S.  Finally found some at Amazon (why was I surprised?) but it's quite spendy and I had to find an equivalency chart to find out how much 125 ML is in ounces (4.667).  No, I don't have a clue when it comes to the metric system.


Mark, the stuff I've used in the past was Laguna.  Using a dental pick (Diana) it was still difficult to remove as it would easily tear.  Perhaps I left it on too long, so I'll try moistening it (Marcia) before peeling it off the pots.


Benzine, the Laguna went semi-solid on me, but it was old.  


I was just hoping to find thicker and without ammonia--which literally takes my breath away.  Rubber cement is also not good for inhaling.  I'll hit some more websites tonight and will probably end up with Laguna again.


Once again, thanks to all of you for your help.



In Topic: Water In A Studio Without Plumbing: Ideas Needed

19 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

I concerned about you using household drains to cleanup studio messes.  The sedimentary residue from clay, glaze, and other stuff will eventually block your drains and could cost you a lot of money to repair.  That stuff sets up like concrete.  Cink's are expensive.  However, you can make something similar using laundry tubs with standpipes under your stainless sink.  I've been using mine for over thirty years, never had plumbing problems, and when I moved to Boise, brought the whole thing with me and set it up in my new studio nine years ago.  I use twin tubs, so once a year, I bail out water from one side--let it go dry, and scoop out the sediment into the trash.  Then I do the other side.  If you are interested, I could probably come up with some drawings.  Basically it is based on a deep sink with a standpipe that was designed for cleaning up plaster from molds, etc.  Works like a charm, and cost is low--laundry tubs, some PVC pipes, and enough room under the tubs for a P-trap.  (my stainless sink is set high, and I cut the legs off the tubs to lower them but keep space for the P-trap)