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Member Since 15 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 04 2014 12:58 AM

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In Topic: Piping Ideas

17 November 2014 - 12:29 PM

Thanks guys.

In Topic: Piping Ideas

16 November 2014 - 05:51 PM

You can make a very thick yogurt like slip in a blender by adding clay to water until the blades can hardly turn. If it is still not thick enough let it sit overnight and the water will collect on the surface ... you can blot it up by gently laying a towel or paper towel on top.
You can then spread this slip over the surface with any tool you have handy to create a smooth or textured pattern.
You can also make a thick slip by letting some clay strips dry overnight,  soaking them in water, then stirring until smooth. You might also need to let this sit overnight to get rid of excess water. I sometimes let the edge of a towel sit on top so it wicks out the moisture naturally.

thank you Chris. So you don't think I need to use magic water to thin the clay...That makes it easier...

IF this monster stays together, I'll post pictures.

In Topic: Bats-

12 November 2014 - 01:14 AM

Old White plastic cutting boards work well. My wife keeps wondering where all of her plastic cutting boards have gone,.......I have NO idea.

Don't even try to import african fruit bat these days. It takes at least 21 days and lots of Ebola testing before they ever make it out of quarantine. And by that time they just fly off the wheel unless you keep your studio very dark and cool....:D


In Topic: Nuka glaze - what is it?

09 November 2014 - 04:23 PM


I've been in contact with a US supplier of by-product rice husk ash from electric generation. Unfortunately to work well for a glaze, it reallty has to be burned in a certain way. That stuff is not. Would likely require a lot of "processing" on the user's end to get it suitable.



This may be a silly question....But... do you know what is the special way to burn the husks? I'd like to refine my tumbleweed ash a bit to improve my ash glaze.


In Topic: Stain Ct1807, What % Do I Add To Porcelin 5 To Make Red Clay?

09 November 2014 - 03:48 PM

Thanks guys. I'm in the studio this afternoon...we'll see what happens...