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In Topic: *gasp* Handle Sacrilege!

24 February 2015 - 01:38 AM

Also, another reason I enjoy pulled handles, is because I get to demonstrate it straight-faced, to a group of teenagers, while watching them try to not laugh...[/quote]

If you wanted to make them laugh, cover it with a condom to dry. You could Segway into clay shrinkage at the same time....lol

In Topic: Quick Question: Progressing From Test Glaze Batches To Production Batches

11 February 2015 - 12:01 AM

I like base 10.
I mix up one paper coffee cup of test at 100grams. Then you can easily see what percentage of oxides, opacifiers, bentonite etc to add.
From 100 grams it's an easy jump to 1000 gr., which is an icecream pail. all you do is add zeros to all your ingredients.
Then, easy move to 10,000 grams which is a 5 gallon bucket.[add more zeroes]


It's easier for me to work in base 10 also. I also get used 250 ml saline irrigation bottles from work. Instead of discarding the irrigation bottles, I take them home. They are perfect for 100 gm tests.


In Topic: Community Challenge #1

10 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

I have thought about making an "hot air balloon" using doylies soaked in slip and draped over balloon, allowed to dry, then fired. I've never done this, but it sounds fun.


In Topic: Icing For Ceramic Gingerbread

03 February 2015 - 12:31 AM

I've been out for quite some time. But, I wanted to post where my gingerbread church stands. It is drying slowly. I need to pipe the ridges and corners. In the next two weeks, I will finish the piping and corners. I need to make paper slip with magic water to repair the cracks before firing. Once Fired, I will add shingles.


In Topic: Community Challenge #1

02 February 2015 - 11:17 PM

I've been brainstorming without much success.
1. Sky could be clouds, storms, wind, birds. It could be stars, space, skyscapes.
2. Atmosphere: altered atmosphere such as nitrogen or argon filled saggars.

Nothing is jumping out at me. Anyone else want to share ideas,......