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In Topic: Your Hugest "derp" Moment?

Yesterday, 05:16 PM

I had just finished throwing a nice vase.  As I lifted the bat off the wheel, my phone went off.  I have an emergency beep that means I "need to take this call STAT."  So I set the bat on my throwing stool and answered my phone, calmed the medical storm, then sat down on my stool.  The poor vase felt kind of "squishy."



In Topic: Ceramic Wedding Cake Stand

01 October 2015 - 04:13 PM

The death star has "panels" applied to the outer surface of the sphere. They kind of look like circuit boards.

What would you think about decorating the sides of the cake with these panels instead of traditional piping, making the cake "Star Wars-like."


In Topic: Strange Orange Spots, What Is It?

01 October 2015 - 03:54 PM

This is just a guess. Around here everything is high in iron. Yet, there are white sandstone cliffs in Zion National park 20 miles away. over time the iron became concentrated into spheres of hematite causing the sandstone to turn white...Some bacteria in clay or sandstone ingest the iron, concentrate it, then excrete it. This is how moqui balls are made. The excreted iron turns into hematite. The hematite when ground up gives RIO. But the RIO is concentrated around the colonies of bacteria and not evenly distributed throughout your clay evenly. If this process continued, the clay would become more white except around the bacteria colonies. Thus producing a iron speckled white clay.

That's my guess.


In Topic: Different Frits ... How Important Is It To Have The Right One?

28 September 2015 - 03:07 PM

3124 has alumina which will make a thicker glaze. The same glaze with 3134 will run more.


In Topic: Help To Tweek Laguna Dynasty Red Glaze

27 September 2015 - 10:22 PM

Can you post a pic of it?