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Homemade Decal Medium Questions

31 May 2015 - 01:09 AM

I found an article about tape casting.  It talks of making a medium of 80% Elmer's glue + 20% glycerin; then adding a low fire glaze. The recipe for the glaze was:


Neph sy.................8.32%






The Elmer's/glycerin(E/G) medium was added to the glaze in the ratio of 62.96% E/G to 37.04% glaze.  It was spread thin on Mylar sheets and allowed to dry.  It was removed from the Mylar and used as a decal medium. It was moistened and applied to bisque ware or used as an overglaze.


This sounds really intriguing.  I can imagine that the this could be used like polymer clay to make canes in addition cut outs.


I am sure someone here has used this type of technique.   Please teach me about these possibilities, share your experiences and expertise.




Help With My Nuka Glaze

29 March 2015 - 08:56 PM

Ok, I've been working on getting a cone 6 Nuka glaze. Here is what I have:

Rice hull ash. 31.2
Hardwood ash (walnut). 31.2
Custard feldspar. 23.1
Frit 3124. 12.0
Bentonite. 2.5

Can someone with Insight run this formula and see if I'm even in the ballpark for cone 6? I have a lot of melt failures so far at this cone.

Please help


Any Experince Teaching Those With Special Needs ?

22 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

I am considering changing carriers. I have the opportunity to start a camp for people with special needs. I thought of incorporating pottery therapy into the camp curriculum. The whole idea of the camp is a bit overwhelming, but really exciting.

Any thoughts or experiences?


Piping Ideas

16 November 2014 - 04:54 PM

I have porcelain #5 cone 6. I want to thin this and try piping it like royal icing on my gingerbread church (26" long X 22" wide X 24" tall if I count the steeple). Do I just make very thick slip. I have thought about thinning the clay with magic water.

Will this work? If not...please help.


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

08 November 2014 - 02:05 AM

I will be making non-funtional candy canes to decorate ceramic gingerbread church.....no dinnerware. I have white porcelin 5 and stain CT1807 red. How much stain do I add to the clay for a strong red color? Since it has Cd, I will be using a respirator and gloves.