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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.


Hard Brick Vs Ifb

25 October 2014 - 05:05 PM

I have found a supply of supper duty hard brick which are 9x6x3 for $0.50 each. I was told they are stable up to 8,000 degree F. So how long would a 12-14 cubic ft made of these hard bricks take to fire and cooldown without IFB lining? How much more gas would it take to fire?

If I put IFB liner, should it be 2 1/2 or 4 1/2 inches thick?

If I use kaowool for the liner, should I use 1 or 2 inches?

Or sould I not bother with the hard brick?