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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?


Icing For Ceramic Gingerbread

05 October 2014 - 03:18 PM

I am planning the make gingerbread houses from Laguna electric brown cone 6 clay body. I want to use a white slip for the icing. The slip needs to be thicker than normal,,,,I think.

Any suggestions?