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Deb Evans

Member Since 10 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 10 2011 03:09 PM

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In Topic: Dry Glazing

10 February 2011 - 02:37 PM

If you decide to use egyption paste ( self glazing clay) be accurate in mixing up and firing. Pots can melt totally!! Realy neat but not what the student expected. It is really neat for small items > jewelry.

In Topic: Best Low Fire Clay For Wheel Throwing?

07 January 2011 - 09:54 AM

For kids clay - make sure that the clay body doesn't have talc especially from New York. Laguna's has low fire white and red bodies, I use to alternate the bodies because I'd get bored w/ the colors. White throws a bit smoother. Have fun.

In Topic: Fiber Soda Kiln?

03 January 2011 - 11:13 AM

As far as I know, soda will degrade fiber. Have used it successfully on the outside of soda kiln for more insulation.

In Topic: Test Kiln Investment

03 January 2011 - 11:11 AM

I have one too - built by alfred tech many years ago - cheap-household current-great for tests and small stuff.
Just exploring a cheape way to go .........anyone in your region that fires ^6? fellow potters, com college, arts center?
then you can figure out where you're going w/o investment.

In Topic: Even Wax On Bottoms Without Hazards?

01 January 2011 - 11:11 PM

Just be aware that beeswax has a lower melting temp so adjust your frypan accordingly. you get unhealthy fumes in the kiln either way. Adequete venting is essential.