Jump to content


Karen B

Member Since 11 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2014 01:05 PM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: How Thin Does Ceramic Need To Be For Light To Pass Through It?

12 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

 


It needs to be about 1/8th an inch for translucency, which is a bit less than a cm, though you could probably get to 3/16ths. If throwing, plan on trimming to get that thin.

Casting is also a beautiful option.

 

 

1/8" is a lot less than a cm. :blink:

 

1cm = 10mm

 

1/8" = 3mm

 

 

 

Yes, I know. That is why I wrote this. I wonder if anyone who thinks porcelain is translucent at a centimeter has actually seen it, because I haven't.


In Topic: How Thin Does Ceramic Need To Be For Light To Pass Through It?

11 April 2014 - 08:16 AM

Hi Tom,

I use Frost porcelain for translucency. It has a cone 4 to 6 firing range. There are cone 10 translucent porcelains as well.

 

It needs to be about 1/8th an inch for translucency, which is a bit less than a cm, though you could probably get to 3/16ths. If throwing, plan on trimming to get that thin.

Casting is also a beautiful option.

 

As far as durability, it is as durable as if it were made of glass, because that is basically what it is.

Karen


In Topic: Hand-Built Baking Pans?

07 April 2014 - 11:09 AM

If you have a specific size in mind, account for the clay shrinkage before making the mold or, as you probably remember, you will be quite surprised when you take your tiny pan out of the kiln.


In Topic: Looking For Other Potters With A1-At Deficiency

02 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

Hi Sylvia,

 

To minimize dust, I wash my aprons and any rags often, as they become quite dusty with dried clay that was wiped from my hands.

When glazing, I wear a shower cap (and big pants and shirt over my clothes) to minimize bringing dust into the house.

Changing my pillow case often as well to protect from breathing clay dust from my hair. 

 

Karen


In Topic: Trimming A Foot For Bowls

17 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

I sometimes use calipers on the wall of the bowl. Starting at the wall closest to the foot and slide up to the rim, I can see how much I need to remove. It gives me a good visual.