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Ben

Member Since 10 Nov 2010
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In Topic: Glaze Problem

26 January 2015 - 02:20 PM

Looks like that clay is not meant to fire to cone 5. Amaco lists its max temperature as cone 3. You'll need a different clay if you want to use that glaze and vice versa.

In Topic: Glaze Problem

26 January 2015 - 02:11 PM

This is called shivering and it is caused by a difference in the rate of expansion/contraction between the clay/glaze. In this case the glaze is too big for the clay and because it is glassy out breaks when the clay contracts to its final size.
I'm not familiar with this clay or glaze. Do the manufacturers publish coefficient of expansion numbers(COE for short) for this clay/glaze?

In Topic: making stoneware clay bottles for beer

15 January 2015 - 11:18 AM

Ahhh, but a growler is not used for bottling or carbonating nor long term storage. Usually a growler is only used to get beer from one place to another where it is consumed in short order like a party. Not sure if these would survive bottle carbonation.
I like the raised bump that anchors the flip top.

In Topic: making stoneware clay bottles for beer

14 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

Small world. He and i had this same discussion once upon a time. He told stories of some dramatic failures in his early trials. The clay vitrification and glaze fit can make it or break it. Pun intended.
Do you remember how he was capping/sealing his? (It's been years)

In Topic: making stoneware clay bottles for beer

14 January 2015 - 01:54 PM

Hey, diesel,
That wouldn't be Martin Tagseth would it?