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Donna Roes

Member Since 09 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2013 08:35 AM

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In Topic: RECYCLED glass infused pottery

15 March 2013 - 08:07 AM

I have used broken glass and the "blobs" you can buy in craft stores. I place the pieces of glass along with the glazes and fire. I use low fire white earthenware. It has worked just fine. I once melted a glass candy dish in a large bowl. That worked too. Worse that can happen is you have an explosion, I haven't had that, but we won't know if we don't experiment. Go for it.


In Topic: need recipe for making molds

22 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

Is there some reason you don't want to use plaster?

Honestly, because I have lived here for 4 years and learned to use Spaniish instead of English for such things, I am confused about what I want to use.

Plaster is yeso here. Is a construction type plaster sufficient to use for molds? If that is the case I have some...

I bought some potter's plaster a year ago or so in a big bag, but it is not usable and has gone up to 60.00 a bag, pretty costly for me and especially when it goes bad if you don't use it up quickly.

Just wondering if there are different options to cut down the cost. Hope you understand.

Thank you.

We use contractors plaster purchased at a hardware store. We make press molds and this has been working just fine for us. No, it´s not as good as potter´s plaster but it´s what we can get in Panama. Try it and see if it will work for you.

Donna & Ray