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In Topic: Terra Sigillata Via Jet-Dry

Yesterday, 04:46 AM

Purely for the record, sodium hexametaphosphate is still available (at least in the UK).

AFAIK it's usually sold for niche applications such as dyeing.



It's also listed on the US ebay.

In Topic: Irabo Glaze, How To Apply A Thin Layer Of Glaze

23 May 2015 - 08:31 AM

In case this provides any food for thought, I found a few observations from Lee Love (aka Lee In Mashiko).


From: http://www.potters.o...bject104216.htm

I learned how to apply them during my apprenticeship and have
describe the method here previously. My teacher would thin his
Irabo glaze and apply the thinned glaze to the bottom half of the pot.
Then, he applied a thicker application to the top, but it was
thinner than your usual glaze. He almost always got perfect runs
stopping just before the foot.

Instead of thinning the glaze for the bottom of the pot,
I brush on the bottom part. Because the glaze moves, the brush marks




more at:



... here are some of the recipes Lee uses.

from: https://groups.googl...iln/hCafNxVbb0c

Hamada's Irabo
Wood Ash 4
Amakusa (Arita porcelain Stone) 1.5
Odo/Ocher 2


My Sander's Tamba glaze looks a lot like Hamda's Irabo

Sander's Tamba

Michigan Slip (I used Alberta) 60
Wood Ash (unwashed) 40
R.I.Ox 5


Also from https://groups.googl...iln/hCafNxVbb0c

  It might be possibe to substitute cornwall stone for amakusa

... Oops!   I mean Dolomite.


In Topic: Searching The Forum

18 May 2015 - 06:48 AM

Adding site:community.ceramicartsdaily.org or site:community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic to a google search can help.

In Topic: Air Pen, Anybody Mixing Slips Or Glazes For This?

01 May 2015 - 09:33 AM

Marcia, to state the obvious: if you have any red copper oxide about it might be worth

trying that as well, in case it flows better. I've only used it once, but IIRC it seemed less

clumpy than the carbonate (I had to add a drop of detergent to kill its the wax coating).

In Topic: How To Avoid Thin Porcelain From Breaking?

30 April 2015 - 03:52 PM

Hi Peterh, 

I don't think so, since am not using the glue on the part's which i join together, am just using it on one side and sometimes on both the sides.


Thanks for the info.