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Bob Coyle

Member Since 06 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 03 2015 05:33 PM

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In Topic: Can I Tumblestack Underglaze Greenware For The Bisque Fire?

28 August 2015 - 06:50 PM

You SHOULD be able to bisque un-glazed greenware stacked. Under glazes is a different problem. If you fire below the flux temp of the under-glaze you probably OK. Err on the side of safety. and wipe the bottoms and don't stack them if you are not sure. Maybe stack one or two and try it.


If you are new to this, slow down and learn what will work and not work by testing non-critical pieces.

In Topic: Glaze Close-Ups For Evaluating Glazes?

27 August 2015 - 12:18 PM

Reminds me of the part of Gulliver's Travels when he went to Brobdingnag, where the giants lived. The women were pretty from a distance, but close up the open pores and skin blemishes didn't look so good. <_<

In Topic: Problems With Glaze

19 August 2015 - 04:15 PM

You can send photos, but you have to go down below where the POST is and select More Reply Options.


You english is  fine.  You get your ideas across very well.

In Topic: Candle Holder

19 August 2015 - 10:33 AM

What I meant is to allow the wax to harden in the leather hard clay form, then remove the form and wash the remaining candle of any remaining clay. This will leave you with an interesting shaped candle. This is certainly not something you would do for production runs of decorative candles.


If you just want to fire and glaze a clay container and then pour the wax in and insert a wick, that will work also. I think any clay will do. the wax pool will not get hot enough to break the clay since it heats up slowly and gives the clay a chance to expand.

In Topic: Problems With Glaze

17 August 2015 - 06:52 PM

benzine nailed it... If you are a newbe, then you should talk to your supplier and get exactly the glaze that will work with your clay. If you are trying to make ovenware or something to cook in, then this is even more important.


Making cookware is hard. Give us some more information on what you are trying to do.