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BeckyH

Member Since 18 Apr 2011
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In Topic: Recycling Stoneware Slip Casting Slip

22 January 2016 - 03:39 PM

Yes. You need to dry the piece then break it into small bits and rehydrate by weight to the viscosity you want. Once it's throughly mixed, let it sit overnight to clear out the aeration. You will need to add flocculants to keep the slip in proper suspension when you cast with it.

In Topic: Alternatives To Plaster For Slip Casting.

02 January 2016 - 11:45 PM

The big thing in molds is the ability of the material to pull water from the slip so the object wall builds up. Porosity and capillary action are essential. I can't see how plastics could manage this.

In Topic: How Do You Do Custom Orders?

10 December 2015 - 12:53 PM

Even orders as simple as a product you already make in a different color can go wrong. Always get at least half of the money up front and don't be afraid to charge through the nose. Better to give them a copy of your show schedule and tell them to see what you have next time.

In Topic: Have You Timed Yourself Making A Mug?

02 December 2015 - 10:56 AM

You can also use a sponge to smooth greenware before bisque firing.

In Topic: Wheel Throwing Progress

02 December 2015 - 10:54 AM

Videos of people's failures would be very useful-seeing others mistakes can show you more than watching them work perfectly. In general we have tried to shelter folks from failure so much that working past disappointment is very hard for them.