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Diane Puckett

Member Since 18 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 21 2015 08:19 AM

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In Topic: ? Secret Ingredient In Underglaze?

29 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

I have been told that Karo syrup added to glaze stabilizes it pre-firing. I have not tried it, but maybe it would help with your underglaze.

In Topic: Enclosed Kiln But Cold And Snow Surround

28 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

I often load a kiln over a period of a week or two just to ge something unfinished pieces out of the way. When you say you have no time constraints, you may do the same. I imagine you know this, but just in case you do not, don't let your greenware freeze, or it will likely crack.

In Topic: Pizza Stone

24 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

Williams Sonoma has a variety of pizza stones on their website. Several are cordierite ceramic.

In Topic: Self Hardening Clay For Sculpture?

14 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

It would be a good idea to mark the bottom of your pieces to identify the clay, particularly what cone it is.

In Topic: Self Hardening Clay For Sculpture?

13 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

I have only used it once, as a class requirement to use it in making a sculpture. It was nothing like using regular clay. Perhaps I just got a bad box, but I hated it.

If your goal is to gain proficiency in making clay sculpture, go with real clay. Even if you cannot fire it, you will be gaining experience.