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Pompots

Member Since 18 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 30 2013 03:26 AM
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Porcelain Egg Slip Cast Clear Glaze Single Firing.

19 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

Hi guys,

I'm making some porcelain eggs slip cast, I usually do bisque firing ^04 and then clear glaze firing ^06. I need to finish some by next week and I don't have enough ware to do 2 low fire firings, so, I'm thinking to do single firing, I'm using ^6 laguna porcelain slip and the clear is ^06 commercial glaze. Any thoughts on this matter, do you think it would be ok? :unsure:

 

Pom.

        


Trimming

16 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

I started to throw a pot and it collapsed on me, I really like the way it looks this way and i have plans for it, the bottom still really thick, so I need to trim some out, my question is How do I trim this, I dont have a Chuck big enough for it, any ideas?
Thanks, and may the clay Gods be with you.

Nichrome Wire

03 April 2013 - 03:38 AM

Hello Potters,
I'm trying to glaze a slip cast porcelain egg (Cone 5) and don't want the pin marks of the stilts. I came up with a simple solution for my problem (see attached picture), in the picture the egg is being held by a wooden chop stick (for illustration purposes) but the idea is to use Nichrome wire, my question is:
Would Nichrome wire support the egg without bending on the firing? This wire is very thick, can't bend it with one hand, don't know the gauge thought. The egg is not to heavy, like 4 ounces unglazed and it might get up to 6 ounces with the glaze.
Thanks in advance for your input and knowledge.
Pompeyo Cepeda.