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Member Since 30 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2015 09:00 PM

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In Topic: Attachments For Wall Pieces

25 March 2015 - 05:02 PM

 attached is a picture of a technique that I use that seems very secure.


 I use heavy music wire with an 80° bend on each hand which slips into small holes in the plate. These holes can be very small and less than an eighth of an inch deep works fine. Just make sure you bend the ends of the wire so that the weight is resting on the point at the end of the wire. When I plan ahead,  I put these holes in the greenware..Sometimes I forget. Then I to use a small diamond drill To make them.

In Topic: Rotary Glaze Sieve

24 March 2015 - 10:16 PM

Attached is an article that I did some time ago for Ceramics Arts Monthly that describes my much cheaper and easier solution to this problem

In Topic: Brushing Glaze Smoothly

23 March 2015 - 07:10 PM

thanks for all useful suggestions. As I have been experimenting with them, it also seems helpful to flocculate the glaze with Epson salts or calcium nitrate.

In Topic: Brushing Glaze Smoothly

21 March 2015 - 11:50 AM

What do you mean that "the glaze has to be formulated for brushing"?

I'm firing at cone 6 oxidation

In the right brush, what parameters do you look for?

Is there any reason to believe that brushing additives do any better than glycerin. I've tried glycerin. It seems to help a bit, but I'm not impressed.


Has anyone tried V-gum or CMC to make the glaze more brushable?

In Topic: Signature Stamps

18 March 2015 - 10:56 PM

Signing with iron oxide and a drafting pen works well but you have to do a little practice on surfaces similar to the bottom of your pot.You will also have to fiddle with the iron oxide mix a bit. In my experience you need a strong mix with a little glycerin added. To control the flow rate you will also have to fiddle with the distance between the two blades of the drafting pen. I find that having the blades very narrow and signing very quickly works best.... With practice.