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Member Since 30 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 28 2015 09:59 PM

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In Topic: Green Soap And Drape Molds

28 April 2015 - 10:02 PM

Just bisquing it is simpler. Though I hate to miss an opportunity to make things more complex than they need to be  :)


So what do people use the green soap  as a mold release on?



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?