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Anyone Tried Additive A

07 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

Was just reading Zamek's book "what Every Potter Should Know". He goes on at length about the wonders of additive A. Has anyone use this stuff and with what result?

Has Anyone Used Bringle Universal Slip

01 December 2016 - 06:50 PM

Has anyone used  Bringle Universal Slip?


Neph Sy 25 
Kaolin 20 
Ball 20 
Flint 30 
Borax 5 
Bentonite 2 
 What have you found it good for?
Does it run at cone 6?
Does it work for mocha diffusion?
Is supposed to fire from: 1  to 6  That seems like a real stretch to me.

Cracking Platters

25 November 2016 - 11:54 PM

I got some serious cracking on my last firing. I could use some advice.
LRW 11/11/16: Firing schedule
Ramp 1: 100ºF/hour to 190ºF Hold 3 hours
Ramp 2: 500ºF/hour to 1968ºF  5 min hold
Ramp 3: 150ºF to 2190ºF 5 min hold
Ramp 4: natural cooling to 1900ºF No hold 
Ramp 5: 100ºF/hour to 1400ºF  No hold, kiln off.
Kiln Skutt km1227 with computer-controller It is located in a large closed building where there are no drafts.
Clay G mix 6 with grog from Georgie's
Bisque to 04 
Glaze fire to 6
Plugs pulled at 1000°
Lid cracked 1 inch at 380°
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An Easy Way To Get Wax Resist Off Of Bisque.

11 November 2016 - 12:00 PM

Every time that I use wax resist on bisque I always end up getting a little bit of it in places I did not want. I think I've come up with an easy way to get it off so that glaze sticks fine. I use a square ended X-Acto knife to scrape the resist off at very low angle. If I also take just a tiny amount of the bisque off where the resist was glaze seems to stick fine.

Magnesium Glazes Peeling Off Of Bisque

24 October 2016 - 06:45 PM

I'm applying glaze to bisque. It starts to crack  as soon as the shine is gone. Shortly large flakes are falling off of vertical surfaces.   Lalone Crawl is one of the worst., It is very high in magnesium. But I don't want to reduce the magnesium because I like the fired affect very much. 
Nepheline Syenite          70
Ball Clay                           5
Magnesium Carbonate    25
I would appreciate any suggestions on how I can get the glaze to stick.