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Magnesium Glazes Peeling Off Of Bisque

Yesterday, 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.

Clear Stiff ^6 Majolica Glaze Please

25 September 2016 - 10:44 AM

I'm trying to express my creative psychosis :unsure: with the new design ideas.  Can anyone recommend a clear stiff ^ 6 majolica glaze that takes colorants well?





Slip Trailing

22 August 2016 - 09:52 AM

I'm trying to refine my skills at slip trailing and struggling. I'm having trouble getting slip to squirt in a smooth flowing manner, sometimes on top of one another and with feathering.

Mixing it thin and putting lots of Epson salts in it to flocculate helps a great deal but I can't get it to flow like I see in these two videos.




Do you have any suggestions?


Are there some additives that would improve the flow?

Making Art Reduces Stress Hormones ... Get Potted

16 June 2016 - 09:16 PM

I found an interesting bit of research to further justify wasting time making pots.



Sharpening Loop Trimming Tools

08 June 2016 - 10:06 PM

I have an over supply of dull loop trimming tools. I have previously used a small diamond impregnated metal sharpening tool. This is very slow and laborious, particularly on the non straight tools. Has anyone come up with an easier way to sharpen these gadgets?