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How Did They Do That?

02 April 2017 - 01:51 PM

The Blackfish Gallery in Portland in conjunction with NCECA had an excellent exhibit of wood and soda fired pots.  There was a series of small bowls which had been fired upside down, one on top of the other with the lovely wadding mark in the centre of the bowl.  The wadding roughness had been ground off.  As a learning soda/wood fire student I thought the inside of the bowl seemed to be glazed rather than coated with flashing slip.  The surface was smooth and juicy.  I would have thought that putting wadding on a glaze would have left it well and truly stuck and that it would be difficult to sand it down sufficiently to be functional on the inside of a bowl.  Can someone explain what might have been done?  Lin

To Bisque Or Not To Bisque?

14 October 2016 - 07:17 PM

I have repaired a small crack  with paper clay.  Do I re-bisque before glazing or can I go straight ahead and glaze it?  Any help appreciated.  Lin

Terra Sigillata Does It Get Old?

15 June 2016 - 02:27 PM

Does terra sig lose its effectiveness after a period of time?  I was told not to use some terra sig made about a year ago, that it wasn't any good any more.  Lin

Thickness Of Shino Glazes

28 April 2016 - 06:46 PM

I'm going to be doing a soda firing next week and a wood firing next month.  I have made up some glazes and flashing slips for these firings.  I know that the flashing slips should be very thin.  I am wondering if the Shino glazes should be applied thinner than normal glazes.

Thanks for your help