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canyon fox

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In Topic: comments in gallery

14 March 2012 - 09:06 PM



Sometimes the images people post are humongous and one can see them except one inch at a time.
Marcia


It's annoying but quite common on the net.

Press *Ctrl and -* (that's a minus sign) simultaneously and the picture will shrink each time you press.

press *Ctrl & Zero" to return to normal size.

*Ctrl & +* will make things larger too.


Hi all,
Just wanted to ask for help with viewing the gallery. Since a couple of days ago I can't see the images in the gallery (some of them, I can see all the text around them but the images) and some images over the names - the avatars(again, some of them). And I love to look through the gallery, thank you all who posted there !
Any help?
thank you!:)


The images disappeared when the server crashed recently, I'm guessing they will have to be re-uploaded.


Matt Oz, thank you for your reply, I didn't know about the crash, thought something wrong with my settings..

In Topic: comments in gallery

14 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

Sometimes the images people post are humongous and one can see them except one inch at a time.
Marcia


It's annoying but quite common on the net.

Press *Ctrl and -* (that's a minus sign) simultaneously and the picture will shrink each time you press.

press *Ctrl & Zero" to return to normal size.

*Ctrl & +* will make things larger too.


Hi all,
Just wanted to ask for help with viewing the gallery. Since a couple of days ago I can't see the images in the gallery (some of them, I can see all the text around them but the images) and some images over the names - the avatars(again, some of them). And I love to look through the gallery, thank you all who posted there !
Any help?
thank you!:)

In Topic: most iridiscent effect

06 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

Slurrious, thank you for taking time to “think through a glaze” for me.

Can I go with Gerstley Borate instead of Boraq?

Just trying to go with what I already have.

Thanks! Lena


In Topic: most iridiscent effect

05 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

"...do you have a particular recipe for pearl glaze cone 5-6 you can share?"

the only one i know is fired to ^8-9 in oxidation and uses volcanic ash. the glaze enjoys the cooler spots in the kiln and i know volcanic ash can sometimes be substituted for feldspar and silica so i can offer a starting point of sorts.

feldspar 42
silica 18
whiting 23
Boraq 10
titanium dioxide 6
tin oxide 0.5

the Boraq is a gerstley borate substitue http://digitalfire.c.../boraq_124.html

i've since added more silica to prevent some crazing. the last batch i mixed up had 10% added but i do know i've lost the opalescence with added silica approaching 15% iirc.

where thinner this glaze produces a nice opal effect. where thicker it's white with a subtle opal sheen. there are occasionally some small clusters of tiny blisters that aren't really much of an issue except to annoy me. the claybody is a plainsman 550 http://plainsmanclay...m/data/H550.HTM

this glaze was a bit of an obsession for longer than i care to admit and i can understand why some people might want to keep their recipe close. but i feel it is my duty to pass this harlot of a glaze off on someone else. so if you find yourself a year from now still chasing an opal/Chun/Jun glaze take heart - there have been a few before you. http://www.jonsinger.../rutilejun.html

*i forgot to add 1-2% light magnesium carbonate or some other suspension agent


Dear Slurrious, thank you for your reply and the recipe. The Blues on the last link look absolutely beautiful!
Is there a way to adjust this recipe to cone 6? Or the whole point of getting effect is to fire high?

In Topic: Randy's Red - Cone 5 Glaze

05 March 2012 - 05:12 PM

Michael Bailey's recipe
I always understood here was a need for bone ash in Iron reds. I don't see that in some of the opted recipes.
But if it works then great. In Michael Bailey's cone 6 Oxidation book he provides many variation with additions from 0 up to 23% red Iron Oxide with the color transitions from
white through yellow , tan brown speckled, with the brightest reds in the 11%-18% range. Here is the recipe:
Bailey's Orange red Base Glaze
Potash Feldspar 46.7
Kaolin 4
Bentonite 2
Bone Ash 15
Lithium Carb. 4
Talc 16.9
Silica 11.4
total 100.0

Red Iron Oxide 11.5%

I soak it at ^6 for about 20 minutes and drop to 1900 for 30 minutes soak. see on the bottom of mug here
chttp://ceramicartsda...ewimage&img=682


Thank you for sharing the recipe, Marcia.
It's hard to see, is your red matte or glossy?