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In Topic: Pictures Of Your Studio

21 October 2014 - 04:45 PM

:blink:   ok... it seems I need to clean my studio before I take a pic... all of these are glorious compared to my corner of the basement. 

Come on Rebekah, where's your cojones? :D


It can't be any worse than mine.



In Topic: How Forgiving Is Placement Of Posts Under Shelves?

21 October 2014 - 04:36 PM

i use a fat Sharpie.  do not know the UK brand name.  underglaze, perhaps??  it doesn't stick so your lid will not be stuck down.

Permanent marker is the exact same thing as a Sharpie, I'm amazed that yours doesn't just burn off.


Underglaze is a good idea though, I'll do that tomorrow.

In Topic: Adding Brushing Medium?

21 October 2014 - 04:32 PM

I've used wallpaper paste to try to stop glazes settling out.  Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.  Worth a try as it's easier to buy locally than CMC.

Epsom Salts is what you need to stop your glazes settling. 


http://www.glazefixe...are Epsom Salts


For CMC look in your nearest supermarket - often sold as *Tylose* in the home-baking section, (it's used in cake icing).

In Topic: What Is Your Most Valuable Piece Of Equipment In Your Studio?

21 October 2014 - 04:24 PM

" or just plain trees"???  missing something here.

I'm guessing "treasure".


It has to be the kiln for me, everything else is a waste of space without it.

In Topic: How Forgiving Is Placement Of Posts Under Shelves?

21 October 2014 - 11:18 AM

to keep them lined up i drew 3 triangles in marker on the top rim of the kiln walls at about thirds of the way around the kiln.  very seldom do i need to put posts outside these marks by more than an inch or two. i put them at the edge of the shelf so i can use every inch of space.  after a year or so i re-draw the marks because they do fade over time.



I do this with a "permanent" marker pen but the marks burn off in every firing, (I expected them to) what are you using as a marker?


 If I used an oxide based stain, would that be bad for the kiln (bricks)?