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ayjay

Member Since 05 Nov 2011
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In Topic: Looking To Start Mixing My Own Glazes

02 April 2017 - 06:13 AM

 

I am not disagreeing with you at all. I have a 5 gallon bucket with a glaze that has 12% Tin Oxide in it. I use it all the time its my liner glaze for most of my pots.

 

Does using 12% do something other than make a simple white liner glaze?

 

I use 4% Tin Oxide added to my clear liner and it makes a perfect white liner glaze.


In Topic: Try To Do The Pottery Glaze From Raw Material

25 March 2017 - 08:15 AM

More information required.

 

What cone/temperature does your clay fire to?

 

What colour is the clay when fired?

 

What sort of glaze do you want: clear or white or some particular colour?

 

Gloss or matt finish?

 

Is your work functional or just decorative?

 

 


In Topic: Qotw: How, When Or Why Did You Start With Working In Clay?

08 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

I'm sure I've said before; my wife started pottery classes at our local Adult education Centre, after three years she was still bringing home a multitude of strange misshapen lumps (these were thrown, not hand built)  and I found myself wondering -  "how hard can it be?" 

 

So I started going as well, it's not hard at all, my wife is just crap at it.

 

As an aside, pottery is how I came by the name Ayjay.

 

Everyone in my father's family is known by their second given name - I don't know why, (but I could speculate).   So, I've been known as John for all my life, although first name is Alexander. 

 

I arrived at the pottery class the very first time and my wife said, "This is John".   The tutor said, "Well who is this Alexander on my list" 

 

After a few seconds of trying to explain she said, " I can't handle all that, you'll have to be AyJay,  and so far as pottery classes are concerned I've been Ayjay ever since, I doubt that anyone there actually knows my proper name.

 

Ten or so years on I'm still potting, (my wife can no longer even attempt it  because of her MS).

 

 


In Topic: Contemporary Earthenware Potters

03 March 2017 - 05:01 AM

A  couple  from this side of the pond, Francoise Dufayard & Doug Fitch.  

 

https://sites.google...ceramics/photos

 

http://www.douglasfi...co.uk/index.php


In Topic: Can Someone Help With Instructions For 20Year Old Stanton Kiln

27 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

There is one obsolete controller on the Stanton site, not our one.

I counted seven. 

 

http://www.stanton-k...uk/old-hand.asp

 

What's the model number on yours?