Where/how do you dry your pots? How far away is your kiln?
There's quite a lot of shelf space dotted around but I'd need to take a pic from the side to show them.
the kiln is in the top photo in the rear on the right. Not sure, but I think that is a wheel with a splash pan next to it in the center.I see pots drying on the left in the lower photo. It is raining on the windows.looks like quite a few projects happening as well.
Yes, my kiln is there, close to the wheel , and there's another one, (my old one) under the table with the pots on.
I've usually got something going on.
I'll be working on making some improved versions (plenty of room for it) of these next.
. Is there a simple way of making my dipping glaze ok for brushing? I've heard of CMC gum but not sure what it is (UK equivalent ?). Gum Arabic comes in small quantities, so I'm not sure it's the answer for anything other than small pieces and I don't know how much to add anyway? Any suggestions as to techniques to try or products would be most welcome.
I've tried to attach a photo of the aforesaid holey bowl, but my ipad photos are always too large and I have no idea if/how to compress them!
Photos: save at a lower resolution, 90 or 95% will reduce the file size (compress) to way below what it is at 100%.
CMC is available in the UK as CMC, it's also sold as Tylose, it's most common use (afaik) is in cake icing and you will find it most easily in the *Home Baking* section of supermarkets.
I'll have to check (and come back later) on how much I use, can't remember at the moment. What it does is prevent the water from being sucked out of the glaze by the bisque, this gives you more time to apply the glaze.
Is anyone else seeing some strong similarities between those two pots?
The pieces don't look at all the same to me, between the two sellers.
Actually it is true that I'm not making them by myself and I'm just a seller. The maker lives in a village and mostly sells his items at Kyiv and Chernihiv area. But I can ask him about some specific questions.
Ayjay looks around, and leaves again: complete with smug grin.
Speaking as a Brit who learnt the Imperial system at school and went on to work with the metric system as a carpenter (and one who is very resistant to change) I can assure you that the metric system has many benefits.
Of course despite changing to the metric system about 40 years ago we can still buy things like a 2'6" door, etc. etc, .but for calculating rafter lengths or balustrade spacings the metric system is a joy compared to the Imperial system.
I will say though, for some reason, I still cant see e.g.- 519mm - but I know exactly what 20 -7/16" looks like.
There's nothing stopping anyone from using the metric measuring system for their own purposes, but if you decide to make a start, I'd say forget about centimetres - just work with millimetres and metres.
Can you buy metric rulers and tape measures in the USA?
I like it too. What is it? what clay? What firing schedule
Thanks doc: It's just a small pot, the basic buff stoneware that we use at college, some torn newspaper strips applied as a resist while still on the wheel and then sodium silicate applied and dried with a heat gun and then ribbed out a little - bisque fired to ^05 then a wash of Iron Oxide, FF3110 and China clay applied to the cracks - (surplus sanded off the high spots) and a glaze of Jen's Juicy fruit with Liquorice on the rim - my glaze firing schedule is very simple - 100°C per hour to 1100°C and then @ 75°C per hour to 1200°C and a 20 minute soak - and then allowed to cool naturally.