Jump to content


glazenerd

Member Since 18 Dec 2015
Offline Last Active Today, 07:25 PM
-----

Profile Feed

Photo

glazenerd

I am finishing chapter 3 on my clay formulation book. Each chapter is running about 4000 words each. I think it will take almost 9-10 chapters to throughly explain the clay codes. Wonder how many could sit through that many chapters on clay?
May 20 2017 11:06 AM
  • Joseph F's Photo
    Joseph F
    I love reference books. I own 1 fiction book and like 500 reference books. So I could sit through it. = ) But I am probably your direct target market.
    May 20 2017 02:56 PM
  • terrim8's Photo
    terrim8
    me too!
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    I am going to include chapters on diagnosing clay problems. Which will also include a section on analyzing clay specs.trying to assemble an index on all available ball & kaolin clay- some mines do not have much data.
    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Photo

glazenerd

So far I am really liking 75-104 utility porcelain. I formulated it to a specific set of limits in lieu of clay varieties. I can nearly pull up a bowl almost perfectly on the first pull. I pulled up a 4" x 10" cylinder with only one pound of clay. Think I will pug out 25 lbs here shortly, interesting properties indeed.
May 07 2017 09:13 PM
  • Joseph F's Photo
    Joseph F
    Pwning up the throwing huh?
    May 09 2017 10:32 AM
  • Mark C.'s Photo
    Mark C.
    My supplier was out of 75-104 utility porcelain . I bought some 76-106-hope it works as good?
    May 09 2017 05:20 PM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    I will be sending out a few trial samples in another two months or so. Currently running shrinkage and absorption tests. Shrinkage at bone dry green ware was only 3 percent.
    May 09 2017 05:30 PM
Photo

glazenerd

I am reading a book on clay body formulation from 1959: and the information is relatively the same as in 2017. Why does this bother me?
Apr 23 2017 10:28 PM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    Feel like I am right at the threshold of formulating an entirely new brand of clay. My wheels have been turning for sometime about this.
    Apr 27 2017 09:58 PM
  • Joseph F's Photo
    Joseph F
    Neat man. Keep up the work!
    Apr 29 2017 06:34 AM
  • High Bridge Pottery's Photo
    High Bridge Pottery
    If it is porcelain that throws like stoneware count me in.
    May 04 2017 02:41 PM
Photo

glazenerd

Think I finally convinced myself to write a book on clay formulation and remedies for common clay issues. Should not take me more than five years.
Apr 15 2017 09:59 PM
  • D.M.Ernst's Photo
    D.M.Ernst
    Go for it.
    Apr 16 2017 09:16 AM
  • GiselleNo5's Photo
    GiselleNo5
    Excellent. :)
    Apr 16 2017 02:36 PM
  • Benzine's Photo
    Benzine
    I would be interested to read it.
    Best of Luck!
    Apr 19 2017 08:36 AM
Photo

glazenerd

Maybe (just maybe) I have found the magic bulltet: 3 days after throwing, my porcelain test body still had enough moisture left to trim easily.
Apr 08 2017 11:28 PM
  • MatthewV's Photo
    MatthewV
    Until the weather changes :-)
    Apr 09 2017 01:10 AM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    Climate controlled space: there is no weather.
    Apr 09 2017 07:02 AM
  • Joseph F's Photo
    Joseph F
    thats even more impressive since CC usually dries clay faster because it removes humidity.
    Apr 09 2017 07:42 AM
Photo

glazenerd

Threw some test cylinders from my high translucency formula this morning: much higher plasticity than any stoneware I have tried.
Apr 01 2017 12:42 PM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    Joseph: now that I have a clay body that is easy to throw- very well TY. I mixed up some of your Sio2 clay this morning.
    Apr 01 2017 05:12 PM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    Joseph: by the way- the 6.18 COE does not hurt either- much easier to glaze fit.
    Apr 01 2017 05:15 PM
  • Joseph F's Photo
    Joseph F
    I imagine so. Good to hear your new clay is rocking.
    Apr 01 2017 06:02 PM
Photo

glazenerd

Ordered 50lbs of commercial grade-refined hectorite today. This is calcium based in lieu of sodium based. According to specs it should be similar to V-gum T: this should be interesting.
Mar 14 2017 08:38 PM
  • terrim8's Photo
    terrim8
    more or less expensive than Veegum?
    Mar 17 2017 10:52 AM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    $ 2.00 lb. with shipping-wholesale. Technical grade: air-floated/ magnet milled to lower the MGO>
    Mar 17 2017 06:55 PM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    I can buy V-gum T wholesale for $5.00 a lb.
    Mar 17 2017 06:55 PM
Photo

glazenerd

Stopped at a lighting store yesterday and picked up a variety of pendant light shades. Mold time for highly translucent crystalline glazed shades.
Mar 10 2017 08:44 AM
  • Joseph F's Photo
    Joseph F
    Nice.
    Mar 10 2017 10:04 AM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    By early summer I should be making my first pieces. Have to make some molds, and a wheel chuck as well.
    Mar 10 2017 08:41 PM
  • terrim8's Photo
    terrim8
    sounds pretty interesting!
    Mar 11 2017 10:52 AM
Photo

glazenerd

Just read the most directly applicable journal of clay platelet charges in relation to surface area: filled in the remaining blanks I had. I am a happy man.
Mar 06 2017 11:20 PM
  • Marcia Selsor's Photo
    Marcia Selsor
    zzzzzzzz! To eat his own! Happy for you , Nerd. ..just teasing.

    Mar 07 2017 08:18 AM
  • terrim8's Photo
    terrim8
    ya- me too - I see you didn't take the bait in the plasticity article.
    Mar 07 2017 08:23 PM
  • glazenerd's Photo
    glazenerd
    Marcia: :)

    Terri: when I did not see cation exchange, EF-FF-EE alignment discussed: pretty much knew it was blather.
    Mar 07 2017 09:04 PM
Photo

glazenerd

70 in mid Febuary. So for the first time in many years during winter- I am going to glaze fire tomorrow.
Feb 17 2017 05:26 PM
  • Mark (Marko) Madrazo's Photo
    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    We hit 85 today. That's above normal.
    Feb 18 2017 10:28 PM
  • GiselleNo5's Photo
    GiselleNo5
    Hahahaha that's what always happens to my plans. Today I shall throw! Clean the studio instead. Today I shall clean! Spend hours throwing. At this point when I decide what I want to do I should just laugh hysterically and go sleep under the studio table for a couple hours. ;)
    Feb 19 2017 02:11 PM
  • Denice's Photo
    Denice
    I fired a glaze firing Saturday it was 70 here. I'll be ready for another glaze firing by next weekend.
    Feb 20 2017 01:57 PM