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St. Louis, Mo.
Crystalline glaze chemistry. Custom geometric tile or other items outside the norm. Currently working on specialty clay formulas.Soon to add some glass work. 60yrs old.
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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 02:56 PM
Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Yesterday, 06:30 PM
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 09 2017 10:32 AM
May 09 2017 05:20 PM
May 09 2017 05:30 PM
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 27 2017 09:58 PM
Apr 29 2017 06:34 AM
May 04 2017 02:41 PM
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.
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.
Threw some test cylinders from my high translucency formula this morning: much higher plasticity than any stoneware I have tried.
Apr 01 2017 05:12 PM
Apr 01 2017 05:15 PM
Apr 01 2017 06:02 PM
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.
Stopped at a lighting store yesterday and picked up a variety of pendant light shades. Mold time for highly translucent crystalline glazed shades.
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 07 2017 08:18 AM
Mar 07 2017 08:23 PM
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
70 in mid Febuary. So for the first time in many years during winter- I am going to glaze fire tomorrow.
Feb 18 2017 10:28 PM
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Feb 20 2017 01:57 PM