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In Topic: Resist Over Glaze?

Today, 12:20 PM

Don't personally have much experience with this, but our studio manager uses the wax over glaze technique a lot and swears by Aftosa brand.


Yeah, I think that would be a petroleum based one too. On their info sheet it says it takes 3 or 4 hours to dry which would make sense.

In Topic: Resist Over Glaze?

Yesterday, 05:46 PM

from NCECA a few years ago http://blog.nceca.ne...he-process-room

In Topic: Throwing A Double Walled Pot, But Opening It All The Way

Yesterday, 03:41 PM

Hi and welcome,


Throwing a wide based donut up to the point of closing the 2 walls in, then coning in the inner wall to make a dome, making a depression in that then finish off by throwing the base and outer lip? Am I following you right?


And the problem you are having is opening up the donut hole wide enough and having enough clay to do the middle depression bowl bit? If so wouldn't it just be a question of leaving enough clay in the middle? Perhaps opening up to the batt then pull the thick ring of clay outwards (don't have your batt too wet or you might land up pulling the ring right off the batt), to the diameter of the inner dip dish bit then split the ring, leaving more clay for the floor/rim outside part, throw that bit first then go back to the inner wall and close it in. Am I anywhere close to what you meant?


edit: after thinking about this a bit more I'm wondering if the bowl part will be possible without the seam where the edges meet splitting apart when pressed into a concave depression. I think a slumped slab across the hole and attached to the sidewalls of the central tube would work.

In Topic: Resist Over Glaze?

22 February 2017 - 09:49 PM

On some glazes that are low in clay, when the glaze completely dries the wax will peel up since the glaze is too powdery to prevent it. I have a couple that do it. When it happens, it peels up the glaze with it and ruin your nice glaze job. To prevent that from happening, after you're all done glazing the pot and before the glaze has totally dried, lightly go over the wax with a torch to melt it into the glaze. Works like a charm. Or put the pot into the kiln and start the firing right away.

The Mobilizer A oil based wax resist, that takes forever to dry, works super well on dusty glazes. Good to know the torch trick, thanks for sharing that.

In Topic: Qotw: Are You Throwing Wearing Bling Bling?

22 February 2017 - 04:29 PM

i used to never take off my wedding ring. now it just sits in my wifes jewelry cup. i tried taking it off and on all the time but my knuckles kept swelling, and leaving that thing on was brutal because grit would get under it and rub my finger raw. i need to sharpie a ring around my ring finger.


or tattoo a wedding ring? start a new trend