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Chad Jerzak

Member Since 22 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2012 07:24 PM

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Low-fire beaded glaze

04 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

Hello- I'm looking for a low fire beaded/crawling type of glaze. This glaze will be raku fired and pretty much a base that can accept any variety of colorants. Anyone care to share something on this order?

Thanks for any help!

Skutt or L&L?

30 December 2011 - 09:59 AM

Hello everyone,

looking to make the big purchase between either a new Skutt 1227-3, or the comparable L&L easy fire. Like the looks of the element holders on the easy fire. Have always used skutt and have an old 1027-3 from the 80's. Still fires well! Looking for the size upgrade mostly. Planning on really only firing to bisque temps. What to buy? Looking for opinions on either kiln. Price difference is not huge-skutt looks to be cheaper by about 400.00 from the online ceramic supply. What would be the equivalent Paragon kiln?

Thanks for any and all advice!

White body for alternative firing

22 December 2011 - 11:01 PM

Hello- looking for a white clay body that basically does it all in terms of alternative firing techniques. This body would be great for raku. Fire pure white, burnishes well for pit firing with little tooth. High firing with exceptional thermal shock properties and takes glazes/sigillata well. It would be used for raku, saggar and pit firing and could be high fired if one would wish. AND, it would throw excellent and can be used for hand build projects as well. Does this exist?

If so, looking for recipes or recommended bodies that fit this description.

Ideas and advice greatly appreciated!