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Mark C.

Member Since 09 Jan 2012
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In Topic: New Kiln Wash Application

Today, 09:04 AM

I would sand or scrap it all off before firing it. It comes off easy now. Thin the wash and apply two thin coats. It's cracking now as it's to thick.let it dry between coats. Most apply wash two thick and it cracks.

In Topic: Really Pushing It And Not Having Problems

Yesterday, 04:23 AM

You have to push to find the limits-once you realize what you can do with the particular clay body  you use and climate you live in and firing cycle you are doing you can find many of the preconceived ideas do not hold water anymore. I will add at some point you will find the wall and have to back down the speed-weather drying handling or firing or cooling .

I think most in ceramics baby the work but they can afford to as its not a living. We you find the limits are not where you thought  and you will move into another level of production and realize what may be possible .This also applies to other processes as well.

Just when you have it figured out is when the c ceramic gods step in and crush you with a ruined load or bad glaze or bad clay or 10,000 other issues that go sideways-it the nature of ceramics.

In Topic: Qotw: What Kind Of Kiln Vent Do You Use?

Yesterday, 03:11 AM

My electric kilns are outside and are only rarely used and only for bisque and are unvented.-gas kiln has a 10 foot brick and  12 foot stainless steel stack.

Winter is still home raining like crazy in the 30's at night-here in Cambodia its daily into the 90's and nights are cooler.

In Topic: What's Your Favorite Blunger?

17 February 2017 - 07:35 PM

I have two styles-one is the jiffy mixers and they work well and do not gouge the buckets. I use all the sizes from super tiny to the 20 inch 1/2 shaft for 5-30 gallon buckets..They are not the best for hard settling glazes-I use another brand for that that only gets the bottom well-it can chew the bottoms up if you are not careful-heres a post about mixers and in my post is the brand name.


In Topic: Clay Buyers Guide

17 February 2017 - 03:15 AM

Nerd Can I get that dream clay over here on the other side of the pond???shipping will kill me but labor is cheap here.