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In Topic: My Mug Will Be On National Tv Next Week On Cnn

29 September 2014 - 11:47 AM

Kudos your way. Monetary or not, always nice to have your work . . . noticed!

In Topic: Ceramics 1 Class Final Project Yixing Inspired Teapots

29 September 2014 - 08:24 AM

Even though my knowledge of the form is lacking, I would think that a strong colored clay in the mid range would be what you are looking for. Possibly something like Standards Hazelnut-211, or even the darker 266 Dark Brown, or the grogged 710. It really depends on where you live, and what your suppliers carry. I would look for a clay that has strong color, handbuilding workability and fires with in the 11 to 13% range, with moderate absorption at 2-3%.  All in all, if you are going to be using the pounding techniques to work the form you will probably be using stiffer bodies, but it will take some experimentation to find the right clay consistency.  Good luck.

In Topic: Brushing Glaze: How Long Between Coats?

28 September 2014 - 10:28 PM

As Ben, I really don't wait long at all. I do this with either commercial glazes or my own. The secret to good brush coats is to flow the glaze on, not to brush, as brushing tends to give an uneven coat. Flowing the glaze on where you use the brush wetly to apply a small area, then resoak and continue. Don't let the brush dry too much.

In Topic: Ceramics 1 Class Final Project Yixing Inspired Teapots

28 September 2014 - 10:24 PM

There are some videos, and some books out there with demos of xing type tea pots. Personally, being new to ceramics, I think you are letting your aesthetic wishes get ahead of your abilities. This project takes quite a bit of work, and good ones years of effort.

In Topic: What Is Causing The Black Zits In My Glaze?

27 September 2014 - 11:46 PM

Hmm, my Standard comes from Pittsburgh factory. Is your clay manufactured in Pittsburgh and shipped up, or is a local clay supplier manufacturing it under license,  grype?