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Darcy Kane

Member Since 29 Jan 2012
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What Is Causing The Black Zits In My Glaze?

26 September 2014 - 06:02 PM

so I have been working along making the switch from ^10 to ^6 and overall things are going ok.  However, the Waterfall Brown glaze from MC6G came out with little black bumps.  It is on Standard 112 bisque fired to ^06 and fired to ^5.  Would it have been more successful if I had bisqued to ^04?  I like the glaze enough to mess around with it a bit.

Monkey's Fist

06 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

My family is of a nautical inclination.  Long story short, my SIL has asked me a couple of times to create a casserole for her that has monkey's fists for the knob and handles.  The best way I have come up with to attack the fists, is to create a mold and press the clay into the mold.  Anyone have any easier/quicker/more simplistic ideas?? 

Sponge Cleaning Before Glazing

01 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

So I have spent the morning cleaning off bisqued ware with a sponge and water.  *hate* it, hate glazing too but that is beside the point.  My question is, does anyone use a compressor and air to clean off pots before glazing and if yes, have you had successful results?

Foot Rings And Puddles

25 April 2014 - 07:46 AM

I do my best not to be the one stuck emptying the dishwasher, but when I do end up with the job I hate the puddles that form on the bum of bowls and mugs.  I usually use a dishtowel to mop up trapped water before removing the cups/mugs/bowls.  I make a majority of my pieces flat on the bottom so they don't need to be trimmed but occasionally one has to use a foot.  I don't remember where I saw it, but some ingenious potter put a few small notches in the foot ring to let the water drain out.  I might see if I can incorporate a notch or two with a signature, two birds; one stone sort of thing.  Anyone else cooked up a good solution to trapped water?


Standard 266

05 April 2014 - 10:42 PM

So I have joined the journey from ^10 to ^6.  So far so good with the porcelain but today I tried Standard 266 and my goodness that stuff is D A R K.  All I could think of as I was throwing it was what a pain it was going to be to clean and that I should be making flower pots  :)  It throws nicely and I like working with it, but it leaves me wondering what glaze I will use on it.  Anyone that has used it, does it bleed through glazes? Does it look good with clear over it?  Anyone care to weigh in?