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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?  

Faux Celedon ^6 Formula

02 February 2014 - 12:42 PM

Main Ingredients: spacer2.gifFerro Frit 3195: 70.00 Grams spacer2.gifEPK Kaolin: 8.00 Grams spacer2.gifWollastonite: 10.00 Grams spacer2.gifSilica 200 Mesh: 12.00 Grams   Total: 100.00 Grams Add: spacer2.gifEpsom Salt: 0.25 % spacer2.gifBentonite (325 Mesh): 2.00 % spacer2.gifCopper Carbonate: 0.10 % spacer2.gifMason Stain # 6201 Celadon: 0.50 %


I thought that before I mixed up a  batch of this I would see if anyone else had ever given it a try.  I am just switching from ^10 to ^6 and am not looking forward to the trial and error phase again.  What am I looking for here, some input from anyone that may have tried this formula or one close to it.  Did it stay where you put it?  How did you apply it? and what clay body did you try it over?  BTW yes, I am also nudging around with ^6 clay bodies and trying to enjoy the journey :)

Clay For Pit Firing

28 August 2013 - 06:09 AM

I have a friend who is obsessed with doing pit fires but using raku clay has turned out less than desirable results.  Does anyone have a clay body they have liked for pit fires?

Suggestions On Pit Firing

24 July 2013 - 10:22 PM

I have a friend with a pit and a couple of bags of Laguna 250.  She asked me if she needed to, or if it was advisable to, bisque fire her work before putting them in the pit and if yes, to what temp?  Any ideas that I can share with her?  Thanks upfront for helping!