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  1. I made my terre sig the traditional way using Pete Pinnel's recipe - I made white and red. Needed to try something new. did not expect it to be almost like a glaze at the cone 04 bisque firing. I am going to start experimenting with it and try a variety of cooling schedules. will post results when I get that far. i need a new goal for myself .
  2. thanks for your input. I think I'm going to just start experimenting with a variety of glazes and cooling schedules to see what happens. It might be a good diversion from my usual reliable way of working. I'll report then I get going on this quest.
  3. I have just bisque fired terre sig pieces at cone 04, on cone 5-6 stoneware. I wonder if I can now glaze over the terre sig? Is there anything I need to be aware of? are there cautions? Don't have any experience with terre sig. I love the surface of the ware after bisque fire, but wonder what will change when I fire it to cone 5-6. thanks
  4. Neil, My slab roller suffered damage in the florence hurricane, the flood water was about 5 feet in my studio and the water took days to dissipate. . The slab roller is like and operates like a shimpo slabroller, it has 2 rollers. I have looked at their website and the instruction manual is available but does not include info about the rollers, it only addresses how to put the basic parts together for operation. Anyway the two sides of the tabletop swelled. I have removed the table ends. The roller that adjusts the thickness of the clay works, it goes up and down. The problem is that the bottom roller does not move forward or backward. I have used WD40 on all the bolts and cogs as well as the ends of the rollers. I can't get the bottom roller to move more than an 1/8th of a turn. It won't move. I am wondering if I need to adjust the cogs (wheel works) or if I should try to remove the roller? I'm not sure how to do that ? Since the flood waters were so dirty and there was lots of debris (sticks, mud etc) could that have affected the roller or maybe somehow debris in the roller attachments? Help... I have lots of equipment to deal with and this is the easiest to work on now... Kilns are drying slowly... hair dryers inside. still not sure if the computers will work.... waiting isn't easy. I'm sure I'll need a new thermocouples, praying not to have to replace elements... overwhelming... thanks for your expertise and advice. My wheel works thank goodness... have had "Pacifica" for 22 years... a good wheel. Best Joyce Basye
  5. Have had my pacifica wheel for 20 + years. Just tried to center 18 lbs and had the wheel slow down to almost stopping with pedal pressed to 80%. Can hear motor running.... is it belts? Also tried 8 lbs same symptoms ...w h e n I release the pressure on clay, wheel speed resumes....help!
  6. Thanks for the great suggestions. Any suggestions on size -- tall ? Width ? Maybe a removable interior container? I Like that gaskets and filters are not essential , now I need to work on making tight seated lids, making two is a great suggestion -- we seem to break things at our house! We'll b ready to compost come spring now all we need is spring weather CHEERS
  7. Not used to posting...hope I have included all that's needed on the site. Thinking about making a kitchen compost container. Any suggestions on lid gaskets and charcoal filters - which to use any likely resources for them? Thanks for your input!
  8. THANKS FOR RESPONDING. I HAVE ALWAYS INCLUDED THE BIO IN THE GLAZE. AS FOR THE TALC IT IS USED IN SOME OF MY OTHER GLZES AND HAS NOT HAD ANY EFFECT ON THEM. WILL DO THE TEST WITH LITE TALC.
  9. I have been mixing this simple white breaking brown glaze for years. of course, Murphys Law sets in when I mix large batches, anyway i mixed a 5 gal batch this week and the result was not white but a very nutmeg like glaze. I used dark talc, which I don't think I have ever used before. Could that be the culprit???? I of course thought that I had mis measured the Tin Oxide so I added 1/3 more (2%) and retested the glaze and nothing changed. any suggestions how to turn this batch white? I hate throwing away anything especially a glaze with Tin Ox. I have a great recipe already for nutmeg. Hoping it is a simple solution. suggestions welcome. thanks White Breaking Brown Dolomite 13% Custer Feldspar 31% frit 3134 18% China clay 30 % Talc 8% Tin Ox 6 % Black Iron Ox 3%
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