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JohnnyK

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  1. Welcome to the forum, Juliaa...If you are working with a slip-cast item, or a thrown or handbuilt piece that is not purposefully textured on the inside as in the mug shown in the photo, just glaze and fire the piece. Because of the question, would you be kind enough to give us an ide of your level of expertise? I'm guessing you are very much a beginner...
  2. If the changes you made work for you, I would think you can call it "Your" glaze whenever you want to!
  3. Hi Susan...Just how much of a slope per foot are you talking about? I think that it would be negligible when it comes to the placement of the kiln, and not something you have to be concerned about.
  4. You might try a search on youtube... 140) VR HUMAN BODY HD 3D SBS - YouTube This took less than a minute to find...spend some time and you might find what you want.
  5. Sometimes stuff like this happens...it looks to me like the handle was too wide and too thin to support itself during the glaze firing. Hard to say not having seen the original configuration of the handle. Here is an example of what the weight of the jewelry pieces caused during the glaze firing. The clay is Laguna B-Mix ^5 fired to ^5...
  6. Amaco Potters Choice PC-30 Temmoku might work for you. It is a mottled brown that looks really nice.
  7. How about contacting Amaco directly? If anyone can give you an indication of whether or not it would work, it would probably be them...
  8. Am interesting, almost "crystalline" look, Marcia...what process did you use to accomplish the effect?
  9. Just last week I ran into my college ceramics professor at our local supplier's facility...almost didn't recognize her with the damn masks, but her fading fire engine red hair gave her away. Instead of teaching ceramics these days, she is teaching art classes online. She did tell me that she is deeply involved in bringing the NCECA to the Sacramento, CA area in 2022. I have kept her apprised of my progress since I took my last class (Raku) with her in '17. I find it somewhat amusing to think that, as a student in college, I was 20 years her senior...
  10. Go to the Amaco website and under Resources click on layering. You will get a ton of Amaco combos for their glazes. Here's one that may work with a little playing around. PC-43 Toasted Sage over C-57 Mulberry | AMACO Brent. You won't find their glazes layered over a competitor's, but you may find combinations that work for you...Here is a combo similar to your second photo: PC-12 Blue Midnight over PC-20 Blue Rutile Glaze Layering | AMACO Brent
  11. That's a tooth not a chunk of reclaim...
  12. Is that a pork rib or a beef rib? I usually use a crock pot for my ribs before putting them on the grill so I don't have to clean the cast iron pan...
  13. Depends on how heavy the grog was in the clay...
  14. Thanx for the pix, Jamie...What did you do to "adjust" the pot? The first thing I would do is pull the throttle bar and see if you could turn the shaft on the pot CCW manually to its stop to see if that stops the wheel from turning...if it does, then re-install the throttle bar and away you go. If it doesn't, then you'll have to replace the pot. Check at www.speedball art.com to see if you can get a replacement through them. If not, with the power off and one wire disconnected from the pot, measure the high end Ohms of the pot (the low end should be zero Ohms), record the overall physical measurements of the pot and go searching for a replacement.
  15. My suggestion would be to test what you want to do with small pieces...small shards on small pots... to see what happens... Welcome to the forum!
  16. Open up the foot pedal again and send us a couple of pix of the guts...
  17. That depends...on the size of the fountain, the water output of the pump, the effect you want with the water...Each parameter would require a different size pump. You wouldn't want to use the garden pump in a tabletop fountain and vice-versa. Here is an example of a fountain I built as part of a Raku class a few years ago which used a small pump which gave me a gentle flow of water. A bigger pump would have been too much for the effect I wanted. So, you have to decide...One good thing about Amazon is that they have a pretty generous return ploicy if your pump doesn't work for the fountain you tried it in. Welcome to the forum, Jen!
  18. If there is iron in the glaze, that might be the problem...here is an example of some pieces that are an example...The unit on the right has been fired without glaze and the one on the left has been fired with clear glaze. The initial coloring was red iron oxide. I was told that the RIO reacted with the clear when it was fired to ^06, thus causing the mottled coloring...there is the possibility that something similar is happening to you...
  19. You might try using shredded newspaper in your reduction bucket instead of the sawdust, you'll get a better burn there. Also, slow the original firing...20-30 minutes should work a lot better...
  20. What is your process after you reach the "wet" glaze stage? How do you reduce your pots? Some of your problems may be the use of so-called "regular" glazes instead of Raku glazes...
  21. I have found Amaco's Velvet underglazes to be true to color over their firing range and have fired them to ^06 and ^6 with outstanding results...an as @Bill Kielbsaid...well placed score lines on should fir the bill particularly on a thin walled piece.
  22. No offense here, blackthorne...no apology needed or accepted. What was the source for the ones on your tiles? I like the presentation and could incorporate them on some of my vases...
  23. As for the rust, Krud Kutter makes an excellent rust removal product Krud Kutter The Must for Rust 8 oz. Rust Remover and Inhibitor-MR086 - The Home Depot I've used a number of rust removers and found this one to be the best...
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