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Joseph Fireborn

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  1. Al, In the post where you have tiles, it looks like the 38 tile is slightly darker than the previous ones. Maybe just keep increasing the stain %. I didn't realize you only went to .7%. That might not be enough, go all the way from 0% to like 5% doing like .5% at a time or something. Then FOR EXAMPLE once you get say transparency at 2.5% and nontransparency at 3.5% go back and fire tiles with 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, ..., 3.5% for example. This should give you the exact range you want for your transparency. I think you just didn't use enough stain.
  2. I am not disagreeing with you at all. I am sure plenty of people here have made a transparent grey glaze. You can search glazy for transparent grey glazes and find one pretty quick probably. The reason I was saying to test is because everyone's kiln fires slightly different, clay is different, glaze ingredients are different, and many more things which make it nearly impossible to just say okay here is a transparent grey glaze and it work perfectly. The quickest way to find a glaze that works for you is to just do the dirty work and test with a bunch of tiles super quick. You could do a
  3. What you want to find is a satin/glossy on edge of the transition liner, not a matte black liner. It is close enough and it will match if you put a matte black on the outside and durable enough to not cutlery mark. Customers won't be disappointed because the inside of a satin/glossy bowl/cup/plate will be better to use than a matte one anyways. Finding a matte black liner glaze that stands up to cutlery, staining, and leaching is going to be pretty difficult if not nigh impossible. You will need a perfect glaze combination on the exact edges of satin/matte and then you will need a firing
  4. It is quiet silly! But I like the last name. It's a long story, I posted somewhere here before.
  5. Honestly the only way to get this right is to just test it. There isn't really a way to skip that hard work between.
  6. Most kiln loads are a disappointment to what I have built in my head. I am working on it though. I have narrowed my work down to 1 clay, 1 slip, and 1 glaze. So it is improving. I just recently settled on a kiln schedule again after losing the one I was using for over 2 years. So I am 75% of the way there. I am on isolation right now so I am planning on working these next 10 days! Hopefully I won't experience this phenomenon again!
  7. Start with 0% and increase by .5-1% all the way until it isn't transparent anymore.
  8. Firing some test tiles to get kiln back in action. Somewhere along the last 2 years I lost my schedule so I am trying to figure it out all over again! 

    1. Min


      Have to admit I've made that mistake more than once. 

    2. oldlady


      oh, don't worry, joseph, your notes will turn up about 10 minutes after you unload the kiln.

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      So I got very lucky and this firing was pretty much perfect. 

  9. I remade a glaze that is pretty different from the original glaze when I first started making glazes, it is the glaze that I use on all my work. It pretty much is completely different in chemicals, however I still credit the original creator by leaving some parts of the name in the glaze. The original glaze was called Folk Art White. I call my version Folk Fireborn White. I feel like there is nothing wrong with giving credit where credit is due, and it isn't like we are selling glaze anyways so its nice to remember the people who gave us a place to start.
  10. Kids are so busy. I was spoiled with my 9 year old who just turned 10. Now this 1.5 year old is just rampaging everything again. I forgot what that was like. Hahaha.
  11. I will be sure to send you some pictures. ! It has been so long since I threw anything today I forgot how I made my work. Like I could throw stuff just fine, but it didn't feel like mine. Going to take a while until I get back into the soulfulness of my work.
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