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  1. I appreciate everyone's willingness to share your experiences. I have a lot to learn. Wayne
  2. John, your and others patient replies are most appreciated. I am learning Insight and I have been having Jamie stick her finger in it 😄 and tell me when it looks right. I have been keeping records and making adjustments so I guess we are on the right track. Wayne
  3. Thank you for the reply. I mis spoke about the hydrometer. I am familiar with the "Cup" method for viscosity. I agree also the consistency varies by glaze. That is the point of my question. Without the suggested SG I do not have a sound basis to determine the correct density. Am I overthinking this and making something simple complex? I am Wayne, Jamie's husband aka the " newly retired M.D.- Glaze maker"
  4. I understand the need for correct specific Gravity determined by weighing 100ml of the glaze and viscosity determined with a hydrometer. However, I have not found the recommend values for either with glaze recipes. The inclusion of these values with the recipes would be beneficial. Otherwise, the "dip your finger" method of guessing is required for the initial values. I appreciate all comments. Thank you
  5. First time bread baker maker! Can anybody tell me where to find instructions for this pot? Any special thickness,glaze or oven temp? Thanks Jamie
  6. Have two questions 1. New to the East TN area and will be getting supplies from Highwater Clay. Different clays still confuse me. I need advise to know which of their clays is best for someone still learning. I bisque at 04 and fire at cone 6 with a program from Mastering Cone 6 Glazes. 2. I would like to make some oil lamps but need to know how to "safely" make the wick holder. It looks like a simple ball of clay but I would think it would absorb the oil. What clay body and can they be safe at a bisque of 04 and fired at 6? I would like some more throwing lessons. If anyone around Pigeon Forge is offering private lessons or classes please contact me Jamie Page
  7. My husband is a retired physician and has a good working knowledge of chemistry and is learning glaze chemistry. He has started mixing my glaze for me. Any recommendation for glaze calculation program? Jamie
  8. Article- Glazes for oxidation firing in electric kilns...by Jayne Shatz. This article was a part of "Techniques and Tips for electric kilns" Supported by Skutt on the ceramicartsdaily.org 2014
  9. I have just read the suggested post and wonder if there is another commonly used chemical I should be made aware of?
  10. Gerstley borate 10.7 Whiting. 5.5 Custer feldspar 78.9 Epk. 4.9 Add Cobalt oxide2.1 Copper carbonate. 4.1 Manganese dioxide 4.1
  11. Gerstley borate Whiting Custer feldspar Epk Colbslt oxide Copper carbonate Manganese dioxide
  12. Newly here Have started drinking coffee from glossy black mug for a few days and the inside of mug has turned dark blue. Is this normal or is it a mistake from my glaze? The recipe came from ceramicartsdaily.org. I am new to the pottery world and would never want to harm anyone drinking from my mugs. Thanks for any replies
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