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    United Kingdom
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    Ceramic sculpture
    Learning to use the wheel...haven’t mastered it yet though :)
    Close up photography
    And a little bit of sketching

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  1. The mug itself is completely sealed and doesn’t have any cracks or gaps, it’s purely due to the glaze cracking and therefore allowing the water to seep through the porous ceramic
  2. It’s Earthenware- I bisque fire to 1100c so cone 03 and then gloss fire to cone 04. Which is what it says to do on the glaze pot (it’s a spectrum low fire glaze the cracks are tiny! My phone can’t focus on them but I used a macro lens which is x15 (mum just got a phone lens kit which is useful for this) So this photo is by the rim- the mug has a ‘dessert’ glaze on it and then a clear gloss on top- I’d originally just done the dessert glaze but that wasn’t watertight so I then refired with the gloss on top which now has these cracks
  3. I’m just getting started with Ceramics and every time I use a gloss glaze it has these tiny hairline cracks across it’s surface, they actually look quite nice, however, I made a mug the other week and having glaze fired it (with a lead free dinnerware safe glaze) I used it for a cup of tea and there was this kind of hissing/popping sound of air escaping and when I picked the mug up the water water starting to seep through the base of the mug... how do I avoid these tiny cracks so that I can make a watertight mug?? Thank you
  4. The clay is ‘pizza/sculpting body’ from scarva. I’ve used it to make a unicorn for a friends daughter which she asked me to do white, so I did a test fire and that picture is how it turned out ive used the glaze on college buff as well and got the same result.
  5. Please can someone help me!!?? whenever I use my white glaze (it came as a powder and I’ve mixed it with water to use it) it always bunches/clumps together when fired (I do earthenware so fire the glaze to 1060- which is what the packet says) and also doesn’t apply easily- it dries before I’ve had a chance to properly spread it with the brush. does anyone have advice on how to combat this? Am I meant to mix something else in to it or fire it higher...? im quite new to this so any advice is greatly appreciated :)
  6. Thanks for the quick reply, I've looked on the website and it says 1101C is the maximum it can take.
  7. I've just bought my first kiln and have never had to operate one myself before, I wondered if anyone has any advice on how long and on what temperature I should for the clay from? I've got an 11.6 C.L. Kiln with a max temp of 1100C, I'm not sure what temperature I should bisque fire it at, also should I heat it up in stages or just set it to the highest temperature that it needs to get to? I use earthenware clay, not sure if this affects it much. Thanks in advance 😊
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