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  1. Thanks @neilestrick got a new bag of clay and just ordered new glaze too. Will look at putting some cones in too.
  2. @neilestrick no, it’s fresh out the bag. Do you think the possibility of chunkier pieces could be a contributing factor?
  3. Thanks @Hulk I’ll have a look at that with a cuppa! Just a new glaze pot... same bag of clay. Ive just re-glazed and fired the originals as the glaze was so watery so we’ll see. But I’m definitely going to be reading up now on glaze recipes. Thanks!
  4. Thank you everyone. As I’ve had the same practice for nearly two years I’m wondering if it’s possible that this particular tub of glaze may be the problem? I opened it to look at last evening and it’s more watery than I’m used to. It may be time to have a go at making my own.
  5. @Min I meant shivering. Thank you! I did wonder if I was maybe under firing. I’m going to try a slightly longer fire on the glaze. Do you think it would benefit from a longer bisque too?
  6. Hello all, wondering if you can help with a new problem. I’ve used the same earthenware body and brush on botz glaze for over a year no probs. I have an old sitter kiln and bisque to 03 then glaze at 05 this has worked till now... suddenly my pieces are crazing about a week or two after firing (not immediately). It’s shuddering for some reason. I am making slightly chunkier pieces, could this be why? Any ideas why this is now happening would be great!
  7. @neilestrick thanks, I was just going to do everything 04 and different shelves, I couldn’t understand what the problem would be so long as everything is dry
  8. Hi, I was listening to a podcast the other day and the potter said about not bisque firing earthenware & stoneware pieces in the same firing. I was just about to do this. Does anyone know why not? Thanks
  9. Hi JohnnyK Thank you. I've just added a photo. Its a bots glaze that has the crystals in it. The kiln was cold when I opened it, not sure of the exact temperature but there was no warmth there at all. The bisque firing was 04 (wondering if I should of done 03 to tighten things up a bit), then the glaze was 05. It's an old sitter kiln so I'm afraid I never know the exact temperatures, it just shuts off when the bar has gone. You can't really see any crackle on the pieces but I've tested some and they are not water tight so its definitely cracked. I really don't think I applied it that thic
  10. Hello, I have recently set up my home studio to practice pottery alongside my course. I have a question about my glaze firing and wondered if anyone could help? I’ve just done my first glaze firing, I used Botz brush on glaze on my bisque fired white earthenware (bisque fired to 04) and glaze fired at 05. I’m wondering if I should of also done it on 04 as now they are out of the kiln they are pinging like a tinkling noise. The kiln was left for 24hrs before unloading. Ive read that this occurs also when the glaze doesn’t fit the clay, but the glaze is an earthenware glaze so I don’t
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