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  1. Ah, apologies for my misunderstanding then. These are from photographs I've taken. Some are turned into silkscreens, like these. Some become stencils. I also do actual photo processes like cyanotype on clay. Like the attached. Eventually, I'll come up with a process I can apply to something other than a test slab or tile.
  2. Nothing, if you put it like that. Demeter, on the other hand, was allegedly goddess of harvest and fertility. Andromeda was slated to be sacrificed to the kraken (not the Sydney Powell one). Apologies for offending your sensibilities.
  3. The closest effect I've seen to this is using mocha diffusion. oops. I see Min and Tom have already mentioned this while I slowly typed this out.
  4. I've discovered that the shellac needs to be applied to bone dry work. When I applied it to softer pieces the shrinkage differential during drying caused the shellac to peel right off. Also, sometimes I add an oxide directly to the shellac (like above).
  5. Can you get rubber cement in Egypt? That also works. Also, you have candles there, right? They could work in a number of ways.
  6. No, putty is not the same as the liquid. Putty is probably used in house painting for filling in holes and dents I'm guessing. Not sure if you can use this link from where you are but a quick search on Amazon revealed the choices here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=liquid+latex&crid=10BBI8PRG57KH&sprefix=liquid+latex%2Caps%2C248&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-da-p_1_12 Almost all makeup related but might work for your notions on surface designs. Lots of other excellent choices from other folks here. One in particular comes to mind just now as I made a few pieces with it last wee
  7. I've used latex, acrylic and Elmer's glue as various resists. To be sure, they take a lot longer to dry than wax does to set up. They all burn out clean. I've not used Vaseline yet but it's definitely not organic. Still, I 'd be surprised if it doesn't all burn out. And yes, it does sound messy. If it's warm when you're glazing you might end up with some mixing. Not sure if any of the Vaseline would come off as you dip, pour or brush. Now I'll have to try it see how it behaves.
  8. Hi Adam- The list Min shared above is an outstanding place to start and the price is right. You mention wanting to use the oxides in powder form. I'd say "use in their raw state" is not something I see all that often. That will get very intense right away. Both in terms of the strength of the activity on your ware as well as the messiness you'll encounter in your workspace. I often use iron oxide, cobalt oxide or carbonate, manganese oxide and rutile straight on the surface of leather hard pieces but will always wear a mask and gloves and throw down a large trash bag for a drop cl
  9. Seems longer than just February since I posted the above but 2020 has been a very long year. Anyway, just thought I'd share yesterday's usage of Mason Stain White. On Black Mountain ^10 stoneware. Will share the final fired result whenever that becomes ready.
  10. I've used ground egg shells as a sub for whiting and CaCo3. As Neil says, they need to be ground to powder. I use an electric coffee grinder and a mask is required since it produces quite a bit of fine dust. As Old Lady points out, egg shells are also a great addition to your garden or potted plants.
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