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Dianesart

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  1. Thank you so much for your help and I am super relieved its all ok. Loving this forum!
  2. So I have a plaster mold that has been used about 12 times,bit leakie but it works with extra precautions. After my last pour and opening I had these funky crystals show up on one side. I have been slow drying it between pours by a heater so dont know if this is the cause. Just wondering if this is normal for a large slip cast mold. Have to say it's rather pretty...
  3. Great tips, will get some alumina wax and I made a new stand shorter so could put a pick support on tip of tail which would distribute the weight. I think I could use the post when only bisqued for the first time and then will reuse for other glaze firing after initial one. I have a friend who is amazing at firing my work and I sure dont want to damage her elements, hard to get parts for kilns during covid. Thanks for you help , cheers
  4. While posting another question I realised I had not updated this one. I did fire it with high fire mend repair. The legs that had broken as greenware held with their toilet paper bandaids no prob but the hair line popped huge and i ended up using oil paint and Apoxie clay yo try and match the glaze in an attempt to fill it. Lesson learned, use the right clay for the right project and never assume it will fire the same color from bisque to glaze. Newbie mistake. Thanks for your help
  5. Reaching out for some advice. I have made some large slip cast fish that will be mounted on steel posts in a garden installation. They fish are hollow and have a 1" round hole in the bottom of them to insert the stand/pole. I have glazed the first two and used picks to support but the weight and heat of cone 6 melted them onto the fish. So..... I went fishing for an idea and made a stand with the same clay with a post that touches the top of fish and wedges against the entry hole to hold fish in air so it can be glazed in the round. I have bisqued it and it seem strong but will it just collapse at cone 6? Should I cone 6 it before I put the bisqued glazed fish on it to fire? The fish really shrink so will check I can get the support out after. Other option is maybe to find a round pillar of cone furniture and adjust the hole so I can use that with some additional stabilization of base.
  6. Really wanted to glaze to Cone 6 with a slow cool
  7. Thanks much. Interested to see what it is.
  8. Will be leaning on a large pocket watch. It's a comment on my lack of time management. Other works at Diane cardill art on Facebook or @dianecardillart for Instagram.
  9. Yes. The crack is the same inside and out. I have read about success with high fire mend. Just hard to imagine getting all the way into that Crack. Not sure if I should dig out a bit before repairing or leave sides tight.
  10. Thank you will look up recipe. Planned a slow glaze anyway but will rebisque noatter what solution I decide. Yes it's hollow.
  11. HI, I have a really long hairline crack in a sculpture that just came out of bisque fire :/ The crack is from the base to the neck, goes all the way through but very thin. Been doing research regarding Bisque fix, Mend it and paper clay. Looking for advise on which is better for hairline as cannot assure product completely fills the middle. Really want to glaze this to cone 6 without it separating even if I have to rebisque.,
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