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  1. Thankyou for reminding me of this site… I actually talked with them a while back, and they quit talking with me, I think because I wasn’t purchasing tiles but wanting info. I sent them another email, who knows, maybe they will discuss it now….
  2. I do porcelain tiles now, using stencils and silkscreens, (the first 2 tiles below) but want to do detailed scenes using a decal of my work in monotone, then add color in another firing.The decal burns off sometimes and was thinking about the “firing down”‘process... looking for info really on how William De Morgan made his tiles???( 3rd pic of de Morgan. Tiles)
  3. Interesting... were the tiles those typical powder-pressed blanks or were they porcelain like the dishes? Very interesting
  4. That’s what I was thinking but not sure, Thankyou for the clear info. What is COE? Also I don’t like the look of China paints ( they sit on top of glaze), that’s why I’m trying to glaze decorate and have the clear glaze open back up on refiring. I don’t know of any clear glaze you can use with very low temp China paints
  5. Hi, is it ok to take a fired (vitrified) porcelain tile and decorated it with low fire glazes? A multi firing process, and I can get the glazes to stick with heat and spray starch... I want a decal that I made to blend into the tile, but a cone 6 glaze burns out the decal....so if I use the 03 glaze on the already fired cone 6 porcelain, will it work????
  6. Yes Min, I applied cone 6 porcelain to a commercial low fire tile and it didn’t seem to fit properly....
  7. Is it ok to use cone 6 porcelain slip on a lower temp clay? The lower temp clay is dark and I want to have a white layer on it.
  8. I also read that he used overglaze paints(lead China paints),majolica style at first on tin glazed tiles. But he switched to the paper in slip process, and used underglaze paints... so since no one gives technical info in these articles I assume since they said underglaze specifically then they contain frit etc. I was going to fire my test tile at 04 since I’m using a commercial bisque tile. Later if this process works at all I am going to use my own tiles.
  9. The reason for the dry glaze... I am trying a William De Morgan’s technique of applying porcelain slip to bisque tile and then sticking a piece of paper with the colored image (painted in glaze) to the slip with sodium silicate. When I applied the last step using the liquid glaze, it made the paper rewetted and it lifted a little from the slip. So his process put dry glaze, maybe because of the rewetting problem... all the old information never went into details about this... so I can just take my powdered glaze and sprinkle it... ???
  10. I recently researched old tile making processes and keep running into the use of sprinkled powder glazes on top of the tiles before firing. Can I use any powdered glaze mix before adding water to do this? ( I found this online/“Glaze may be applied by dry-dusting a dry mixture over the surface of the clay body...”)
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