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  1. Hello, I recently was given an old Amaco electric potter's wheel no. 1-101. The wheel has not been used in a long time. The wheel head does not switch to the correct direction for throwing. There is also a knocking noise when the wheel is on. I have a basic diagram of the parts and wiring that came with the wheel, but can't figure out where to begin troubleshooting the problem. Any advice will be appreciated.
  2. Hi Everyone! Hoping to get some tips on using Amaco bisque fix, before I use on some of my pieces. I know this can be great for sealing cracks, but the problem I have run into is that my stamp does not press into greenware well. I wish I had tried to fix with slip before firing, but I was working too quickly. I do not want to give up some of these pieces since this is just the bottom! And they otherwise look nice. My plan was to try using bisque fix to fill in the stamp impression, sand the piece, and paint over with white underglaze. Then I can ideally re-stamp with underglaze inst
  3. Hi there, Like many artists, I am currently transitioning from making pottery in a community studio to working at home which is a big adjustment with an even bigger learning curve! I'll be setting up my very first kiln in the coming weeks and now need to figure out (for the first time) what the best commercial glazes out there are for the clay I'm using. For now I am using Standard #112 clay, and I will also eventually be working with their #551 Porcelain (both cone 6). I will be firing in a Skutt Km818 electric kiln. I have two big questions. First, does anyone have any tips
  4. So any tips for preventing warping on a cone 4 ( yes I mean 4 not 04 :D ) vitreous slip cast clay? It's a tall tiki form that is a little top heavy so they wants to sag/warp. I'm applying amaco velvet underglaze to the exterior that develops a slight sheen so I don't want to lay them on their side... Also has anyone tried firing amaco celedons at cone 4? I've been experimenting with some recipes but they are coming out more opaque and milky. Kinda in a crunch!
  5. I am having trouble with Amaco's Potters Choice glazes crawling when layered. I have used them for years and have never had a problem until about a year ago. The issue is specifically when layering the potters choice glazes in dipping form. The Brushing bottles are fine, I have not problem with them. At first I thought it was my students application or the thickness of the glaze. But after endless test I can not figure out what is going on. I called Amaco and they said they were aware of the problem and were working on it. But the only suggestions they had were to stop layering
  6. Yes, I am tilting at windmills... I've been doing tons of trials with Amaco Velvet underglazes to introduce some bright colors to my pieces, and I currently work only in cone 10 reduction. I know what I'm up against, but still I must persist. I apply the underglazes on leatherhard so that they will be bisque-hardened to better withstand cover glazing. Yes, most of the colors will not be true, but I've found many I like—without a clear glaze cover. What I need to find is a clear gloss cover glaze that will not completely alter so many of the colors. Amaco's own house brand has its problem
  7. I have been using the Amaco Obsidian layered with Potter's Choice colors for some really beautiful results. I have planned a new line around this. I had been warned that the dipped and brushed glazes combined don't work well together but I forged ahead anyway because I'm clever. I purchased the bucket of C-1 Obsidian, mixed it, dipped test pieces with it, let dry for 24 hours, layered the PC over, sure enough, crawling. I mixed some gum solution into a pint of it, brushed, layered it, normal results. I contacted Amaco and they have no workaround for me. They said they won't work tog
  8. From the album: 2014 Featured Artist Pieces

    This box is slab built and painted with Amaco LUGs. The design is an underglaze transfer. It is glazed with Amaco zinc free clear and the interior is Coyote Sedona Sunset.

    © Terry Buffington

  9. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in white stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. Treated with 2-1 water and iron oxide mix on only the mountains. One coat Amaco's Smoky Merlot on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  10. From the album: 2014 Featured Artist Pieces

    This oblong dish and small bowl set is made with little loafers. It is painted with Amaco Light Blue and has Amaco white underglaze transferred flowers. The interior is coyotes white glaze.

    © Terry Buffington

  11. From the album: 2014 Featured Artist Pieces

    This embellished angel was made with little loafers cone 6 clay. The designs were rolled into the surface and then glazed. The face was press molded with a minor hand sculpting. The hair was made with a mini extruder. The hair and face is painted with Amaco LUGs and the wings are coyote white and the dress is Coyote Opal. This angel can be used as a stand alone figurine or it can be used as a tree topper. I added holes on either side so that it can be securely anchored to the tree.

    © Terry Buffington

  12. From the album: 2014 Featured Artist Pieces

    I made this utensil holder using little loafers cone 6 clay. The birds, vines and flowers are appliqués to give a 3 dimensional look to the surface. The design is painted with Amaco LUGs and then glazed in Amaco Zinc Free clear and the inside is Coyotes Rhubarb.

    © Terry Buffington

  13. From the album: My pottery

    This bowl was fired at cone 4 and brushed with 2 coats of Potter's Choice glazes Blue Rutile (inside) & Ancient Jasper (outside) to cone 06 in a reduction kiln.

    © 2013 Deutmeyer Pottery

  14. From the album: My pottery

    This bowl was fired at cone 4 and glazed with Potter's Choice glazes Tourmoline & Iron Lustre to cone 06 in a reduction kiln.

    © 2013 Deutmeyer Pottery

  15. From the album: My pottery

    This bowl was fired at cone 4 and glazed with Potter's Choice glazes Tourmoline & Iron Lustre to cone 06 in a reduction kiln.

    © 2013 Deutmeyer Pottery

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