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  1. Hi! My previous studio had a beautiful cone 6 glaze called Blue Hares, I'm trying to purchase it since my new studio doesn't have it but all I'm finding is how to mix it yourself. Anyone know if it's possible to buy it online and if so where? Thanks!
  2. My rutile blue glaze (Mastering Cone 6, Glossy Base 1, Variegated Blue) hasn't been variegated since I made the switch from an ancient Econo-kiln to an Easy-Fire. Using records from old firings to program and reprogram the new kiln, I've clearly failed at matching the heat work I achieved with the old Low, Medium, and High settings on my old kiln. Glaze appears grayish and even instead of bright and variegated. I assume the difference is that my old kiln with its small elements was relying more on time than on temperature to get cone 6 down. I'd appreciate any advice for testing that theor
  3. Hello, All! I am looking for info on favorite and best clear glazes to use with slip decorations at cone 10, and favorites to use with underglaze at cone 6 on porcelain slip! any and all help is appreciated. I am in my senior year of my ceramics undergrad, so photos of results could be super beneficial because I am not 100% certain of the properties I desire as of just yet. Thank you in advance!
  4. I need to find the best All-In-One clay for cone 5, great for both hand building and wheel throwing I know. That's a tall order. But I can dream. I have a pug mill and don't want 2 bodies. Problem: I have too many problems with my gas kiln for cone 06 anymore. I'm DONE. I am moving to cone 5. Criteria / Factors: I'm in Southern California I teach 180 high school students grades 9-12, all levels of art skills, so it has to take punishment Not too sandy on the wheel, not too smooth or squishy for hand building Not too dense so it is so top-heavy wh
  5. Hey all - I recently bought Laguna speckled buff cone 5 clay and have been really enjoying it! As I'm preparing to glaze, however, I realized my whole stock of glazes are cone 6. Curious to hear your perspectives on this - have you tried it? Any tips or tricks to help make sure I don't ruin all the lovely objects I've made?
  6. Hello All, I have a kiln full of goods and I want to fire it. I am a potter and have been teaching myself how to fire my kiln. So far I have been using the pre-programmed firing schedules. I now want to try a slow cooling schedule. My kiln is a Cone Art and my controller is a Bartlett. I have the firing schedule that I want to apply and I have a simple example of how to program a firing schedule with the Bartlett - but I am confused as to how to use their "9999" cooling rate code. Their example shows using "9999" at the end of a sequence but I want to use it in the middle of a sequen
  7. Hi there! I made a cone 6 Butterscotch Yellow Glaze. It is too bright of a yellow, I'd like to make it a little "softer". I will include the recipe... I'm used to mixing/measuring the dry ingredients and adding water. How would I add a certain percentage of a chemical to my wet glaze? Would I weigh a certain amt of the wet glaze and add a percentage of dry? Thanks a bunch! I have a few gallons of it. --Margie-- Frit 3134 20 Dolomite 20 Spodumene 20 Ball Clay 20 Silica 20 Titanium Dioxide 10 Rutile 6
  8. I’m looking for a cone 6 grey glaze recipe (glossy). I seem to be finding a lot of matt recipes. Thanks!!
  9. I am a newbie to firing my own pieces. I fired this mug to cone 6. It is Coyote's Pistachio Shino. In trying to remove some glaze around the design so it would stand out I did not apply enough to this area resulting in this brown patch. This is how this glaze behaves with thinner application. Could I add a bit more glaze to this area and refire? If so should I use the same firing program I did originally? I am sure there are other threads about this topic but I would really appreciate advice to my specific situation since this a gift for a friend's upcoming birthday!!
  10. I have this lovely off white glaze c6 that I've been using for awhile but its too soft. It will mar slightly with a knife. I'm not very strong in glaze calc - I"ve messed around with some other fluxes but haven't gotten any results for a better melt. I fire to c6 via the programmed firing with a half hour controlled cool down to 2130 on my Skutt kiln. I would love any advice on getting a better melt with this glaze without effecting the color and finish too much. OFF WHITE Neph Sy 59 Dolemite 19.5 Zircopax 14.7 OM4 Ball 2.4 RIO .9 G
  11. From the album: Favorites

    I love all the varied shapes a good mug comes in. The shape is my current favorite. It works well to separate the textured areas from the geometric sgraffito in the bottom. It has a pulled handle and commercial glazes and was fired to cone 6 electric.
  12. From the album: Glazed Ceramics 2013

    This whole bowl was glazed in sun valley. The outside ran quite a bit onto the foot and cookie it was resting on, but the inside result was very interesting. It breaks in a light blue, and can have a whole range of color changes as it melts. In 2013 this was the largest bowl I had managed to throw, it was made out of 10 pounds of clay. Deciding on if I want to use this glaze again on future works, as it is very unpredictable and runny.
  13. From the album: Favorites

    This was a new take on a design I've been doing awhile. It may have spurred a new variation on several of my usual pots. I'm excited to see what comes of it. The pattern at the bottom was created with paper resist and sgraffito. After bisque fired, black underglaze was applied and wiped back, then colorful accents added to the wings. It's finished with commercial ial glazes and fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.
  14. From the album: Favorites

    Wheel thrown and hand carved. The bottom features a leaf design created by using paper leaves as a resist to the underglaze. Sgraffito designs were added along with a pulled handle and spiral embellishments. Fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.
  15. From the album: Favorites

    Set of butterfly bowls I just finished. I'm fairly pleased with how they came out even though they were over fired.
  16. From the album: Favorites

    Wheel thrown vase with geometric carved design and rainbow pattern in underglaze. Commercial glazes, fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.
  17. From the album: Favorites

    This one is fresh from my latest firing. I'm in love with this one. It's wheel thrown with a pulled handle, underglaze decoration, and hand carved texture. It's glazed in 3 different commercial glazes and fired in my electric kiln.
  18. From the album: Favorites

    wheel thrown bowl covered in underglaze. I used paper butterfly's to resist the white underglaze and create the butterfly design. I then carved a geometric pattern on the inside and outside of the bowl. It's finished in a commercial clear glaze and fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.
  19. From the album: Favorites

    Wheel thrown vase with underglaze and sgraffito geometric design. Hand textured and fired in an electric kiln to cone 6.
  20. From the album: Favorites

    Small wheel thrown bowl with underglaze, geometric sgraffito carving, fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln.
  21. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Thrown on the pottery wheel in rough speckled stoneware, carved deeply with mountain design. One coat Mayco's Stoned Denim on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6 in an electric kiln.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  22. 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 Mayco's Stoned Denim on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6 in an electric kiln.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  23. 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 Mayco's Stoned Denim on mountains, four coats on everything else. Fired at ^6.

    © Giselle No. 5 Ceramics 2016, all rights reserved

  24. Hello everyone my name is Evan I'm new here and was hoping I could get some help. I am in the process of starting up a studio. I have a bit of experience in ceramics as I have worked at a pottery studio and taken some classes through uni while I work on my industrial design degree. I have purchased several kilns and wheels. 2 small cone setter kilns and 1 large digital ramp master controlled kiln. I plan to set the studio up to be primarily for cone 6 firings. Eventually I want to get a solid product line specializing in porcelain light fixtures that would be made by casting into molds, and al
  25. From the album: Jim Keffer Pottery

    Porcelain Vase 10" Fired to cone 6 Oxidation with Black Opulence Coyote Blue and Saturation Metalic
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