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Porcelain Rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Outram Feb 19, 2014. 4 Replies

Happy New Year EveryoneI'm trying a new project and I was wondering if anyone had any experience or advice. I want to make some seamless porcelain rings like these by Monika Skrzypkow. I don't want…Continue

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Glossy glaze coming out Matt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Aug 19, 2013. 19 Replies

I am testing my various porcelains, I'm using tried and true recipes that I have used before. I checked my cones and they are showing 6 fully down and 7 just starting to bend at the tip. I have used…Continue

 

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"Very nice, was it done in oxcidation?"
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"Hi Susan, Beautiful vase, can I ask what glaze you're using, it breaks beautifully."
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Brenda Outram replied to Shine Chisholm's discussion What is this glaze?
"Just throwing, no pun intended, this out there, could it be wax resist. I have a similar glaze colour and I work in porcelain so I will try it with a wax resist on my next firing and let you know what happens."
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Brenda Outram replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Porcelain Rings
"Thanks for the replays, as I don't have a proper extruder I think I will try and throw a slim cylinder and go from there. Thanks again."
Feb 19, 2014
Dawn Atkin replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Porcelain Rings
"Find a cylinder the size of the inside hole you want before shrinkage. Wrap carefully in paper so there are no wrinkles. Slab clay to proper thickness and cut strips at the proper width. Wrap, cut edges at a diagonal to fit together, score and…"
Feb 18, 2014
Neil Estrick replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Porcelain Rings
"Extrude a tube and cut it up and smooth the edges."
Feb 18, 2014
George Lewter replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Porcelain Rings
"Depending on size -- finger rings? napkin rings? bracelets? larger? Throw tall cylinders. Profile into sections with a custom rib (old gift card , etc. cut to shape), but don't cut completely through until they are close to leather hard. You…"
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Porcelain Rings

Happy New Year EveryoneI'm trying a new project and I was wondering if anyone had any experience or advice. I want to make some seamless porcelain rings like these by Monika Skrzypkow. I don't want to copy her work I just want to figure out how to make the blanks and then I can add my own touches. I found a mold that is used with metal clay but am unsure if it will work for porcelain, the manufacture wasn't sure either.If anyone can shed some light on this I would really appreciate it.Thanks…See More
Jan 10, 2014
Norm Stuart replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Glossy glaze coming out Matt
"The one macro-crystalline glaze I have, but haven't used, is on New Mexico Clay's website. http://www.nmclay.com/Customer_service/crystals.htm One of our studio member uses this recipe at home replacing the Ferro Frit 3110 with Ferro Frit…"
Aug 19, 2013
Jeff Poulter replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Glossy glaze coming out Matt
"So Norm,     The Neph Sy is the culprit.  I was wondering 'cause there were some things that I layered that should have been killer coming out of a slow cool & they were butt ugly instead..  I will have to go back &…"
Aug 19, 2013
Norm Stuart replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Glossy glaze coming out Matt
"The real mystery is why Yellow Iron Oxide remains yellow after a long cone 6 firing. According to Digitalfire and the MSDS, Yellow Iron Oxide is simply a water hydrated Red Iron oxide Fe2O3.  Supposedly it decomposes it decomposes into Red Iron…"
Aug 19, 2013
Norm Stuart replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Glossy glaze coming out Matt
"You need to ask your vendor what they're selling, or ask them the MSDS (Material Safety Dsiclosure Sheet) which will usually be pretty specific about what you're using. I had thought that one of the Bayferrox red iron oxides would have…"
Aug 19, 2013
Brenda Outram replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Glossy glaze coming out Matt
"I purchased 98% red iron oxide from Seattle Pottery, would that be the same as "high purity"?"
Aug 19, 2013
Norm Stuart replied to Brenda Outram's discussion Glossy glaze coming out Matt
"Iron Oxide-Red (High Purity) from http://www.uspigment.com/chemicals.shtml has fired the reddest for us. It costs $3 per pound, or less depending on volume. Iron Oxide, Red, Precipitate from http://www.standardceramic.com/Materials.html costs…"
Aug 18, 2013

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