Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
In a previous post, I discussed briefly a method to predict -with some approximation - the possibility to predict the appearance of a glaze using the Si/Al ratio (and to some extend the SiB/Al…Continue
What do I mean by 'appearance': Will it be glossy, matte, satin matte, stony dry?What I don't mean by 'appearance': the color, the shade, mottling, floating... Statement of a scientist: 'At the…Continue
SandblastingAs announced in the discussion about water etching, I will describe my -limited- experience about sandblasting. Sandblasting can be applied on bone-dry unfired clay, bisque and, on glazed…Continue
OK, I give it another try...Integrated in my database mentioned before, I developed a system to evaluate glazes and it can - to some extend- be used as a glaze calculator. I use INSIGHT sometimes for…Continue
If you want to have speckled glazes where the specks are generated by particles in the glaze, you should not ball mill or sieve the glaze.
What if you want to spray these glazes anyway? The conventional spray gun will be clogged quickly!
Solution: the good old vaporizer !
Two tubes of about 1/4” at a right angle and compressed air of about 50-60 psi will do (you can even use your lungs! but you need a lot breath!)
I had an old pistol for inflating tires…