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glaze flaking off in high magnesium glazes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Anderson Jan 12. 6 Replies

Lalone crawl is one of the worst . it is very high in magnesium. But I don't want to reduce the magnesium because I like the fired affect very much. On application to bisque it all begins flaking off…Continue

Tags: flaking, cracking, magnesium

Slip trailing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Weathers Jan 24. 9 Replies

I'm trying to refine my skills at slip trailing and struggling. I'm having trouble getting slip to squirt in a smooth flowing manner, sometimes on top of one another and with feathering.Mixing it…Continue

Tags: additives, trailing, slip

Making art reduces stress hormones ... get potted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij) Jul 23, 2016. 3 Replies

I found an interesting bit of research to further justify wasting time making pots.Making art reduces stress…Continue

Research says that the bigger your signature on your art the more It will sell for.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Colht May 31, 2016. 3 Replies

I just found this article that I thought folks selling their work would be interested in. The article is attached but basically it says the bigger your signature on your art the more narcissistic you…Continue

 

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Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion A few hundred glaze recipes for Ye"all in the group Cone 6 Glaze Testing & Reporting
"Please also post your test results to www.glazy.org"
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Elena Kreinin replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion A few hundred glaze recipes for Ye"all in the group Cone 6 Glaze Testing & Reporting
"Thank you Lawrence for posting this recipes, I found many mid range older formulations that I was looking for. Going to test quiet a few. Elena"
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Daniel Spruyt replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"I emphasize that all dicussions on spelial slips,pH control and so on are just rubbish...."
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Daniel Spruyt replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"Keep in mind that the mlip on the pot must be fluid and still very wet"
Sunday
Daniel Spruyt replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"To the stain or oxidesuspension I use approx 1 drop odetergent for 2-3 ml of stain suspension"
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John P. Langer replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"Thanks Norm. I don't know that I have seen the tween 80 around. I may just try another surfactant. John"
Jun 17
Norm Stuart replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"All you would add to the Tween-80 is a colorant like black mason stain, iron oxide, or manganese dioxide.  The mocha colors in tobacco all vaporize in the kiln leaving no color. Tween-80 is a liquid detergent used in biochem labs to extract DNA…"
Jun 17
John P. Langer replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"Dan, what did you add the tween 80 to? Thanks, John Langer"
Jun 17
John P. Langer replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
Jun 17
John P. Langer replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
Jun 17
Daniel Spruyt replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"In my opinion one can obtain excellent Mocha diffusion without all that hassle of tobacco tea matching acidity and so on by just using a drop of household detergent. I made excellent diffusions adding a drop of TWEEN 80 ( a more…"
Jun 12
Susan Amann replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"I use Robin Hopper's slip recipe in my studio. We did some tests with the acid for the mocha diffusion, trying apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and urine.... with black mason stain in each. The urine worked much better than anything else, until…"
Jun 12
sandy miller replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Mocha Diffusoin
"Hi Larry, I have been watching Kevin Kowalski on Periscope. He has been showing some interesting techniques with mocha diffusion. He also has all the recipes listed on his website; http://kevinkowalskipottery.weebly.com/mocha-diffusion.html"
Jun 12
Joseph Fireborn replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion ^6 oil spot MFA thesis
"Just saw the newsletter. Thought I would share this. I have been tinkering with an oil spot at cone 6. I have had some pretty good results. The thicker you put it on the bigger the spots. I haven't tried a really really thick application…"
Jun 11
George Lewter replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion A few hundred glaze recipes for Ye"all in the group Cone 6 Glaze Testing & Reporting
"Thanks, Lawrence. One thing people should understand, is that there are many thousand recipes out there, online. I would rather see two extensively documented recipes (photos on different clays, thickness info, known issues and solutions, firing…"
Feb 11
Lawrence Weathers added a discussion to the group Cone 6 Glaze Testing & Reporting
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A few hundred glaze recipes for Ye"all

I found that I had a 2013 glazechem database.There are hundreds of recipes. I extracted the recipes for you folk. The files were so large that this software would not accept even one of them as attachments. So, I put them on google drive. The links to download these .html files are below. Your browser should let you view them.   Raku…See More
Feb 11

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I am a hobbyist potter, mostly self-taught, beginning about four years ago. I mix all of my own glazes. I also have a gas kiln which I seldom use anymore.

I have a very well equipped studio in my garage.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
My electric kiln is a Skutt 1227 with computer controller. I do not try to sell my stuff because I am too lazy to do a booth at pottery fairs and my production is too low for wholesale
All our content is viewable by the public. Why do you want to be a member, when you can already see everything as a non-member?
I need information on glazes and I might be able to contribute a little particularly around low cost home made equipment. I also feel that I should financially contribute to the site if I benefit from it.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
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At 10:40am on April 19, 2014, George Lewter said…

I moved your topic "How Artists Get Paid" to the newly re-opened forum topic "Getting Serious About Selling Your Work"

At 5:28pm on April 12, 2014, Robert Coyle said…

I like your stuff too Doc. I think we share a common interest in improvising when we can.

At 8:13am on March 19, 2014, Wayne Herrick said…

Lawrence it is Amaco Blue Rutile with Amaco Albany Slip decoration. This pot was fired to cone 5. If fired to cone 6 the blue rutile will pin hole. Thx for the compliment. Wayne Herrick

At 9:23am on March 10, 2014, Tyler Miller said…

Thanks for adding me.  I'm sure the exchange of information will be two ways :)

 
 
 

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