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How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Aug 22. 7 Replies

 Does anyone know how to do this with ^6 glaze?acrylic paint pouringContinue

glaze flaking off in high magnesium glazes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Anderson Jan 12, 2017. 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, 2017. 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

 

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Norm Stuart replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??
"All the acrylic media are the same,Liqutex or Hany Art etc, so for our use buy the cheapest. Just don't add too scrylic much because it burns out and it may crack and curl the glaze as it burns, or prevent absorption of the actual inorganic…"
Aug 22
Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??
"Wow, thanks for all the research. Did you ever think about writing all this up as an article for one of the ceramics publications? I spent some time filling with all this. All combinations of everything seemed to come out about the same. Floetrol…"
Aug 22
Norm Stuart replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??
"I dislike the hard silicate deposits which sodium silicate can leave, which is why it's used as a paperboard adhesive and not for plaster molds. SHMP (Sodium Hexametaphosphate) is one of several phosphate deflocculant / dispersant compounds…"
Aug 22
Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??
"How is this different from sodium silicate?"
Aug 21
Norm Stuart replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??
"Try Graham's Salt, a commercial deflocculant used in foods like artifical maple syrup, aka Sodium Hexametaphosphate (SHMP).  This obviously adds some sodium and potassium to the…"
Aug 21
Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??
"I'm experimenting with a variety of additive's such as Sodium silicate, Epsom salts, CMC, glycerin, flotrol and bumblebee farts.  It seems very difficult to get the right consistency to both flow but not mix."
Aug 20
Norm Stuart replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion How to do Acrylic paint pouring with ^6 glaze ??
"Where are you going with this? Except for the organic acrylic part, there's a big chemistry overlap between paint and glaze. Some add Floetrol paint additive to glaze to make it flow more smoothly like paint, but there's better…"
Aug 20
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Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"That's what I bought. I like the quietness and the very precision low-speed control. Actually the engineering side of me bought it because of the elegant, simple drive system.  Though shampoo doesn't say so, the worktable from my M…"
Mar 15
Carmillia Kimmel replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"I love my Shimpo VL it is so quiet"
Mar 15
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Oct 24, 2017
Joseph Fireborn replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"Grats on the whisper!"
Oct 22, 2017
Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"I bought a Whisper vl a couple of days ago."
Oct 22, 2017
Norm Stuart replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"A for-profit ceramic studio donated this Shimpo-RK Whisper to our studio. 1/2 hp and exceptionally compact and quiet $995 - http://www.clay-king.com/pottery_wheels/shimpo_pottery_wheels/shimpo_rk_whisper_pottery_wheel.html We also…"
Oct 21, 2017
Joseph Fireborn replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"The horsepower is deceiving. It has something to do with the way the wheel is made or something. I have centered 25# on it without it even flinching. There are videos of people centering a lot more on the same wheel. It isn't super quiet, but…"
Oct 19, 2017
Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"Is 1/3 hp powerful enough? What do you think of the Shimpo Whisper VL?"
Oct 19, 2017

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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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Low cost flat lapping disc can be used on you potters wheel if you, drill bat pin holes in it, and provide a trickle of water to cool it. At amazon.com, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase 

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Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

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Following are a few scales useful for potters. Your final price could be less or more - things change.

American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

For the non-digitally inclined the old standard Ohaus Triple Pro Mechanical Triple Beam Balance, 2610g x 0.1g, with Tare $169.00

And finally a low cost clone of the OHaus. The Adam Equipment TBB2610T Triple Beam Mechanical Balance With Tare Beam $99.62

ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

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