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diamond discs

Hello everybody, I am looking for a   diamond disc  to put on the potter's wheel, here in Belgium I can't find it  or even in Europe . I w…

Started by josi rica

11 Apr 23, 2018
Reply by josi rica

Glazes that break over images well

Wondering which  glazes "break" best over graphics etc. The mug displayed is an example, though it is not my own.   Do we achieve this with…

Started by cp dunbar

2 Feb 26, 2018
Reply by Norm Stuart

I am teaching an online Ian Currie Grid Glaze course

In January of 2018 I will be teaching an online glaze making course. I will be teaching course participants how to make and fire Ian Curr…

Started by John Post

3 Dec 12, 2017
Reply by John Post

Light or dark rutile

When a recipe calls for rutile, which should be used? Thank you

Started by catherine simmons

3 Nov 19, 2017
Reply by Richarde Talbot

Cool Glaze Technique

Cool Glaze TechniqueI had not seen this before and thought it was worth sharing. The guy expands a balloon in his mugs to hold them while g…

Started by Pat

0 Aug 31, 2017

Help with Mason Stain 6021

I love rich, primary colors and i get them successfully though using Mason Stains in a 20x5 glaze base. Wollastonite, FF3134, Silica. EPK a…

Started by Dani Montoya

3 Apr 4, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

Creating Texture

I am always on the lookout for new ways to add texture. I have seen rollers in several ceramic supply catalogs which were cool. This Etsy s…

Started by Pat

1 Mar 8, 2017
Reply by Tom Anderson

specific gravity

Does anyone know what a good specific gravity is for  Cushing's Satin White Matte? I'm mixing up a 5000g batch and don't know how much wate…

Started by Robin Cherfane

0 Dec 7, 2016

Leaf imprint

Hi, Has anyone done or know how to create a leaf imprint on the inside of a bowl. Tenmoku is mentioned in this creation. 

Started by Tan Boon Wee

1 Nov 6, 2016
Reply by Kabe Burleson

Vent motor

Finally got my kiln loaded ready for a bisque firing last night but then discovered that my vent motor had quit..  I probably have to buy a…

Started by Joan Klotz

5 Oct 3, 2016
Reply by Neil Estrick



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