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Colemanite and spodumene in glazes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Mar 6. 1 Reply

Hallo,Is there anyone who can give me some advice on using colemanite and spodumene in glazes?I have read that use of colemanite can cause some problem  in glaze if colemanite is present in big…Continue

Wood ash from pellet stove

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luca Feb 27. 2 Replies

Is there anyone who uses the ash produced by pellet stoves and has experience on its use? I'm wondering if there are any problems using this ash: I got the impression that the ash is coarser than the…Continue

New recipes I would like to try. Ideas or advice?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luca Feb 27. 2 Replies

I bought the different dry raw materials and a precise scale, for this reason this time I weighed the ingredients precisely. However, I still use a very dense ash slip instead of dried ash: drying…Continue

First experiment with wood ash glazes

Started Feb 20 0 Replies

Last year I decided to resume my passion for modeling clay and in particular stoneware and porcelain clay. I decided to specialize in single firing (I had a book taken in Scotland several years…Continue

 

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Norm Stuart replied to Luca's discussion Colemanite and spodumene in glazes
"Become familiar with Digitalfire, a great source for most ceramic chemistry answers. https://digitalfire.com/material/colemanite https://digitalfire.com/material/spodumene"
Mar 6
Luca replied to Luca's discussion New recipes I would like to try. Ideas or advice?
"Thanks I'm trying to use only a little of pheatine. The shop that gave me it said that can have a little of flux effect. In my first experiment I did not use pheatine and the glazes were quite good. I fire at 1240°C: I think it can be…"
Feb 27
Luca replied to Luca's discussion Wood ash from pellet stove
"Thank you Norm Stuart for your replay, at the moment I prefer to use washed ash for some different reason: one is that it is less dangerous and give me less problems with glazes, the second is that I'm trying to use as a substitute of…"
Feb 27
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Colemanite and spodumene in glazes

Hallo,Is there anyone who can give me some advice on using colemanite and spodumene in glazes?I have read that use of colemanite can cause some problem  in glaze if colemanite is present in big concentration (decrepitation). What can be the maximum concentration that give not big problems? 10%?If my firing is slow is it possible that this problem will be less?About spodumene:  I have seen that can be better to wash it and that big concentration can determine some "wave" In the glaze. Is this…See More
Feb 26
Norm Stuart replied to Luca's discussion New recipes I would like to try. Ideas or advice?
"Pheatine paste may itself be bentonite and water. Fire some pheatine paste by itself. If it leaves no trace, it is an organic suspender rather than mineral like bentonite. Smcetites like bentonite contain fluorine which is an important flux, without…"
Feb 25
Norm Stuart replied to Luca's discussion Wood ash from pellet stove
"Washing the Ash There are two differing views on whether or not ash should be washed. When it’s washed, various soluble alkaline materials are removed in solution with the washing water, and many feel that they’re throwing away precious…"
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Luca replied to meiniye's discussion Have you ever tried crater glaze?
"I'm new to this forum but I have seen similar situation. To add an imagine I have done in this way: 1) press the little icon with the mountains, 2) than forum will open an other window and you press "scegli file" (written in your…"
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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
Ceramic and pottery is a hobby for me, I have some experience with slab ceramic, pottery, whistles (ocarina) and water whistles.
Little experience in brush glazing.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I prefer working with stoneware (usually 1240°C), slab ceramic usually, now experimenting single firing glazes and ash glazes
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