Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
I just installed the new Bartlett Genesis LT-3140 kiln controller in our kiln and are validating the first firing with "witness cones".If anyone has any questions on the Genesis Cone Fire controller…Continue
Has anyone else fused frit into a glass bowl?We've been asked to do a glass project, which is apparently called "warm glass" being fired only to 1,250 to 1,450 F with an hour long annealing hold at…Continue
Did a little experiment with Red Lead Cone 04 glaze. I'll have to see if I can replicate it with Bismuth Oxide which is $35 a pound vs $6, but not toxic.
From the left, just lead glaze, Manganese (trying to get a gold), Cobalt, Copper, Chrome, Nickel
There's so much nickel in the last tile I had to fire it to Cone 5 to melt it.…Continue
What I need now is a device which prevents studio members from dropping tools and valuable extruder parts in our washing tub which collects clay and heavy metals from glaze for disposal.
Going through the muck prior to disposal is always a treasure hunt.