Tom Waggle
  • Male
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • United States
Share on Facebook MySpace

Tom Waggle's Friends

  • Jan Wallace

Tom Waggle's Discussions

Bailey's Red?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij) Nov 18, 2018. 5 Replies

Does anyone know the recipe for the Bailey's Red that Stephen Hill mentions in the video and uses. He does not include this recipe with the DVD (probably because it is published by Bailey somewhere…Continue

SH video is great, recipes firing schedule, Stephen Hill explaining it all...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Wallace Mar 21, 2012. 3 Replies

just received the Stephen Hill Video, wonderful presentation of his method and work. If you purchase the video he sends an updated PDF of about 11 of the glazes, and the DVD includes a detailed…Continue


Tom Waggle's Page

Profile Information

What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
student, amateur, professional
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
Secondary Art Instructor
Personal Work
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?
Help with developing my own palette.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
School or college, home studio
How did you find this network?
search engine

Tom Waggle's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of Electric Mid&Hi Fired Ceramics to add comments!

Join Electric Mid&Hi Fired Ceramics

At 7:56pm on December 1, 2013, Brian Dean said…

Tom, I've tried slowing down the cooling from Cone 6 down to 1700 and then 1800, holding at those levels to increase time to let out gassing occur. I've slowed down the bisqueing process and holding at levels that should burn out organics. I agree that it very well may be the Strontium Crystal Magic used in conjunction with certain clay bodies. I don't have many Porcelain options with my local clay supplier. I think they carry Laguna Dave's Porcelain, but I'd like to get a few boxes of Tom Coleman's Porcelain to try out. Problem is I'd have to special order it and probably have to bring in at least 500 lbs of it to get it here without exorbitant cost. Let's stay in touch cause I need to get this problem solved. Too high of a "Hammer" cost at the moment to try and get to making a high percentage of salable product. My email is Let's stay in touch on this problem.

At 7:05pm on December 1, 2013, Brian Dean said…


I'm having the same problem with Laguna Cone 10 B-Mix. Probably 40% of my pieces have pinholes particularly those using Cobalt Carbonate but some others as well. I've adjusted my bisquing schedule to slow it down and hold at Cone 04. I've tried hosing down all my pots to get dust off the bisqueware. I have tried switching from cobalt carbonate to cobalt oxide and have tried other brands of Whiting which is calcium carbonate thinking too many carbonates outgassing and I still get pinholes. I'm going to try some porcelain as Steven Hill suggests and try that to see if it is the clay. Very frustrating if you are trying to achived a high percentage of pieces for sale. I hate having to take the hammer to pinholed pieces which are otherwise very nice.

At 3:44pm on May 26, 2012, Jan Wallace said…

Hi Tom, Your teapots look amazing. I am sure you would have been hesitant to open the kiln knowing that you did not have time to test the glazes first, but elated when they turned out to be so lovely. Good photographs too. Your students work is also great. Love the project idea and the results. I used four little side plates as a test recently and had some good results too with the SH glazes. When I get some time, I will show you the results. Thanks for sharing yours. Talk soon.

At 10:33pm on April 26, 2012, Jan Wallace said…

I look forward to seeing the results Tom and good luck with your teapots.

At 4:33am on April 26, 2012, Jan Wallace said…

Hi Tom, Last time we spoke you were about to do some tests with SCM and other glazes. Just wondering how you are going with them and if you would like to share your results?  

At 8:27pm on March 3, 2012, Don Olliff said…

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the kind words about my glazes.

I am at the early stages of exploring SH glazes. I have been using the base and modifiers listed on this web site as well as some details from Steve's latest DVD too. The only difference with my pieces is the layering of the different combinations and thickness of the modifiers.

I have tried to include the details as much as I can. 

Looking forward to seeing more of your work...




  • Add Videos
  • View All

Use These Links to Support Us

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, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase 

Members have had great things to say about John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from

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.

Harbor Freight is a great place to find unbeatable prices for better HVLP spray guns with stainless steel parts and serviceable economy models, as well as detail guns, all tested by our members for spraying glazes, as well as compressors to power the guns. As yet no one has tested and commented on the remarkably inexpensive air brushes at harbor freight.

The critter siphon gun is a spray alternative that is well liked by some of our members, and is available at amazon.

Amazon is also a competitive source for photo light tents for shooting professional quality pictures of your work. They also have the EZ Cube brand favored by several of our members. You might also want to purchase the book Photographing Arts, Crafts and Collectibles . . .

If you are up to creating videos of your work or techniques you might want to invest in a flip video camera

Following are a few scales useful for potters. 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.

Tips for Members

If you just want to spout off, it is best accomplished as a blog posting. If you want to get more guidance and ideas from other members, ask a question as a new discussion topic. In the upper right corner of the lists for both types of posting, you will find an "+Add " button. Clicking it will open an editor where you create your posting. 4/16/2014

© 2022   Created by Andrea Wolf.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service