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thoughts ad coments about the change and purpose of cone 6 electric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Rhodes May 28, 2012. 3 Replies

 i am surprised to see that our group has expanded to raku, gas and even some ^10 firing.  i really liked when it specifically addressed the ^6 electric firing as a specific event rather than folding…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by pauline purdum Feb 22, 2011. 7 Replies

I have said this long before and i think that it needs repeating.  It would help all of us if the photos that are posted gave some information regarding the glaze(s) used.  Some people are aware of…Continue


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At 6:36pm on April 13, 2015, Cyndy Littleton said…
Hi Eleanor! The frost green is a Steven Hill glaze. It may be in John Britt's new glaze book, if you have it. I will not be at my studio until the first week in May. If you are still not having any luck by then, I will get it to you.
At 1:02pm on December 9, 2014, George Lewter said…
At 10:16am on January 1, 2013, Leigh Whitaker said…
Hello Eleanor,

I have an etsy shop, but I don't have anything for sale at the moment. I'm just getting going again after a 2 year (or so) break. I've changed clay bodies, so I had to do some testing. I usually sell my mugs for about $25-30 depending on the time and cost of materials (reds cost more to make). If you would be interested in something in particular, let me know, and I'll put it on my list of stuff to make.

At 7:05pm on May 22, 2012, Beverly Granger said…

These pots were fired to cone 6 oxidation.  They are mostly dipped with some layers added with a generously loaded brush.

At 7:17pm on July 26, 2011, Steven Showalter said…

Eleanor, I don't know what CHS is. Randy was mentioning it as a very nice glaze that he likes. Sorry I can't be of more help, never did figure out what CHS stood for.


At 12:56pm on April 29, 2011, Dinah Snipes Steveni said…

Hi Eleanor, I used the Glossy Base Glazes 1 & 2 and made up 5 gallon amts of a few of the stock recipes from the M^6G book. But not before I tested on several bodies: Vashon Red, Vashon White, CKK6 (porcelain), Goldstone, and SeaMix5 tan. I also use a "fast" downfire with these glazes.  I bisque to ^04. If you want further information on my firing schedule let me know. I fire in centigrade so you'll have to convert.... RR and JH have also posted an amended firing schedule for semimatte glazes -- aka slower downfire, which they are now using  -- to the GlazeMaster website. It's different from the one cited in appendices of M^6G. I lke the tiered effect on your mugs; therefore --  note to self  -- more raised bits to show off the glaze breaks! And what a delightful surprise for the footring investigators on those bowls. Thanks for query. Dinah




At 9:09am on April 18, 2011, martha peddicord said…

I agree with you totally. Not at all harsh. I spent $550 to watch, listen and learn from him, including getting glaze recipes and testing them.  He was paid for his knowledge as he should be.  When I came back from that workshop, the 'potters' ??? in my area wanted me to "tell them everything  I  learned ".  They go nowhere and bring home nothing.  I told them I had a great time and the food was awsome.( It was.) One of them called me "a selfish biatch" !!  Great group.  Local clay club .  Whatever.

Having said that, how do we work with each other on this board without refering to certain glazes, and discussing recipes?  I am waiting for my first kiln of SH glaze test pots to cool today,  Am I anxious ?  You bet.

At 8:52am on September 22, 2010, Kat Ashpole said…
Hi Eleanor,
here are the specifics for the small green jar . . .

Clay Body: Grolleg Procelain

I used commercial glazes, sprayed. The base glaze is from Continental Clay in Minneapolis: Lichen Green GC840, dry glaze, sold by pound. I'm still experimenting with thickness--I think this should have been applied thicker.

Amaco Pompeian Ash Glaze (PA-40 Green) was sprayed on neck. It didn't run as much as I thought it would. I incised lines at top to catch and respill the flow.

I'll try this again and share results with heavier applications.



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