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glaze FAQ's by Tom Buck
Glazes: F A Qs frequently asked questions by Tom Buck, B.Eng. (Chem.). Compiled January 1996, reviewed/revised October 2000 by Tom Buck Copyright (C) 1996 and 2000, all rights reserved, please contact the author for permission to issue a copy of this document.
August 18th 03 01:26 AM
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RED CLAYS by [email protected]
can anybody explain why some red clays will fire to stoneware temperatures? obviously, the presence of red iron oxide is going to bring the vitrification point down so what is it that allows some red clays to be fired to temperatures used in, say, ash glazing as used by, amongst others, Bernard...
August 18th 03 08:32 PM
by Dewitt Go to last post
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C10 RED CLAY IN UK? by [email protected]
as a follow up to my question on high firing red clays for which thanks Deg for such a swift and comprehensive reply, can anyone recommend a supplier accessible to me (north London, UK)?
August 18th 03 09:31 PM
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First firing of used kiln by GaSeku
Ok, first question....how long should it ordinarily take an electric kiln to fire to cone 06? I think I was close when it cut off. It was so late that I just thought it was finished and went on to bed. This morning I realized it had thrown the breaker! CAN YOU HEAR ME CUSSING? This kiln says it's...
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August 19th 03 01:49 AM
by GaSeku Go to last post
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Hobby Income by Nine Tiger
Can anyone tell me: is there any tax limit on how much you can earn with pottery as a hobby? I will probably gross $2000 next year. With this small an amount, I don't feel the need to do it as a business. Of course, I will declare the income for taxes which prompted the question. Any ideas,...
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August 19th 03 01:20 PM
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smashing good time! by Clayslinger
I volunteer during the summer months at our local pioneer village in a pottery studio I set up each year. This weekend was their first (of many I hope) 1812 re-enactment. They had living history re-enactors from all over south western Ontario (about 80 people adults and kids) camping at the village...
August 20th 03 05:29 AM
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Internet directory by Paul Zieber
Good morning, I have a new web page and I want to add it to the web directory. Ok now can anyone out there Please tell me how to do this. Is there a fee for that. I am a potter that went to making creations from Polymer clay. If you would like to take a look around the pages of pic of what I make...
August 20th 03 03:50 PM
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Pit-Firing colors by Sam
Hi, am doing a second pit firing and have been told I can do various things to enhance the colors of my pots, thing is what are the things I can do. Is there anyone who can tell me how to increase my chances of getting darker or richer maroon, oranges etc.. What is the best clay to use? Thanks, Sam
August 20th 03 06:46 PM
by Mary Go to last post
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Clay Questions by Mary
Which clay body fires to the highest possible cone for the longest amount of time and what temperature would that be? Where could I buy this clay? Name Brands??? Does putting a glaze on the material make it physically stronger....or not....? More resistant to temperature extremes....or...
August 20th 03 07:45 PM
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sponge Bat Square plates by Cee White
Hey, Wayne, My 14 yr old loves "sponge Bat Square plates" and never misses the show. Smiling in the hot AZ desert, Catherine
August 21st 03 01:23 AM
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Glaze on fire bricks by Lindsay MacArthur
I wanted to know what kind of damage glaze can do to fire bricks on the bottom of my kiln. If there is no structural damage to the bricks or the kiln can I continue to fire with the drops of glaze there? I never load on the bottom so no wares would be touching it directly. Thanks for the...
August 21st 03 11:10 AM
by David Coggins Go to last post
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Slip color by Lindsay MacArthur
I have some white slip that I would like to add color to, how do I go about doing that? LMac
August 21st 03 05:04 PM
by Brad Sondahl Go to last post
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Shelves by Lindsay MacArthur
Any suggestions for removing baked in glaze from shelves. LMac
August 21st 03 09:43 PM
by Lindsay MacArthur Go to last post
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removig plates from bats by john n va
Hello All, I really like your group. I've learned much from the Q&As. I am a new potter so I have a lot to learn. Can anyone tell me the best way to remove a plate from the bat after you throw it? Do you leave it til its dry? If so, how do you trim a foot ring? I have plastic bats and...
August 22nd 03 04:18 PM
by psci_kw Go to last post
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Does clay has some healing assets? by A.
I accidentally cut my finger yesterday morning. Some hours after that I worked with clay, bare hands. Today morning, my wound has no inflammation in it, just a red stripe on my finger. Usually this kind of cuts are gone bad for at least a week. Don't try to sharpen your kitchen knives without a...
August 23rd 03 12:53 PM
by hillbiker Go to last post
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Rutile by Uncle John
Can anybody tell me if there is a chemical difference between dark and light rutile? Also does anybody have experience in using either in their glazes? Thanks a million Uncle John
August 24th 03 12:52 AM
by GaSeku Go to last post
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pyrometers by GaSeku
I need your input once again. I am looking for a pyrometer for my electric kiln. Any recommendations? I've noticed that the cost of thermocouples, I know they're for gas kilns, are at least 3 times higher than you can get them anywhere else. Is this also true for pyrometers? Any recommendations on...
August 25th 03 03:39 PM
by GaSeku Go to last post
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LET'S TRY AGAIN-9 REDCLAY IN UK? by pete
Hi Anybody I'm trying to source red clays that will fire to 1270/1280 that are accessible within a reasonable distance from London. Found 'keupers red' but need to go a little higher for my glazes and porosity considerations. thanks pete
August 25th 03 10:54 PM
by Martin Smith Go to last post
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humidity sensitive glaze by Jeremy Griffiths
Hi, I have a small commercially produced pottery ornament which has a glaze on it that changes colour depending on the weather (presumably depending on the humidity of the air), and am trying to find out the chemical/glaze that does this. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
August 27th 03 09:48 AM
by Jeremy Griffiths Go to last post
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Ventillation by Cappi8
I'm new at firing and need information regarding proper ventilation. I own a Skutt Kiln and will be firing in my basement. The kiln will be near a window so that I can vent out the toxic fumes. What exactly would I need to do to make sure that no fumes remain indoors. Thanks Jessica
August 27th 03 10:05 PM
by David Coggins Go to last post
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