[Clayart] Glaze question from novice

Ken Chase kchase235 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 16:52:24 EDT 2016


I never know until I check the cones after firing.
Last time 5&6 were slumped to the shelf and
7 was bent half way. Don't know y it fired hotter
Than programmed. Fourth time I've fired the kiln.

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> On Jul 12, 2016, at 12:25 PM, MGordon via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
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> The water just makes it easier to brush on + you can put many layers over each other which might help the running. Is c/5 flat or just bending?
>> On Jul 11, 2016, at 1:40 PM, Ken Chase via Clayart wrote:
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>> Thanks Mike:
>> I actually have some dark blue oxide which will be a nice contrast with the deep rust color of the pots that need a re-glaze. Will the oxide cause it to be runny or is it the water? Or both.
>> I'll fire at cone 5.
>> Best,
>> Ken
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>>> On Jul 11, 2016, at 11:30 AM, MGordon via Clayart <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
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>>> Ken I forgot what temp your firing to, but I have gotten a similar effect ( if I'm reading you correctly ) by mixing some of the base glaze your using and mix in some oxides of choice, and thin with water so that you can paint it on with a brush, while turning the vase on the wheel. Test this with 3 extra coats on top and see what happens. Go from there. Mike Gordon
>>>> On Jul 11, 2016, at 7:38 AM, Ken Chase via Clayart wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hello:
>>>> I'm still using commercial glazes,fired in an
>>>> Electric kiln. I'm looking for a cascade color affect and following the advice of a manufacturer of glaze I applied a low fire glaze
>>>> To the very top of a bottle shape with the expectation it would run and yield the affect I was looking for. Didn't happen. Didn't even move.
>>>> I want to try adding something to one of my glazes to make it runny. What should I use?
>>>> Or, is this a bad idea?
>>>> I have a jar of Darvan 7. Would this be a good choice? How much would I add to 2ounces of glaze?
>>>> Thanks much
>>>> Ken
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