[Clayart] Glaze question from novice

MGordon clayart at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 13 14:07:46 EDT 2016


Thats close to C/7 Mike
On Jul 12, 2016, at 1:52 PM, Ken Chase via Clayart wrote:

> 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.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Jul 12, 2016, at 12:25 PM, MGordon via Clayart 
>> <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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:
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>>> On Jul 11, 2016, at 11:30 AM, MGordon via Clayart 
>>>> <clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>>
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