[Clayart] glaze groups
woofpots at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 28 19:58:19 EDT 2016
No simpler explanation for the "just Ok" glazed pots out there.........
Of course, some folks are doing their best with what they have access to...Or and some dear folks are unable to see themselves beyond that first ready solution.
On the other side, some folks are willing to dig deeper in sacrificing one thing or ideal to get another; and so are dragging the potters wheel into the bath room and using the toilet stool for a seat while glazing in the kitchen and firing in a makeshift shack out back. Some seriously great pots have been given birth to in unusual and unlikely "studio" situations.
Mel said: it is like firing your pots at a community center and they have
35 glaze buckets. when the kiln is fired it has to be a generic
firing. it is not perfect for any group of glazes, it is just sorta OK.
> From: dannon at ccrtc.com
> To: clayart at lists.clayartworld.com
> Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:31:00 -0400
> Subject: Re: [Clayart] glaze groups
> I agree that firing glazes with like attributes re: firing
> is an easier way to do. When you have your own kiln, you
> don't have to worry about glazes that require different
> techniques to reach their optimum. Fire likes with likes, and
> you'll be happier.
> Dannon Rhudy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clayart [mailto:clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com] On Behalf Of mel jacobson
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:48 AM
> To: clay
> Subject: [Clayart] glaze groups
> paul hit the nail on the head. every glaze has something about it that needs attention.
>%%%% it is like firing your pots at a community center and they have 35 glaze buckets. when the kiln is fired it has to be a generic firing. it is not perfect for any group of glazes, it is just sorta OK.%%%%__________________________________________________________________
> i try to glaze pots of like grouping for any given firing.
> we know for example that shino/iron red and some other types of glazes love down firing and crystal formation. so, you down fire. what does that do for celedon and pure white?
> nothing. in fact that group of glazes may beg for very light reduction. ..some glazes love a lot of reduction, others do not. so, don't go for `one size fits all`.
> i am more and more firing almost pure `coleman` firings for red. in fact i do two down fires. cool to 1750, take it back to 1900. let it sit for an hour, cool to 1750 and fire up to 1900 and let it cool overnight. it takes just a few minutes with one burner to go back to 1900F.
> so, lots to contend with. it is never easy.
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