[Clayart] Final glaze question"promise"

Ken Chase kchase235 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 19:11:06 EDT 2016

Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.
And the great suggestions.

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On Oct 8, 2016, at 2:11 PM, L TURNER <magnolia.mud.list at gmail.com> wrote:

>> On Oct 8, 2016, at 7:58 AM, Ken Chase wrote:
>> I 'm aware most of my questions are naive and
>>> Far below the standards of other posts I read.
>>> I appreciate all the feed back I've received and
>>> Need to ask one more question.
>>> I'm finally getting the result I've been striving for
>>> Getting two or three different commercial glazes
>>> To flow together for a cascading effect.
>>> Now I have to deal with glaze running down
>>> Past the foot ring. A great solution was suggested that I make pedestals.
>>> I plan to do so.
>>> I have been using catch plates and protecting
>>> My shelves. I bought stilts a long time ago but
>>> Never used them.
>>> In obsessing over this glaze on the foot ring
>>> Problem it occurred to me maybe I should use
>>> Stilts between the catch plate and the pot.
>>> ...
>>> Is this a good idea? Or, is there a down side
>>> To using stilts?
> Ken
> My take on the 'down side' of stilts:
> Stilts were designed to allow stiff glazes, aka non-running glazes, to be
> placed on the bottom of pots.  The stilt is essentially a metal prong that
> does not stick hard to the glaze.  The pot sits on the metal spike and not
> the ceramic  piece supporting the metal spike.
> Runny glazes will flow down and fill the space between the ceramic support
> and the pot.  Separating the stilt assembly from the pot will be a pain.
> When I suspect that the glaze on my pot might run, I put my pot on sea
> shells with a "cookie" under the shell to catch whatever runs off.
> A possible 'solution' is to design a 'cookie' to that will be an attractive
> 'un glazed super foot' for the pot so that if the glaze runs and bonds the
> cookie to the pot you can just leave it be.  If the glaze doesn't run, you
> can use it again for the next firing.
> have a look at the work of this Danish artist. especially the video.
> https://skeramiek.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/fluid-glaze-christina-schou-christensen/
> She is taking advantage of the 'runnyness' of glazes.
> LT
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