[Clayart] fiber paper

Maria Root mariaroot at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 16:18:50 EST 2017


Thanks, Fred.

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, Fredrick Paget <fredrick at well.com> wrote:

> That “fiber psaper” used in glass firing won’t take much more heat than
> the glass artists. use - not sure what it is but I bought some once and I
> know it is no good at cone 10.
> There is a sort of thicker paper we used at Tozan wood kiln that will take
> it. It was very expensive. Kaowool paper??  (Not remembering the name)
> Fred
>
> On Jan 5, 2017, at 12:00 PM, Maria Root <mariaroot at gmail.com
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> Can you use fiber paper on a kiln shelf (as glass artist do) for glazing
> sculptures where parts are hard to stilt yet need to be glazed?
>
> Maria Root
>
> On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Vince Pitelka <vpitelka at dtccom.net
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > I agree with Rick Mahaffey but I'll take it a step farther and say that a
> > glazed foot gives me the creeps.  I admit to being very opinionated about
> > this.  It feels all wrong when you set down a vessel with a glazed foot,
> > like the vessel is extra fragile.  The clay surface is beautiful, on the
> > foot of a vessel, or on the seat of a lid. Why conceal the material
> > itself?  We use glaze where we need to, and the lid seat and the vessel
> > foot do not need to be glazed.  If you want them smoother, get some
> diamond
> > sanding pads or get a bench grinder with an abrasive flap wheel.  Leave
> the
> > foot and the lid seats unglazed and celebrate the clay.
> > - Vince
> >
> > Vince Pitelka
> > Appalachian Center for Craft
> > Tennessee Tech University
> > vpitelka at dtccom.net <javascript:;> <javascript:;>
> > https://sites.tntech.edu/wpitelka/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Clayart [mailto:clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com
> <javascript:;>
> > <javascript:;>] On Behalf Of Mahaffey, Rick
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:51 AM
> > To: clayart at lists.clayartworld.com <javascript:;> <javascript:;>
> > Subject: [Clayart] Glazing the bottom of the pot
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Just a thought, if you want to glaze the foot then maybe you could learn
> > to make glass.  ;)
> >
> > I like the clay being seen and able to be felt.  When I lived in Japan
> > sometimes potters and collectors would get together to enjoy conversation
> > and company.
> > During these gatherings pots would be brought out placed upside down and
> > people would try to guess where the clay came from.  It was part of
> > enjoying the Tsuchi Aji or clay flavor.
> >
> > The suggestions for smoothing the bottoms of the pots posted earlier are
> > all good suggestions.   Also I tend to burnish the foot with a stainless
> > steel rib on my production ware.  I don't do that on tea bowls as the
> > character of the clay is part of Chanoyu and something that can add to
> the
> > experience and something one should be aware of.
> >
> > YFMV  (your foot may vary)
> >
> > Rick Mahaffey
> > Ceramics dept.
> > Tacoma, Community College
> > 6501 So. 19th St.
> > Tacoma, WA 98466
> >
> > office phone: 253-566-5260                 ceramics studio phone:
> > 253-566-5346
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