[Clayart] mel's kiln firing after storm

sumi sumi at herwheel.com
Sun Apr 17 00:55:03 UTC 2022


Once it has dried in your brush it's probably hopeless. I always dip the 
brush in soap, or run it across a bar of soap,  before dipping it in the 
liquid latex, and repeat frequently during use.

> More mundane pottery problem:  I use Liquid Latex, ammonia based, for
> masking.  I find it does a good job and although more expensive than wax
> resist gives me latitude for playing with glaze layering and pattern design.
> The problem is that it sure messes up my brushes.  Has anyone discovered a
> way to get the stuff out of brushes?
> thanks,  ginger in the anza borrego desert
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 4:51 PM mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
>> Re-fire of kiln after a storm ruined my firing two days ago.
>> Nice today, cold, no wind to speak of.
>> The goddess fairy of kilns sprinkled gold dust in my hair.
>> Kiln fired in under 5 hours to cone 8 just over, no reduction
>> back pressure at all.  Did about two hours of pre/fire with a tiny
>> burner just to make sure the re/fires are warm before the main burners
>> go on. So, we will see if the glazes are lovely.
>> Thanks for listening, as I am sort of a newby and need support.
>> Love to all, and may you be blessed at this wonderful spring season.
>> A perfect Easter for me would be Church in this tiny community, then
>> attend a perfect Seder dinner and get to ask the "questions".
>> I have listened hundreds of nights in Dubai to the call for prayer. It is
>> Amazing.  Respect is a wonderful concept.
>> Mel Jacobson/owner and moderator of Clayart/ 23 years in a row. 87 years
>> old.
>> I waited in line to get Windows 95. I ordered the companion 23 discs
>> with a boot drive as number 1.  (they stopped that really fast.)
>> We never cut off honest discussion. We all dislike pushing a political
>> agenda on clayart, or someone that is loaded at 2 a.m.
>> And please respect that I have to read every post, every post sent to
>> clayart.  You get to zap any post or poster you do not care for.
>> website: www.melpots.com
>> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
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