[Clayart] cone 7 shino

vincepitelka at gmail.com vincepitelka at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 00:38:45 UTC 2023

Hi Mel - 
That all sounds wonderful except for the frozen pugmill.  For next winter, a blanket and a heater sounds good.  You would no doubt set it up in a safe way, but if it were me, I'd use one of those De'Longhi oil-filled radiator electric heaters.  They are incredibly safe as electric heaters go.  
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Potter, Writer, Teacher
Chapel Hill, NC
vpitelka at dtccom.net

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From: Clayart <clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com> On Behalf Of mel jacobson
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 8:20 PM
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Subject: [Clayart] cone 7 shino

Winter is still in full bloom. My pots are drying in my small studio here at the farm. I have been painting a good deal. Trying to beat the gray sky blues.

I have been thinking of making a shino type glaze using
mel6 clay, and modifying the 5x20. All measurements will be cup etc. no scales. For sure I will reduce the glass makers and increase the feldspar.

I will be hoping to make a "Black Shino" at cone 7, gas reduction. I will down fire for sure.
no small glaze tiles. 25 pots glazed and fired together.
we will see how it works.

I will more than likely paint the hot soda ash on the pots.
let them sit for a day or so. Then fire.

My pug mill is frozen solid as I reported. I will be taking advice from Maine. Cover the entire pug mill with a blanket and slide a small electric heater under the pug mill. go slow.
I have to wait for the nighttime temps to be in the high 30's.

So, for now, paint landscapes and give them away of facebook.
It is rather happy work.

website: www.melpots.com

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