[Clayart] cone 7 shino

James Miner woodfirejim at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 02:39:36 UTC 2023

Hi Mel.  Sounds like you have a nice spring project to look forward to.
Does the 5x20 glaze craze on Mel 6?  Do you expect the shino version to do

also coming out of a winter's sleep from throwing

On Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 7:22 PM mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Mel
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
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