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Does anyone have a cone 6 pink glaze or pink underglaze that they like? I’m having a super hard time finding any.
I am wanting to accomplish something similar to this! I have the stamps but can’t figure out what to use to colour in the writing. When I have just glazed over the words they are hardly noticeable. I’ve read a few different things online like using black wax resist but I can’t find any in my area (Saskatchewan, Canada). Can I use underglaze for the black words? Can I still use colourful glaze over? Or do I put it under the glaze? Can I use underglaze then wax resist over or does that not work? I am still learning lol. picture taken from Pinterest
trying to put together a little pottery studio in a corner of my room but the floors have carpet. i’m having a hard time finding something to cover the floor and maybe a wall and not be a eyesore maybe even a tent like thing. i just can’t seem to find anything.
Hi! I am at the very end of working on a large, hand built vase. I used b-clay on it, and I have probably like 3 or 4 more coils to add to it. My dilemma is I just ran out of b-clay and I won’t be able to get more until Saturday. By then, my piece will be too dry to add to it. I do, however have buff with ochre clay, could I use that? I’m not sure of the shrinkage rates of either clay and I don’t want to mess up my vase. I also don’t really mind the color difference the vase will have if I use 2 different clays. Can I do this, or am I nuts? Or should I just call it done? Thanks for any help or insight ✌🏽
just threw my largest bowls ever. 7 pounds and 12” wide!
Hi folks 💛 Does anyone know if there is a resource out there where I can put in a list of the ingredients I have and it’ll tell me what glazes I can make? Does glazy or digital fire have this and i haven’t been able to find it?
Brands, places to buy online, average cost... Any info would be greatly appreciated !
I am getting a used Laguna Clay Pacifica in fully working condition but it has no splash pan. I looked online and the pan is like $80. Is it possible to DIY my own splash pan? I’m good at designing things and have a 3d printer but does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks.
I see a lot of these vinyl decals on glass cups being sold but I’m wondering if it would work on a flat ceramic surface. Anyone try this technique already?
My brand new wheel Shimpo RK-3E says this weird sound. Have any of you tried this, and what did you do?
I’ve contacted the shop I bought it from, but they keep putting me on hold and are not very helpful. It’s very frustrating and I’ve not even taken the wheel into use yet.
Is wrapping the items up in plastic when staying on the shelf, just as good as having a damp cabinet?
And should the items still be wrapped up for drying after trimming, while waiting for firing?
Threw this little saucer the other day. 🤍
I’ve been testing my glazes for what feels like forever, noticing some are not firing properly. I’ve had someone from our local ceramic studio come check it out and make some adjustments (still no solution). I’ve noticed when I latch my kiln shut, there is a small gap to where I can see into the kiln. Could this be causing issues with my kiln not reaching full temp?
Do I need to latch my lid? When I have shut the lid without latching it, it lays perfectly flat and sealed.
I’ve never fired anything without latching the lid so I didn’t know if it would cause issues. Thank you!