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Ceramics: Greenware/Bisque, bisque ware, greenware
bisque ware, greenware, clay body: Hi Vickie, trash it. Old moulds and bisque ware are plentifull. No one wants it. How does the buyer know the maturation temp of the bisque ware, what clay body was it made of, what glazes fit the body without testing? It s not worth anything, see if you...

Ceramics: glazes., paint your own pottery studio, glaze defects
paint your own pottery studio, glaze defects, paint your own pottery: Hi Doodlepots, What it looks like is the pot prior to glazing, is for another word dirty . Make sure the bisqued pot is handled as little as possible before glazing. I had a similar problem and I am now washing the bisque pot under water pressure from a hose...

Ceramics: Kiln & Pregnancy, latex gloves, ventilated area
latex gloves, ventilated area, art materials: Hi Erin, there should be no problem operating a kiln during pregnancy, naturally every kiln should be in a well ventilated area. I wouldn t suggest using any non-firing clay for anything except jewellery. Use the latex gloves like the paramedics use,...

Ceramics: making lowfire slipcast ware oven-safe, oysters rockefeller, oyster shells
oysters rockefeller, oyster shells, earthenware clay: Hi Barbra, for starters with cooking forget the low fire clays, its always going to give you trouble because of expansion and contraction during cooking. Your going to have to go to at least an earthenware clay and glaze. Laguna Clay will be able to help...

Ceramics: very old clay pottery and stone or clay figurines, clay figurines, odd nature
clay figurines, odd nature, clay pottery: Dear Kathy, Do you have any photos you can send? Do you recall the gift store? If it s not still there, try the airport customer service and inquire as to who had the contract to build the airport. If you can find the contractor, they may be able to verify...

Ceramics: old kiln, ceramics shop, ceramicist
ceramics shop, ceramicist, good shape: Nick, Of course it s of value. IF the kiln works it s of more value. The molds are probably fairly old, but if they re in good shape you could throw them in with the sale of the kiln. Is there a ceramics shop in your town? Kiln repair guy? Or a working ceramicist...

Ceramics: Raku firing as a health issue, raku glazes, face mask
raku glazes, face mask, health issue: Hi Sherry, more than likley its carbon from the smoke, better get a good quality face mask. Trouble with raku is that the potter is close to the firing process and will breathe in all sorts of by-product from the process. Some raku glazes are quite toxic....

Ceramics: Re: ceramic molds, ceramic molds, custom molds
ceramic molds, custom molds, mold companies: Carol, You probably have a variety of molds made by different makers. The problem is that many mold companies have either merged with another company to survive or completely gone out of business. Often if you search a number & description on line you...

Ceramics: Stains, metallic salts, cobalt sulfate
metallic salts, cobalt sulfate, soluble salts: Roman, Do you do Raku or electric? The colorful stains I m aware of are produced with highly toxic materials known as soluble salts. You should probably take a class or do extensive research before working with any of them because they are highly toxic in...

Ceramics: Vintage Vase, retirement home, art deco
retirement home, art deco, stylization: Terri, Without personally seeing the piece it is hard to tell, however my opinion is that it is probably an emulation or someone who has copied her style. It s definitely fascinating and if I owned the piece I d take it to a professional. See if there is...

Ceramics: Antique China, antique slot machines, china question
antique slot machines, china question, antique china: Dave, Where, when will your mom be in Denver? I live near Denver and am returning there shortly. Would love to see her China in person. It appears to be in very good shape and should be insured. I ll do some homework for you. :) Leisha Dave, Had to...

Ceramics: africana antiquing media, duncan products, polka dots
duncan products, polka dots: Barbara, I m not familiar with Africana. I believe it is a product that has been discontinued or is no longer produced. Have you tried using a plain solvent? I mean just paint thinner? Perhaps the Duncan solvent is only compatible with Duncan products. Hope...

Ceramics: Ceramic Shop Locations, freshfields village, seabrook island
freshfields village, seabrook island, carolina clay: Michelle, I have heard about this one; I m certain if you contact them, they will know of someone in your area whose still doing greenware. Hope this helps, Leisha http://www.carolinaclaygallery.com/about.htm Carolina Clay Gallery 565 Freshfields...

Ceramics: Creating ceramic tiles for swimming pools, ceramic tile art, pool surface
ceramic tile art, pool surface, pool industry: Tammi, When I lived in Hawaii, my neighbor worked at her home studio and produced these products full-time. She used the same products I used for pottery with the exception of a tile clay formed especially for tiles. I m not sure where to obtain the...

Ceramics: cracking, circular shapes, southern ice
circular shapes, southern ice, pieces of clay: Hi kerry, I use Walkers Imperial Porcelain 4317 http://www.walkerceramics.com.au/porcelain%20bodies.htm Its a ball milled porcelain that I wheel throw with and fires to translucency an Cone9, its the closest white to Souther Ice I have used. I have a...

Ceramics: discontinued ceramic molds, ceramic molds, mold companies
ceramic molds, mold companies, mold company: Dear Brenda or Brynn, There have been so many changes within the mold companies. It makes it difficult to keep up and locate molds. I have found one reliable source that has been knowledgeable and helpful. Give them a try; Petro Mold Co. 12775 Donation...

Ceramics: africana antiquing media, at7, at1
Ceramics: africana antiquing media, at7, at1, thinner

Ceramics: discontinued ceramic molds, atlantic ceramic molds
Ceramics: discontinued ceramic molds, atlantic ceramic molds

Ceramics: gold hand painted imari, gold imari, parents
Ceramics: gold hand painted imari, gold imari, parents, japan

Ceramics: Outdoor Ceramic Nativity, mother in law, nativity
Ceramics: Outdoor Ceramic Nativity, mother in law, nativity, ceramics

Ceramics: firing, cress kiln, series kilns
cress kiln, series kilns, electric shock: Deanna, Even if you don t have an L&L, this is a good site for reference; http://www.hotkilns.com/trouble.html Make sure all elements are firing. You can do this by simply looking inside the kiln while the elements are on. They should all be glowing...

Ceramics: glaze not drying quickly, bisque pieces, tounge
bisque pieces, tounge, kiln: Hi Joanna, Glaze not drying is an indication that the bisque has been fired to high. Get one of your bisque pieces and touch it with the end of your tounge, if you don t get a sticking sensation, the pot sucking the moisture off the tip of your tounge its...

Ceramics: gold hand painted imari, pottery glazes, decorative images
pottery glazes, decorative images, plate images: Sue, Beautiful! It s just my opinion, and probably because I am a Christian, but I try to carefully use all that I have and enjoy it. I have lots of collectible pottery I decorate my home with. I have lots of teacups, teapots, etc. One of my best childhood...

Ceramics: greenware, greenware, wares
greenware, wares, joints: Lissette, What a pretty name! Greenware refers to clay items that are green or still damp. Wares need to be completely dry of any moisture before firing. This is referred to as bone-dry. You can tell by the feel of the clay. If you hold the piece to...

Ceramics: identifying maker of vase, mccoy pottery, diamond shape
mccoy pottery, diamond shape, crockery: Elise, Some McCoy pottery was marked with U.S.A. However, not all pottery marked U S A is McCoy. This is confusing, I know. The majority is marked with some type of a McCoy mark. According to McCoy Pottery by Huxford, pg 22, { The letters U.S.A....

Ceramics: Kiln Cone limit, gas kilns, temp converter
gas kilns, temp converter, wbuf: The maximum temp. the kiln can be fired to is always indicated on the kiln. Cone 10 is stoneware at around 1260degC(celcius) Here is a temp. converter, http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm Buy a kiln that will handle firings higher than you want to fire...

Ceramics: Knight Kiln Spectrum mfg., dawson kiln sitter, mail mail
dawson kiln sitter, mail mail, euclids: Barbara, Try contacting: Knight Kilns 960 S. Bellevue St, Memphis, Tn 38106 tel:1-901-947-2580 and for parts and information, I have found Euclid s excellent: Euclid s Kilns and Elements 1-800-296-5456 Web Site: http://www.euclids.com ...

Ceramics: Ladies face makers mark, plaster of paris, limestone deposits
plaster of paris, limestone deposits, white crystal: Tess, Again this appears from the photo to be chalkware. Chalkware is a term that refers to decorative items made out of gypsum, which were very popular from the late 18th century through the 1930s. Gypsum is a mineral compound also called sulphate of lime,...

Ceramics: Moving large flat pieces, kiln shelves, kiln shelf
kiln shelves, kiln shelf, flat slab: Donna, I bring a kiln shelf to the table & gently slide the piece right onto the shelf. I use drywall boards in my studio to dry pieces on so that I can easily move them around. The thickness of the boards are about the same as my kiln shelves, making it...

Ceramics: making changes to ceramic piece, cute piece, ceramic piece
cute piece, ceramic piece, safety glasses: Sheri, You didn t say, but I m assuming the piece is already fired. You could drill a hole into the eyes area, but it is highly risky. I ve done it, but very carefully. First tape the spot & mark it. The tape helps mark it and keeps any chips from happening...

Ceramics: Outdoor Ceramic Nativity, ceramic mold companies, mold company
ceramic mold companies, mold company, nativity scene: LaCue, There have been so many changes within the ceramic mold companies. It is difficult to know which mold company may have your particular set. I m not a mold expert, but here are some folks who may be of help to you; http://www.creativeglazes.com/mold-links.htm...

Ceramics: Permanently writing on glazed ceramics, marker pen, picture frame
marker pen, picture frame, marker: Not quite sure what you mean by sharpie . A permenant marker is like a felt pen that once used to write on something it will not rub off, it requires no heat to set it. I have seen in craft sores(spot light) a product you can use to write with, then heat...

Ceramics: Porcelaine plaques, garage sales, porcelain
garage sales, porcelain, plaques: Natalia, You didn t provide enough information and a photo always helps, but I m assuming you have a piece you d like to put up for auction? Porcelain is the cadillac of all clays. It is fine and difficult to work with. Any porcelain has value. Ever heard...

Ceramics: Porcelian Music Box, porcelain music boxes, wood fires
porcelain music boxes, wood fires, box lid: Hi Mindy, whats happened is actually a recognised firing process, called Black Firing . The carbon from the smoke along with temperature at 600degC allows unglazed areas of a pot to absorbe the carbon. I have recorded wood fires in an old Webber Bar-B-Q...

Ceramics: paint pen for bisqueware, skutt kiln, paint pen
skutt kiln, paint pen, bisqueware: Hi nancy, I have been down this road, two things I did, one: was I bisque fired the glazed pot, this allowed me to design on hard sealed but not fired to maturity glaze, once decorated I then fired to maturity. Two: I found screen printing much faster with...

Ceramics: Ratty old Clarice Cliff, clarice cliff, leisha
clarice cliff, leisha, dried flowers: Traci, Do you have a photo of it? I m not sure about the UK, but in the U.S. beginning collectors may want it. I recall when I first started collecting pottery and porcelain I started with pieces like this and upgraded as I could. I still have a few of them...

Ceramics: repaint vitreous china sink, vitreous china, wear and tear
vitreous china, wear and tear, composition: Hi fran, It will need to be sealed to cope with wear and tear. To answer your question, the only way to observe the unknown is to test. You don t know the glaze composition or the firing temp so testing these with the process of decoration is recommended,...

Ceramics: bone dry coil separation, engobe, room temp
engobe, room temp, bisque: Hi again I think coiling is tricky, you have make sure to join pieces correctly. I have heard all kinds of remedies to fix cracking . vinegar is one. Are you going to decorate the pot/object? When I make my figures and I get unwanted cracks I use a thick...

Ceramics: Ceramic paints, ceramic paints, batavia ohio
ceramic paints, batavia ohio, dry brushing: CE, Sorry, thought it had contact info attached. After doing some more digging it appears this post is a few years old. She may/may not have some. The email attached was; charlotte34@verizon.net It gave me the idea that you could put up a post on Craigslist...

Ceramics: cleaning ceramic molds, ceramic molds, wet slip
ceramic molds, wet slip, thin layer: Stacy, Have you tried re-pouring it? Sometimes the new wet slip will pull away the old and leave a clean mold. That is the best method and worth the loss of a little more slip. You can wash the mold, however ensure it is completely dry again before re-pouring....

Ceramics: Ceramic paints, water base, oil base
Ceramics: Ceramic paints, water base, oil base, paint

Ceramics: Nova Kilns, china tea, grandaughter
Ceramics: Nova Kilns, china tea, grandaughter, space ship

Ceramics: Where to find a ceramic Shop in VA, contemporary ceramics, ceramic shop
contemporary ceramics, ceramic shop, greenware: Barbara, Here s a listing of cities near you that have members in the CCSA, which is the Contemporary Ceramics Studios. I wasn t sure which city was closest to you. If you contact the one closest to you they will probably know of a studio whose doing greenware....

Ceramics: identiy object, porcelain marks, ceramic figurine
porcelain marks, ceramic figurine, appraisals: Luis, Wow, what a beautiful piece. I m not an antiques expert. I highly advise you to seek out an antiques professional. Here are some sites that may be helpful to you. Leisha http://antiques.about.com/od/researchingantiques/ig/Pottery-and-Porcelain-Marks/...

Ceramics: lg. tile bisque firing, slab roller, slab design
slab roller, slab design, flat surfaces: Hi, at that thickness firing to bisque on thier sides should not be a problem. Tiles are best made on a slab roller or made in a cast with casting slip. warpage during drying can be eliminated by drying between 2 flat surfaces with a weight on the top surface....

Ceramics: Nova Kilns, fabric type, bob jennings
fabric type, bob jennings, reputable suppliers: Bob, Sound like you may have a doll or test kiln. Why don t you contact a kiln supplier; http://www.hotkilns.com/doll-models.html and inquire with them. I heard about these kilns years ago and I heard about potters using them for Raku and other uses,...

Ceramics: Packing ceramic molds, carpet padding, ceramic molds
carpet padding, ceramic molds, carpet layer: Judi, Whew! molds are heavy. I hope you don t have alot to ship. If you do, I have shipped by train successfully and cheaply in the past. Your packing sounds adequate. I have also, in the past wrapped molds and ceramics in old, clean carpet padding & taped....

Ceramics: Plaster paris, plaster molding, dry plaster
plaster molding, dry plaster, lb bags: Hi, I am not sure where you can purchase vase moulds. But you could buy some vases that you like the shape of. Then make you moulds from them. Any symetrical object is very easy to make a mould of. Sorry do you want to make plaster vases? or why did...

Ceramics: plaster mold, plaster mold, dimple
plaster mold, dimple, rubber bands: Hi Janette, the only way is to look and see where the pieces are not matching, check the locating peg and dimple where the pieces join up. Test each joining piece by feeling if they move about or rest together neatly. Any plaster removed from the joining surfaces...

Ceramics: Slab work, trap air, ceramics
trap air, ceramics, vent: Patti, Congratulations on finding ceramics. You will have a lifetime of learning and fun. Any enclosed area needs a small vent for trapped air to escape. If you trap air inside,it has to expand when heated up. When it expands it has to go somewhere. If...

Ceramics: sgraffito, patti patti, clear glaze
patti patti, clear glaze, greenware: Patti, Congratulations on trying something new! I m convinced that is exactly how most artists find their voice. Yes, after applying underglaze & scratching your design, next bisque fire. After the biscuit firing you can then apply a clear glaze, and glaze...

Ceramics: various, tom coleman, typical definition
tom coleman, typical definition, accessible tool: Hortensia, Are you talking about the typical definition as in; Definition: appropriationism blending of two artists images: the incorporation of an image created by another artist into a new piece of art or design If so, http://science.jrank.org/pages/10689/Philosophy-History-Appropriationism.html...

Ceramics: wedgewood jasperware slip, jasper ware, vibrant bursts
jasper ware, vibrant bursts, ceramic supplies: Steve, I ve not seen a recipe exactly for jasper ware, but I would think you could stain slip whatever color you desire to match the typical green for jasper wares. Here s an article that may be of help and a website you may search and contact. I have learned...

Ceramics: Is it worth restoring this figurine?, paisley shawl, ceramic figurines
paisley shawl, ceramic figurines, time ch: Carolyn, If they have sentimental value, they re definitely worth restoring, but if you re only looking to re-sell, that s another matter entirely. I am not an antiques expert. I do pottery, clay and ceramics. Here are some sites that may be of help...

Ceramics: How Best to Repair Glazed Greenware Lamp, vertical cracks, upper interior
vertical cracks, upper interior, doctors office: Dear Doug, I apologize for taking so long to answer, I have been battling the flu. If your piece is actually unfired greenware, over time it will break down. Why not take it to a local ceramicist? There are products that can be used to strengthen the cracks...

Ceramics: bisque?, plaster molds, clay material
plaster molds, clay material, creating art: Dear Moises, Are you creating art or a structure for some type of use? That will make a difference in how you proceed. Are you aware of this site? http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ It s very helpful. You can look up subjects, questions, techniques, etc....

Ceramics: Ceramic Molds, bisque suppliers, hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle
bisque suppliers, hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle, ceramic molds: Mary Jo, There have been so many changes and mergers among the mold companies, it s really difficult to keep up. Here are some resources that can most likely help you: www.Petromolds.com http://www.kimple.com/html/bisque_suppliers.htm Hope you...

Ceramics: Ceramics/mold/item, girl scout leader, bisque suppliers
girl scout leader, bisque suppliers, gs troop: Pam, Wow, that s an old mold I think. I m not sure who made it. I d start here: http://www.kimple.com/html/bisque_suppliers.htm Look for the supplier closest to where you live and contact them. If you don t find what you re looking for try: Petromolds.com...

Ceramics: ceramics, ceramic piece, cobalt
ceramic piece, cobalt, ceramics: I am not sure of what your question is. You have a blue ceramic piece of what Pot, Figure, Toilet, Basin ?and what would you think you could do with it? The blue comes more than likely from cobalt which is the usual ingredient used for obtaining the color...

Ceramics: How to clean a large clay figurine?, mild soap, greenware
mild soap, greenware, soft cloth: Jan, If it has been fired you can wet it, but I would sparingly. Use a dampened sponge or soft cloth initially. If the dust isn t too bad it should do it. If it s built up or combined with some goo you may need to use a mild soap. Be sure to test on the bottom...

Ceramics: Help Identifying Artist "Gatti", wind bell, craftsmen
Ceramics: Help Identifying Artist "Gatti", wind bell, craftsmen, designers

Ceramics: firing ceramics, china paints, firing ceramics
china paints, firing ceramics, netti pot: Catherine, The first thing to do is check your kiln for how high it is made to fire. Ceramics are fired much higher. Bisque (the 1st firing) is fired to cone 04. Glaze firings to cone 06. These are actually considered low-fire. Some glaze firings go to...

Ceramics: glaze removal, translucent glaze, fire clay
translucent glaze, fire clay, tricky question: Dear J., This is a tricky question. The only way I can think of that it could be removed this way is if the glaze applied is a low fire glaze and the tile is a high fire clay, which in your case, unless you made the piece would be nearly impossible to tell....

Ceramics: Heavy Duty Ceramic Cups, ceramic cups, ceramic ware
ceramic cups, ceramic ware, greenware: This really depends on what equipment you have? Kiln etc You could ask a potter to do it but I am not sure what prices they charge over there. You can get 1 mug make a plaster mould and then reproduce that way, but decorating material for ceramic ware is...

Ceramics: Help Identifying Artist "Gatti", wind catcher, wind bell
wind catcher, wind bell, leather strip: Dear Ron, I apologize for taking so long to answer. I am battling the flu. There was a rather famous artist named Ricardo Gatti, however I am doubtful this piece is his. I am not an antiques expert, but perhaps you could try some of these folks for help:...

Ceramics: photos for painted sanitary products.., dull thud, ceramic piece
dull thud, ceramic piece, sanitary products: Hi I think there are a number of reasons for cracks when refiring, generaly its due to the initial clay and the first firing. You can try check the pieces by picking them up and giving them a rap with your knuckle, if they make a ping then the ceramic...

Ceramics: Reglazing?, homer laughlin, valid concern
homer laughlin, valid concern, pat pat: Pat, That s fairly standard. She s just trying to protect herself. No one can guarantee against explosion in a kiln, further breakage, etc. She just wants you to realize there is a risk. I guess you have to decide if the risk is worth it. If her reputation...

Ceramics: refiiring sanitary products, expansion factor, sanitary products
expansion factor, sanitary products, coloring techniques: Raouf, For some reason I cannot open your photo. I ll try without seeing them. Yes, rapid cooling can cause cracking, also glaze incompatibility. It sounds like the original product, the sinks %26 toilets may have come from different firings, different suppliers...

Ceramics: reglazing, test test test, red iron oxide
test test test, red iron oxide, clear glaze: Jill, Are you talking abot Apt II ? Here s a site to explain it s use: http://www.sheffield-pottery.com/APT-II-PORCELAIN-STONEWARE-ENHANCER-p/aptiipse.htm I haven t really tried it for the purpose you propose, but you could contact Sheffield Pottery...

Ceramics: Snow White and 7 Dwarfs garden statues, snow white and 7 dwarfs, walt disney company
snow white and 7 dwarfs, walt disney company, bisque suppliers: Josh, That s a great find! Disney may have licensed some characters way back when. I m not sure if Atlantic Mold Company is still around. There have been so many changes & mergers within the mold companies, it s been very difficult to keep up. There...

Ceramics: Strengthening a lamp base!, hairline cracks, crackle glaze
hairline cracks, crackle glaze, ginger jar: Dear Gene, No question is ever dumb! If your piece is Chinese, you re right it is probably the glaze. It is a common Asian glaze called a crackle glaze. It is intended to appear crackled and there is no danger in lack of strength to the piece. ...

Ceramics: ceramic glaze, ceramic glaze recipes, ceramic glazes
ceramic glaze recipes, ceramic glazes, bone ash: Dear Ologunwa, Yes, bone ash can be used as an opacifier in LT glazes. Here s a site you may really enjoy. I ve linked you to quite a few articles concerning bone ash. Hope this is helpful. Leisha http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramic-arts-daily-site-search/?cx=001510309991982260494%3Afn9s4gctyhs&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=Bone+Ash&siteurl=ceramicartsdaily.org%2Fcategory%2Fceramic-glaze-recipes%2Fglaze-chemistry-ceramic-glaze-recipes%2F#927...

Ceramics: ceramic makers mark, ballerina figurine, monetary value
ballerina figurine, monetary value, mass production: Dear Christine, It looks like a beautiful piece of porcelain. I m sorry, I am not an antiques expert, but here are a few sources that may be of help to you; http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html http://www.kovels.com Hope this is helpful,...

Ceramics: clay lidded jar(?), crude design, couple photos
crude design, couple photos, red clay: Dear Jeff, It appears to be hand-thrown stoneware. I m not sure where you re located, but if you contact your local potter s or ceramics guild they may be able to identify the artist. Often local suppliers/guilds are quite aware of local potters and pottery....

Ceramics: concrete santa, petro, plaster
petro, plaster, velocity: Dear Martha, How cool is he? How fun too to keep him in the family. I m not an antiques expert, but here are a few folks that may be helpful to you. I would really check out his value prior to attempting any repairs. Often, repairs devalue an antique. Some...

Ceramics: cooling crack, ceramic arts, kilns
ceramic arts, kilns, 2f: Dear Shariq, Thanks for writing. Since you didn t provide a lot of details, here s a site you may really enjoy. I ve linked you to some articles about cooling and cracking. Hope this helps. Leisha http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramic-arts-daily-site-search/?cx=001510309991982260494%3Afn9s4gctyhs&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=Cooling+cracking&siteurl=ceramicartsdaily.org%2Fcategory%2Fceramic-studio-equipment%2Fceramic-kilns%2F#94...

Ceramics: glaze-kiln, electician, shiny spots
electician, shiny spots, greenware: It sounds like you have some elements out. Heat raises so the ones on top are usually OK. They have firing cones that you sit on shelves to see if the kiln fires right. I would call a kiln repairman or an electician can tell with a meter if the elements are...

Ceramics: kiln operation, support cones, greenware
support cones, greenware, nativity scene: First do a test run with support cones on each shelf. Greenware is fired at 04. Glaze is fired at 06. Is the kiln computer or does it have a cone sitter?? If it has a cone sitter you put the 04 cone in it and then set the back up timer 10 hrs. A new kiln I...

Ceramics: matt glaze pooling, richard zakin, mop brush
richard zakin, mop brush, glazes: First make sure you are using a glaze mop brush. Second make sure you let it dry completely in between coats. Glaze now is lead free so the handling would not hurt you. BUT I never rubbed any glazes and never had any marks? Do you see the drips before firing?...

Ceramics: Pemberton-Neal 1961 Nativity, waterford pa, pemberton
waterford pa, pemberton, e mail: Dear Patty, That is so great! I m not a collectibles expert, but here are few people who can probably help you out; Petro Mold Co. 12775 Donation Rd. Waterford, PA 16441 E-mail: petro@velocity.net www.petromolds.com Fax: 814-796-6635 888-811-6653...

Ceramics: roseville vase 584-12, vase, ceramics
vase, ceramics, cracks: I do not know worth as I only know how to make and fix ceramics. You can get mosaic mud in small jars at Micheals, fill in the cracks and then match the paint or repaint the piece. There are also glass repairman,look in the Yellow pages? To find the $$ go...

Ceramics: Cermic Mammie, mammie, reliable sources
mammie, reliable sources, antiques: Michelle, Are there any marks on the bottom? I m familiar with quite a few of the potter s makers marks, but I m not an antiques expert. Here are a few reliable sources that may be of help to you; http://www.kovels.com/ http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html...

Ceramics: China Paint "Mildew" Problem, Firing
Firing: It could be alot of things. First do you use a cone back up to see if your kiln is firing right? Look in the holes at top fire stage and check out your elements. There are the big shelf cones to double check your firing. Second make sure your brush is clean...

Ceramics: Cones, kiln
kiln: The check cones will tell you if and it seems like some element is out? Look thru the peek holes after the kiln gets hot and see. Unless it is a special glaze, I high fire all of mine. Alot of times the middle shelves do not get the proper heat,check on the...

Ceramics: ceramic doll molds, doll mold, doll molds
doll mold, doll molds, waterford pa: Karen, Have you tried posting them on Craigslist.com? Here s a source you could contact. I consider them one of thee experts concerning molds; Petro Mold Co. 12775 Donation Rd. Waterford, PA 16441 888-811-6653 Email: Petro@velocity.net www.petromolds.com...

Ceramics: Fashion Hues technique??, Help
Help: Yes, You are almost right.Paint white and then I used to take an old sock and wipe the oil based Fashion Hues on to your liking. If it is to dark you can use the Thining. Another technique is paint all the colors on with reg, acrylic paints and then antique...

Ceramics: holes in poured items, chop stick, molds
chop stick, molds, baby powder: Dear Jo, Molds can be finicky. When I owned molds and poured I often found two molds from the same company, same design poured and released differently. I made notes on the molds like, needs extra time or trim after release and more. I found this really...

Ceramics: Painting, dear annie, clear glaze
dear annie, clear glaze, greenware: Dear Annie, You re a brave soul and I congratulate you for tackling a new venture! The slip needs to stay inside your mold until it starts setting up enough to make the walls approximately 1/4 thick. It may also start to pull away from the mold wall at this...

Ceramics: Can you tell me anything about this large art pottery vase, glaze patterns, pottery vase
glaze patterns, pottery vase, large art: Dear Rich, Without seeing it or the bottom it s difficult to determine anything about it. Here s what I would do; search for your local potter s guild and/or ceramics supplier. You want one who supplies clay to the local potters. It it was made in your region,...

Ceramics: what is this, lidded jar, reliable sources
lidded jar, reliable sources, antiques: Dear Lisa, I m familiar with quite a few of the potter s makers marks, but I m not an antiques expert. Here are a few reliable sources that may be of help to you; http://www.kovels.com/ http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html Hope this...

Ceramics: ceramic moulds, dust particles, good shape
dust particles, good shape, plaster: Dear Corrine, 1. You re right. You need some clay slip to pour in your molds. 2. It isn t necessary to line the mold with anything if your mold is in good shape. The 1st pouring will clean the mold somewhat by pulling out any dust, particles, etc. You...

Ceramics: firing formulas, Kiln
Kiln: Decals are 012 like a gold fire. It usually is like 3 hrs. total. 06 is a glaze fire, I always high fire but never time it. Does your kiln have a cone sitter? I usually do 3 hrs the highest and then bring it down an hr at a time for 2 to 3 hrs. The cone then...

Ceramics: Greenware, chartres st, empty nester
chartres st, empty nester, greenware: Kim, Try contacting; New Orleans Clay (504)947-3937 3517 Chartres St. New Orleans, LA 70117 www.noclay.com They list themselves as a source finder for many ceramic supplies. They may know who in your area still does greenware. :):) Leish...

Ceramics: High Fire Slip Trailing Recipe, mosaic tile, tile mural
mosaic tile, tile mural, glaze recipe: Laurie, Here s a recipe. Hope this helps. Leisha Sheridan Studio Colored Slip Cone 6–10 Grolleg Kaolin 45.8% Kona F4 Feldspar 24.6 Pyrophyllite 8.2 Bentonite 5.1 Silica 16.3 Plus 15% stain of your choice....

Ceramics: Information on ceramic paintings, ceramic painting, correct photo
ceramic painting, correct photo, great starting point: Patricia, This one worked fine. I ll check the other now. Leisha oops...looked for another photo. Do you have a close up of the signature? Where did you obtain these? Often that is a great starting point. There s a great source I use; www.kovels.com ...

Ceramics: Kiln, term customer service, customer service rep
term customer service, customer service rep, paint your own pottery: Dear Susan, Congratulations on your new venture! How exciting! Are you aware of this organization? http://www.ccsaonline.com/ They will probably be a great help to you. Bisque is fired at cone 04. There are so many wonderful kilns on the market today!...

Ceramics: Polymer clay?, joann fabrics, instructional sheets
joann fabrics, instructional sheets, polymer clay: Dear A., I haven t worked with polymer much. It is very different from clay, however there are loads of information out there about it. You can usually locate it at a craft store like Michael s, JoAnn Fabrics or Hobby Lobby type store. Often, they have...

Ceramics: plaster molds, plaster molds, mold manufacturers
plaster molds, mold manufacturers, mold companies: Most of them have been out of business for over 10 yrs. Gare and Duncan brought the popular molds and they are still in business. With the economy alot of shops went out so then the mold companies fall apart, too. I sold my shop 3 yrs ago and now they our...

Ceramics: Unique Vintage or Antique Ceramic from Japan, salt and pepper, approximate age
salt and pepper, approximate age, antiques: Dear Laurie, I ve never seen anything quite like this. I m not an antiques expert, but here are some folks that have been quite helpful to a number of people; www.kovels.com http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html Hope this is helpful. ...

Ceramics: Using clear glaze over Astro Gems, winter climate, clear glaze
winter climate, clear glaze, water proof: Dear Shirley, If your piece if vitrified it should be water proof after firing, however, if you want a gloss finish, in theory it should work to add a clear glaze over an Astro Gem. I ve never tried it, but would be interested to hear back what your results...

Ceramics: Brush Pottery, brush mccoy pottery, mccoy pottery company
brush mccoy pottery, mccoy pottery company, brush pottery: Dear Andrew, What a great find! I love Brush McCoy and have a small collection. It is an odd shape that I have not seen before. It appears to be what was common in those days; a planter of some sort. To give you an idea of the timeframe; George Brush became...

Ceramics: bisque cracks, ceramic repairs, glaze defects
ceramic repairs, glaze defects, tim reed: Vicki, It s difficult to hide, but here s an article I had: Everything the Ceramic Art Teacher and clay artist needs to know about clay and glaze defects, and kiln firing! Our Home Page See the Guides Super Articles The Center ...

Ceramics: bisque glazing, ceramic project, underglazes
ceramic project, underglazes, stilts: Linda, You can fire them two ways; You can stilt them when putting them into the kiln or you can wipe off the glaze on the bottom of each piece with a damp sponge prior to firing. If your school has a kiln, you probably have stilts. Here s a link to help...

Ceramics: Colored ovenware, cobalt carbonate, red iron oxide
cobalt carbonate, red iron oxide, rio co: Remove the Red Iron Oxide as that is the colourant and replace it with the Cobalt Carbonate. However usually only 1gram per 100grams of BASE is all that is needed. BASE is your glaze WITOUT any colourant in it(RIO - Co. Carb.). It will not fade, leach...

Ceramics: clay and firing, kitchen tile, michigander
kitchen tile, michigander, jenison: Kristi, Ah, a Michigander! I grew up in Michigan. I lived near you in Jenison for college. You have a great supplier just about 30 minutes from you: West Michigan Clay (269) 751-5839 PO Box 427 Hamilton, MI 49419 Email: wmcp@verizon.net www.westmichiganclay.com...

Ceramics: drying time after applying clear coat, peal, bisque
peal, bisque, kiln: Sometimes it works and other times it does not. There is a possibility that the clear will peal off the underglazed sections of the pot. Apply underglaze to the pot FIRST and then bisque fire, then glaze and final firing. I always wait 1 day to let as...

Ceramics: egyptian paste, soda bicarb, soda ash
soda bicarb, soda ash, different climates: Celia, It s funny that you stated that you thought the cobalt or copper might be the problem. I was going to ask you if you changed suppliers or locations. I have lived all over the U.S. and in different climates and experienced similar issues. For instance,...

Ceramics: found ceramics and no sure how to finish them, pottery type, paint your own pottery
pottery type, paint your own pottery, greenware: Susan, How fun! I m assuming the products are ceramic and not plaster or chalkware. If they re ceramic they are either greenware (not fired# or bisque #fired once). You can tell easily by tapping the piece with your finger. If it makes a tinging sound like...

Ceramics: Gold Glaze, colored glaze, kiln
colored glaze, kiln, pewter: There is not a good gold glaze to my knowledge. It is more like a pewter from Duncan. ? if they still make it. It is hard to fire, no colored glaze in the kiln with it. There is fired gold, that you paint on clear,fired glaze. Then fire at cone 16. It is...

Ceramics: What do you need to start up to making everyday-use ceramics?, giffin grip, pottery tools
giffin grip, pottery tools, studio space: Katelyn, How long have you been throwing? If you have the skill to throw functional items, you need only a few basic items to get started. It is more challenging finding customers. Wheel Clay Kiln 220 Electrical set up for kiln Glazes Studio space...

Ceramics: Paint removal from souvenir mug., souvenir mugs, personalized mugs
souvenir mugs, personalized mugs, paint removal: It depends on whether the design is a transfer pattern or a painted design. I am guessing transfer, which means if you remove the name you will remove the pattern, sorry. If the design is a painted slip then you could try refiring past the appropriate temp...

Ceramics: Royal Porcelain, royal porcelain, georgies
royal porcelain, georgies, southern ice: Dear Su, I have just this year located thee absolute best porcelain! I am so excited about it. It is from Georgies in Portland, Oregon. They recently developed it and I am in love with it. I have struggled with porcelain cracks also for years. I have found...

Ceramics: refiiring sanitary products, expansion factor, sanitary products
expansion factor, sanitary products, coloring techniques: Raouf, For some reason I cannot open your photo. I ll try without seeing them. Yes, rapid cooling can cause cracking, also glaze incompatibility. It sounds like the original product, the sinks %26 toilets may have come from different firings, different suppliers...

Ceramics: vase (jug), jug, vase
jug, vase, taking the time: Dear Kerrie, Do you have a photo of the vase? That would be helpful. A photo of the bottom with the markings also. I am not an antiques expert. Here are some sights that may be of help to you; http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html http://www.kovels.com/...

Ceramics: bisquing, raku kiln, glazing techniques
raku kiln, glazing techniques, baking oven: No, you can not do it in a oven. The tempature has to go up slowly to 650 degrees. Then it has to cool down slowly in order for the greenware not to break. The kiln is the only way, there is a raku kiln that you can make out of a garbage can and get it real...

Ceramics: Clay sculptures, clay sculptures, tiny price
clay sculptures, tiny price, catalog numbers: Dear Cheri, I m so sorry, I m not an antiques expert. I highly recommend you consult an All Experts antiques person or here are a few reputable sources I ve used; http://www.kovels.com/ http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html Leish...

Ceramics: ceramic slip, dry mixture, ceramic supply
dry mixture, ceramic supply, couple hundred: Barbara, Try contacting; Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc. (214) 631-0540 9016 Diplomacy Row Dallas, tX 75247-5304 Email: trinityceramic@sbcglobal.net www.trinityceramic.com I m not sure if they carry slip, but they should know who does. There...

Ceramics: ceramics, kiln shelves, ceramic paint
kiln shelves, ceramic paint, chess set: Laura. follow these steps. 1)Greenware: soft unfired, it can be scratched with your fingernail. 2)Apply underglaze color 3)Bisque(bisk): First firing. 4)Apply a clear glaze over the pieces, not on the bottoms where they will sit on the kiln shelves....

Ceramics: Dipping silk flower petals in porcelain slip, silk flower petals, silk flowers
silk flower petals, silk flowers, google: Dear Sharon, Yes, I ve heard of this. There s a good book that may be helpful to you; http://www.oztion.com.au/vshops/item.aspx?itemid=9517798%26tid= There s another method that utilizes this product: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat1772%26PRODID=xprd1130085%26cm_mmc=Google%20Base-_-Comparison%20Site-_-Web%20Site-_-Plaid%20Petal%20Porcelain%20Setting%20Agent-16%20oz.%26utm_source=Google%20Base%26utm_medium=Comparison%20Site%26utm_campaign=Plaid%20Petal%20Porcelain%20Setting%20Agent-16%20oz....

Ceramics: ssf made in italy
Ceramics: ssf made in italy

Ceramics: firing clay?, kiln
kiln: Dear Anthony, Yes, it can be done, but you need to use a clay specifically designed for it. Depending upon what you re wanting to make, there are a variety of no bake clays also. They are usually referred to as Specialty Clays. If you ll tell me what...

Ceramics: glazing,doll mold, doll mold, ceramic mold
doll mold, ceramic mold, baby dolls: Mary, If the nativity set is made of clay, yes it can be glazed and fired. Not knowing what clay it was poured with, you will want to play it safe and low-fire. If you choose, you could also just paint it and seal it. I am not an antiques expert. You...

Ceramics: kiln firing, skutt kiln, electrian
skutt kiln, electrian, contactors: Hi Mary. it will be the regulator sending and cutting off power to the elements. Sometimes this is quite loud on some models. If it is a new development it can mean the contactors are getting dirty and will require service by an electrian. I would have it...

Ceramics: Lead Based Glazes, watt bulb, question thanks
watt bulb, question thanks, micro wave: Hi Stephanie, the concern with lead these days is null and void, that is what frits are these days. A compound fired to high temp and ground down to make a safe material to use. The old addadge with lead is that the glaze its self was not fully vitrified,...

Ceramics: numbers on glazed crucibles, paint pens, strong acids
paint pens, strong acids, chemistry lab: Susan, What type of glaze is on the crucibles? You could possibly re-glaze the numbers on and refire. Use wax to set the numbers to hold their shape prior to firing. There are paint pens as you say on the market. They re called Pebeo pens. There are...

Ceramics: painting on glazed porcelain, enamel paint, ceramic paint
enamel paint, ceramic paint, porcelain plate: Hi Nancy, 1. ceramic decal will work, but if you are going to eat off the plates damage will occur to the decal over time(knife and fork). If you are not going to eat off them every day this may be the best option. If you are selective on what is served...

Ceramics: Stains, colorants, mason stains, slab roller
mason stains, slab roller, clay body: I do mainly ceramics and your question is for pottery. In ceramics we mixed underglaze with the slip and it was real easy and real pretty because it is clay based-color and blended real nice.I do not know if it will work with hard clay as it is thin like slip....

Ceramics: Statue, ceramics shop, chinese guy
ceramics shop, chinese guy, plaster: Tamara, Do you have a photo of it? Also a photo of the bottom of it? I may be able to tell by the photos, if not, you could take it to a local ceramics shop and they can probably identify it for you. If it is chalky, it could be what is called chalkware,...

Ceramics: ssf made in italy, prongs, picture of a crown
prongs, picture of a crown, thanks in advance: Dear Rik, Do you have photos of your bottle and the bottom of it you can send? What are you trying to find out about it? Value? Maker? I m not an antiques expert, but know some folks who may be able to help you out; http://www.kovels.com/ http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html...

Ceramics: Wash bowl and pitcher, flo blue, bowl and pitcher
flo blue, bowl and pitcher, reputable sources: Vito, Great find. It s beautiful. I m not an antiques expert, but I do a little collection of my own. Flo-Blu is highly desirable and collectible. There are a lot of replicas out there, so you can t be too careful. I d highly recommend you consult an antiques...

Ceramics: artist indentification, kiln repairs, collectibles shop
kiln repairs, collectibles shop, mail info: Linda, What a cool piece. Looks very retro. It appears to possibly have been made by a local artist. I have had good results by contacting a local guild or supplier. Often potters or ceramicists know the other potters/ceramists in the area. I think Santa...

Ceramics: Cracking in kiln, test test test, celtic goblets
test test test, celtic goblets, stone texture: Jim, Isn t that the way it always goes? When you re under pressure and you want to do it so right...I ve done lots of wedding favors over the years and now I just plan for at least a 10% over run. Are you sure that glaze doesn t call for cone 06? I...

Ceramics: ceramic bust, high school art, self portraits
high school art, self portraits, georgi: Dear Georgi, Appears to be ceramic. Often artists create self portraits. Often too, a bust like this is given as an assignment in a course, such as high school art or college courses. Without speaking to the artist and hearing just what he/she had in mind...

Ceramics: cone 10 sawdust firing, electric kiln, metal bin
electric kiln, metal bin, greenware: Hi Juan, fire it to cone 06, this being bisque at 1000degC. Do your black firing, thats all you can do. Any refiring in kiln over 800degC will burn the carbon/black out of your pot. Being a pot that is not sealed with a glaze the use is prety much a look...

Ceramics: Dry brushing lusters or luster-ettes, pigment powder, lavender oil
pigment powder, lavender oil, lusters: Hi Beckee Cacciato. Lustres for pottery are in liquid format, or all the ones I have seen are. What you have may be a pigment powder to add and obtain colour. The other possibility is luster-ettes are used in colouring glass. Have a read here http://www.warmglass.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=23650&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a...

Ceramics: electric kiln firing re bungs, electric kiln firing, electric kilns
electric kiln firing, electric kilns, bung hole: Hi Jill, bungs and vents on electric kilns have 2 purposes, letting out moisture and aiding in the cooling down process. For bisque firing all water is out of the clay at 600degC. The purpose of the top vent is to allow this moisture out, the outlet size...

Ceramics: FIRING PMC3, precious metal clay, butane torch
precious metal clay, butane torch, pmc3: Dear Trisha, Anything is possible, but I ve not heard of anyone doing it before. For the benefit of those not familiar with what PMC3 is, it stands for Precious Metal Clay. It s a fine silver that you can model like clay. PMC3 fires at lower temperatures...

Ceramics: Firing 05 slip at 04 cone, test test test, underglazes
test test test, underglazes, bisque: Tammy, It is fine to fire at 04. The difference between the two is only about 40-60 degrees. Lots of ceramicists fire at either 04 or 05 for bisque. If I m ever unsure about anything I always, test, test, test first. That s my mantra. Hope this helps. Leish...

Ceramics: Food Safe Slip and Casting, ohio ceramic supply, washington county pa
ohio ceramic supply, washington county pa, safe slip: Dear Chrissy, Here s one in Pittsburgh; Standard Ceramic Supply Co. 412-276-6333 PO Box 16240 Pittsburgh, PA 15242-0240 Email: info@standardceramic.com www.standardceramic.com They manufacture clay and distribute raw materials, glazes and tools....

Ceramics: artist indentification, tobacco stains, triangle shape
Ceramics: artist indentification, tobacco stains, triangle shape, bowed legs

Ceramics: firing kiln, duncan ceramic kiln, customer service department
duncan ceramic kiln, customer service department, paragon: Debbie, You check firing temperatures with cones. Paragon has bought the Duncan name and now supplies parts & accessories for Duncan. Paragon has an excellent website and customer service department. Here s their site; they also have a great q&a section....

Ceramics: Glazing, transparent glaze, underglaze
transparent glaze, underglaze, bisque: Hi Alicia. [How long do I wait after applying the underglaze before I apply the final transparent glaze] the underglaze is applied to the dry pot and bisque fired, you do not bisque fire and then apply the underglaze, if you do it this way you will have to...

Ceramics: Glazing, ceramic handprints, thin coat
ceramic handprints, thin coat, kiln: Hi Aimee, bubbled really badly isn t much for me to go on. It can be many things, from dirty bisque before glaze aplication, glaze to thick, a glaze problem to Kiln temp not reached. Heat one piece up untill it is very hot to touch, apply a THIN coat...

Ceramics: glazing over glazed tiles for school mural, electric fry pan, fifth grade students
electric fry pan, fifth grade students, old paint: Christine, The wax will keep the glaze in place, prevent running or dripping. You could first paint outlines with it and glaze inside those lines, yes. The wax does not affect the color of the glaze whatsoever. It burns off and melts away. Hope this helps....

Ceramics: Kiln repair, electric elements, tempurature
electric elements, tempurature, bottom layer: Hi Gretchen, you need an electrician to have a look at it. If all the coils are not heating then you have a break in the electrical circuit, hense power not getting to the coils. The regulator itself may have malfunctioned, the electrician will be able...

Ceramics: painting instructions, foot prints, leisha
foot prints, leisha, margie: Dear Margie, There could be 100 molds numbered 3372. Does your mold have a maker name on it? Basically, you can paint or glaze or decorate a molded piece however you prefer. If you have a certain finished look in mind for your piece, let me know and...

Ceramics: porcelain, test test test, clay bodies
test test test, clay bodies, test piece: Dear Yates, When you Raku fire you heat the pot up to about a cone 05 to 06. Cone 6 temperatures are between 2165 2232 2269. That s quite a difference. Raku clay is designed for Raku. Combining Raku and Porcelain may/may not work. They re two completely...

Ceramics: Stoneware Jug, american art pottery, stoneware jug
american art pottery, stoneware jug, justartpottery: Dear Jenny, You re right, it s very unusual. It appears it may be an antique. I m not an antiques expert. You may want to try someone with antique expertise or here are some sites that may be helpful to you also; http://justartpottery.com/american-art-pottery.htm...

Ceramics: stilting glazed pieces in kiln, electric kiln, heating elements
electric kiln, heating elements, wise idea: Hi Carol, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. All stilts I know of can bend or melt at cone 5 to six. Better to make your own. What you need is leanthal wire which is what the heating elements are made of in your kiln. Kiln makers and pottery suppliers...

Ceramics: turtle mold, club petro, mold company
club petro, mold company, waterford pa: Roberta, I know th epieces you re speaking of, but I m not sure who the mold company is. A great resource for you and your club; Petro Mold Company 12775 Dolantion Rd. Waterford, PA 16441 888-811-6653 Email: petro@velocity.net www.petromolds.com...

Ceramics: Buying used Kiln for Guatemala Womans Project, clay art center, pawtucket ave
clay art center, pawtucket ave, pawtucket ri: John, That is great! What a wonderful thing you re doing. There is a supplier (only one) in Rhode Island; Dew Claw studios (401)312-0540 545 Pawtucket ave., ste. 106 Pawtucket, RI 02860 kris@dewclawstudios.com www.dewclawstudios.com They are a...

Ceramics: Ceramic Cup Repair, ceramic coffee, ceramic cup
ceramic coffee, ceramic cup, ceramic material: Hi Robert, there are many products that you can use to join ceramic material. The problem for you is that the continued heat from use and washing will be detrimental to the piece not coming loose again, and maybe swallowing it. Yes you can stick it back on,...

Ceramics: ceramic molds, ceramic molds, ceramic shop
ceramic molds, ceramic shop, plaster: Probaly no one will want them. One they get bugs in them and they eat the plaster and ruin the mold. Also, they maybe out of date unless they are plain. You may donate them but it is hard to find a shop that wants old molds. I would throw them away. Good...

Ceramics: ceramic tile school project, amaco glazes, bisque imports
amaco glazes, bisque imports, paint your own pottery studio: Dear Mary, Do you have a local ceramic supplier or a Paint your own Pottery studio? If you re not sure, tell me what city you re in and I will supply you with one. Often a local studio/supplier will give you a discounted rate if they know it is for a...

Ceramics: ceramic vase, potters guild, ceramic vase
potters guild, ceramic vase, signatures: Cheryl, It appears to be ceramic. Seeing the bottom or foot as it s commonly called would be helpful in determining what it is made of. It is also extremely difficult to tell who might have made it by a photo. Where did you get it? If you purchased...

Ceramics: discontinued glazes, fire glazes, heirloom silver
fire glazes, heirloom silver, silver ar: I love those glazes and use them on vases. Last week I used my last maple sugar I also ran out several months ago. I did find some on line at a ceramic shop but I can not find it now. Now there is 100 s to look through. If I ever find it again I ll let...

Ceramics: discontinued glazes, glazes, pints
Ceramics: discontinued glazes, glazes, pints, yahoo

Ceramics: hallmark?, mail catalogue, potters guild
mail catalogue, potters guild, arnold auerbach: Dear Dan, Congratulations on some great finds. I love estate sales. You might try contacting; Armadillo Clay and Supplies 512-385-7311 3307 E. Fourth St. Austin, TX 78702 E-mail: catalogue@armadilloclay.com Website: www.armadilloclay.com Often...

Ceramics: Limoges Tankard with hole, antique expert, antique auction
antique expert, antique auction, rule of thumb: Carla, It s hard to tell what/why someone would drill a hole like this. My guess is as good as yours; probably for a lamp. Are you wanting to fill the hole to actually use the tankard? A general rule of thumb, particularly if it is a Limoge and an antique...

Ceramics: Loma molds, mold companies, waterford pa
mold companies, waterford pa, mold company: Dear Anne, Many of the mold companies have merged or been bought out by other companies. It is difficult to keep up with who has which molds. There is a great resource I ve found; Petro Mold Company 12775 Donation Rd. Waterford, PA 16441 888-811-6653...

Ceramics: matt glaze, matt glazes, mr sam
matt glazes, mr sam, shiney: Hi Mo, Matt glazes are what is known as a dry glaze , they do not come out smooth or silky because of the glaze ingrediants, changing these will change the glaze. The only option would be to find a clear(shiney or matt) glaze that matures at a lower temperature...

Ceramics: Painting ceramics, color glazes, definatly
color glazes, definatly, ceramic piece: No, definatly will not work. It will bubble up and peel off. They have charts and they work great. Also, take a blank tile and paint an inch or two and mark the back if you are not sure of color. Glazes are great and alot of fun , you can also go to shops...

Ceramics: Stain on ceramics, sky collection, ceramic shop
sky collection, ceramic shop, brown stain: You can do several things. If you do not like- First, I would take an antique remover (available any ceramic shop) and an old rag and wipe it off. If you do not like the results take regular acylic stain and paint over them. If you like them now just...

Ceramics: art pottery signature id help, potters guild, signature id
potters guild, signature id, distinct identity: Dear Christ, This appears to say, Ruth 01 is that correct? If so, my guess is an artist named Ruth created this piece in 2001. It s difficult to know who Ruth is unless she s a national potter with a distinct identity. I d recommend starting with where...

Ceramics: blue sky repair, ceramic repair, sky angel
ceramic repair, sky angel, drimmel tool: I leave on June 29 for 6 weeks so If I get it next week and it only takes me a few days that will be fine. Deb Flint 4811 61 Ave Dr W. Bradenton, Fl 34210 My personnel email is Debtennisflint@gmail.com . So we do not have to go thru the experts. Thank...

Ceramics: I don't know who to ask, bisque pieces, opening a shop
bisque pieces, opening a shop, territory representative: Natalie, Where is Woodstock? I m assuming you re wanting bisque pieces? One supplier I have found to reliable is; Gare.com You can contact a territory representative at 888-289-4273 165 Rosemont St. Haverhill, MA 01832-1340 Email: salesmanager @gare.com...

Ceramics: Evenheat Kiln Company, retirement community, mini bars
retirement community, mini bars, stilts: I just typed in ceramic parts in search and found several. They are called cone mini bars. Kilns are very simple to use, you put the cone in the mini bars and turn on the timer for 8 to 10 hours. The HARD thing to do is load the kiln properly with like pieces...

Ceramics: footed vase - information, footed vase, kind assistance
footed vase, kind assistance, interesting design: Dear Ramona, It appears to be hand thrown as you can see some ring marks on the top. Those are made by the potter s fingers when throwing on the wheel. If it were old or from a studio there would generally be a mark. Even most potters sign their work in...

Ceramics: Glazing, ceramic companies, hair spray
ceramic companies, hair spray, glazes: You can using a BISQUE underglaze. It is not clay based so it will stick to glaze. Most all ceramic companies have there own brand, I like Gare myself but check them out, they are nice but you most follow the directions. Make sure you put 3 good coats on are...

Ceramics: Greenware & Hundreds of Molds 2 kilns, waterford pa, milpitas california
waterford pa, milpitas california, ceramic shops: Dear Crystal, I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds like the community of Milpitas lost a valuable member too. There s been so many changes in the ceramics hobby business. Many ceramic shops now just purchase already fired bisque versus owning molds and pouring...

Ceramics: glazing an already fired tile, tile company, glass paint
tile company, glass paint, kitchen backsplash: Yes, it is possible to add color but I would not fire again. It may work but it also may crack. There is a great glass paint that you can bake on at a low temp. One I like is Apple paint-GLOSS-it states on the label. You can paint it on and if you do not like...

Ceramics: hairline crack repair, hairline crack, greenware
hairline crack, greenware, bisque: There is slip glue but when you fire something flat more then 2 times the crack seems to get bigger. If it is greenware you can wet it good then put slip in the crack and fire. Do you have the mold, if so I would just redo it. It is very hard to remove a crack....

Ceramics: pottery id help, potters guild, pic thanks
potters guild, pic thanks, arts organization: Dear Chris, Can you send a photo of the piece? The signature or mark is unreadable by the photo. Where did you get it? Does the original owner have any information? Did you buy it in your region? Is it old or new? If it s a recent piece from a living artist...

Ceramics: royal doulton, franklin mint heirloom, royal doulton
franklin mint heirloom, royal doulton: Dear Robert, Of course there is a value to your plate, I ve seen them go from $12.00 to $150.00 or more, but without knowing which plate you have it is impossible to value it accurately. I recommend you contact an appraiser who specializes in Franklin Mint....

Ceramics: How to sell over 300 molds, 2 kilns etc, craigs list, winter haven florida
craigs list, winter haven florida, boys and girls club: Depending on the age of the molds? I would first call ceramic shops in your area. Then if that does not work place an ad in the paper or craigs list. Lots of people will buy kilns in good shape. Lastly you may give them to Senior center or Boys and Girls club....

Ceramics: slipcasting, thin coat, porcelain
thin coat, porcelain: Hi Yes that should be ok, just do tests first. Too much porcelain and it is likely that the slip wont stick to the body. Plus depending on what you needs are you can just use a thin coat of porcelain slip rather than casting slip. That should get you white...

Ceramics: bone ash, bone ash, calcium phosphate
bone ash, calcium phosphate, raw bone: Dear Tulasi, Here s a few sources that may be helpful to you. I have not personally done this since bone ash (calcium phosphate) is highly toxic in inhalation. http://ceramicartsdaily.org http://www.digitalfire.com/index.html Hope this helps. Leish...

Ceramics: Ceramic moulds, ceramic moulds, terracotta
ceramic moulds, terracotta, molds: Yes, molds can be used for terra cotta, it will stain the mold and not be very good for ceramics after terra . Also , the first pour can have slip stains on if used before. The best is to pour the first and then throw it out and then the second pour is usually...

Ceramics: Ceramics and Toughness, earthenware, soup bowl
earthenware, soup bowl, wall thickness: Silas, Congratulations for experimenting! I applaud your efforts so much. That is exactly how great art is often achieved. Your instincts are right, stoneware and porcelain are a bit stronger than earthenware. That s exactly why they re used for dishes....

Ceramics: Ceramics and Toughness, fomation, earthenware
fomation, earthenware, bisque: Hi Silas. Bisque is the least strongest and unglazed is highly absorbent, therefore only good for looking at. Bisque is the FIRST firing and therefore not fired to maturity so it will absorbe a glaze when applied prior to final firing. Stoneware and...

Ceramics: Cleaning a ceramic mask, warm soapy water, ceramic masks
warm soapy water, ceramic masks, ceramic mask: Dear Tami, Do you know if the masks have been fired? Are they glazed? If they were fired (bisque) before being packed away, yes you can clean them. If they are fragile clay (still greenware) the water will melt them. Try a small corner first to see the...

Ceramics: looking for a piece of greenware, bisque suppliers, god bless this home
bisque suppliers, god bless this home, greenware: Dear Lisa, It s hard to find greenware. Lots of the greenware shops have gone out of business. Where do you live? Is there a ceramics supplier in your area? If you don t know, tell me where you live or what the largest city near you is and I can provide you...

Ceramics: mystery vase, american art pottery, justartpottery
american art pottery, justartpottery, photo id: Dear Dan, Looks like it could be a Roseville. Some earlier pieces only had USA as a mark. Here are some experts who could help; http://www.kovels.com/ http://justartpottery.com/american-art-pottery.htm http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html...

Ceramics: painting or staining ceramic figures, ceramic figures, deb
ceramic figures, deb, michaels: Yes, You can repaint almost all ceramics , unless it is glazed/shiny. I use any good acylic paint at Michaels. I then spray with a clear sealer and if you like shiny use gloss sealer. I spray it every 6 months if it is in the sun or weather. Good Luck, De...

Ceramics: Tea Pot, tea pot, orange flowers
tea pot, orange flowers, gold work: Dear Alisa, What an interesting turtle! I m not an antiques expert, but here are some sources that may be able to help you; http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html http://marksfinder.com http://www.kovels.com Hope this helps. Leisha...

Ceramics: Zeus Celadon glaze, celadon glaze, raw clay
celadon glaze, raw clay, gas kiln: Hi Joan, sorry, there is no 100% effective way to fix/repair this. What has happened is called glaze crawling . You could try heating the pot up to about 150degC and applying a thin coat of glaze with a spray gun(this will make the glaze dry instantly)...

Ceramics: Africana opaque stain colours, stain colors, glaze color
stain colors, glaze color, underglazes: Anything with stain in a name is an acylic type of paint. Some stains are like antiques and need to be wiped off with first a coat of acylic. If it has a odor or is oily they are antiques and just paint them on and spray with a sealer. All underglazes...

Ceramics: disney molds value, molds, sherry
molds, sherry, disney: Dear Sherry, Wow! Hopefully, they are the older molds produced prior to when Disney stopped licensing their characters in molds. I m not sure how to value them because I m not sure what it is that you have. Here is a source that is more knowledgeable than...

Ceramics: Glazes, electric skillet, clear glaze
electric skillet, clear glaze, two coats: Dear Donna, Sounds like you re doing everything right. Here are some things to consider; what types of brushes are you using? Allow the Concepts to completely dry before brushing on the clear glaze. I often allow detailed designs to dry overnight. If you...

Ceramics: gold leaf on vintage ceramics, girl fish, small antiques
girl fish, small antiques, wall plaques: Dear Gerry, Are you sure they are ceramic? They may be chalkware, which some are highly collectible. In that case, you may not want to do anything to them. Generally, collectibles are more valuable in their original state, unless professionally restored....

Ceramics: Help identifying ceramic figures, ceramic figures, elderly aunt
ceramic figures, elderly aunt, google: Dear Jan, Are there any marks on the bottom of the pieces? They re beautiful. They seem to be missing a few pieces from their arms. I m not an antiques expert, but glad to help if I can. If they have marks at all, send me the photos of the marks. Here...

Ceramics: Jamar Mallory piece, mold company, jamar
mold company, jamar, mallory: Dear Sheila, Jamar Mallory was a mold company popular in the 1950 s. Lots of the pieces are still around and I ve seen them valued on average $10-20, but I am not an expert on valuing items. Here s a source you could contact that may be more helpful; ...

Ceramics: McCoy Pottery?, mccoy pottery, planters
mccoy pottery, planters, antiques: Dear Kris, What wonderful planters! I really love the design. They sure look like McCoy, but I am not an antiques expert. Let me do some digging for you in my books. In the meantime, you might want to contact a few other type of experts; http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html...

Ceramics: mallory ceramics, dear diana, mallory
dear diana, mallory, ceramics: Dear Diana, Of course it is of some value, but without seeing it it s difficult to value it. Also, I am not an antiques expert. Do you have any photos of the platter? Does it have any marks on the bottom? Do you have photos of the marks? That would help....

Ceramics: Plaster Mold Question, plaster mold, lumps of clay
plaster mold, lumps of clay, wet water: hi you can use either clay pressed into the mould, clay slip or plaster. if you use plaster than you will need to prep the mould with a release agent. press mould use some wet water clay to cover you mould then when that dries a little use small lumps...

Ceramics: Plaster Mold Question, plaster mold, ceramic statues
plaster mold, ceramic statues, ceramic supplier: Tom, Here s a couple suppliers near you;not sure if they carry what you need, but they should or they should be able to direct you to someone who does. Hope this helps. Leisha A.R.T. Studio Clay Co. Inc. (262)884-4278 9320 Michigan Ave. Sturtevant,...

Ceramics: pink vase, brush mccoy, vases
brush mccoy, vases, vase: Dear Gail, Without seeing your vase or a picture of it, it s difficult to absolutely identify it, but it sounds like it is most likely a Brush McCoy. Here s some sites to get you started; http://www.mccoypottery.com/brush/brush.html http://www.brushmccoy.com/...

Ceramics: re-firing china, e mail address, china painter
e mail address, china painter, china painting: Dear Karen, How wonderful that you have these beautiful pieces from your Grandmother. The type of ceramicist you need is a china painter. Depending upon where you live, there may be one near you. Here s a listing that may be of help to you; http://www.china-painting-list.com/p18/r2,6cs/c1s/w/srchpage.html...

Ceramics: using underglazes to make crystals, underglazes, color glass
underglazes, color glass, glass pieces: I have used dried up glazes not underglazes. Actually crystals are broken cut , color glass pieces. Which can be a glaze. Underglaze I do not beleive would work since it is clay based. They must be small pieces and put them toward the top of a piece. Have...

Ceramics: Calif USA Green vase/pottery, vase, antiques
vase, antiques, trash: Dear Jamie, Congratulations on a fun find. If anything it was definitely worth redeeming from the trash. I m not an antiques or collectibles expert, but perhaps a few of them could help you out more; http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html ...

Ceramics: Cracks in bisque fired piece, bowl shape, bird bath
bowl shape, bird bath, bisque: Yes, if it a small stress line, fill with watered down slip. There is a slip like glue(hard to find). Keep putting on the watered slip until it drys flat, you may have to sand it alittle to smooth it. You then can glaze right over it. If it is a large...

Ceramics: Drilling a hole in dinnerware, brown drip, serving dish
brown drip, serving dish, size plates: You can drill a hole with a dremel tool and a glass bit. You must go slow and not let the bit get hot with a plate. It is easy just go very slow. If you know any one handy with a drill , I am sure they can do it. I live in Bradenton, fl if you need help...

Ceramics: finding antiquing, best bet, antiquing
best bet, antiquing, going out of business: Donna, So many people have written and asked for this particular product. It must ve been incredible. To my knowledge Africana doesn t exist anymore. :( I think your best bet might be to post on sites like Craigslist that you re looking for some and if anyone...

Ceramics: fireing, what cone to use, greenware, trial by error
greenware, trial by error, stilts: Firing is the hardest part or the part you never know what will happen. It is always fun to open the kiln, thou! Greenware MUST be fired at 04 or the glaze firing will not work. Glaze firing is 06. Make sure you greenware is dry, usually 3 days. It is alot...

Ceramics: greenware- broken and trimmings, sodium silicate, greenware
sodium silicate, greenware, smoothness: Dear Judy, Congratulations on starting out in ceramics! It can be reconstituted, however it is a prolonged mixing process to get it back to it s orginal smoothness.There are slip testing procedures you can do to ensure uniformity, viscosity and weight....

Ceramics: Do you have any idea what this could be?, dear teresa, bird feeder
dear teresa, bird feeder, clay color: Hmmm... again. Isn t this curious? Perhaps there is a base or bottom type bowl missing that it sat in, then it could possibly be part to a fountain or bird feeder? I would suggest contacting one of the antiques or collectibles experts. Often they are so...

Ceramics: old ceramic pitcher, seeping through the cracks, pitchers
seeping through the cracks, pitchers, dirt: Cynthia, Do you have a photo of the pitcher? It sounds like the glaze has cracked or crackled over the years from the inside and out. You may want to stop using it. The brown liquid could be any number of things, but is most likely caused by the water seeping...

Ceramics: old molds
The only thing you can try is setting them in a dry area, hopefully sunny area. Hope for the best, most of the time they will be NO good. You may save afew , make sure they are together otherwise they may never pour correctly. Once dry, use a soft brush or...

Ceramics: printing, thin slab, print screens
thin slab, print screens, technices: That sounds like a question for some one into print screening, I know nothing about. I know you must paint with underglazes on clay but not wet. It must be dry clay. I have mixed underglazes with wet clay and it comes out with a tie dyed look. I have...

Ceramics: Roseville vase, american art pottery, roseville ohio
american art pottery, roseville ohio, vase: Jana, Do you have photos? I m not an antiques expert, but there are early Roseville s with no markings. Here are a few that may be more helpful; hhttp://justartpottery.com/american-art- pottery.htmttp://www.kovels.com/ http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html...

Ceramics: raised carved marble french ladies universelle exposition of 1889, american art pottery, universal exposition
american art pottery, universal exposition, french ladies: Dear R. Smith, Wow, they re beautiful. I m not an antiques expert, but here are a few sources that may be helpful to you; http://www.kovels.com/ http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html http://justartpottery.com/american-art-pottery.htm...

Ceramics: Seasoning ceramic molds., ceramic molds, porcelain dolls
ceramic molds, porcelain dolls, doll business: Hi, DEFINATELY do NOT use water on a mold. It will never be right again. A mold is made out of the material to absorb water from the slip in order for it to harden. So if you get it wet it will take forever to dry and may never dry properly. Also, it will...

Ceramics: Atlantic Nativity Set, plaster molds, mold companies
plaster molds, mold companies, robert petro: Dear Bob, Try contacting this company; They produce molds and are very knowledgeable. Hope this helps. Leisha Business Name: Petro Mold Co Business Address: 12775 Donation Rd Waterford, PA 16441 Original Business Start Date: 1/1/1992 Type...

Ceramics: Cress Model K Kiln, ceramic business, good shape
ceramic business, good shape, alittle: Depending on the size a large one can go for $500.00, small $250 in good shape. The molds will probably go for $1 to 10 again depending on size and in style. Something to go by. I just sold a large kiln for $75, it was chipped inside alittle but I wanted to...

Ceramics: ceramic mugs, water slide paper, ceramic mugs
water slide paper, ceramic mugs, ceramic dealer: Sorry I am not sure I buy decals that slide on thru a ceramic dealer. I would look on the internet, under ceramic decals. Another idea is to paint them on with ceramic underglaze. You take your emblem and trace it on then fill it in with the paint and you...

Ceramics: Atlantic Nativity Set, bisque, molds
Ceramics: Atlantic Nativity Set, bisque, molds, comcast

Ceramics: gold halo, gold halo, overglaze
gold halo, overglaze, dear anne: Dear Anne, Gold Halo or Halo Gold is an overglaze. Overglazes - Gold, White Gold, Halo Gold, Mother of Pearl and Mardi Gras are applied over an already fired glaze. They fire at a low temperature(cone 018 - 020). Ensure that the glaze underneath the...

Ceramics: repainting an old plaster nativity, vero beach florida, reputable resource
vero beach florida, reputable resource, dear marge: Dear Marge, The closest resource I could find is in Sanford, FL. I realize that s quite a ways, but perhaps they will know of someone closer to your mom; Florida Clay Art Co. 1645 Hangar Rd. Sanford, FL 32773 (407) 330-1116 (800) 211-7713 Email:...

Ceramics: value of E. Karlin vase, pen and ink drawings, parsons school of design
pen and ink drawings, parsons school of design, corcoran gallery: Dear Cindy, What a great piece! I believe you have a piece by Eugene Karlin. Here s a little bit about him; A Brief Biography of Eugene Karlin Eugene Karlin’s fine art has been exhibited in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington...

Ceramics: value of grandmother's ceramic molds, Price for molds
Price for molds: Usually I am given alot of old molds and they are not worth the space they take up. First bugs love the plaster,esp spiders and they eat the plaster! Then things change like you know, probaly ducks and etc that are out of style. If they are dogs, gators,turtles...

Ceramics: Greenware -bisque, clay particles, greenware
clay particles, greenware, ceramic material: Scott, There are huge changes that occur when greenware is fired. Beginning at about 1650⁰F (900⁰C) the clay particles start a cementing process called sintering. After sintering it is no longer clay but has become ceramic material. The...

Ceramics: Haviland Antique China Silver Anniversary #19, luncheon plates, dessert bowls
luncheon plates, dessert bowls, service pieces: Dear Marie, What a wonderful aunt to leave you such a precious item. There is no way to appraise a set without seeing it or knowing the maker. Generally, a set is worth more together. I would try, if you have one, a local antique dealer. Here are a few other...

Ceramics: Mallory ceramics, chaise lounge, antiques dealer
chaise lounge, antiques dealer, ceramic studio: Dear Carol, It s hard to know without seeing them. I highly suggest you consult with an antiques expert. Perhaps there is an antiques dealer in your area you could take them to? Anything from 1952 is collectible, especially if it is in good shape. Here s...

Ceramics: mold company, mold industry, mold company
mold industry, mold company, waterford pa: Dear Antoinette, I have found a source that may be of tremendous help to you; Petro Mold Co. 12775 Donation Rd. Waterford, PA 16441 Email: Petromolds@verizon.net www.petromolds.com Fax: 814-796-6635 888-811-6653 They seem to have a vast knowledge...

Ceramics: pottery, 3 legs, dear kelly
3 legs, dear kelly, bottom photo: Dear Kelly, I only received the bottom photo and it s a bit blurry so it s hard to read. I m not an antiques expert. Here s one site that may be of help to you; http://www.oldandsold.com/pottery/japan1.shtml If you have an antique store in your town,...

Ceramics: problems with glazing, glaze
glaze: Hi, Usualy undergalze does not go bad. It may be to thick but water is fine to thin. Were the bottles open? Did you fire at Cone 04 with a shelf check cone? Was the bisque clean off before glazing? Glaze fire at 06? There is alot of issues that could be the...

Ceramics: CarboxyMethylCellulose for re-glazing, carboxymethylcellulose, ceramicist
carboxymethylcellulose, ceramicist, water mix: Dear Averil, Sorry about your firing. It has been the angst of many a ceramicist. What cone are you firing to? I have had luck re-glazing up to cone 5. I thin my glaze and apply the first coat very thinly. Allow to dry completely between coats so...

Ceramics: Ceramic molds, ceramic mold companies, ceramic molds
ceramic mold companies, ceramic molds, waterford pa: Dear Trenda, There have been so many changes among the ceramic mold companies over the years. It is difficult for anyone to keep up with where molds landed. But, if anyone knows it would be this company; Petro Mold Co. 12775 Donation Rd. Waterford,...

Ceramics: ceramic tiles, electric fry pan, square tile
electric fry pan, square tile, gorgeous pups: Daniel, Are you standing your tiles up on edge by themselves? I have a tile rack I use. If you don t have one, you might want to create some type of spacer in between them with clay or with stilts. I would fire them as slowly as possible. I use...

Ceramics: Ceramic molds
Ceramics: Ceramic molds

Ceramics: Halo Gold luster glaze cone 019, gold luster
Ceramics: Halo Gold luster glaze cone 019, gold luster

Ceramics: What is this?, chickens, feeder
Ceramics: What is this?, chickens, feeder

Ceramics: Halo Gold luster glaze cone 019, luster glaze, gold luster
luster glaze, gold luster, hanovia: Dear Steve, Hanovia was a division of Engelhard and when Engelhard was purchased by BASF the Hanovia division was closed. I have used Duncan s line of overglazes including Duncan Liquid Bright Gold, but it may not be what you re looking for. Have you...

Ceramics: pricing of ceramics, gold fire, greenware
gold fire, greenware, bisque: We used to take a mold and divide the price of the mold by 6. So if the mold is $60.00 each greenware piece would be $10.00. Then divide that in half for firing and half if you clean it. So bisque would be double $20.00. If you fire a piece twice-glaze firing...

Ceramics: What is this?, inch diameter hole, stoneware crocks
inch diameter hole, stoneware crocks, mystery piece: Dear Randy, What an interesting piece! Stoneware crocks and jugs have such an intriguing history. They were at one time the staple of kitchens, but I suspect this piece may have been used in manufacturing of some type. Are there any marks on the bottom...

Ceramics: Book on ceramics, e drawing, pottery wheel
e drawing, pottery wheel, book hands: I love pottery , you need a wheel unless you want to make flat objects. The wheel makes them round. If you have a colledge around they offer classes,wheels, kilns, the works for a small fee.They have alot of small studios in my area which are great also. I...

Ceramics: ceramic trivets, grogged stoneware, ceramic trivets
grogged stoneware, ceramic trivets, ceramic trivet: Gloria, Congratulations on potting! I would use a heavy grogged stoneware, but almost any clay will work. That s a great idea, a snowflake! I would roll out the clay fairly thick, 3/8 or a little more. The pitting can be due to a number of things; are you...

Ceramics: concrete rubber molds, concrete statues, waterford pa
concrete statues, waterford pa, rubber molds: Dear S, I haven t worked in concrete, but I can send you to the best in mold making and I m sure they ll know; Petro Mold Co. 12775 Donation Rd. Waterford, PA 16441 888-811-6653 Email: petromolds@verizon.net www.petromolds.com Hope they can help...

Ceramics: Where to find Fashion Hues Paint/Stains, glaser, hues
Ceramics: Where to find Fashion Hues Paint/Stains, glaser, hues, stains

Ceramics: Where to find Fashion Hues Paint/Stains, fashion hues
fashion hues: They went out of business many years ago. Afew years ago I put an ad on craigslist asking if anyone had any. I got afew new colors never used. It is the only option other then using Duncan antiques which work OK. Not like the Fashion hues but the closest....

Ceramics: Kiln Info, Kiln
Kiln: If you live in Florida the boys and girls club will take most things. Senior centers also do. It is not hard to run a kiln. You put a cone sitter in and turn on. Dolls are porcelain so I never have worked on one of them. I am sure a Class are or two would...

Ceramics: Painting a ceramic mug, minwax polycrylic, paint sealer
minwax polycrylic, paint sealer, pottery type: Dear Rebecca, So sorry to take so long to reply. Christmas time at our house was very busy. Your local hardware type store, Home Depot or even Walmart should have a sufficient spray sealer that would work. I like to use Minwax Polycrylic. It s cheap, goes...

Ceramics: Antique Pheasant Vase, approximate value, tinypic
approximate value, tinypic, pheasant: Susan, I m not an antiques or collectibles expert, but I could possibly help you identify the maker if I could see the mark. I tried numerous times to locate your photos on tinypic, but had no success. Can you just send the bottom showing the mark? ...

Ceramics: bubbles in glazes after firing, Bubbles in glaze
Bubbles in glaze: I had a very good instuctor that could figure all firing issues. 90% of time it is the kiln not firing correctly usually in the first firing. Get some firing cones and check out your kiln first. If you are going to glaze make sure it is fired with a 03 cone...

Ceramics: discontinued ceramic molds, ceramic molds, mold companies
ceramic molds, mold companies, mold company: Dear Brenda or Brynn, There have been so many changes within the mold companies. It makes it difficult to keep up and locate molds. I have found one reliable source that has been knowledgeable and helpful. Give them a try; Petro Mold Co. 12775 Donation...

Ceramics: firing times, kiln
kiln: Hi Nadia, I was always taught to HIGH fire. I opened the lid 3 inches, set everything at HIGH and hit start. After 2 hours I shut the lid tight, I also always let the top plug out. I never had any problems but I pretty much only did ceramics, once in awhile...

Ceramics: glazes and firing, coats
coats: All glazes require different amounts of coats.Most clear glazes require 2 coats. Darker colors require 3 coats so it is very confusing. I would do 1 coat of BISQUE UNDERGLAZE and wipe off and then put 2 coats of clear glaze on top of that. They make all sorts...

Ceramics: identify maker, earthenware, vase
earthenware, vase, ceramics: John, The look is very much like Roseville Pottery s Native American inspired Mostique line. Some of the early marks were done in blue like this. Vase Roseville Pottery Zanesville, OH Earthenware 1915 It s either the real thing or a good reproduction....

Ceramics: Royal Austria O&EG clock blank, porcelain pieces, wreath
porcelain pieces, wreath, 1918: Dear Annie, I m not an antiques or collectibles expert, but it appears to be made by Oscar and Edgar Gutherz of Alt-Kohlaw, Austria. The O&EG Royal Austria porcelain was made between 1889-1918. Their mark is hallmarked in green with wreath; word Royal in...

Ceramics: I have three kilns not firing to temp, ceramichrome, digital timer
ceramichrome, digital timer, four elements: Lea, Here is more information. The DTC 100C is the controller used to turn the elements on and off. If you go to the Paragon website, which is a manufacturer of Kilns, you will find a very good manual that describes the operation and troubleshooting for...

Ceramics: transparent glaze turning milky, kiln sitter, earthenware clay
kiln sitter, earthenware clay, transparent glaze: First you should paint the underglaze on greenware THEN fire to 03 THEN you glaze with the clear glaze and fire to 06. You are firing them backwards so you are burning the glaze off because it is too hot. Where did 017 cone come from, make sure you read the...

Ceramics: How do you use a ceramic mold?, plaster of paris molds, ceramic mold
plaster of paris molds, ceramic mold, plaster of paris: Ceramic mold you must use slip. You pour the slip in the mold and let it set up for 5 to 15 mins depending on the size. Then you dump the slip out and you may reuse it. Then you let it dry completely and fire it to bisque. Plaster of paris molds are plastic...

Ceramics: Vase identity, st armands circle, antique store
st armands circle, antique store, vase: Dear Tom, I didn t receive any photos??? Can you try again? In the meantime, I am not an antiques or collectables expert, but here are few sources you may try if you haven t already; www.kovels.com http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html ...

Ceramics: blue vase, blue vase, dear john
blue vase, dear john, instincts: Dear John, The entire bottom of the pot is blue? It appears it s been painted with an underglaze. My 1st instincts are that it is not very old and perhaps produced by a recent artisan, however, I am not an antiques or collectibles expert. Here are a few...

Ceramics: ceramics, using acrylics, leisha
using acrylics, leisha, rough edges: Dear Rose, Prep coat is basically used to prepare the surface to paint on. It smooths out any rough edges, etc. If you are using acrylics on your piece, simply use a white, buff or other color for your base. You can thin it if necessary. Leish...

Ceramics: correct fire temperature, clay type, types of clay
clay type, types of clay, fire clay: Jill, What cone or temperature does your clay vitrify? Generally, there are 3 types of clay, Earthenware, mid-range and high fire. Earthenware fires at Cone 04-06. Mid-range at cone 5-7 and high fire up to cone 10. Your glaze needs to be lead-free or dinnerware...

Ceramics: Skutt thermocouples, kiln wash, several times
Ceramics: Skutt thermocouples, kiln wash, several times, thumb

Ceramics: firing, ceramics magazine, strong personalities
ceramics magazine, strong personalities, many cars: Lisa, How many cars have you owned? After having owned numerous kilns, I ve learned they re a bit like my cars. Each have their own quirks, strengths, weaknesses, etc. Some have such strong personalities they merit names. Now that I have a new car and kiln,...

Ceramics: Skutt thermocouples, kiln, thermocouple
kiln, thermocouple, flaking: Dear Doris, My husband is our resident kiln expert and has dealt with all my troubles. I will consult him this evening regarding your flaking. :) Leisha Hello Doris, I need to ask you a few questions so I can help you. Can you give me the Model number...

Ceramics: Terra Cotta Pottery Bistro Table Top, hairline cracks, colored tile
hairline cracks, colored tile, terra cotta pottery: Dear Willard, If you re a handy DIY kinda guy, absolutely, you can re-do your table. Your local Home Depot or other store like that can help you out with materials and they often offer classes on tiling and grouting. If you re not confident you can handle...

Ceramics: Gouda vase, leisha, aql
leisha, aql, schoonhoven: Dear Diane, It would be helpful to have a photo of the vase. Check out these images from Google on similar Dutch items; http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7ADFA_en&biw=1060&bih=558&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=Plateelbakkerij+Schoonhoven&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=...

Ceramics: substitue for prep coat, Acrylic
Acrylic: I have not used a primer in over 30 years, acrylic paint is so smooth you do not need to use a primer for acrylic. Duncan stopped producing it because they did not sell much if any. White acrylic paint will do the same but if I am using multiply colors I don...

Ceramics: ceramics, Paint
Paint: It depends on what kind of paint you used. Acylic paint-yes. Glazed-sometime. There are some new bisque strokes out that you can repaint with, then fire. If it is flat and you refire it it may break in half. Also there are some glass paints you can repaint...

Ceramics: Glazing Ceramic Tiles from Home Depot, Firing
Firing: I have fired them again with FUN STROKES as design work and they come out fine. It cone 6. I am not sure about the whole tile being glazes. It may craze if too thick. The firing of cone 6 is fine. Also, you should set them in a tile setter so they stand upright....

Ceramics: overglazes, gold
gold: I have never used the dried, sticky gold. I just throw it. So sorry I never thought about diluting it. Three years ago I talked to the company that made the halo gold and they could not get the minerals for it so now they are out of business. There is a company...

Ceramics: bird, dear jane, carved stone
dear jane, carved stone, crane: Dear Jane, Do you have a photo of the bottom? Are there any markings on it? From the photo you sent it appears to be some type of carved stone. Stone tends to retain cold. You may want to consult a stone or carving expert. Glad to help more if I can. Leish...

Ceramics: Dinner ware set, gold paint, vacation tomorrow
gold paint, vacation tomorrow, dinner ware: Dear Brad, I know I have seen this pattern before. I have looked and looked. I ll keep looking. I had a close friend pass away this week and haven t had much time to look again, but I ll keep trying. You might want to consult with an antiques or collectibles...

Ceramics: Hull ceramic planter, ceramic planter, auction
ceramic planter, auction: Dear Carey, This is a window planter by Hull U.S.A. I have often seen it in a dark green glaze. It typically measures 9 x4 3/4 x 3 1/2 tall with four unglazed feet on the bottom. In the green, it s valued at about $15+. I haven t seen it in this white...

Ceramics: pottery mark 6344 stamp on side base of figurine, vacation tomorrow, ceramic figurine
vacation tomorrow, ceramic figurine, grans: Dear Gillian, How wonderfulto have something that was cherished by a grandparent. Do you have any photos you can forward? Also, a photo of the bottom with a close up of any markings would help tremendously. I apologize in advance, I am leaving for vacation...

Ceramics: antique china, homer laughlin china, antique china
homer laughlin china, antique china, different numbers: Dear Heidi, Have you tried Replacements.com? They re quite knowledgeable and have a broad range of replacement items. Numbers mean or meant different things at different potteries. I m not totally up on all that, I m more of a clay potter, but I dabble in...

Ceramics: ceramics, Ceramics
Ceramics: Yes, they still exist. Not very many, thou. I buy a lot on line. Google ceramics. I buy bisque and paint with acrylics now that I closed the shop. Check senior centers, some have ceramics class. I teach it one in Florida and we have a kiln and it is a lot...

Ceramics: antique china, number combination, countess
Ceramics: antique china, number combination, countess, grandmother

Ceramics: Gold Imari Vases, wichita art museum, vase
Ceramics: Gold Imari Vases, wichita art museum, vase

Ceramics: Old tile ship painting
Ceramics: Old tile ship painting

Ceramics: porcelain tea set, kutani, valleys
Ceramics: porcelain tea set, kutani, valleys, japan

Ceramics: where to find greenware in Missouri, Illinois, Greenware
Greenware: I live in Bradenton, Fl So I know SW Fl. Which has no ceramics shops right now that has Greenware. I know one that has bisque. The best thing to do is Yellow page -Ceramics. Also, ebay has alot of bisque which is just as cheap as greenware. Good Luck...

Ceramics: Gold Imari Vases, antiques collectibles, antiques dealer
antiques collectibles, antiques dealer, vases: Jamie, I would look for a reputable antiques dealer whose been established and in business for a long time. If you re near a large city, start there. The dealer should have references and if you ask around town, generally people know who the best is. If your...

Ceramics: Jester figure by Ellen Williams, willitts designs, chicago sun times
willitts designs, chicago sun times, court jester: Dear Cheris, Ellen Williams would be the artist. Only 9500 of these were produced. You have #896. In 1987 Willitts Designs licensed her to produce this item from her artwork. I m sure there is a collectible listing for/from Willitts somewhere. Willitts was...

Ceramics: Old tile ship painting, tile painting, white ship
tile painting, white ship, open sea: Dear Tabitha, Wow, it s beautiful! I m not an antiques expert. I do ceramics/pottery. Do you have a photo of the marking on the back? Is it just numbers or any symbol? I highly recommend you consult and antiques expert and one who specializes in tile. You...

Ceramics: porcelain tea set, white seal, tiny letters
white seal, tiny letters, tea set: Dear K, The set is a Japanese SHUZAN FUKIYAKI, circa Early-Mid Century. The symbol on your right translates, made at Japan. The left symbol or seal is difficult to identify unless a comparison can be found. I ve seen this teapot go for around $200 alone....

Ceramics: pricing ceramics, Pricing
Pricing: Hi, pricing is the hardest part. I to inherited trucks of molds. First I got old mold books or new ones. Take the price of the mold and divide by six. Then I charged half of the greenware for firing times two if I glazed fire. That is the way I would do painted...

Ceramics: stoneware, spots
spots: There is afew ways to get rid of the rough spots. There is a bisque stone that will rub it off. At a local ceramic shop- I would take the piece to them and give them a buck to get it off. Also if you have Drummel tool to grind it off. Or buy the little...

Ceramics: Bowl, close ups, leblanc
close ups, leblanc, ups: Dear Kim, Glad to help if I can. Try to send photos of the bowl and the bottom of the bowl and close ups of any marks on the bottom. There should be an option for you to attach pictures that you can click on. If you still have trouble you can email me at...

Ceramics: Crazing, Firing
Firing: The glazing has nothing to do with the crazng. It is your firing that does the crazing. Your greenware firing most be a cone 04 if not you will get crazing. Double check with a cone shelf sitter and make sure you are getting a correct firing. Good luck ...

Ceramics: Double firing, Crystal
Crystal: Sorry, I don t do reduction firing. Tried it once and about burnt the building down and none of the pieces came out good. I know crystal glazes do not fire well twice most of the crystals disappear. Also, anything flat that is fired more then once will probably...

Ceramics: Pottery Bird Info., guido, figurines
Ceramics: Pottery Bird Info., guido, figurines, shape

Ceramics: Help identifying this antique Korean Tea Set?, korean tea, great grandmother
korean tea, great grandmother, tea service: Dear Lumin, Here are some other resources you might check with; http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/index.html http://www.kovels.com/ OR you might want to take it to your local antique dealer. Often, they provide an appraisal service. I m sorry,...

Ceramics: Pottery Bird Info., guido gambone, glaze colors
guido gambone, glaze colors, culver city ca: Dear Steve, Raymor, in the 1950 s produced some of their own ceramics using well known designers. They re a distributor of post modern items from approximately 1940-1980 s. Guido Gambone & Botissi did do figurines like this in the 1950 s. Botissi did a lot...

Ceramics: Recipe please., slip
slip: Yes, I use regular slip that has set in the bucket . It is the slip that I cut off on the molds. then I put alittle water with it take it to the right consistency. Some use a wax paper to let the slip sit out in and then it dries up a bit . Sorry I don t have...

Ceramics: American beauty kiln parts?????, old model, american beauty
old model, american beauty, common cold: Dear Rich, First, I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I ve just battled the common cold for about 3 weeks. Try; www.Euclids.com 1-800-296-5456 If you strike out with them, we can make you an element if needed with more information....

Ceramics: Atlantic Mold 225, mold industry, mold company
mold industry, mold company, waterford pa: Dear Richard, There s been so many changes within the mold industry in recent years. It has made it hard to keep up. I have found one very knowledgeable and helpful source; The Petro Mold Company Toll Free Telephone ...

Ceramics: cleaning an intricate statue, gold paint, gold sheets
gold paint, gold sheets, touch of water: The gold is probaly gold sheets whick may come off? Try a q-tip with alitlle rubbing alcohol on the bottom and see. sorry otherwise I am not sure what to use. The gol is easily put back on if it comes off. It is called gold leaf so you may want to clean and...

Ceramics: meiselman imports - mancer kitchen canisters (made in italy), canisters, lids
Ceramics: meiselman imports - mancer kitchen canisters (made in italy), canisters, lids, grandmother

Ceramics: meiselman imports - mancer kitchen canisters (made in italy), ceramic kitchen canisters, web inquiry
ceramic kitchen canisters, web inquiry, ebay: Dear Sharon, So sorry to be delayed in answering you. I have been ill for a few days. I answer so many inquiries, I ll have to look that one up. Are you looking for basic information about them, a selling price or a replacement? I ll research my 08 response...

Ceramics: very dirty molds, molds
molds: When I started I brought 4000 molds in so so shape. I got an air compressor and blew them out. Some had to be trashed but most were OK. Some I had to pour and had bad detail so I trashed them. Alot of spiders they love plaster. The outside is usually no...

Ceramics: applying glaze to commercial dishes, glaze
glaze: I have never tried it but I do know that if you fire something to hot or to much it will crack. So if you get something at Goodwill it may not work but then it may??? They have a Bisque glaze in many colors that you may add but it could run off, too. You never...

Ceramics: Ceramic Platter Artist ID, pottery stoneware, hand thrown pottery
pottery stoneware, hand thrown pottery, clay supplies: Dear Jay, There s a well known supplier in Austin; Armadillo Clay & Supplies 3307 E. Fourth St. Austin, TX 78702 512-385-7311 Fax: 512-385-1152 Website: www.armadilloclay.com They re worth a try. Ask them also if they know of any potters guilds...

Ceramics: any info on vase, grand mother, vase
grand mother, vase, taking the time: Hi David, How blessed you are to have a family heirloom passed down through generations. The piece is definitely Italian, I can tell by the design and colors. Do you have a photo of the mark on the bottom you can send? That is the makers mark. Leish...

Ceramics: part 2 to unknown vase, fantechi, leisha
fantechi, leisha, majolica: David, The mark is indicative of a Fantechi. I have often seen this vase in a white majolica background, but not in blue. The white ones are usually priced between $3-400. Here is some more history regarding Fantechi. Beautiful piece! http://italianpotterymarks.freeforums.org/history-of-the-egisto-fantechi-ceramics-factory-t75.html...

Ceramics: qing dynasty vase?, antique dealer, qing dynasty
antique dealer, qing dynasty, yard sale: Dear Marion, The mark is very similar to the Qing dynasty early 1900 s mark, however there are some differences. Without seeing the vase in person it is difficult to determine its authenticity, however, based on what I can see in your photos my experience...

Ceramics: Africana glazes, bique, broken pieces
bique, broken pieces, art room: Dear Laureen, Some people would say you have a stash of gold! Lots of moans when they went out of business. I personally haven t heard of Chromatic, but I have experienced what you re going through. I ve often bought up someone else s stash only to find myself...

Ceramics: blanks from Austria, china painters, chief wolf
china painters, chief wolf, china painting: Dear Teresa, Spelling porcelain is a tricky one. You may want to check this site out; http://www.theshop.net/wocporg/ It is for the World s China Painters Organization. There are still 9-10K painters! On their site you can look up a group in your state....

Ceramics: native american pottery, native american pottery, navajo nation
native american pottery, navajo nation, shipley: Dear Shawn, The Dine college, as you re probably aware, is the college of the Navajo nation. They do offer a fine arts program. They were established in 1968, so if they pot came from there it could only be that old. Shipley refers to a brown clay. Is the...

Ceramics: Porcelain Identification, honey pot, rs prussia
honey pot, rs prussia, porcelain cup: Dear Nathan, How nice that you have something that belonged to your great grandmother. The cup is reminiscient of RS Prussia, the early years. Perhaps it belonged to a set like a chocolate set, which would explain why it is not marked. The Bee honey pot...

Ceramics: glaze, proper temperatures, pug mill
proper temperatures, pug mill, consistent temperature: There is so much to learn in glazes and firing. I was lucky I had a great teacher that lived close by to show her all my failures. There is alot of questions here that are hard to decipher. 1. First on firing a glaze load I put a firing cone on each shelf...

Ceramics: ceramic molds, ceramic molds, trial by error
ceramic molds, trial by error, clear glaze: Not ever dealing in smoke damage, I can only suggest what to try. I would pour the mold like usual and then fire them. It should be fine especially after firing. If not when I molded color slip, I had to throw the first away. I don t think that would be good...

Ceramics: Duncan the Boss Plus Kiln, kiln sitter, work ie
kiln sitter, work ie, boss: You know the basics to HIfire? Ceramic and over, right??? It is more automatic then the old ones. So just set it to what is in the kiln and it is real easy. The old way from lo to high or automatic is the same old way. I am not sure of the ? so it is hard...

Ceramics: Duncan the Boss Plus Kiln, overglaze, wealth of knowledge
Ceramics: Duncan the Boss Plus Kiln, overglaze, wealth of knowledge, kiln

Ceramics: firing china paint on vessel sinks, china paint, shelf sitters
china paint, shelf sitters, greenware: Are you starting with greenware? It seems it maybe fired too many times. Another thing is to try it in the middle of the kiln so it is not too hot. Hope this helps a little . Also check your kiln heat with shelf sitters, on each shelf. If I had all the...

Ceramics: underglazes that have thickened and gone hard, Underglaze
Underglaze: Patti,You can add water to thick and then whip it up to get all the lumps out. If it is totally hard , you can try and let it sit all night with water. Usually it is to lumpy to paint with. With that being said new UG is much easier to work with but give...

Ceramics: Ceramic molds, ceramic molds, broken pieces
ceramic molds, broken pieces, j walker: I have done afew things. The outside I never worried about. First super glue the piece back in, alittle more clean up work but it still works. If it is s small piece I use old slip and let it dry before pouring, alot more clean up but it works. The only thing...

Ceramics: ceremic church, mold number, mold company
mold number, mold company, steeple: I USED TO HAVE THAT MOLD BUT NOT A CLUE WHERE IT MAYBE. THE SHOP HAS SOLD 4 TIMES AND IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE. I WOULD LOOK ONLINE FOR BISQUE COMPANIES AND THERE ARE ALOT . SO I AM SURE YOU CAN FIND IT. I WILL LOOK AT THE ONES I DO BUSINESS WITH BUT LIKE I...

Ceramics: ceremic church, steeples, molds
Ceramics: ceremic church, steeples, molds, mold

Ceramics: Need to learn alot, trial by error, greenware
trial by error, greenware, turning 50: I do not do glass, yet! I deal with bisqueimports.com they have alot of glass slumpers. I am sure they will help you out. They are very good. Also I buy from alot of different companies. They have alot of supplies also. Also they sell kilns so they have manuels...

Ceramics: old, broken ,items I would like to have again., mold
mold: Some of the big companies will like Duncan. It is pretty expensive. I had a local man in Florida but he passed away. Ask in your area ceramic shop, they may know. Some do it as hobby?? You can learn , too. Look on the internet for mold making. Good Luck, sorry...

Ceramics: Bowling ashtray, gold bands, model cars
gold bands, model cars, bowling ball: Sorry I have never seen that mold. Atlantic molds went out over 20 years ago. I had alot of old molds. Gold bands would be easy to repaint with a paint for model cars. I cannot remember the name right now. I will look and see if my friend has any more? You...

Ceramics: ceramic mold, ceramic molds, plaster of paris
ceramic molds, plaster of paris, ceramic mold: I always use slip in ceramic molds. I have never really used plaster. One time I tried it with a plastic mold. It was really messy and it did not hold up. Ceramic is much more durable but must be fired. Sorry I only know how ceramic are made. Debbie in Fl...

Ceramics: Firing cones, shelf sitter, kiln
shelf sitter, kiln, coils: Yes, you can refire MOST items again. If you are just using acylic paint on them, they will be fine as long as they are hard. If they are flat like a plate and you fire them more then 3 times, they may crack. Good Luck! By the way it is always good to use...

Ceramics: craft, bisque imports, greenware
bisque imports, greenware, dyer indiana: I have the same problem in Fl. we used to have 5 shops and now none. So I have resorted to buying bisque. There is alot on the web just do a search and many come up. I like Annies, Bisque Imports. They are real reasonable in $$. Just the same as Greenware...

Ceramics: odor and dampness in ceramic molds, ceramic molds, carla brown
ceramic molds, carla brown, greenware: Hi Carla, You may put the molds in the sun but they MUST be together. It is better if they are lightly strapped together. The sun will shrink them alittle and if not together they may never go together right. So then your slip will just run out the wrong...

Ceramics: ceramic cookie jar used as sign jar for wedding reception, bisque ware, ceramic shop
bisque ware, ceramic shop, cookie jar: Must every thing will smudge and most markers you can not bake. The only thing that will dry in a few minutes is if you use bisque ware and then use a bisque paint and then fire it in a kiln with a glaze over it. Contact a local Ceramic shop and purchase everything...

Ceramics: Porcelain? under mantle paint, wood background, water color
wood background, water color, soot: There is an Apple GLOOSY paint you can buy at Michaels. I bake it on but after time and heat from fire place it will stay. You can spray the paint with a sealer but it will take the shine out of glaze and may not stick well. There is also a paint on sealer...

Ceramics: adding a name to a porcelain/ceramic piece., sharpie marker, paint pen
sharpie marker, paint pen, ceramic piece: There is 2 different pens/markers you can use. One is a sharpie marker and another is a paint pen. It comes in gold and you shake them up and then press on the tip and the paint comes out. Not sure of the name brand but you can get them at Michaels. Good Luck...

Ceramics: adding a name to a porcelain/ceramic piece.
Ceramics: adding a name to a porcelain/ceramic piece.

Ceramics: aryclic paints vs. glazes, acrylic paint, home oven
acrylic paint, home oven, greenware: First you do not fire acrylic paint. There is an acrylic apple paint you can paint glaze or glass with, then you can cure it in the oven. Greenware is fired to bisque which you paint acrylic on and then spray with a sealer. Also, bisque can be painted with...

Ceramics: kiln, kiln
kiln: The first thing is to turn it on and leave the lid open, on high. After one to two hours look and make sure all elements are red hot. If so shut lid and see if the cone shuts it off. I would use a high cone 16-20. Also, I would use shelf cones to see if the...

Ceramics: Slip, soaks, bubbles
soaks, bubbles, majors: You should only use a small amount of hard clay with new clay. It is really hard for the clay to get hard and thick otherwise. The mold soaks in the important chemicals in new clay ,the the old clay already released them. Also, It takes a lot of mixing to...

Ceramics: Africana stains, black stain, paint companies
black stain, paint companies, ceramic pieces: Hi Yvette; Yes, Africana went out of business about 10 years ago, or so. I am at loss having to do without those products. You can make your own, and I am going to tell you how to do it. You can save the dust from cleaning the pieces, and put it in a cup...

Ceramics: ANTIQUE CERAMICS AND PAINTINGS, hairline cracks, antique ceramics
hairline cracks, antique ceramics, ceramic piece: Hello Susy, I myself am not qualified to appraise antiques or paintings. However, if you will let me know your location,I have many friends that work in the art industry and if they are not in your area,would probably know of one close to you. Also,I...

Ceramics: Antique ceramic figurine, antique ceramics, flower head
antique ceramics, flower head, red herring: Hi Christopher; Sorry I can t help, but I collect antique glass, and not very many other antique pieces. I am not at all familiar with antique ceramics. Your best bet would be an expert on ALL antiques. I put Identify antique ceramics in my search engine,...

Ceramics: Antique medium, oil stains, watercolor technique
oil stains, watercolor technique, doc holliday: Hi Kris; I don t like Duncan products, so I don t keep up with what they have now, however, since this craze for acrylics started, it is next to impossible to find the oil stains. I use africana, and all of them, after using Africana falls short to me. ...

Ceramics: Apraisel of statue, mold number, concrete concrete
mold number, concrete concrete, greek goddess: Hello Tom, Sapho is the name of a Greek Goddess priestess.She was the guardian of the gateway between this world and the next.475 is probably the mold number.Many stores carry her bust and figurine.Some in plaster,others in concrete.The busts range in price...

Ceramics: Associations, exhibitors association, mold manufacturers
exhibitors association, mold manufacturers, ceramics: Hello BB, Sadly there is a reason.Ceramics has been on a downhill spiral for quite awhile now.Companys have closed,mold manufacturers have sold out or just disappeared.Associations just don t have the participation that they did years ago.The Exhibitors...

Ceramics: africana ceramic paints, ceramic paints, batavia ohio
ceramic paints, batavia ohio, purple plum: Hi Cynthia; I would say,,,,,,,,,, write me at my personal email, and let s see if we can work something out. I think it would be improper to negotiate a sale on this website. It is not supposed to be used for profit, and/or buying and selling. Write...

Ceramics: africana ceramic underglazes, white vinegar, greenware
white vinegar, greenware, underglazes: Hi Jenny; The Africana underglazes are diferent than all others. Underglazes have some slip in them, that is why it is recommended you mix the first coat with a little water ( I never do though), but Africana put NO slip in their underglazes, so you should...

Ceramics: africana glaze, pepper seed, flower pots
pepper seed, flower pots, greenware: Sorry, I don t know what color it is,I never used many of the Nebulus glazes, but if you have a piece of broken bisque, put as many coats of that glaze as you are supposed to use on it and fire it with a glaze firing. I fire broken greenware so I have pieces...

Ceramics: africana stains, paint companies, murl
paint companies, murl, raising kids: Juli; Get in touch with me at my personal email so we can stay in touch about the stains. Charlotte charlotte34@verizon.net Hi Juli; Me, myself? I will beg, borrow, or steal to get my hands on even a drop of Africana. I a certified in Africanc...

Ceramics: alternative glazes, wood fire kiln, aluminum bottle
wood fire kiln, aluminum bottle, bottle tops: Hi Joshua; You can use slump molds and fire the bottles onto the pieces, but they will not give the same effect as a glaze. Read up on the chemistry of glazes and make your own. I haven t tried to find alternative materials to use as glazes. Glazes are...

Ceramics: antique ceramic cherubs, world war ii, antique dealer
world war ii, antique dealer, cherubs: Dear Judy, I am sorry that I do not have an answer for you. I know nothing about this mark you are speaking of. You might try speaking to an antique dealer about this. More than likely he/she may be able to help you, but be careful who you pick,...

Ceramics: How do I apply Terra Sigillata, silver spoon, terra sigillata
silver spoon, terra sigillata, sheen: You should apply up to eight coats of terrasigillata to a piece, brushing in a different direction with each application and allowing to dry at least 12 hours between coats. The final coat should be burnished with a polishing stone or silver spoon to give...

Ceramics: arcrylic, tempera paints, acrylic stains
tempera paints, acrylic stains, oil stains: Hi Terri; I don t know what you mean by the American and the other brands. If they are acrylic stains I don t think there is a difference. I HATE acrylics! I just don t like the way they apply. I can t have the flexibility with them I can with oil, and...

Ceramics: armatures, clay sculptures
clay sculptures: Hi Archie. I m sorry, but I don t do enough sculpting to advise you. Put sculpting information inyour serch engine. You shopuld get just about all the information you need. Also put in books on s ulpting. You would get a list of sites that offer books....

Ceramics: attaching leather hard pieces, stress cracks, tile panels
stress cracks, tile panels, relief tile: Hello Giovanni, My suggestion is to add APT II Enhancer to your clay .It plasticizes the clay, reducing stress cracks and greatly improving green strength. The resulting clay is more elastic, excellent for sculpting, and accepts add-ons & repairs with...

Ceramics: Base materials for exterior tile table, tile table, exterior tile
tile table, exterior tile, expansion and contraction: Hi David. Thanks for asking. I would use 3/4 plywood as the substrate followed by an uncoupling membrane (Schluter Ditra, www.schluter.com). leave at least an 1/8 joint between the wood strips and the tile to allow for expansion of the wood. Fill the open...

Ceramics: Big Kilns, raku kiln, rich reds
raku kiln, rich reds, nice blues: Hi, Have you approached local schools and galleries/workshops to see if you can buy firing time? most places do it for a small fee, usually by weight. Another suggestion is pit-firing after the bisque, you can either burnish for a natural finish or copper...

Ceramics: Bisque and glaze firing, kiln shelf, paragon electric
kiln shelf, paragon electric, laguna clay: Hi Albert; I always fire grenware at a higher temp to get the maximum shrinkage. Then I fire the glaze at a lower temp, at least one cone lower. If the clay shrinks more in the glaze firing, thuis can cause a lot of breakage, and/or distortion of color....

Ceramics: Bisque Pig, transparent glazes, ceramic glazes
transparent glazes, ceramic glazes, ceramic kiln: Ji Krissy; Are you saying the ceramic stores don t understand what you are talking about? I wish there were requirements for ceramic shops. Anyone can open one, and give classes, whether or not they know what they are talking about. You can get any finish...

Ceramics: Book or magazine, arts and crafts magazine, anniversary book
arts and crafts magazine, anniversary book, jones publishing: Hi, Go online and check out Jones publishing.In the August 2005 issue of Fired Arts and Crafts magazine,is the 50th anniversary Book of Basics .It tells you a little about everything and should help you out whether you are a beginner or a teacher.You can...

Ceramics: Brushes, long periods of time, original wrapper
long periods of time, original wrapper, aluminum foil: If you bought cheap brushes or ones that really are not of good quality,this will happen.Letting your brushes stand in water,leaving paint on them for long periods of time,trying to brush the paint out of them on paper towels,not using a brush cleaning solution,standing...

Ceramics: Bust Scultures, quesions, brower
quesions, brower, glazes: I am sorry, but the name Marie Brower does not ring a bell. I would say, by the markings, the pieces were made by the ESCO company circa (in or around) 1961, and circa 1969. I have never heard of this company, so I cannot give you any information on the...

Ceramics: Busy, linda linda, bisque
linda linda, bisque, brushes: Linda,how wonderful for you! Bisque really is the only way to go anymore.And to let your customers use your paints and brushes,charging them just for what they use,saves them money and allows them to buy more.In just a month you have implemented our ideas...

Ceramics: balloons, margarete, balloons
margarete, balloons, pumpkins: Hello Margarete, It was very easy.The balloons worked well and because you can let the air out of them,you can clay puzzle all the way around.As soon as your clay can hold its own,just pop the balloon.So simple and a lot less hassle then working with a...

Ceramics: basic ceramic molds, mold companies, ceramic molds
mold companies, ceramic molds, arnel: Hi River; Try these mold companies. they have websites and you can see most of their molds there. Duncan Gare Arnel these are some that have plates, vases, etc, some very plain and some in several sizes. go to this site and browse the companies listed...

Ceramics: basic galze firing instructions, kiln sitter, electric kiln
kiln sitter, electric kiln, cone 4: Hi Karen; I need to know more about your kiln. What brand is it? If it is not a paragon, I need to read up some info on your kiln. Do you know what year it was made? Is it an electronic kiln or does it have a kiln sitter? Do you have holes in the side...

Ceramics: bisque firing, greenware, ceramic ware
greenware, ceramic ware, bisque: Hello Sara, Bisque is the name given to greenware after it has been fired in a kiln for the first time. There are several kinds of bisque firings though.For example if you just want to paint your bisque with stains,you would fire the greenware to...

Ceramics: bisque or greenware, greenware, bisque
greenware, bisque, rita: Hello Jen, You aren t doing anything wrong.No one has time anymore, so they look for what I call a quick fix .Something they can come in and paint fast.I have gone completely to bisque and if someone wants greenware,I pour it for them.Just go to bisque...

Ceramics: bisque, coat application, underglazes
coat application, underglazes, bisque: Ok, I can get Duncan down here, but I have never liked their products, so I don t keep up with their product line. Yes, washing out means getting lighter. t mixes with the clear glaze and some or a lot of the color gets washed ou. I do a watercolor technique....

Ceramics: blowing up, vent hole, kiln
vent hole, kiln, ceramics: Hello Madge, Make sure the piece you add has a vent hole in it and also the piece you are attaching it to.Also if it is solid,it may not release the gas properly or if you are firing too quickly.Make sure the kiln is vented well and that you fire correctly...

Ceramics: Just bought an older kiln, very small, kiln sitter, red glow
kiln sitter, red glow, metal frame: Hi Kate; It sounds to me like you just have the kiln bricks. When you fire, those bricks heat up to a transparent red glow. I am afraid if you fire it, you will have a fire. With no controls, and no kiln sitter, and no metal frame, It sounds like you just...

Ceramics: Just bought a used kiln, skutt kilns, cracks in the walls
skutt kilns, cracks in the walls, stryofoam: Hello Kate, I would not shove the coils back in.It is an older kiln and the coils are probably brittle and will break when you try to put them back in.Replace them. Where the walls are chipped could also cause problems when firing glazed pieces.The sides...

Ceramics: I broke jar lid and its been discontinued., jar lid, taking a chance
jar lid, taking a chance, store catalog: Hello Angela, I tried to look at your jars but it says product not found . Even though the company has discontinued the jars,they may have dealers that could possibly still have them.I would contact the company and ask them.If they do not,then contact...

Ceramics: broken dolphin ceramic table, darla, rame
darla, rame, small pieces: Hi Darla; Well, the best thing would be to repair with ceramic and refire it, but if that is not an option, Elmer s glue is used on small pieces. I don t know if it will hold on a larger object. Super glue is another option, but with either,if there is any...

Ceramics: broken raku animal, ceramic glue, glue technique
ceramic glue, glue technique, cyanoacrylate: Hello Chuck, Your local hardware store should have some ceramic glue which works,but 2 part epoxies work better. The cyanoacrylate sometimes doesn t want to cure properly. I was given some East Valley Epoxy a few years back and I swear by it for repairing...

Ceramics: broken statue, hobby lobby, craft store
hobby lobby, craft store, mays: Dear J. V., Sorry to hear about the broken statue. I usually use 527 glue if I don t need to fill in a space. If it needs something to fill in a space, then I use E 6000 These can usually be found at a craft store like Michaels . or Hobby...

Ceramics: brushes, royal brushes, ebay
royal brushes, ebay, molds: Linda, 1st, Good luck on your new shop. :-) I buy my brushes on ebay. Dirtbikegeorge sells all kinds and they are of good quality.You can buy them in bulk-144 in a box,all sizes and they are Royal Brushes.There are others also that have great brushes and...

Ceramics: Capodemonte, italian ceramics, auctioner
italian ceramics, auctioner, mag news: Hello there. Unfortunately I m not an expert of this magnificent porcelains. I made some research though, in order to help you to find the information you need. First of all, you can send an email to the National Museum in Capodimonte. Please, attach...

Ceramics: CERAMIC BISQUE PAINTING, ceramic bisque, acrylic paints
ceramic bisque, acrylic paints, baking oven: Hi Joe; There is no paint you can fire in a home oven, unless you can get the temp up very high. Clay is fired to bisque at 04 to 02. 04 is about 2200 degrees. The glazes are fired at 05 or 06. That is about 1800 degrees. My self cleanning oven only goes...

Ceramics: CERAMICS QUESTION - FIRING, ceramics club, italian ceramics
ceramics club, italian ceramics, middle school teacher: Hi Alison. I m an expert of Italian Ceramics and materials here are quite different. I can tell you though that maybe the two glazes had to be fired separately. First the blue one, then the brown one (lower temperature). You can try to glaze the piece and...

Ceramics: Ceramic, ceramic vase, german regions
ceramic vase, german regions, earthenware: Hi, grapes are a very popular subject in most wine producing German regions. This design is applied both on Stoneware and on Earthenware, usually on useful ceramic items, such as mugs, pitchers, goblets. I do not have enough information to establish where...

Ceramics: Ceramic basics, ceramic mold, ceramic molds
ceramic mold, ceramic molds, staunton chess: Dear Christine, First of all, you must acquire a gallon or more of ceramic slip . Before using it, you must stir it up, being careful not to get air bubbles in it. If it needs thinning a little, use distilled water. It needs to be the consistency...

Ceramics: Ceramic Dow, ceramic product, ceramic pieces
ceramic product, ceramic pieces, dows: Hi Nirmal; I m sorry, but I have never heard that term. If you can give me more information about it, maybe I can answer, or find the information for you. Is this a technique for finishing ceramic pieces, or a ceramic product. Can you explain it more to...

Ceramics: Ceramic Glazing, fire glazes, earthenware clay
fire glazes, earthenware clay, cone number: Hi Judy; Cone 6 is high fire, for use with porcelaine and stoneware. If you asre using ceramic ( earthenware) clay, the cone is too hot for that greemware, and for ceramic, low-fire glazes. The firing range for porcelaine and stoneware if from cone6 to cone...

Ceramics: Ceramic Mix, ceramic mix, flower pots
ceramic mix, flower pots, ceramic pieces: Hi Jennifer; I am not sure what you mean by absorbing water. Do you mean a bisque that will absorn water if it is soaked in it? I used to make trays for a dental lab. I fired the greenware to a soft bisque, and did not glaze it. They used the trays to...

Ceramics: Ceramic Mold, ceramic mold, molds
ceramic mold, molds, backside: Hi Cherie, Yes you can make your own slip cast open pour molds, you can find all the info on making and using at my old site, http://ceramics.lifetips.com/ and look in the molds and casting category. I hope this has helped ~Happy Potting~ Ja...

Ceramics: Ceramic Molds, ceramic molds, mold company
ceramic molds, mold company, ginger jar: Hi renee; I need a very large ginger jar mold. what are some of the other ones you have? I am looking high and low for a mold for those victorian high button shoes. You wouldn t have that one would you? Or know what mold company makes it? I am going to...

Ceramics: Ceramic Molds, ceramic molds, charlie brown characters
ceramic molds, charlie brown characters, palatka florida: Hi Alicia; the only thing I can think of other than sending a for sale notice to area ceramic shops, and running an ad in the newspaper, or doing it like a garage sale, and putting up signs, would be to see if your ceramic association that holds the ceramic...

Ceramics: Ceramic Molds, lady molds, mold company
lady molds, mold company, ceramic molds: Dear Janet, I am sorry that I have been so slow in answering your e-mail, but I have been trying to remember the name of the mold company that used to make the beatiful lady molds. I have finally remembered-----it was Jamar-Mallory mold company....

Ceramics: Ceramic Mugs, e mail address, ceramic glazes
e mail address, ceramic glazes, ceramic mugs: Hi Debbie; Do you do ceramics and have a kiln or access to one? If so, you can paint what you want on the mugs with one strokes, and fire them. The email address will be dull, so you can after they are fired, glaze over them ( I would use a 1 coat clear...

Ceramics: Ceramic mouthwash container leak, liquid nails, glue gun
liquid nails, glue gun, ceramic container: Dear Pat, I think the best solution would be to go to your nearest craft store & buy a tube of E 6000 . It is waterproof & works great for most problems. Good luck. Sincerely yours,...

Ceramics: Ceramic Paints, ceramic paints, paint removers
ceramic paints, paint removers, bisque: Hello Samantha, Bisque absorbs the paint,especially if it is fired around 06.It is very porous.The stains can be fired off in a kiln.If you don t have a kiln you can sand it down and repaint it.Be careful of trying to use paint removers as they will absorb...

Ceramics: Ceramic Plates Question...., rosenthal china, mold number
rosenthal china, mold number, freewebs: I looked at the plates, and have no idea about them. I do ceramics, but I collect glass. Conceited artist, I only like my own work. LOL I m sorry, but I know nothing about them. I suggest you put Rosenthal china in your search engine. The same with the...

Ceramics: Ceramic painting, ink jet printer, ceramic paints
ink jet printer, ceramic paints, model paint: Hello Bindu, Hobby Lobby,Michaels and other craft places usually carry these.Also Walmart has the water slide decals plus they might have the model paint.Toy s r Us may also have the model paint. If you like the color of the cup,I would just do a decal...

Ceramics: Ceramic Statue, betty boop, ceramic statue
betty boop, ceramic statue, jimmy stewart: Hello Susan, Here is a good site to start with. http://www.escostatues.com/index.html Click on the Collectors ez board on the left. There are many places to check on this site.I am wondering if it is Jimmy Stewart. I know most of the celebrity...

Ceramics: Ceramic Tile Table?, nail art designs, artifical nails
nail art designs, artifical nails, food processing plants: Thanks for returning victoria. I would not hesitate to build the table top as you desire. For your table top. Start with two layers of plywood (3/4 and 1/2 ) glued and screwed together every 6-8 throughout. Bond the tiles directly to the plywood using a...

Ceramics: Ceramic tile, earthenware clay, square tiles
earthenware clay, square tiles, handmade tile: Hello Mark, When I make tiles, I use a clay that has a high amount of grog.Usually raku clay is best,I find one that has large and small grog in it.This clay matures better at glaze firing. This is important for tiles that will be used in a bathroom,floors,outside...

Ceramics: Ceramics, ceramic molds, denatured alcohol
ceramic molds, denatured alcohol, sofe: Hi Anna; First dust them well with a very sofe bristled brush. Then, without touching the inside of the mold with your fingers, clean them with a cloth dampened with denatured alcohol. denatured come in different formulas, Yiu want 100% denatured. It has...

Ceramics: Ceramics Question from a student, professional sculptors, spine problem
professional sculptors, spine problem, clay sculpting: Hi Juliana; I have several large paperback books I bought where i buy my slip and clays. The supply I go to is in Dallas, Trinity Supply. They sell all supplies for ceramics and pottery, including wheels etc.Bet there is one not too far from you, or at least...

Ceramics: Ceramics, tempurature, heat range
tempurature, heat range, precious metals: The proper tempurature fot a kiln depends on wjat yo are firing. The tempurature range is from around 1800 degrees for some glazes to around 3200 degrees for stoneware and porcelaine. For some firings, such as precious metals and lustres, and decals, the...

Ceramics: Classes, ceramic suppliers, sandy matthews
ceramic suppliers, sandy matthews, southwest suburbs: Hello Sandy, I would contact your local Chamber of Commerce and see if they know of anyone in your area.If not,contact the colleges,schools or universities and ask if they have pottery classes.Most do offer them and they are quite reasonable.They...

Ceramics: Clay glaze fit, clear glaze, clost
clear glaze, clost, firing range: I suggest Cesco clear glaze cone 6. I have found this to be a totally reliable glaze with a large firing range, as clost to foolproof as you can get. for more tips on glazing and all aspects of ceramics, visit http://www.ceramics-tips.com Hope this has...

Ceramics: Clay Puzzling, clay extruder, face molds
clay extruder, face molds, scratch lines: Hi Lezley, Clay puzzling is using balls,coils of clay,cookie cutters,marbelizing,stamps,clay extruder to make pots,baskets,just about anything.My students use the low fire clay.However, stoneware clay is what many use.You can use molds,baskets,trash cans...

Ceramics: Cleaning Ceramic Figurines, ceramic statues, ceramic figurines
ceramic statues, ceramic figurines, ceramic shops: Hi Kathy; If they were glazed and fired, no problem. You can even put them in the dishwasher. But if they were stained, you could ruin them with a harsh washing. Use a mild liquis soap, like Amway s LOC if you use that. If not, a mild dishwashing liquid,...

Ceramics: Cleaning ceramics after fire/smoke damage, soap and water, smoke damage
soap and water, smoke damage, ceramics: Dear Brenda, I am so sorry over your loss.If they are stained,usually a washrag with soap and water.This works well on glazed items also. The stained items can be repainted.The glazed ones,if the soap and water doesn t help,try soaking them in tide.My...

Ceramics: Cleaning figurines, carnival prizes, warm soapy water
carnival prizes, warm soapy water, dish soap: Hi Linda; Ceramic and porcelaine figurines can be washed in warm soapy water, and can be scrubbed a little. The color is fired in. Some are done in stains, and that is not a fired finish. Wash them in very mild lukewarm soapy water, don t scrub. If they...

Ceramics: Cleaning a Goebel figurine, goebel, warm water
goebel, warm water, doves: Hi Del; I don t own ny of those figurines. I think they are adorable, but have never bought one or received one, so I really would be afraid to advise you on cleaning them. However, I found you a site where you should be able to get any information you might...

Ceramics: Commercial Glazes, mayco, glazes
mayco, glazes, potters: Hello Rhonda, It sounds as if you really need to use the liquid form of CMC Gum.In the liquid form it will help to thicken your glaze.I have often left my jars open to thicken, but since you are doing lines,I think this would work better.Also you could...

Ceramics: Cone when reglazing, blank spot, greenware
blank spot, greenware, craters: Hi Sue No, you got some wrong information. It is usually an air buble that causes that cratering, and usually too high heat is more the problem in the first place. Sand or gring off the rim of the craters to smooth out the glaze. Put a drop of the glaze...

Ceramics: Cone six Glaze underfired, ceramics studio, glazes
ceramics studio, glazes, bisque: Hi Evan; I don t understand under what circumstances you might think it will run. Once it is fired, it will not run, unless it is fired again, and is prone to run, anyway. It shouldn t degrade on the piece later on, if that is what you mean. Whether or...

Ceramics: Cracked Laurie Gates Bowl, laurie gates, porcelaine dolls
laurie gates, porcelaine dolls, pasta bowl: Hi J; Well, Laurie Gates makes china. I don t know if your bowl is china or stoneware, but to make it food safe, it would have to be mended with the same slip as it is made from, painted to match in the hairline mend line, and fired. If you know someone...

Ceramics: Crackled glazing on food dishes, food dishes, centre areas
food dishes, centre areas, correct temperature: Hi Sherri, Sorry,but you can not use them for eating on.They are crackled or crazed and the clay will absorb bacteria from the food.Even washing them will not prevent this.Also there is the possibility of lead seeping through ,if the glaze was not fired...

Ceramics: what do a ceramic artist dohow..., ceramic artist, satisfactory answer
ceramic artist, satisfactory answer, drop in the bucket: Hi Samantha. This is a hard question to answer. It is hard to know where to begin. As for what they do, anything that is made of ceramics they can learn to do.I teach about 75 techniques, and that is hust a drop in the bucket as far as how many different...

Ceramics: ceramic classes, ceramic classes, ceramic studio
ceramic classes, ceramic studio, minimal fee: Hello Dani, You might want to look around for another studio.Some studios charge you a minimal fee for using their paints and brushes.The sad thing is ceramics,pottery,glass are all expensive to work with.Insurance on the building,supplies,liability all...

Ceramics: ceramic glazes, china paints, bell ceramics
china paints, bell ceramics, ceramic glazes: Hello Nina, http://www.tuckerspottery.com/search.php The above carries underglazes that fire up to 9.It is just a matter of blending and highlighting to get the desired effect.Also try: http://www.buyamaco.com/acatalog/Velvet_Underglazes.html As you...

Ceramics: ceramic glazes, ceramic glazes, glazing techniques
ceramic glazes, glazing techniques, steve ogden: Dear Donna, Sorry for the lateness of this reply, was on holiday. Living in Australia, I can t tell you about colleges or courses in your area, but can suggest books. There are some great books out there, my two faves and the most basic to understand and...

Ceramics: ceramic greenware, ceramic greenware, plaster mold
ceramic greenware, plaster mold, reclaimer: Hi Bretta; It would be too brittle. You could disolve some in water, and add 1 gallon of that to 1 gallon of new slip, and a little slip reclaimer, and you would have good slip. 1 gallon of reconstututed greenware to 5 to 10 gallons new slip should be okey,...

Ceramics: ceramic mold, molding techniques, ceramic mold
molding techniques, ceramic mold, exact replica: Hello Pete, It would take me quite awhile to tell you.The best thing to do is buy the book Molding Techniques .It is 64 pages and has over 200 illustrations to show you what to do.You can order it from this website. http://www.baileypottery.com/books/molds.htm...

Ceramics: ceramic mold companies, ceramic mold companies, doc holliday
ceramic mold companies, doc holliday, google: Hi Harlen, A search on google revealed these ceramic mold websites and more: http://www.kimple.com http://www.dakotapotters.com/Provincial.htm http://www.gare.com/ http://www.sbtc.net/~billyetc/oasis.html (this site under construction) http://www.siscor.com/docholliday/...

Ceramics: ceramic mold, mold companys, ceramic mold
mold companys, ceramic mold, arnel: Hello Linda :-).I bought the mold new from Evans in Wichita ,Kansas.He has absorbed many mold companys that have folded in the last few years.The rooster is a Scioto mold,the largest he has.I bought it last year and it was either 110.00 or 120.00.Since you...

Ceramics: About ceramic molds, damp mold, ceramic molds
damp mold, ceramic molds, ceramic suppliers: Hello Aimee, I use Apt 2-Mend a mold .....You can buy it from ceramic suppliers. Don t let anyone talk you into using condensed milk or Elmers glue.Condensed milk grows bacteria and does not hold your mold together.Elmers Glue ,you can t get a tight...

Ceramics: ceramic molds, arts and crafts magazine, ceramic magazines
arts and crafts magazine, ceramic magazines, ceramic molds: Hi Todd; A good way to advertise this sale would be in some of the ceramic publications, such as Ceramic arts and Crafts magazine. If you live in an area where there are ceramic shops, see them first. They may be interested in buying your inventory. or may...

Ceramics: ceramic mould release dryer, structural clay products, wet air
structural clay products, wet air, relative humidity: Hello Prabhath, Have you always had this problem?Is this a new dryer or one you bought used?Did the problem just begin? My first suggestion is to contact your manufacturer about this. A successful dryer will have a means of heating the air, but...

Ceramics: ceramic mug defects?, ceramic mug, ceramist
ceramic mug, ceramist, lack of knowledge: Hello Sukanya, The pictures of the mugs you sent me are not safe to drink from.All the little cracks in them is crazing.This not only will cause the cup to leak,but if there is any lead in the glaze,it will leech out.Also,the black spots are caused by recycling...

Ceramics: ceramic painting, ceramic painting, dry brushing
ceramic painting, dry brushing, pastels: Hello Marlene, Wet brushing is just the opposite of drybrushing.In dry brushing ,as you probably know,you are using a dry brush and wiping most of the paint off before applying to your piece. In wetbrushing you dip your brush in water, then blot some...

Ceramics: ceramic pitcher, ceramic studio, blanchards
ceramic studio, blanchards, ceramic shop: Hello Michelle, Your piece was most likely made at the ceramic studio.Many ceramic studio owners label their ware in such a way for sale.I myself have done so years ago.The only Blanchards I know of are painters,mostly in oil and a couple of potters.None...

Ceramics: ceramic powder, ceramic bisque, ceramic powder
ceramic bisque, ceramic powder, ceramic utility: Ceramic powder is used in chemical engineering. I don t know of any way to use it to decorate ceramic pieces. The powder is not a product used in the making of ceramic art, or ceramic utility pieces, rather for industrial things, like transisters. where...

Ceramics: ceramic repair and restoration, exacting science, ceramic repair
exacting science, ceramic repair, restoration course: H Cynthia; First you ned to lean about doing ceramics. If you don t understand how to pour, clean, paint and fire, you are not going to be able to learn to repair. Most of the ceramists I know do not know enough to do repair work. That is very exacting...

Ceramics: ceramic santa, candy dish, mold company
candy dish, mold company, heart shape: Hello Steve, If you are asking if the piece is worth anything,I doubt it.55 is the year the mold came out,Jamar Mallory was a major mold company for ceramics years ago.I don t know if they are still in business. Even though the number 55 is by it,doesn...

Ceramics: ceramic sculpture, ceramic sculpture, whel
ceramic sculpture, whel, ceramic ware: Hi Halyma; None really. Ceramic is the type of medium used, as opposed to porcelaine, stoneware, metal, plaster etc. Usually people refer to a sculpture as being hand formed, nut a statuette poured from ammold and fires is referred to as a sculpture too....

Ceramics: ceramic sculptures, ceramic sculptures, soap stone
ceramic sculptures, soap stone, inch diameter: Hi Joanna; I never heard of the sculptor. I would suggest you put his name in your search engine and see if you get some results. I am an authority on DOING ceramics, not identifying artists. Not many of them are well known, so I did not run across them...

Ceramics: ceramic slip, ceramic molds, sesm
ceramic molds, sesm, flat edge: Hi Cynthia; You have to make sure the mold is ready to release, or you will tear up the piece you are trying to take out, as you have no doubt experienced. The first mold I poured, I poured it, let it set up to the right thickness, dumped it, and opened...

Ceramics: ceramic slip and firing, paragon kiln, kiln manufacturers
paragon kiln, kiln manufacturers, ceramic molds: Hi Rick; Ok, first thing you need is a manual for that kiln. The people you are getting it from hopefully, still have the one they got when they bought it. If they don t have one, then you need to get in touch with the manufacturer and request a copy of...

Ceramics: ceramic slip, sodium silicate solution, soda ash
sodium silicate solution, soda ash, ounces per pint: Hello, Most ceramic suppliers also carry the dry clay,silicate and ash.If you ask them,they will usually give you the formula they use.The one below is what I have gone by for many years.If you email me at- rlgill@terraworld.net -and give me your location,I...

Ceramics: ceramic structures, ceramic structures, porcelain
ceramic structures, porcelain, rita: Hello Matthew, Try this site: http://www.mangalamceramics.com/technical_data.html Click on the alumina ceramic or porcelain that you are interested in and it will give you the structures/properties that pertain to each one.Hope this helps. Rit...

Ceramics: ceramic tile firing, kitchen backsplash, ceramic shops
kitchen backsplash, ceramic shops, ceramic tiles: Hi Bettye; Please tell me you live in Irving. That is where I live, and I DO have a kiln. Buying a kiln is very costly now. The size I have, goes for about $1200.00 to $1400.00 now, I think. Haven t priced them in the last 10 years, and they were just...

Ceramics: ceramic trivets, ceramic trivets, ceramic paints
ceramic trivets, ceramic paints, hot dishes: Hi Jennifer; To use the trivets for other than decoration, you have to put fired ceramic paints on them. That spray you put is probably a plastic, and of course it wil melt whe you put something hot on it. I never heard of stayz On. hose are apparently...

Ceramics: ceramic and use of kiln, joaquim chavarria, ring notebook
joaquim chavarria, ring notebook, anniversary collector: Hello Mary, There is a wonderful basic magazine that you can buy.It is the back issue of Fired Arts & Crafts -August 2005.It is their 50th Anniversary Collector Edition and is full of everything you could possibly want to know. Basic Terms-Casting with...

Ceramics: ceramics, michael cardew, bernard leach
michael cardew, bernard leach, pueblo pottery: Hi Najah, Ceramics consists of forming a clay body into a shape, firing in a kiln and changing the molecular structure to a vitreous form. Some famous ceramicists are: Michael Cardew: http://www.aber.ac.uk/ceramics/makers/michaelcardew.htm Fred Olsen:...

Ceramics: ceramics, lustres, glazes
lustres, glazes, mother of pearl: Hi Sandy; You fire the decals and lustres at 017,019 or so, and that isn t hot enough to liquify the glaze, so you don t have to stilt them. I wish I could tell you a site to learn all about ceramics, but there ain t such a critter, at least not that I know...

Ceramics: ceramics, plaster molds, lumber store
plaster molds, lumber store, s drain: You can do several things. I got rid of my pouring table because I can no longer lift over 5 pounds, so I can t pour much. My husband made a small one out of a wooden table he made, and got a sink from the dump, and put it in there. He sawed slips in the...

Ceramics: How to make ceramics, step by step directions, bristle brush
step by step directions, bristle brush, ceramic shop: Hi Cristen, 1st thing is to find all your grandmothers books.She should have a kiln manual that shows how to operate the kiln.If it has sat in the basement without being used for quite awhile,have an electrician come in and test it to make sure there are...

Ceramics: ceramics, associates degree, local college
associates degree, local college, bisque: Hello Callie, I suggest you become a Certified Duncan Teacher.This has always been a sore spot with me.You can t teach if you don t know what you are doing.For years people would open shops with not one ounce of training.They would just say, I have been...

Ceramics: ceramics - general, vertical surface, dumb question
vertical surface, dumb question, kiln: Hi Heather; Crank up the kiln Kiddo, we am gonna HAVE CLASS! LOL there are NO stupid qiestions, except the ones you ask, and alreadt know the answer to. First, let s get some straighten oy done. Anything you start to loearn to do, you have more experts...

Ceramics: ceramics production, ceramic store, wholesale distributors
ceramic store, wholesale distributors, sat 9: Hello Bryan, I m sorry,but I doubt that I would be much help to you.These might be better suited to your needs. The Ceramic Store Monday – Thursday 8:30 to 5:30 Friday -- Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 713 864-6442 1-800 290-8990 1002 West 11th St. ...

Ceramics: ceramics & sandpaper like glaze, red iron oxide, textured glaze
red iron oxide, textured glaze, glaze application: Hi Laura; The colors of the glaze don t help me. what type of glaze was it? A gloss glaze, or a textured glaze. etc. Mixing in the oxide may have done it. I have only used iron oxide by applying it, and then applying gloss glaze over it. I wipe it off...

Ceramics: ceramics in scrapbooking, ceramic pieces, ceramics
ceramic pieces, ceramics, glue: Hello Dani, Yes, you can.However I suggest you glaze them on the front and back.You will find if they are stained,they will change the color of your paper over time.Use a glue dot to attach them to your paper and try to keep them as thin as possible.Have...

Ceramics: ceramics, crazy glue, abrasive cleaners
crazy glue, abrasive cleaners, adhesives: Dear Jan, This is a tricky one as I live in Australia and have never heard of crazy glue but suggest you contact either the shop you purchased it from(if you think they may know) or the makers, find out what thinners were used to make the glue, and you have...

Ceramics: chalks, contact paper, q tip
contact paper, q tip, chalk: Yes.If you have a specific design in mind,use contact paper and apply the design to it cutting away the part you will use the chalk on.Then place it on your ware wherever you want it.Now spray just the area that you cut away with porcelain spray.Let dry.Now...

Ceramics: charge accounts, thumb post, charge accounts
thumb post, charge accounts, rule of thumb: Hello Lynn, I did at first,now I do not.I have had reputable people charge their bisque,work on it and three months later I am still waiting on them to pay for it.Once they pick it out,before they leave they pay for it.Whether they have begun working on...

Ceramics: chessboard, tile grouting, lowe s store
tile grouting, lowe s store, ceramic mold: Dear Betty, I would suggest that you finish the ceramic pieces separately & attach them to a sheet of 1/4 plywood & grout them. I am sure that you can take a quick class in tile grouting at the nearest Home Depot or Lowe s store. Be sure to...

Ceramics: china, china dinnerware, limoges china
china dinnerware, limoges china, ebay: Hi Susan; When I wanted to find pieces I need to replace in my china, I typed in buy Haviland china, and I got up their web site, as well as a few online stores that sell it. My chrystal is hard to fine, because Fostoria went out of business in about 1980,...

Ceramics: chinese ceramics, ming dynasty vase, ming vases
ming dynasty vase, ming vases, chinese ceramics: Hi Stephen; I have been trying to search the web for an expert in chinese antiquity, with not much luck. Here are the sites I found that might halp you. http://www.chineseartcollector.com/index.html http://www.studiointernational.com/feature/China s_Imperial_Art.html...

Ceramics: chipping, kiln, bisque
kiln, bisque, cones: Hi MH, Check your oven and make sure that it is firing to the right cone.Put tester cones on each shelf and see how they bend.My thoughts since it is a used kiln,it s not firing hot enough.The elements may need to be replaced,bad connection etc.Let me know...

Ceramics: class, glass decals, china painting
glass decals, china painting, ceramic ware: Hiiii,of course I remember you.My goodness has it been that long ago?Yes,I am going back this winter.I am teaching at several schools and will be there off and on a month to 6 weeks.I think I still have your phone number in my file so I will call you or if...

Ceramics: class, glass classes, friends gallery
glass classes, friends gallery, rita: Hello, I am afraid that I don t have the time this year.I do have several friends that if they live fairly close to you would be able to teach the glass classes for you. My email is rlgill@terraworld.net Let me know your location and when you would...

Ceramics: classes, glass classes, dealer distributor
glass classes, dealer distributor, present time: Hello Barb, At the present time my classes are full.After February I will have some openings in ceramics and clay,but my glass classes will not be available til May.I carry all the supplies and am a dealer/distributor for a few companies which saves you...

Ceramics: classes, glass class, molds
glass class, molds, slump: Hi Jenny, I only have 4 to a class when working with glass.Whether it is fritted,stained or working with slump molds,I need to be able to help instantly if a problem arises.I hold 3 classes a week and these are after I close my shop for the day so we are...

Ceramics: clay, musical instrument?, pinch pots, clump of clay
pinch pots, clump of clay, clay people: Hello Chuck, I have never made one but I contacted a teacher friend of mine and she gave me these sites for you. http://www.greenverdugo.com/ocarina-making-tutorial/ocarina-making-contents.html http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/2525/whistles/whistle.html#Step%201...

Ceramics: clay puzzled santas, greenware, molds
greenware, molds, seam: Hello Mandy, It is not hard to clay puzzle with molds.I do each half first,then put the mold together and do the seam.The santas you are talking about,they poured the heads first-only the heads,then emptied the slip.Allowed the greenware to set up a bit...

Ceramics: clay puzzling, crystal glazes, overglaze
crystal glazes, overglaze, success thanks: Hi Jim, You can use crystals,however the crystals need to be placed where they won t drip off your product.Some crystal glazes are overglaze or luster compatible.It will say on the jar.If it does not say they are-don t use them.If in doubt,call the manufacturer....

Ceramics: clay and slip, plaster molds, enjoyable hobby
plaster molds, enjoyable hobby, thick pieces: Hi Kathy; Welcome to ceramics! This is going to be the most addictive and enjoyable hobby you have ever gotten into. Also one of the most relaxing. Clay if firmer, and you can hand mold with it, or use it on a wheel to throw pieces. Slip is more liquid...

Ceramics: cleaning ceramic after fire, glaze color, greas
glaze color, greas, coore: Hi Jessica; This is going to be tricky. It depends on what type of finish they had on them. I bought a cookie jar once, and put it in the dishwasher. All the color came out of it, all except the tan glaze over it all. I put dishes I made in the dishwasher,...

Ceramics: cleaning ceramic molds, ceramic molds, bleach solution
ceramic molds, bleach solution, ornament size: Hello JoAnn, Please be careful when using a shop vac on them,you could embed debris into the plaster.They will need to be opened up,dusted with a soft brush and and checked for damage such as scratches etc.On the outside I always use a damp cloth sprayed...

Ceramics: cleaning molds, cleaning molds, ceramic molds
cleaning molds, ceramic molds, denatured alcohol: Hi Amy; I wash mine with a damp NOT WET cloth. If there is old slip on them in blobs, you could use a scraper to scrape off most of it, and just wipe them with a damp cloth. If they are dirt stained, you could use a little clorox in the water. DON T wash...

Ceramics: cleaning terra cotta pots, terra cotta pots, wal mart
terra cotta pots, wal mart, rita: Hello Lidia, I bought some stone cleaner from Wal-mart.It was for unglazed stones that they sell and it worked great.You have to be careful about leaving the Mexican unglazed ones out in the weather.It does deteriorate the design and make them more fragile....

Ceramics: clear glaze over underglaze, bisque pieces, clear glaze
bisque pieces, clear glaze, greenware: Hi Megn; Read the label. there are several companies that call a product an underglaze , and it is really another kind of glaze that yo can fire, and then put another glaze over it, and fire. If you set a piece with these on it, you have to stilt it, or...

Ceramics: clear glazes, milky appearance, light application
milky appearance, light application, fire clay: Hi Jennie; I looked up Aardvark sandstone clay and it says it is a lor fire clay. It also says to glaze fire it at cone 06. That may not be hot enough to cure the glaze you are using. You don t say what brand of glaze you are using, and without the brand...

Ceramics: collectible, antique repair, someting
antique repair, someting, 2 pieces: Hello Penny, It is not ceramic.Some statues at that time were made of a chalk type substance,others were of a resin.Esco is still in business,you could contact them and ask what can be done to repair it.You might also try an antique repair studio.They...

Ceramics: commercial glazes, amaco glazes, watercolor paint
amaco glazes, watercolor paint, ceramic paints: Hi Candice; I am not sure what you are meaning when you say commercial glazes. Do you mean the glazes made by ceramic paint companies or the glazes used on ceramic tiles made for builders etc? I personally am about ready to start making my own glazes. ...

Ceramics: cones, lt yellow, heat rate
lt yellow, heat rate, temperature chart: Hi again,lol,it s ok Meg. CERAMIC CONE TEMPERATURE CHART THROUGH CONE 10 HEAT RATE IN DEG. F. PER HOUR CONE # 108 0F/HR 270 0F/HR 540 0F/ 022 1085 1112 1165 Color in oven 021 1116 1137 1189 020 1157 1175 1231 019...

Ceramics: confused, concrete mixture, ceramic molds
concrete mixture, ceramic molds, special recipe: Hello Laura, If you have a supplier close by,go to them and buy a book on ceramics and one on concrete.The two are totally different.By statuary,I am assuming you are talking about concrete. If he made his slip for ceramics,he should have left a recipe...

Ceramics: cracked puzzling, plasticizer, rita
plasticizer, rita, candy: Hello Candy, Are you forcing them to dry fast?The clay needs to air dry and usually for at least two days.Try wrapping your project in a plastic bag for a day to keep it from drying too quickly.Let me know if you have any other problems with this.Your clay...

Ceramics: cracking in glaze firing, electric kiln, greenware
electric kiln, greenware, underglaze: Hi Terra; That is a new one on me too. I don t remember ever seeing that, and it is unusual enough that I think I would remember it. One thing I wonder about. You fired glaze firings at 03. Is that the recommended cone for both glazes used? I have only...

Ceramics: cracking problem of ceramic, ceramic greenware, kiln sitter
ceramic greenware, kiln sitter, dear charlotte: Hi CW; You lost me. I don t know Celcius, so i don t know what temp Fahrenheit that is. I go by cone numbers for ceramic (earthenware) The cones for ceramics have a zero in front of the number, and the cones for porcelaine and stoneware have no zero. I...

Ceramics: cracks in the glaze on ceramic pot, slow cookers, ceramic pot
slow cookers, ceramic pot, sentimental value: Hello Kim, Age,underfired bisque or glaze,storage, many things contribute to crazing over the years.On another website, I noticed a letter from a lady that told of a platter that was cracked.Her husband seemed to always be a little nauseous for a couple...

Ceramics: curing ceramic tile, craft supply company, ceramic paints
craft supply company, ceramic paints, conventional range: Hi Jerry; I am not familiar with a technique that you can use your home oven with. All the ceramics I do have to be fired in a kiln. This could not be done with a conventional range, because the lowest temp I use to fire is 1800 degrees. That is one of...

Ceramics: Decals, ceramic suppliers, glass decals
ceramic suppliers, glass decals, ceramic decals: Hello, No,you have to use GLASS decals.If your ceramic shop doesn t carry them,one of the main ceramic suppliers might.Glass is the going thing right now and it shouldn t be too hard to find the decals.... www.instardecals.com is who I get mine from and...

Ceramics: Doc Holiday Paints, doc holliday, doc holiday
doc holliday, doc holiday, glazes: Hi Mabbsi; I don t know whay theu are no longer available there. Doc Holliday is still in business. They may not be shipping to Canada, or the shop just stopped carrying them, and they want you to use what they carry now. I just opened Doc Holliday;s site,...

Ceramics: Dry Brush Coloring, acrylic stains, oil stains
acrylic stains, oil stains, brush strokes: Hi Elsie; That is the old old way of doing dry brushing. That was the original way they taught it back in the 50s, but I can t see spending that much time, or wasting that much paint. The purpose of the base coat is to seal the bisque. I most often use...

Ceramics: Dry Brushing, oil stains, dry brushing
oil stains, dry brushing, faint color: Hi Dave; Unless the person who told you that is referring to a dry brushing i never heard of, that is not right, unless they meant by dimension, shades of color. Dry brushing is done with a dry brush . you want almost all the paint removed from the brush,...

Ceramics: decals, air bubbles, decal
air bubbles, decal, couple of minutes: Hi Meg, You might have left it in the water for too long.It only needs to soak a couple of minutes.The decal has to be completely dry before firing otherwise any extra water that remains will form steam and result in a spotty design.Let your decals dry...

Ceramics: discontinued mold, ceramic mold companies, mold makers
ceramic mold companies, mold makers, mold maker: Hi Katherine A lot of the mold companies have gone out of business and sold their master molds to other companies, and some have merged with other mold companies. I have never heard of that mold maker, apparently they didn t show in my part of Texas, at...

Ceramics: doll making, porcelaine dolls, firing ceramics
porcelaine dolls, firing ceramics, stoneware: Hi suzanne; I can tell you pretty much how to go abut doing ceramisc in a letter, but porcelaine is a whole different world. There is so much more to learn about porcelaine that you don t have to bother about with ceramics or stomeware. You need some classes....

Ceramics: dragon, mold company, ebay
mold company, ebay, bisque: Hello Jim, I bought that mold used and at first thought it was a Whitehorse mold.But after I got all the crud off the outside,I saw it was Whitechrist. I never had heard of it before, so it is probably one of those that is long gone.It was made in 1989...

Ceramics: drill holes in ceramics, silicone caulk, frequent intervals
silicone caulk, frequent intervals, ceramic jar: Hi Debbie, A safe way to drill a hole in the jar without breaking it is with the kind of small handheld grinder that you can buy in hobby shops and hardware stores. Using a small stone grinding tip, grind through the jar and gently enlarge the hole to 3/8...

Ceramics: drilling a hole in a ceramic plate, pottery painting, dremmel tool
pottery painting, dremmel tool, sized plates: Hi Diane; THEY can t drill it for you??????????????? Well, that is surprising to hear. If it is still in grenware, you can simply drill a hole with a cleaning tool, or one of those bits that are used in electric drills. DON T use it in the drill. Use it...

Ceramics: Enamel Artist, filmogrophy, figuer
filmogrophy, figuer, folk artist: Hi Verona; I put the name in my search engine because I am not familiar with his work. I found an artist by that name s filmogrophy, and a news story about a crime figuer by that name. Have no idea if they are the same Anthony Spero. Put the name in your...

Ceramics: Englobes, kiln shelf, greenware
kiln shelf, greenware, underglaze: Hi Nancy; I have never used it. If it is a glaze, it will stick, if it is not a glaze, it shouldn t stick. A word of caution. Duncan and Gare both have paints that say it is an underglaze, but it is glaze, and I ruined a kiln shelf and the piece I made,...

Ceramics: ET, mold company, disney characters
mold company, disney characters, molds: Hi Cal, I doubt you will find out who made it.There were hundreds of black market molds years ago and probably still are today.I never bought or used them.If I bought out a shop and they were in it,I threw them away. I know of several shops that sell...

Ceramics: Evenheat Kiln Model 4320, ceramic greenware, check newspapers
ceramic greenware, check newspapers, ebay: Hello Charlene, Best place to find out where distributors are of the kiln is: http://www.evenheat-kiln.com/choices/choices.htm They can tell you who is closer to you and will carry what you are wanting.Many distributors have gone to bisque only.There...

Ceramics: earthenware glazes, electric kiln, alligator brand, stoneware temperatures
alligator brand, stoneware temperatures, colour variation: Nope, not a single drop of German in me. My heritage is Irish, English and Cherokee, mostly Irish. I speak a little Spanish, but it has been a long time since I have used it, so I m afraid I have forgotten most of that. I speak Texan, REAL good. LOL I...

Ceramics: ebay molds, molds, couple of days
molds, couple of days, ebay: Hello Linda, Check and see if the feedback is just for them buying.They may show good feedback ,100% and may not have sold anything.It could be from others selling to them.I never buy from anyone under 99.4%.No exceptions.Even then I check the responses...

Ceramics: enlarge holes, salt and pepper shakers, villeroy and boch
salt and pepper shakers, villeroy and boch, salt and pepper: Hello Linda, Yes,it is possible. I have used a drill with a 1/16 bit on it and drilled from the inside to keep any chipping from showing on the outside.However with my Great,great grandmothers salt and pepper shakers that she brought from Germany in the...

Ceramics: expiration dates on glazes, glazes, little water
glazes, little water, hi lee: Hi Lee Ann; It depends on what brand glazes you have, but generally you can. Put a little water in them, and let them set overnight, and then see if you can stir them. You ma need to add a little more water. I have used glazes that were 20 years old, and...

Ceramics: Finding a sneaker mold, shoe mold, mold companies
shoe mold, mold companies, ceramic mold: Hello Marlene, Check out this one on Ebay:They are a good seller to buy from. http://cgi.ebay.com/TENNIS-SHOE-PLANTER-CERAMIC-MOLD-MOLDS_W0QQitemZ8277216509QQihZ020QQcategoryZ83898QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Here is another one below.I buy...

Ceramics: Firing floor tiles, large laundry room, novice questions
large laundry room, novice questions, oil stains: Hi Debbi. I don t know what kind of kiln you have. I have a Paragon, and when my husband hooked it up, he used a regular 220 plug etc like he used for my kitchen range and my dryer, and found he had to use a different kind of connections, so it probably...

Ceramics: Firing Glaze, consistancy, urn
consistancy, urn, shapes: Kelley, You need to thin the glaze with water to a milky consistancy to pour into your pieces. Pour the glaze swivel to coat and pour back out. Do this before you glaze the outside of your piece. To stop your glaze dripping onto the shelf, only glaze...

Ceramics: Firing gold lustre, gold lustre, lustres
gold lustre, lustres, kiln: This appears to be a kiln problem, you need to repair your kiln before you waste any more money on lustres, there are several things you can do, Please see http://www.ceramics-tips.com in the kiln category for troubleshooting firing you will find all the simple...

Ceramics: Firing with manual Gare kiln, paragon kiln, control knobs
paragon kiln, control knobs, kiln sitter: Hi Erich; Email Gare at this address, mailto:information@gare.com Ask them how to get a manula for your kiln. You are right aboput proping the lid, and for leaving the plug out of the top peephole open, until all the moisture is out of the piece....

Ceramics: Firing a previously fired object, ceramic paints, happy fathers day
ceramic paints, happy fathers day, brush strokes: Hi Kat; NO ceramic p[paint, not even the lusters that require the lowest temperature, will fir at 350*f and do anything! a glaze firing runs at about 1800 *F. whoever told you that must be referring to some other paint besides ceramic paints. Do you have...

Ceramics: Firing Translucent Porcelain, translucent porcelain, cones
translucent porcelain, cones, rita: Hello Susan, It is best to fire the porcelain at the temperature specified by the manufacturer.Underfiring will lack the translucency,however I have overfired mine on purpose a couple of times and it still turned out well.Sometimes the porcelain if fired...

Ceramics: Firing temperatures, bisque ware, kiln controller
bisque ware, kiln controller, bisqueware: Dear Bianca, The temperature for bisqueware is 1940 degrees farenheit. For glaze it is 1830 degrees farenheit. What these translate to in celcius I do not know. A small suggestion would be to write to the kiln company & get the correct instructions...

Ceramics: Firing trouble, kiln sitter, kiln room
kiln sitter, kiln room, electric kiln: How you set the kiln is very important. You still don t say if it is just electric or electronic. There is quite a differwence in the two kinds of kilns. They both work by electricity, but the controls are settings are different. You need to contact the...

Ceramics: Food Safe Paints, glazes, paints
glazes, paints, ceramics: Hi Anastasia The only paints that are food safe are paints and glazes made to use on ceramics and not all the paints are, so you have to us only the ones that designate that they are food safe. Then they must be the fired products. There are no paints...

Ceramics: Functionality of Cone 05, fire glazes, food containers
fire glazes, food containers, person recieving: Hello Lindsay, The glaze would have to be labeled safe for food containers and fired to the correct cone.Low fire glazes are usually fired to 05 or 06,depending on the manufacturers recommendation. If it is a glaze that you made in class,your teacher...

Ceramics: CERAMICS QUESTION - FIRING, crystal glazes, slick surface
Ceramics: CERAMICS QUESTION - FIRING, crystal glazes, slick surface, best solution

Ceramics: Ceramic Molds, lady molds, mold company
Ceramics: Ceramic Molds, lady molds, mold company, mallory

Ceramics: ceramics, vitreous, wedgwood
Ceramics: ceramics, vitreous, wedgwood, ceramics

Ceramics: Firing temperatures, farenheit temperature, centegrade
Ceramics: Firing temperatures, farenheit temperature, centegrade, temperature conversions

Ceramics: Glaze recipe question, glaze recipes, size container
Ceramics: Glaze recipe question, glaze recipes, size container, gallon bucket

Ceramics: Kilns, electric kilns, paragon
Ceramics: Kilns, electric kilns, paragon, olympic