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by Luiza
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln floor repair
Replies: 13
Views: 8887

Hi Tony
I think I´ll try the refactory cement - I can buy it from a ceramic store . How do I use it?
Thanks
Luiza
by Luiza
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln floor repair
Replies: 13
Views: 8887

Hi Kevin

I never put the shelf over the elemnts, I always leave 2 inches between them, using brick columns.
The problem is I can´t level them...
How can I find brick dust? It won´t spred over my glass?
Luiza
by Luiza
Sat Nov 15, 2003 4:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln floor repair
Replies: 13
Views: 8887

kiln floor repair

Hi I have a ceramic kiln that have elements on the floor and on all sides. Unfortunately the floor has some cracks, and it´s not as plain as desirable. Last week two shelves cracked, and I know it was because the floor is not leveled. I was wondering if I can buy some kind of special "clay" to fill...
by Luiza
Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: CD about glass...
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

Brock wrote:"Mixing With the Best" put out by Angela Thwaites and the Royal College of Art. You may have trouble getting it, there's some kind of legal ruckus going on. I heard a rumour that some people on this board may have copies. Brock


Thanks Brock.
Maybee someone will share it with me... :D
Luiza
by Luiza
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: CD about glass...
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

CD about glass...

Some time ago I read a post about a very good CD about glass. I tryed to buy it at Whitehouse Books , but they were over.
The problem is I can´t remember the CD´s name, and I can´t find it in the archives.
Can someone help me?
Thanks
Luiza
by Luiza
Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:51 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: ceramic shell
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

Charlie: Will any sand do? Do you know if common "Play sand" from the hardware store will work for supporting molds as well as be suitable for small-scale sand casting.? I was wondering about organic content, if any. Thanks. Nikki Hi Nikki I´ve been using sand for re-firing pieces that are already...
by Luiza
Thu Nov 06, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: ceramic shell
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

Thanks Charlie. I´ll try the sand - seems easier :D
I´ll remember your advice
Warm hug
Luiza
by Luiza
Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: ceramic shell
Replies: 11
Views: 7336

ceramic shell

Hi I´ve just finished a plaster/silica mould, around a wax model. The wax model was very tricky, and I´ve done 5 before I felt it was fine. Now I´ll go to the lost wax step, but I´m afraid that the mould will crack during the casting. I´ve donne all by the book, but I´m still insecure. Probabb...
by Luiza
Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping run gives slight "milkiness" to glass
Replies: 17
Views: 8495

Thanks Tom
That was a silly question. :oops:
Luiza
by Luiza
Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping run gives slight "milkiness" to glass
Replies: 17
Views: 8495

Luiza- 1200 was as high as Steve went the first time. He wanted to know if 1400 would fix the milkiness on a second slump firing. I think it would cause more harm than good. Hi Tony I understood , but as you spoke about the height - and I am trying to slump a 15in disc and have a 15 in bowl without...
by Luiza
Sat Nov 01, 2003 4:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping run gives slight "milkiness" to glass
Replies: 17
Views: 8495

The glass will want to pool in the bottom of the form, and the sides will either decrease in height , and/or fold inward. Not only that, but you will pick up any texture from your form. Hi Tony If the slumping process is done at lower temps the decrease in heigh will not happen? Maybee 1200 F will ...
by Luiza
Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which side of powder wafer to fuse to base?
Replies: 7
Views: 4435

If it has only one colour I guess not. But it may depend on how thick you made it. Consider that it looks like a cookie, in a side view. If you fuse it onto a base with the rounded side down, it's possible that the edges could slump and trap air. Also, if it has only one colour, there are easier wa...
by Luiza
Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which side of powder wafer to fuse to base?
Replies: 7
Views: 4435

If the PW has only one colour dos it makes any diference what side I fuse up?
Luiza
by Luiza
Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Smooth finish
Replies: 9
Views: 4450

Brock wrote:Sandblasting is the fantastic machine, sanding is the paper. Brock

Thanks Brock
by Luiza
Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Smooth finish
Replies: 9
Views: 4450

Two quick things . . . fire on kiln wash, less texture to begin with, and sandblast before slumping for an even smoother finish. Brock Hi I´m happy to be back after a long time distant from my kilns. It seems that I´ve forgotten everything :oops: When you say sandblast how do I now it´s using sa...
by Luiza
Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: firing with fiberglass
Replies: 13
Views: 6556

Thanks Lisa and Tony.
Luiza
by Luiza
Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: firing with fiberglass
Replies: 13
Views: 6556

I have been doing some work with silica cloth and it doesn't stick to the glass at fusing temperatures as its melting point is around 3000°. You can fire on it and it gives a heavy fabric-like texture to the glass. Tony http://www.amsmith.com/experiments/texturedback.jpg Tony, I loved the texture....
by Luiza
Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: cutting float glass-what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 23
Views: 13630

I would have to agree with Bert, sounds like no oil being used. You can use Kerosene. Also try using a thin machine oil diluted with kerosene. John I use kerosene too, it´s a lot easier to clean the glass than if you use any kind of oil. Last week I´ve done a piece that used 100 strips 15x0.2 in ...
by Luiza
Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing with ceramic kilns
Replies: 34
Views: 16110

My kilns are ceramic ones, and I´ve fused bottles a lot. My kiln don´t have a controller, so I control the heating and cooling the manual way. To fuse bottles, I use the brick kiln, I turn it on and let it heat till 540 C - 1000F, at his own hate that is very slow ( about 2 1/2hours ) soak for 30 ...
by Luiza
Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New Series
Replies: 5
Views: 4867

I loved both, but I prefer mariposas - very warm colors!. Congratulations =D>
Luiza

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