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by Kinsey K
Tue Dec 12, 2023 6:04 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Tack fusing holey moley molds: Any reasons not to?
Replies: 1
Views: 9204

Tack fusing holey moley molds: Any reasons not to?

I’ve been using holey moley frit molds lately while eyeing some colorful batches of minis gathered from nipping that I’ve been wanting to play with. I was curious about what would happen in a high tack fuse, so they looked like a bunch of tiny gems. i’m not finding any comments about it or photos on...
by Kinsey K
Sat Dec 17, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: How do you tell if all kiln wash is removed?
Replies: 3
Views: 9536

Re: How do you tell if all kiln wash is removed?

Update: Ok, I couldn't stay away from the dremel. I found a small, stiff-bristled brush attachment (not wire). Perfect size for getting around the holey moley hole. I went lightly over the rest, too. I'm thinking a bit of kiln wash remained on the surface because it kicked up dust. (When I tried the...
by Kinsey K
Sat Dec 17, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: How do you tell if all kiln wash is removed?
Replies: 3
Views: 9536

How do you tell if all kiln wash is removed?

I acquired some casting molds from someone who over-applied kiln wash. I want to remove it and use boron nitride. How to tell if it is completely clean? If there is a small trace left, will it prevent the BN from working properly? I think I have it mostly taken care of (scraper, chopstick, scrubbie,...
by Kinsey K
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Capped silver foil & fuming
Replies: 8
Views: 8602

Re: Capped silver foil & fuming

To clarify, re capping so fumes can't escape: Would that mean not having silver extend to the edge of the glass? If so, sounds like the glass layers would be fused enough that the edges were sealed by the time silver fumes. Am I thinking right?
by Kinsey K
Tue May 10, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump schedules : Ripples, Twists & Grooves
Replies: 3
Views: 5288

Slump schedules : Ripples, Twists & Grooves

I'm getting ready to fire dishes using Slumpy's 'Ripple Like Mad' series. I want to be sure they get fully slumped down into the grooves. (I had one fired at the local arts center at a standard slump schedule and it didn't shape it enough; I have a kiln at home now). https://www.slumpys.com/Sales/Ri...
by Kinsey K
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Marking molds with ceramic pencil: Risk?
Replies: 1
Views: 3652

Marking molds with ceramic pencil: Risk?

I took a mold to a nearby studio where other people work. It was there for a long time (studio had closed for COVID in the meantime). I found out that other people had been using It before I picked it up. I'd like to write on 'please don't use without permission' or something along those lines on th...
by Kinsey K
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Capped silver foil & fuming
Replies: 8
Views: 8602

Capped silver foil & fuming

I know that when firing a piece with silver foil, there is the risk of contaminating the kiln shelf. Is that still true if the glass is capped? I'm hoping the cap would contain the fuming so it doesn't extend to the shelf and neighboring pieces. Also, does it make a difference whether one caps with ...
by Kinsey K
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Unknown Jen-Ken kiln controller code "Stnd": help?
Replies: 1
Views: 2496

Unknown Jen-Ken kiln controller code "Stnd": help?

Kiln: Jen-Ken EZ Pro Deluxe Controller code: Stnd I was just programming my next firing and switched the settings from COE 96 to COE 90. After I pressed the 'Program' button to set to COE 90, the code "Stnd" came up on the controller and stays there. It doesn't respond to any of the button...
by Kinsey K
Tue May 25, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Crack on slump... Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 11058

Crack on slump... Help?

I had a dish crack in the slump (not break). I've used the same firing schedule in the past with no problem (though I usually do +5 deg more). I've been through my log and can't see what's different to explain it. This was a custom order dish and I really want to get it right this time, hopefully so...
by Kinsey K
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bullseye ‘River Rock’ technique
Replies: 1
Views: 7065

Bullseye ‘River Rock’ technique

I was just looking at Bullseye’s ‘River Rock’ tutorial and want to try it. It calls for Sunset Coral powder, but I wondered if it would work with fine frit. (for me, more versatile than powder.) http://www.bullseyeglass.com/methods-ideas/river-rock-reaction.html Also, would this work with other colo...