Carol Tripp on thu 20 mar 03
I use Tucker's ^6 MCS porcelain and I find that little bits of bottom edges
stick to the shelves and cookies. My cookies are made of thin, flat
stoneware clay and I use them when I suspect a glaze might run. I have then
nude or covered with kiln wash from Baileys. My shelves are coated with ITC
Would it be an idea to paint alumina hydrate/wax on the cookies and then
glaze fire? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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>> > I had recently mixed some David Leach "Porcelain" clay (1250 C). The
> > pots are waiting to be bisqued. Since it's not high fired, should I
> > give it an alumina wax treatment at glaze firing because it would behave
> > differently from normal stoneware type clay?
Then Vince wrote:
>You only need to use the alumina wax on true thoroughly vitrified high-fire
>porcelain bodies in the glaze firing. It becomes so glassy that it can
>aggressively stick to itself or to the shelf, and the alumina wax prevents
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Snail Scott on thu 20 mar 03
At 07:11 AM 3/20/03 +0000, you wrote:
>I use Tucker's ^6 MCS porcelain and I find that little bits of bottom edges
>stick to the shelves and cookies.
>Would it be an idea to paint alumina hydrate/wax on the cookies and then
I did this when I used porcelain; not alumina/wax,
but just alumina and water, brushed on thinly. It
worked well for me. Wax would work, but it's not
needed. A little binder, like CMC, might help keep
the dustiness under control if it's a problem.