mel jacobson on mon 29 mar 04
it is very clear from using rhodes 32 since
the first day it was published, that to make
it into a perfect glaze add:
10 percent silica
2 percent rutile.
(david shaner created this glaze to be used
with a high iron clay body. it looks like crap on
gray stoneware.) it just appeared in rhodes` book.
not hard to deal with at all.
and, not one person from the 50,000 pots
i have sold has ever gotten sick.
throwing big, large is not that big a trick.
it is not power, size of person, length of arm.
it is all in skill and understanding how to center
a large mass. i have always had tiny women learn
to throw big, far faster than huge boys.
size and power often gets in the way.
clayart room next year, mug exchange.
i have ordered two rolls of barbed wire...some
good staples, and i will carry a small .38 pistol.
phil will brings his as well.
no one, and i mean no one will get into the room
without proper id. in fact, i am bringing in one of those
machines from the airport, and two nigerian workers from
the u.s. government to guard us.
nice. and, we will have the `guard/o/matic search and rescue system`
in place. home depot, 425 bucks. it will check chest hairs for
identity. each person entering the room will have to open their
shirts, or pull up their sweat shirt. place your chest against the
scanner, count to 65, recite the lords prayer (or a buddhist chant of
choice) and then clap your hands together three times and say...
`clayart is cool` bingo, no intruders.
Lee Love on wed 31 mar 04
mel jacobson wrote:
> it is very clear from using rhodes 32 since
> the first day it was published, that to make
> it into a perfect glaze add:
> 10 percent silica
> 2 percent rutile.
I am testing nuka bai, rice hull ash and warabai, rice straw
ash. The hull ash is primarily silica, but a very fine silica.
There is a little less silica in the straw ash. Wild rice husk ash
might be a substitute for Nuka bai. Breshnahan seems to think so.
-- Lee In Mashiko http://mashiko.org