Lisa Wiese on tue 29 nov 05
Thanks for the info, but the problem occurs on the verticle surfaces of my
test tiles where the glaze is running in rivulets. Those tiny, open bubbles
are occuring at the end of the run/rivulet. This seems to be a typical
problem for Andies and Sharons fake ash...just wondering how to solve the
problem and didn't want to re-invent the wheel if I didn't have to.
I appreciate your input, Louis
Lisa Wiese on tue 29 nov 05
I know that Andy's and Sharon's fake ash, cone 6 glazes, have been discussed
So, sorry for the redundancy in asking the same question that has been asked
before. I have not been able to find any posts, however, that talk about a
solutuon to a bubble problem.
My question...I am getting, what some have called in the past, tiny spit
bubbles in the thicker parts of the glaze. I know that some of you out there
have suggested that the cause might be dolomite, GB, or a low bisque, but
for those of you who have tried to rectify the problem, what have you found
to help iliminate those bubbles?
Thanks for your help, the collective knowledge of this discussion group is
amazing and much appreciated!!
Louis Katz on tue 29 nov 05
If it is bubbles in the bottoms of pots, one solution is to put some
water in the bottom of the pot before you glaze, then pour it out and
glaze. This will give you a very thin coat at the bottom and the pools
of glaze won't be as deep.
On Nov 29, 2005, at 7:06 AM, Lisa Wiese wrote:
> .I am getting, what some have called in the past, tiny spit
> bubbles in the thicker parts of the glaze.
Randy McCall on wed 30 nov 05
Lisa you might want to try putting it on a tad thinner. I have a fake ash
commerical glaze that would do the same thing and it worked much better by
thinning it out a good bit and spraying it on. Also you might want to try
the common way of decreasing the melting point of the glaze by increasing
the flux 2% to 5%. Decreasing the kaolin content will also do the same
I am no expert so there may be a lot of other suggestions.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Wiese"
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: Fake Ash bubbles
> Hi Louis,
> Thanks for the info, but the problem occurs on the verticle surfaces of my
> test tiles where the glaze is running in rivulets. Those tiny, open
> are occuring at the end of the run/rivulet. This seems to be a typical
> problem for Andies and Sharons fake ash...just wondering how to solve the
> problem and didn't want to re-invent the wheel if I didn't have to.
> I appreciate your input, Louis
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Lisa Wiese on wed 30 nov 05
I'll give the flux and a kaolin a try.
I appreciate it!!