Saturday, January 10, 2009

Even more Bentone EW

I tried to get the batch of 300 grams of dry materials, 1 gram of Bentone EW, and about 4 tsp of CMC solution to work with 175 ml of purified water and it did not. The brush dragged on the pot. It's not that it was too thick -- it just did not work very well.

So I say that, for me, 200 ml of water is perfect for brushing this particular glaze on to this particular pot.

If you have a different glaze or clay, or bisque hotter or cooler, this will be slightly different for you but this is a good place to start.

3 comments:

Lee said...

Beginning to get concerned about you, John.

You okay?

Alex Solla said...

I guess I second Lee's query: Where art thou John?

Suffice to say, you're missed!

Jerry said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I'm doing some work in porcelain. You mentioned not using specific gravity as a measurement tool. What are you using instead? Do you make adjustments for humidity? Or adjustments for temperature
Jerry