January 31st, 2009 by admin

zoo-openingTonight we all went to the of the Hogle Zoo art show opening to see my Canyon tree frog pot.

Pots from thursdays firing

January 24th, 2009 by admin

This teapot bre suprisingly large crystals for a three hour soak.  After achieving cone ten I alternate soaking temps from 2000 for the first hour 2100 for the second hour and 2000 for the third. The colorant used were 2% manganese dioxide, .5% cobalt carb, 8% titainium

This teapot grew surprisingly large crystals for a three hour soak. After achieving cone ten I alternate soaking temps from 2000 for the first hour 2100 for the second hour and 2000 for the third. The colorant used were 2% manganese dioxide, .5% cobalt carb, 8% titanium

Hand Thrown Stoneware and Porcelain By, Stephen G. Boehme

January 19th, 2009 by admin

Home brewing silver nitrate dont breathe the brown smoke

Home brewing silver nitrate dont breathe the brown smoke

Home Brewed Silver Nitrate

Is it worth the hassle?

For me it is.     Silver nitrate retails for $300.00 a pound

I took a pint of nitric acid and disolved  3 oz Of sterling silver into it.

So far my results are promising.  Silver nitrate Has been turning my glazes dark purple.

When put back in the kiln for a post-fire deduction

the pots turned a remarkable bright metallic silver in color.

Note to self, Wear glaves when glazing pots containing silver nitrate!!!

Note to self, Wear gloves when glazing pots containing silver nitrate!!!

bestgord

Porcelain Gourd form glazed with home brewed silver nitrate