Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Silicon Carbide for Potters



Everyone looking for Silicon Carbide powder can go to a number of sources:

Best source:
http://www.hisglassworks.com/shop/loose-grit/silicon-carbide/1-pound.html


Then others are:

Here is $12.00 a pound on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Carbide-Powder-Black-1200/dp/B00F50VM4S/ref=pd_sbs_indust_9?ie=UTF8&refRID=0CF5CXTZ4J7XDXSRJMK1

Also check their page for similar products and you will find MANY sources.

You can get this stuff many places. It is used for sandpaper or sand blasting so those are two sources to search.

Or rock tumbler supplies  for 500 Mesh $10.00 a pound:

http://rocktumbler.com/grit.shtml

Axner is $8.00 a pound for 400 M:

http://www.axner.com/silicon-carbide.aspx

But you pay a handling and shipping fee that is pretty high at Axner!!


Here is Bailey who has 250 M for $4.50 a pound and 1000M for $31.00 a pound:

https://www.baileypottery.com/clay/clays-chemicals.htm

Here is E-Bay 600M for $8.00 for half a pound:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/121450839697?lpid=82&chn=ps



Her is the supplier:

http://www.washingtonmills.com/products/silicon-carbide/


PROBABLY the best is

 http://www.arrowheadlapidarysupply.com/catalog/index.php?catunid=67

because they have grades to 40 - 1200 m.

I am sure you can find a MILLION more if you try but sometimes just buying it an splitting with a friend or a couple of friends is the cheapest way!!

GREAT for CRATER GLAZES or ELECTRIC REDS at cone 6!!!!!  GET it and try it and you will be happy and all your dreams will come true!








Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Glaze Workshop in Greenwood, South Carolina June 5 -7, 2015

This looks to be a really great workshop!  We have 21 already and if we can get people to test at home then it will be like doing a 3 - 4 day workshop for the price of a 2 day!!  This is the one to attend. 

ONLY $200 A PERSON!!!!

When you sign up just tell Laura you want to run the tests and she will send a sheet and the videos of how to do it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Glaze Workshop in South Carolina June 5-7, 2015

This looks to be a really great workshop!  We have 21 already and if we can get people to test at home then it will be like doing a 3 - 4 day workshop for the price of a 2 day!!  This is the one to attend. 

ONLY $200 A PERSON!!!!

When you sign up just tell Laura you want to run the tests and she will send a sheet and the videos of how to do it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Glaze Discussion in Greenwood SC June 5-7, 2015


Ceramic Workshops Summer 2014 in Sewanee, TN

There's still space in some great clay workshops at Shakerag this summer. Come take a class, meet some new creative friends, explore lush, beautiful Sewanee in the summertime and eat incredible food!! 

Session One: June 14 - 20, 2015
Bernadette Curran - When Animals Go Tactile 


Jill Solomon - Saggar Firing Techniques


Session Two: June 21 - 27, 2015

Neil Patterson - Throw, Facet, Stretch, Dart! The Wheel as a Creative Tool


Sandi Pierantozzi - Flat to Form: Handbuilding Pots

About Shakerag:
Shakerag Workshops is an adult studio art workshop program, which started in 2004, with week-long classes offered in various different media. Participants register for one class each week, and each day classes meet from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. Students and faculty members often work together in the studios during the late afternoons and evenings, as they choose, occasionally taking time off from their artistic endeavors for swimming or yoga. There are plenty of beautiful nature trails to explore right outside the studios and an incredible swimming hole which is just perfect for refreshing and rejuvenating before an amazing dinner and slide presentations. Enrollment is limited to allow artist instructors plenty of time for one-on-one instruction, and there is always a great mix of students with varying levels of experience.

Fee Information and Registration 
Claire Reishman, Director
931-598-5651 x3165
email
 
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Steve Mills RIP

Steve was a great guy and had a nice CD on Backyard Kilns. He was a long time member of Clayart.

http://www.mudslinger.me.uk/