Friday, 26 June 2009

tea with disapointment..
















well all was going ok till put my finger on the image 'the decal' wipes right off the pot so something went wrong..any thoughts..

aside from that some lovely new teapots and cups to go with,... all round lovely firing the raw pots i fired for pam have come out great there's a couple of cracks but you get that with raw fire..she should be well chuffed with these a little more deco with lustres and they'll be yum..


10 comments:

  1. Ciao ang, I am happy to have visited your blog, interesting!. I would like to have your comments on my work. my name is Filippo Di Giovanni and I have a ceramic studio in Turin in northern Italy.Greets for me the opposite side of the World.
    filippo

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  2. Oh man, that is so frustrating about the decals... The good thing though is that since it looks like they wipe off so cleanly you could just do it again. What temp did you fire them to? I have heard that there are some printers that don't have enough iron in their ink to make good decals - maybe it's an iron issue? I've also heard that it's important to use a laser printer for that same reason (I guess the ink jets don't have any iron at all) I hope you can get to the bottom of this mystery - I think this work is really fun!

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  3. eh ciao filippo, i will drop by to see your work, thanks for visiting..

    hi kip, no major drama, i fired to 800C what i used to fire decals to but this is the 1st time using my laser printer for the images.. oh well, i'll keep searching and hopefully cynthia 'colorado art studio' may have an idea....thanks for the feedback..

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  4. hi ang, beautiful work! she should be well chuffed... gotta work that into my vocabulary. cynthia does have tons of info and willingly sends it out, she sent it to me and it was quite comprehensive.

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  5. Tea set looks great! Bummer on the decals. Glad you're going to keep after it! Cynthia is a great source for some answers.

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  6. I found that I needed to fire at no hotter than ^04 or they burned off. And yes, it needs to be from certain types of laser toner inks (I use an HP 4500 Laser jet) Like you noted, Cynthia has well-documented her process too. I also found that some of my glazes did better than others (still testing) but the gloss glaze worked and matte did not...

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  7. hey jim gotta use the best phrases around...

    hi patricia thanks, pity C's away ...

    hey cindy, yeh i'm just using what i have right now and this laser printer has been around for a good few years i was hoping for good strong images.. i may try hotter 1st, know more next week more research..

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  8. Sounds like you have your thumb on the solution now... you work looks really great!

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  9. Ang - it sounds like you didn't fire your decals hot enough. Decal firings depend on the glaze ^ temp you fired. For example if you fired to ^6 you would want to decal fire laser toner decals to cone ^04 or 1070 degrees C.

    If your work is ^10 - it might have to be fired even higher. Check out Linda Arbuckle's handout page - scroll down to the laser toner decal link for a really good and thorough explanation.

    The images are really cool :D

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  10. hi cynthia, yeh i finally read the whole info on yours and lindas and gather i need to fire to c05-04 my glaze fire was around the c4-5 mark, will get on that this week..thanks

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