Friday, May 8, 2009

Crackpots-sodium silicate

Form pot with thick walls, add design and dry surface thoroughly with a sponge
Brush on sodium silicate to the top 3/4 of the pot, leaving the bottom 1/4 without makes cleaning the bat easier



Torch dry

Continue drying till silicate is no longer shiny

Start stretching!
Keep going....
More....
Sponge at finger tips again
Sponge getting dry, dipped to continue stretching

Almost there...
Cleaning up the rim
and finished!

3 comments:

Rob from Taiko-Earth said...

Great stuff Keith,

I do appreciate your willingness to share!

Thanks,
Rob

Josiah said...

What will the sodium silicate do when fired?

Jenn said...

Cool. If I ever get back into clay... I will want to try this.