October 13, 2011

Cone six slip casting clay line blend.

I will post the recipes when i get home!

Found this at R&F paints.

This inspires me! It uses a nonfunctional glaze on the bottom two thirds for decoration and allows the vitrified clay to serve the functional requirements.

August 30, 2011

Cone 6 Crystalline Glaze Base

Fa’s #5 (Revised)
Cone 6
Zinc Oxide27.0 %
Ferro Frit 311050.0
Silica (325 mesh)14.0
100.0 %
Add: Titanium Dioxide2.0 %

Glaze was on cone 10 porcelain tiles.

Kiln Program

  • Increase temperature 350°F per hour to 700°F

  • Increase temperature 750°F per hour to 2000°F

  • Increase temperature 150°F per hour to 2210°F (this puts cone 6 over, cone 7 at 1 o’clock position)

  • Hold at 2210ºF for 10 minutes

  • Cool down 750°F per hour to 2000°F, hold for 1 hour

  • Cool down 750°F per hour to 1900°F, hold for 3 hours

  • Kiln off, vent off, total firing 9–9½ hours

  • Glaze #1 Base

     Glaze #2 Red Iron Oxide 3.5%
     Glaze #3 Cobalt Carbonate 1%
     Glaze #4 Barium Carbonate 8%
     Glaze #4 (Detail)
     Glaze #5
    Copper Carbonate 4%
    Cobalt Carbonate .25%
     Glaze #5 (Same Glaze)
     Glaze #5 (Detail)

    *Glaze application was not thick enough (painted on with three coats)
    *Glaze #4 with barium carbonate produced the most crystals, possible because of its lower melting temperature
    *Glaze #5 produced two distinct colors because of its placement in the kiln

    April 23, 2011

    This is what i did with some of the bird

    This is what i did with some of the birds

    April 1, 2011

    Diamond Ring and Display

    In my Crafting the Virtual Space class i created 'diamond rings' and a ring display on the computer using Rhino3D and had them made real using the laser cutter on campus. They are now being sold at at the store i work at ^_^ www.cocoonathome.com

    March 18, 2011

    I plan on usinf my bosses sons monster d

    I plan on usinf my bosses sons monster drawings and turning them into sculptures.

    March 10, 2011

    Hug Monster Update!

    The Hug Monsters are going out tomorrow and they will have this snippet of text with them.

    Hi, I am a hug monster and I am trying to get home in time for a critique at 3pm on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. Please pass me along (with a hug!) to someone who is or is more likely to know a student or teacher currently in the class Ceramic Object as Multiples.

    Modeled after Michael Gurevich’s small world experiment, anyone is on average six steps (friend of a friend) away from any other person. Questions/ Comments http://danielsangiacomo.blogspot.com/

    February 17, 2011

    February 8, 2011

    Hug Monsters by Garfield

    *Please Click on Picture to View*

    This is my idea for the hug monsters.

    February 5, 2011

    Baby Heads

    Probably my favorite thing in the store i work at.

    February 4, 2011


    Using rhino, a 3d drawing program in my crafting virtural space class.

    February 3, 2011

    More, more, more!

    I'm up to number 130, i have a production going so its running smooth. Still not sure if i should bisque or use the energy and fire them to temp..

    February 2, 2011

    Hug monsters

    I plan on using 100 of them for a "six degrees of seperation" experiment.