Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sodium silicate

A few years ago, I played around a bit with sodium silicate on my pots and thought it looked "meh," so I didn't pursue it. Last month, I pulled out the congealing jarful so my class could experiment with it. Oh, what a difference a cake decorating comb makes! (I'm still feeling "meh" about the combination of sodium silicate + ravioli wheel, but will delay final judgment until the tests have been fired.)

White slip on ER

Blue slip on LL

Detail. SS was thinned with a little water; slip was heat-gunned for ease of SS application.