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Groups/Lessons Address City Phone
Pottery Classes 21887 Outer Hwy 18 (Village) Apple Valley 760-242-0360
Diana Muhs BFA instructor. Pottery Classes, wheel throwing, hand building
Sand 'n Pines Porcelain Artists Apple Valley Community Center, 13467 Navajo Road, Ester Brown Room Apple Valley 760-247-7363
First Wednesday, 1 pm, meeting at Apple Valley Community Center. Learn or share the art of painting on china.
Color Me Mine 12044 Dunia Rd, Suite C Victorville 760-956-5700
Designed to keep children occupied, while learning a craft, and for eager adults, Color Me Mine offers ceramic bisque (already cleaned and fired once) ready to paint. Children's parties can be hosted... what a great idea!
Questions and answers
Can I airbrush with glazes?
I airbrushed porcelain work with a Paasche air brushes to apply glazes. They work fine, but require care to avoid clogging. They come with changeable apetures - the largest (I think 1mm (?)) is least likely to clog. You can also adjust the thickness of the line made by any one tip. Glazes need to be be well mixed and sieved and somewhat watered down to avoid clogging. Try adding a little CMC to your thinned glaze or underglaze mix. I've found that it helps smooth it out and helps to eliminate the spitting. Compensate for the additional water in the glaze by applying several coats. And of course clean them very well with fresh water after each use.

My glazes would go through the airbrush without clogging and sputing IF I sieved the glazes through a 200 mesh seive 2 times. It is very possible to airbrush glazes if they are sieved fine enough...even celadons containing RIO. I made large batches and spent a full day mixing and sieving these glazes so they would not have to be done toooo often. It is time consuming seiving glazes for the airbrush but the headaches of spraying a 80 to100 mesh sieved glaze is unbearable. Seive fine and you will not have spraying problems. Airbrushing can be a long drawn out procedure but well worth the extra effort if the glazes are sieved fine.I never waxed bottoms while I was airbrushing...just put the pot on a cardboard ring...used masking tape rings...after the tape was all gone...and set the pot on the ring to spray. Easy and mess free as well as cuts out a time consuming step. Have fun..spraying is a great way to glaze without drips etc.


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