Playa Dust Firing Temperature.... ?

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Playa Dust Firing Temperature.... ?

Post by Meat Hunter » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:49 am

Playa Dust Firing Temperature.... ?

Does anyone have any experience firing small ceramic items made from playa dust?

If so, what firing temperature/cone worked best for you?
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Post by Ratty » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:48 am

I smell cookies. Meathunter make me one. I don't care what it is. Gimmie.
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Re: Playa Dust Firing Temperature.... ?

Post by Meat Hunter » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:58 am

Miss Ratti,

It would be my pleasure to Gimmie you. But, you will have to wait until 2018.

First I will need to get me some 'Gimmie Dust' this year.
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Post by Ratty » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:15 am

Need dust? Hey everybody sent Meathunter a bag o dust. There. We all have it. Might as well share.
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Post by Sham » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:22 am

This is a real item. You can make biscuits if you'd like! I wonder if playa dust can be molded in this?
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Post by burner von braun » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:10 am

Unless I'm mistaken, I believe Goathead has fired playa dust into some form of pendants in the past, and he would likely know. Unfortunately, I don't see him around here much anymore.

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Re: Playa Dust Firing Temperature.... ?

Post by Meat Hunter » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:21 pm

Thank you,

I am guessing that 1,100-1,200 deg. is about what I am looking at.
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Post by goathead » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:02 am

Hello
For firing catch up to Marty in the bar, he made some great swag 2010?
Has some experience with temps for ceramics.

My stuff gets around, errrrr, 2600 degrees but, I am not using a kiln.

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Post by Molotov » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:02 am

Confirm that. Gypsum begins to melt around 2660 F. Don't know if playa dust will break down or congeal at that temperature.

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Post by some seeing eye » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:01 am

If you read http://www.foresight.org/Conferences/MN ... /Gillett1/, specifically Table 2 column BRP, you can then look up the melting point of the constituent compounds. The LOI is organic material which would burn at a lower temperature.
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Post by goathead » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:22 pm

What it turns into.
If you use it as a ceramic glaze it's more of a light brown. When I get home I will post a pic of what Marty made using it as a glaze.

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Post by Paperman » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:13 pm

I Believe the gargoyles in the Temple of Transition were made partially of playa dust.
but probably not fired. maybe you could just fire it at increasing higher temps and see what happens.

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Post by some seeing eye » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:58 am

@Goathead - beautiful! Wonder if carbon from LOI contributes to the color?
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Re: Playa Dust Firing Temperature.... ?

Post by goathead » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:23 pm

LOI ? Stones I make from just playa are an iridescent, jet black. The other stones I make with ashes, have the same jet black, but with hues of grey,brown, green, blue, i would guess from the various minerals in our bodies.

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Re: Playa Dust Firing Temperature.... ?

Post by VgKing » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:29 am

Try some Ghost pepper. It's usually cherry-flavored.

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