Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: Getting the pitch in the bowl

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    119

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EvaZ View Post
    Can i use any charcoal? I have self igniting charcoal which I could ground up perhaps.. or there is activated charcoal for teeth whitening.. think that's any good?
    The charcoal is purely cosmetic to make the pitch black and can be omitted. If you do add it it needs to be ground finely. It's a waste of time and effort.

    Thank you for the nice comment.

    If you are interested in a walk through of the piece, Douglas has a video, https://youtu.be/KAJA07csTag
    Last edited by alastairduncan; 07-05-2020 at 07:39 AM.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Romsey
    Posts
    4,884

    Default

    Lampblack is around as artists pigments and makes a suitable alternative in matsu yani - it's nothing more than finely divided carbon.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    119

    Default

    There is a thread from 2009 where Peter gives the Ford Hallam recipe

    https://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8372 with some more useful info

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    142

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EvaZ View Post
    Thanks Nick..cooksons… I didn't know to use plaster of paris. Does it need it? How much would I use in a bowl? are we talking a cup or a tbsp or....
    I've just looked atCookson's Eva, and think you have bought setters' pitch which ain't the one you need.I presume it will set hard in order to hold fast what is being worked on.I can't find the recipeI carefully noted(!!) BUT THINK IT WAS ALMOST 50/50.Apparently linseed oil can be added for elasticity but I didn't have any and got pretty good results without.
    Not sure where you live but Miriam Hanid does courses.Check out her work.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    142

    Default

    Hey .Just wondering where you bought your pine rosin?
    When I last looked prices for 100gms were astronomical .
    Nick

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    119

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickD View Post
    Hey .Just wondering where you bought your pine rosin?
    When I last looked prices for 100gms were astronomical .
    Nick
    I got it from Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07RVBPM2W

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    119

    Default

    This popped up in my Instagram feed today, it's a post from Rod Kelly filling a dish with pitch before he starts chasing it. You have to be inventive when dealing with larger items.

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_5GO5qg79z

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •