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About oldlady

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    single firing an electric kiln to cone 6
  • Birthday 08/30/1940

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    harpers ferry west va and pinellas park fl
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    architecture, old Sears mail order houses, cocker spaniels, name a subject, I will love it

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  1. oldlady

    Glaze Ingredient Storage

    neil, sterilite will crack. they are brittle and rigid so there is no give to them. rubbermaid is flexible and their lids are so tight that it takes 2 hands to get them off the tubs. i started using rubbermaid before 1995 and am still using them. can't be beat.
  2. oldlady

    Glaze Ingredient Storage

    i have the same rubbermade containers and their factory is only 25 miles away. did not know they are no longer available, will look into it for you. what city would you buy them in? and the store name would help as well. you know not to use sterilite, right?
  3. oldlady

    Help to identify

    It is so hard to get folks to understand that kilns are not sturdy construction type equipment or to stop them from trying to pick it up with a forklift!!
  4. oldlady

    Glaze Defect

    it looks like leather, what is the defect in your opinion, malinda?
  5. glad you are doing so well! will miss your level-headed reining in of the wildness when we get carried away. your advice is always spot on and well considered. glad you are going to still be an active member. happy counting as the $ roll in.
  6. yes, there are pitchers around the top of my kitchen cabinets, cream and sugars on the china cabinet, lots of various things in the shelves around the fireplace in the living room and a huge collection of the smaller Windy Meadows houses in two rooms. plus all the things in the kitchen cabinets, the beautiful things my daughter in law called "mismatched dishes". i am considering downsizing and selling some of the ones by potters that collectors know.
  7. oldlady

    Help to identify

    beautiful elements, looks like it has just been sitting around and never used. i would immediately vacuum the element holders and the entire inside of that kiln. it has been moved from where it was to the auction to your place. each move stressed it enough to drop bits of brick inside. take that stuff our carefully, it should never have been put inside. kiln "BRICK" is very soft, not like house builder brick, you can damage it very easily.
  8. oldlady

    Help to identify

    the sitter is only in the black part of the setup. the switches below control the elements in the kiln. the one on the top section controls the element in the top section. looks like the kiln choices are simply on or off. the sitter turns the whole thing off when the heatwork is finished.
  9. sputty, thank you for reviving isaac button! remember seeing the videos years ago and so appropriate today when "work" seems to be a word from the past. someone must have asked him to remove the pipe so we could see his face. i think the reason he kept it in his mouth is that there is nowhere to put it that it would not get covered with clay.
  10. oldlady

    Pricing for An Old Bailey Wheel

    i keep telling people to call bailey. do that when you have a photo to show them and ask about it. see if there are any manuals or other info. cannot understand why people do not ask the source.
  11. oldlady

    Dust collection in studio!

    mark cortright has the best system i have ever seen, though i have not actually been there. "pieced together" is not necessarily bad, just made by a competent individual to suit an individual need. saying custom made sounds better. that is what yours will be when it is finished.
  12. oldlady

    How hot does this kiln get?

    picture unavailable to see.
  13. oldlady

    What are the pitfalls?

    preeta, this is the tool that takes the fat out of the bottom of a thrown bowl while it is still on the wheel. USE THE BIG END.
  14. oldlady

    Not Simon Leach

    looking at where you are on a map of oregon, i have to agree that you are on the very edge of nowhere. could you manage to get away to a weeklong workshop done by one of your favorite handbuilders? oregon is full of potters, surely there is one who would allow you to share a studio for a week so you can at least watch. try putting an ad on the bulletin boards of all of the suppliers in the state.
  15. a potter i know uses a light that shines down with pinpoint accuracy so he knows when the outside edge is correct. nothing in the way of his hands.

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