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  1. Slow Cooling

    Today I had a cone 6 firing. When the kiln reached temp and shut off, I decided I wanted to do a controlled cool. I did a ramp/hold schedule (Skutt 1027) of 500F/h to 1900 no hold, and then 150F/h to 1400. When I pressed "start," it thought the firing was complete (because we were already passed 1900, at 2230ish). Does anyone know a way to program a slow cool after you've already reached top temp? Skutt 1027
  2. Phil Rogers pine ash glaze recipe

    Well it's taken me a long time to respond to this, and for that I apologize. But I must thank all who responded, especially those who responded usefully. I just wanted to express something, and that's the fact that so many people seem to think that they invented the art of pottery themselves, and that they alone are to thank for all the knowledge going into their glazes, firing techniques, etc. The fact is, however, that as much as I admire the hard work and craftsmanship of every member of this community, it remains true that nobody living today invented the technology of high-fire ceramics; if you believe you came up with all of your glazes and forms by yourself, then I'd suggest you ask yourself why you're using materials bought in a ceramic supply store. I'd suggest asking yourself why you're making mugs, bowls, vases, plates, etc. I'd assume you didn't invent those forms yourself. When it comes to glazes, I'd suggest that you didn't come to the understanding of how glazes work by digging up different materials and realizing what feldspar looks like and how to grind quartz down to a suitable fineness and how to mine iron oxide. My point is that we all learn about this craft by copying and absorbing information from people who already know about them, and therefore asking for information or even copying glaze recipes (which is what everyone did when they started learning about glazes) is not only not something one cannot do, but something one MUST do in order to further their glaze education. So, sorry, but I wanted to get that off my chest. I do understand the coveting of recipes that some people do, because it's born out of a long process of testing and trial and error, and it's a life's work type of process. But be honest, and realize that we all copied recipes. Peace.
  3. Hi Everyone! I'm new to the forum, and I joined because I've been trying to find a good ashy, celadony glaze and I've seen some Phil Rogers pots covered with exactly the glaze I'm looking for, so I wondered if anyone knew about Phil Rogers' trusty pine ash glaze recipe. I actually ordered his book on Amazon, but the wrong book was delivered. Arg! Anyway, I just want that ONE recipe, so I hope somebody is willing to post it here. I can't find it anywhere online.