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About Chilly

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    Langdon Hills, Essex, UK
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    Pottery, gardening, cycling, Scouting, outdoors.

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  1. Chilly

    No Swiping

    I helped out on the ticket line today, at a country show. I was amazed how many people used "contactless" and didn't even look at the screen to see how much I'd entered. In the UK there is a £30 per transaction limit on contactless, but even so...... Not sure how many paid by cash, there were separate lines. Last time I was on that gate was about 10 years ago and we only took cash. Then we had to check for forged notes, now I've no idea how they deal with rogues.
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    I'd be honest with the students, and ask them if they want to wash the white glaze off completely, or perhaps just some of it, or just fire it anyway, Depending on how opaque the glaze is it might, or might not, cover the underglazing. Some pots may be improved, some may not, but I'd let them choose the next step.
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    Rusty Kiln lid

    I used Kurust, but the rust on my kiln lid and sides was "non-existent" compared to your kiln.
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    reconstituting old casting slip

    Probably Possibly Don't know. Possibly. Only way you will know for certain is to test it. BUT Is the cost of your time to do so less than the cost of a new bucketful? Probably not. If you're time rich-cash poor, go for it, otherwise, dispose and start again.
  5. +1 to all above, find one that fits you and your specs. I have a small face/head, and wear specs. Finally found one that fits and doesn't fog me up. Other brands and suppliers are available, but I like this one: https://www.arco.co.uk/products/111500?s=1.
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    Underglaze versus glaze?

    What @Benzine said
  7. Chilly

    The Menagerie

    Lovely. They remind me of the Egyptian "............" headed gods.
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    In the UK, clay fired to 1050c is known as earthenware. 99% of the mugs, plates etc sold in pound shops will be earthenware. So the answer is yes, but they will need to be glazed.
  9. Cones without the spyhole will still tell you if the kiln overfired.
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    Glazing question

    Try a small item first as a test. You could also try a slip-trailer or bottle with a small tip to add the highlights. If using a brush, try a fluffy brush that holds a lot, but doesn't drag on the surface.
  11. Chilly

    New to me New Model A Brent wheel

    Road bikes, Mountain bikes, sewing machines, lathes ..........TOYS
  12. Chilly

    a quick question about Fire

    I fire mine overnight, taking advantage of cheap rate electricity. My kiln is in a greenhouse, down the garden, and I now have a digital controller, but when I first had it, I used to set the alarm and get up every couple of hours to check/turn up.
  13. Have you been to look at the Turning Earth Studios, just south of you? http://e2.turningearth.uk/

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