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  1. recycling my clay scraps & using them for my smoked pottery then using the ashes from that to mix up ash glaze :D This recycling thing is working out!

  2. Names right! It was so long ago I can't remember but a less expensive book with lots of Shino recipes ( and other high fire recipes) is by John Britt. I like Penn State with lots of carbon trapping. We have cockatiels and they are pretty nice too! Is your book available at the library?
  3. I tried this one https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramic-recipes/high-fire/malcolm-davis-carbon-trap-shino-glaze/# I didn't have any redart but I made it anyways- look for a no-iron substitute or just add more ball clay. I like the bright edges of the red marks on your pot though! How's your African Grey?
  4. Salt Kiln Conversion

    Good pictures! Now I know to make the gaskets bigger than the buttons. (for my raku kiln) If I could figure out how to make an inexpensive door for my caternary arch kiln I would turn it into a salt kiln too- right now I brick it up with two rows of bricks. The sliding doors at the pottery in Med Hat are HEAVY so I don't want to do that. You aren't giving out the secret sauce recipe are you?
  5. Alaskan Clay

    I found a nice page that explains clay in a useful way : https://sites.google.com/site/meeneecat/educational-materials/clay-types-geological-origins-working-properties-gccceramics You need some of this clay to experiment with- make samples that are all the same size and test fire at different temperatures with another scrap of broken pottery underneath to protect your kiln shelves in case of a meltdown! aka as per instructions above in previous answers.
  6. I've often wondered about getting bricks from the roasters they have at mines- they must cycle through a lot of them. They would be contaminated with what ever metal they are processing - if they use roasters as part of the process. Maybe you can turn them around and one side would be good. Know anyone that works at a mine? Try these books : Kilns - Design, Construction & Operation by Daniel Rhodes or another book about kiln building by Frederick Olsen. See this thread : PQotW: Week 41
  7. recycling a lot of mistakes these days! Fighting with crazy shapes.

  8. top cage assembled

    Just thought it would be pretty hot even with the flame off! But we'll see. I'll likely try it out then decide if I need accessories!
  9. top cage assembled

    I was really happy with their work. They had to tack weld down one side and around the top and the handles are big enough for my bulky gloves. I did realize though that I will have to hunt down a long flame proof apron or something to wear for the lift-off procedure.
  10. picked up raku cage & posted a picture

  11. Raku Kiln under construction

  12. Mining exploration geologist & Mom. Retired now & going crazy at home- who knows I may dabble in it again. Pottery is interesting & I still get to play in the mud but I miss seeing all the great scenery & places we visited.
  13. PQotW: Week 41

    1.3 2.2 3.1 (all I know is that I really had to make my flue smaller) 4 (2,4) has to be updraft- its on a hill and the fire is at the bottom right?
  14. You know how you southerners blame the Alberta Clipper for cold weather? I grew up during the cold war and we used to blame the cold weather on the Russians! :D

    1. dhPotter


      You know, the scientist are saying about 6 southern states are in an unusually cold pattern that has been going on since the 1960's. They call it a "Warming Hole" - go figure... 

    2. terrim8


      Dam Russians!

  15. I'm not so crazy about my little company name & will likely change it. It is sooooo boring. It's Ceramic Fixtures- because I mostly make light fixtures- but that's changing too. That makes this topic interesting- to see what others are doing. I still haven't come up with anything catchy so I may just switch to my name like others have done.

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