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High Bridge Pottery

Last night shift this week then I can get some time in the studio. After I sleep in 7 hours zzzzZZ
Feb 28 2015 07:23 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Only 1.5 hours to go :D I think I have read everything on this forum tonight haha.
    Mar 01 2015 12:52 AM
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    Benzine
    Don't you hate that? Post more things people!!!
    Mar 01 2015 11:02 AM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    When I have 10 hours sitting in front of a computer with 3 hours containing any kind of work you get a lot of time to read... Still they pay me to teach myself ceramics so I am happy :D
    Mar 01 2015 11:50 AM
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Mark C.

Firing glaze fires in both kilns today
Feb 28 2015 01:33 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Two Alternative Firing Workshops in Sept. in Las Cruces, NM and Lawrence, KS are shaping up to be really exciting. Obvara will be part of both.
Feb 28 2015 08:07 AM
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Cat Woman

Hope to get down to the Valley for one of your workshops. Please keep us informed as to what, when, where, etc. I think I could get a group from Rockport to make the trip or what do you charge to put on a workshop? Maybe you could come up here?!?
Feb 27 2015 09:38 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I would be happy to come up there. Private email me and we can discuss it.

    Mar 01 2015 09:47 AM
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Amy Eberhardt

Squeeeeee!!!! Husband is at Clay Art Center Tacoma and picking up my new kiln elements!! And even better yet, he's picking up 5 lbs each of clear and white dry mix!! I IZ A HAPPY CAMPER!!!!!! Yipeeee!!!
Feb 27 2015 07:15 PM
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grype

I will conquer this black clay bloating problem if its the last thing I do on this earth!
Feb 27 2015 05:40 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Seattle Pottery claims their vashon series goes to ^6, as well as their crystal white porcelain. All of those bodies bloat like a gassed-up politician. Sooooo...either the clay's being over-fired, or your kiln might be a bit too hot. :P
    Feb 28 2015 12:22 AM
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    grype
    Maybe, but others have stated they have fired to cone 6. I use self supporting witness cones. I am not over firing, if anything under firing. I go to about 5.5.
    Feb 28 2015 02:30 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Good luck :D I have no idea about bloating.
    Feb 28 2015 06:55 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Working out details, schedule of events and material lists for 2 workshops in Sept.
Feb 27 2015 05:20 PM
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Evelyne Schoenmann

I will be on the road Saturday. From Italy back to Switzerland. See you soon again....
Feb 27 2015 12:19 PM
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    firenflux
    safe travels!
    Feb 28 2015 05:24 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Thanks firenflux! We arrived safely in Switzerland. Now work is waiting for me in the basement studio ;-)
    Mar 01 2015 12:06 PM
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Mark C.

Glaze day today-lots to do
Feb 27 2015 11:38 AM
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Chilly

Spent an hour in the glassio today, pottery in shorts.
Feb 27 2015 11:22 AM
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    Crusty
    reminds me of opening a double wall pot... Go for it Guin. that will work and easy, im all about easy lol...
    Feb 27 2015 04:57 AM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Coooool!! I'm going to try that for my next lidded piece!
    Feb 27 2015 09:57 AM
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    kswan
    I like making lids like that but convex instead of concave so they fit on a gallery in the pot.
    Feb 27 2015 03:34 PM
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Amy Eberhardt

No amount of offerings to the Kiln Gods would have helped yesterday. Maybe an offering to the electric element gods would have been a better idea. I've found out the hard way that I need all new elements in my 25 year old Skutt. *sigh* Poor old girl. She had enough ompf to get half way up the hill but not all the way. Anybody know where I can get elements on the cheap?
Feb 26 2015 09:39 AM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Awwww, poor kid. :( You could have hubby pick up an order from CAC in Tacoma. They'll take the order over the phone and have it ready.
    Feb 26 2015 05:58 PM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    That's exactly what I did this morning Guinea. At least I can save $20 on the shipping. ;)

    Feb 26 2015 07:25 PM
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ChenowethArts

Car kiln opening today around noon...'scheduled a Red Cross appointment for the morning just to avoid the temptation to crack it open :)
Feb 26 2015 06:40 AM
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    firenflux
    That is a strong temptation!
    Feb 27 2015 02:29 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    All is well. Kiln opened when temp reached 100F.
    Feb 27 2015 09:31 AM
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Mark C.

2nd car kiln bisque of year turned off today
Feb 26 2015 01:32 AM
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High Bridge Pottery

Cracked open The Kiln Book and I am slowly becoming very confused amongst pressures, flow rates and BTU's
Feb 25 2015 10:20 AM
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    Pres
    Same problem when I tried reading it. I really don't know much about gas kilns so I read the book first ignoring numbers. Then I went back and started to make sense of numbers on second go through.
    Feb 25 2015 03:07 PM
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    Diesel Clay
    The burner chapter is pretty dry.
    Feb 25 2015 11:44 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    It is complicated to work out the best pressure and sizes of every piece in the burner. Once I can grasp what everything does in relation to everything else and be able to see the numbers change as I change values of the hardware it should be plain sailing from there.
    Feb 26 2015 06:26 AM