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AndreaB

Took out a turquoise glaze firing yesterday. Hangs head in shame. streaky, pinholes and white areas :(. They were on order too
Jul 19 2016 11:06 PM
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    Roberta12
    So sorry. The learning curve is steep at times.....hope you can figure out what happened.

    Jul 19 2016 11:21 PM
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    glazenerd
    Post some pics in a thread;p perhaps someone will know the fix.
    Jul 20 2016 12:10 AM
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glazenerd

You know you are getting old when you open the test kiln only to realize you never glazed anything!. hangs head in shame...
Jul 19 2016 02:33 PM
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    Roberta12
    elf? Is there a season on them? Don't tell Santa.

    Jul 20 2016 03:33 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    LOL, glazenerd!
    Jul 20 2016 04:20 PM
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    Celia UK
    Love that one Marcia!
    Jul 21 2016 06:11 AM
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Pres

Replacing elements this week, along with some element holders and bricks, One of the pigtails is also being replaced after a failed bisque. Hmmm one blow up also. First one in many years, humidity!
Jul 19 2016 07:49 AM
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    glazenerd
    We have been bouncing between 50-70% humidity for over 2 weeks. soggy!
    Jul 19 2016 02:31 PM
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    firenflux
    It's only humid in Tucson for maybe 15 minutes after it rains. Then the ground soaks it up and it's back to a dry heat.
    Jul 20 2016 02:55 AM
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firenflux

Waiting for leather hard so I can trim stuff...
Jul 18 2016 04:53 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I had thrown some pots and then came down with bronchitis the next day. I crept out and wrapped them up. Now I'm feeling better but I'm scared ....

    Jul 19 2016 02:09 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Not sure how dry they've become in the past 10 days.

    Jul 19 2016 02:10 AM
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    firenflux
    Hope the pots stayed wet and that you feel better Giselle
    Jul 20 2016 02:53 AM
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Marcia Selsor

my big oval is really well insulated. Took over 30 hours for the bisque to cool. but the fan was running and it comes on at 120 F.
Jul 16 2016 11:19 AM
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    terrim8
    so much nicer to fire in the winter, especially if its snowing outside & you can sit in the kiln shed with a nice cup of coffee!

    Jul 16 2016 09:06 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    agree totally!

    Jul 17 2016 10:58 AM
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    glazenerd
    My 6.5 top loader is custom built 3" brick and 2" fiber. Anymore I just turn it off when done firing and check it two days later.
    Jul 18 2016 11:21 PM
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Marcia Selsor

my big oval is really well insulated. Took over 30 hours for the bisque to cool.
Jul 16 2016 11:18 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Fired bisque with slabs and tiles for raku. I need to fire before going back to Montana. Hope it will get cooler. Lows overnight are still in the 80s. May be doing night raku firings.
Jul 15 2016 05:53 AM
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JohnnyK

Headed to the CA State Fair today. It's an annual trek to see how my wife does in the Jam & Jelly Competition.
Jul 14 2016 08:47 AM
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    Joseph Fireborn
    Ill take some Jam or Jelly as well. Good reviews promised.
    Jul 14 2016 06:51 PM
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    glazenerd
    I will gladly trade you a four star review for a jar of blackberry jelly.
    Jul 14 2016 06:57 PM
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    glazenerd
    Thanks Johnny; stopped at our local veggie stand and bought a flat of strawberries. Cleaned them, put them in the freezer for 30 min and eating out of the bowl. Yum-EEEE!!
    Jul 16 2016 12:31 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Love Montana. Didn't settle on the house in question, but we're going back together in a few weeks.
Jul 14 2016 07:21 AM
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bciskepottery

Off to salt kiln rebuild.
Jul 12 2016 05:55 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    Any chance we can see progress pictures along the way?
    Jul 13 2016 09:49 AM
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    bciskepottery
    Pictures are being taken; too tired at night to upload. Kiln hard bricks literally weigh a ton. Did a lot of dry fitting with arch yesterday, warm up for the real event. Challenge on this one was building kiln to fit existing chimney -- although we increase flue size to match burners. Love hydraulic jacks. On to day 3.
    Jul 14 2016 05:54 AM
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    Joseph Fireborn
    I can't wait to see pictures. I also assume we get to see pictures of the first unload of actual pots?
    Jul 14 2016 10:22 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Almost done hanging drywall on my studio ceiling. 8 sheet done 4 to go. And singing, "all by myself". Yup, I'll be happy to wedge a ton of clay after this.
Jul 11 2016 10:16 PM
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    Denice
    Marko My husband and son hung the sheetrock in my studio and the garage. I taped and mudded it, then paint and wallpapered the studio. The garage just got a rough coat of mud. We didn't have to mess with the ceilings. They had to be finished when the house was built.
    Jul 13 2016 08:08 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Oh oh oh, Marko, you are a handyman! Go quick to the newest QOTW and tell us what else you can do with your hands, besides making beautiful pottery!
    Jul 13 2016 08:13 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Impressive in that heat. You'll be happy working in the walled space. Its worth it!

    Jul 14 2016 07:13 AM
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Joseph Fireborn

Rolling out grid test. Made about 15 of them. Red clay, Black Clay, Porcelain, Brown Clay. Yum.
Jul 10 2016 08:35 PM
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    glazenerd
    The excitement of experimenting.
    Jul 10 2016 08:54 PM
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Mark C.

Monday glaze day-gallery order piled up again for summer tourist traffic
Jul 10 2016 03:11 PM
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LeeU

Just posted an album in Gallery -- LeeU June 2016 -- It has some pieces from my recent firing.
Jul 09 2016 05:08 PM
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    glazenerd
    I went through your gallery and was intrigued by your use of form and detail. A unique blending that creates subtle expressions. I was impressed by the thought process behind them.
    Jul 10 2016 07:14 AM
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    LeeU
    Thank you!! I am not good at throwing beautiful pots or making
    really pretty, precise forms/glaze, but I love the rough and tumble.
    Jul 10 2016 10:22 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I think glazes look good. Really like the White.
    Jul 10 2016 10:44 AM
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JohnnyK

Harvested a bunch of veggies and will set up my vegetable stand today...
Jul 09 2016 09:07 AM
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    Joseph Fireborn
    Yum Yum.
    Jul 09 2016 11:18 AM
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    glazenerd
    Brings back memories of picking veggies out of the garden and eating them raw. My favorite way actually.
    Jul 10 2016 05:27 PM
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    Mark C.
    we get our veggies from garden
    Jul 10 2016 06:14 PM