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Hi there what would be the best clay for ovenware I have E S original ES/55 stoneware would this clay be ok to withstand the heat in the oven, also I have CWE earthenware which I'm not using it fires too 1160c could I treat this as a mid temperature clay and would it be vitrified
Apr 06 2017 08:26 AM
Started a short (1 month only) pottery class last night. Touched a wheel for the first time in 8 years. Given my past experiences I think I was a trooper. Made a pot-thing sort of then ran out of time. Hand built a couple more. It was very mellow. Long drive there/back. To my surprise we'll be given KEYS TO THE STUDIO and can come in and basically do 'lab' work unsupervised any time there isn't another class on. This is a fully equipped college pottery room and I'm delight...
Fired my first bisque in Red Lodge last night. After several different delays due to online missing attachments on both sides, myself and the electric company, I finally have power to the kilns, Just in time to prepare for next week's wood firing with the Red Lodge clay Center.
Apr 06 2017 11:24 AM
Firing my first bisque in my new kiln shed. Wiring happened today. Loaded late this afternoon and firing a tube stacked load for the wood firing happening next week. Each person is allocated 18 cu. ft in the train kiln.
Got rid of 2 rubbermaid storage containers of porcelain, plus boxed raku clay and Armadillo porcelain. I have clay waiting for me in red Lodge, so I don't need to take more 1800 miles. Moving sucks.
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Apr 04 2017 05:28 PM
We just picked up our bees for three hives today. How sweet it is. Three queens and 10,000 helper bees each.
got rid of about 600 pounds of clay and glaze chemicals. Another friend coming by tomorrow for porcelain and more clay and glaze chemicals ware boards, etc. Starting to arrange boxes for loading the truck in 3 weeks.
My wife saw a the table covered with bowls, each with a little slice of lemon all wrapped up in cling film and realised yes he's lost it...
This year, let's see if I can find the right cycle of work and stay in it. It's all about balance and consistency. Easy. ;)
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Apr 03 2017 12:26 PM
Threw some test cylinders from my high translucency formula this morning: much higher plasticity than any stoneware I have tried.
Apr 01 2017 05:12 PM
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Apr 01 2017 06:02 PM
just tried out the Sherrill Do-All trim tool, love it! cuts so cleanly, thanks S.Dean for your help there : )
in Texas for4 days to estimate what will be needed to final move to Montana. 2 pallets of clay and chemicals. I want to keep my G200 , F-4, Custer, and gerstley borate. Some of the rest will go to the university here.
There's a job at Denby for a trainee lab tech developing glazes. Gimme please :D Also one as a craft potter but not sure I am good enough for that. Might send in a cv anyway.
My library is looking better stocked, now proud owner of John Britt's High Fire Glazes and Robin Hopper's Functional Pottery.