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dolly

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 04:44 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    this section is for "status" Ask technical questions under topics, like Clay and Glazes.Helps keeping topics searchable. Also, for clay types, many will not know ES ES 55 . Best to specify company source and a chemical breakdown if available. Earthenware is not a midrange clay.

    Apr 06 2017 08:26 AM
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yappystudent

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...
Apr 05 2017 07:28 PM
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    Pres
    Excellent, where do I have to drive to?
    Apr 05 2017 09:14 PM
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    Roberta12
    Wonderful! Enjoy!
    Apr 05 2017 09:47 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Ooooh how cool!
    Apr 08 2017 12:38 PM
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Marcia Selsor

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 05 2017 09:50 AM
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    terrim8
    Have fun!




    Apr 06 2017 11:24 AM
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Marcia Selsor

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.
Apr 04 2017 09:46 PM
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Marcia Selsor

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.
Apr 03 2017 08:05 PM
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    Denice
    We moved 10 years ago, moved all of the boxes, clothes and small stuff ourselves. Hired mover for the large stuff. We had a 3 story house plus a basement where my studio was located. Best money ever spent.
    Apr 04 2017 08:33 AM
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    Min
    so, are you doing all the unpacking also while your hubby is at your old place?
    Apr 04 2017 03:42 PM
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    glazenerd
    Moving does suck, which I why I told the wife to bury me in the backyard. I ain't moving again!!!!
    Apr 04 2017 05:28 PM
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RonSa

We just picked up our bees for three hives today. How sweet it is. Three queens and 10,000 helper bees each.
Apr 03 2017 05:07 PM
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    Min
    think i want to come back as a queen bee, could do with some help around here ; )
    Apr 04 2017 03:41 PM
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    Mark C.
    At one time in mid 80s I sold honey in honey bears along with my pottery at shows
    Apr 05 2017 10:35 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    That's awesome !!
    Apr 06 2017 11:10 AM
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Marcia Selsor

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.
Apr 02 2017 06:08 PM
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Joe_L

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...
Apr 02 2017 03:53 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    HAHAHAHAHA
    Apr 03 2017 10:51 PM
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    alabama
    Why do you use a table saw to slice lemons?
    Apr 05 2017 06:58 PM
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    alabama
    Oops, I read table but saw table saw!!
    Apr 05 2017 07:00 PM
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GiselleNo5

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. ;)
Apr 01 2017 05:33 PM
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    Joseph F
    I think people make the bullet journals way to complex. It should really be something quick that you spend like 10 minutes a day on. But yea I have no idea. I have never made one. Thinking about trying it this school semester.
    Apr 02 2017 03:42 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Hm. Maybe I should research "SIMPLE bullet journal". :) Since I tend to make things complicated anyway simple is GOOD. Let me know if you try it, Joseph, I'm curious how they work. I definitely could use something to be more organized. Too much going on in my mind at any given moment.
    Apr 02 2017 08:54 PM
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    Joseph F
    Yea. I dunno. I am not the type of person that makes journals. I can remember most task I have to do. I was mostly thinking about it for school assignments. We will see if I ever get "around" to it.
    Apr 03 2017 12:26 PM
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glazenerd

Threw some test cylinders from my high translucency formula this morning: much higher plasticity than any stoneware I have tried.
Apr 01 2017 12:42 PM
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    glazenerd
    Joseph: now that I have a clay body that is easy to throw- very well TY. I mixed up some of your Sio2 clay this morning.
    Apr 01 2017 05:12 PM
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    glazenerd
    Joseph: by the way- the 6.18 COE does not hurt either- much easier to glaze fit.
    Apr 01 2017 05:15 PM
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    Joseph F
    I imagine so. Good to hear your new clay is rocking.
    Apr 01 2017 06:02 PM
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Min

just tried out the Sherrill Do-All trim tool, love it! cuts so cleanly, thanks S.Dean for your help there : )
Mar 31 2017 06:18 PM
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    Pres
    Got mine last year at NCECA---LOVE it
    Mar 31 2017 11:00 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Yes, it is fabulous!!! I don't use any other tools anymore. Except very occasionally a loop tool with a square bit. But rarely.

    Apr 01 2017 02:07 AM
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Marcia Selsor

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.
Mar 31 2017 08:43 AM
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    glazenerd
    If the GB is the original before they started blending it: certainly worth keeping.
    Apr 01 2017 07:49 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    it u
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    and I know! So s the 100 pounds of Custer. and G-200.
    Apr 02 2017 01:54 PM
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High Bridge Pottery

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.
Mar 30 2017 07:07 AM
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    Pres
    If I were a younger man. . . Take the plunge

    Mar 31 2017 05:07 PM
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    Mark C.
    To far away for me
    Apr 02 2017 12:20 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    No job from denby ;[

    Apr 21 2017 02:04 PM
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Mark C.

Tw glaze fires cooling for am unload-galleries are hungry
Mar 29 2017 08:45 PM
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Joe_L

My library is looking better stocked, now proud owner of John Britt's High Fire Glazes and Robin Hopper's Functional Pottery.
Mar 27 2017 03:26 PM
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    glazenerd
    Now you have to download it into your synapses.
    Mar 27 2017 05:53 PM
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    Joseph F
    Or put the recipes in your memory palace!
    Mar 27 2017 05:54 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    both are great books!

    Mar 31 2017 08:40 AM