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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Back to the drawing board. I fired a kiln to ^6 with a pyro barin my sitter. New sitter, new everything, except infinite switches (no long can get), but it never got there. Brand new elements. It was firing fine till last nite. It's still cooling. Going to fire in my small kiln to finish an order. And work on the big kiln. I will fix it or try basket weaving in my padded room.
Mar 05 2017 12:10 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    :( :(
    Mar 06 2017 08:08 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Yup. I just wonder if the weather had anything to do with it. We had some very heavy downpours Saturday when I was firing. No lighting. the barometric pressure was at 30.30. The humidity at 84%. Guess it could be that my kiln was, a bit under the weather, LOL.

    I fired the small kiln today @^6 and it went well. Nice day. I am going to fire another load in the big kiln tomorrow ^6. small load. If it doesn't go well I am going to check all my wiring.


    Mar 06 2017 08:30 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I will only fire bisque ware in my dad's big kiln. It has too many hot and cold spots. Sometimes there has been a four-cone variation between the top and bottom shelf. Too unpredictable. So I fire many small glaze loads.
    Mar 07 2017 03:33 PM
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cam

I am wondering about glazing in a cold garage ( 27^) The bisque is cold, the glazes are cold. Does this affect the outcome? or is it of no concern
Mar 05 2017 10:43 AM
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    Diesel Clay
    It'll be uncomfortable for you, but your pots won't care. Don't let the glaze bucket freeze though. It'll hard pan like nothing else I've ever seen.
    Mar 05 2017 11:54 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    You should probably heat the pottery up very slow. I remember a potter friend I had many moons ago. He had a studio the size of an airplane hanger. Anyway, he had a ceremonial platter he had to fire, but it was below freezing and he was in a hurry. He could have waited, but he didn't. The plate blew into a million pieces.
    Mar 05 2017 11:56 AM
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    cam
    oh dear!
    thnx guys...we'll see tomorrow
    Mar 07 2017 01:27 PM
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Potterymerchant

Why can't I get my profile picture to show up?
Mar 03 2017 05:24 AM
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    dhPotter
    If you have done everything as the Refresher says, mainly that your pic is less than 50k, it takes a while for it to change. I changed mine 2 days ago and it took several hours, if not overnite, to change.
    Mar 03 2017 10:33 AM
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    GEP
    http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/15245-refresher-for-how-to-change-your-avatar/#entry114835
    Mar 04 2017 09:19 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Use a photo editing app or pc program, like Photoshop, and make it small. No bigger than 72 dpi and 50k. then follow GEP instructions above
    Mar 05 2017 12:01 PM
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Marcia Selsor

All lights are up. And I didn't kill myself. Thank you Mark C for the lead to LED king. Great lights and easy to install.
Mar 02 2017 03:29 PM
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Marcia Selsor

got the shop lights installed today. All but one. missing hardware. But the light is great.
Mar 01 2017 10:16 PM
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Diesel Clay

Potter's Council Peeps: when are the deadlines to submit photos for the calendars?
Mar 01 2017 05:49 PM
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Mark C.

Still in Indonesia Diving(3 dives) every day
Mar 01 2017 05:22 AM
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    Chris Campbell
    ENVY ... envy is what I've got!!
    Saw some weird creatures in those waters.
    Mar 01 2017 02:04 PM
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    oldlady
    sigh...............
    Mar 02 2017 04:05 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Look out for nessie.
    Mar 05 2017 12:02 PM
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RonSa

Sitter just dropped on my second bisque firing. Tommorow I'll check how things turned out.
Feb 27 2017 05:44 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    And how DID things turn out?
    Mar 03 2017 11:34 AM
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    RonSa
    Well for the most part. Nothing broke and just one chip.

    Thanks for asking
    Mar 03 2017 02:47 PM
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Marcia Selsor

back to finishing taxes.
Feb 27 2017 11:18 AM
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    Roberta12
    me too. ugh

    Feb 27 2017 05:01 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Tonight I am done!!! yay. My shop lights cam this afternoon. I have to go to Billings in the morning, but I can hang the lights tomorrow afternoon.

    Feb 27 2017 11:38 PM
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tanvi504

Lost two bud vases in the kiln yesterday. Shouldve let them dry out longer. Sigh..losses hurt. All part of the learning curve.
Feb 27 2017 08:41 AM
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Marcia Selsor

worked on the studio 'til 9 last night. A bit achy today. Made the cart for my slabs while working on the slab roller. One overhead storage can get done when my husband comes up over Spring break. I don't want to do it while no one is around..just in case I fall off a ladder. So maybe I'll throw some saggars today.
Feb 24 2017 10:38 AM
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Marcia Selsor

worked on the studio 'til 9 last night. A bit achy today. One overhead storage can get done when my husband comes up over Spring break. I don't want to do it while no one is around..just in case I fall off a ladder. So maybe I'll throw some saggars today.
Feb 24 2017 10:36 AM
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Babs

Biking around lagoon with dog, koala in middle of road, dog needs restraining, koala latches onto my leg, and sinks teeth into right knee, teeth either sid eof my patella,.... claws deep into my calf muscle, prised the thingie off woith ma pottinig hands...
Feb 22 2017 05:29 PM
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    Pres
    One heck of a story to tell folks!
    Feb 24 2017 07:37 PM
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    terrim8
    Compression tights sound like handy things to have on!
    Feb 27 2017 03:23 PM
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    firenflux
    Holy wow! I didn't know koalas could be vicious
    Mar 01 2017 04:37 AM
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LeeU

Not happy, not happy. I went to change my profile picture and no matter what I do---and yes, I have read and tried suggestions/instructions from this site--it will not "take" anything, including my original pic. Phooey.
Feb 22 2017 04:47 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Get with admin.
    Feb 22 2017 10:10 PM
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    GEP
    LeeU, are you trying to use your new logo as your avatar? If so, then I think your image is too large at 2300 pixels wide. Try uploading a smaller version. It only needs to be about 300 pixels wide.
    Feb 23 2017 10:34 AM
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    LeeU
    Still failed ...contacted an administrator.


    Feb 23 2017 09:17 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Kiln cooling. Happy tomorrow? LOL
Feb 22 2017 12:48 PM