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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
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Amy Eberhardt

Started a glaze load at 5:15 this morning. Now to pray to the Kiln Gods that all comes out wonderful!
Feb 25 2015 10:10 AM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Bwaahaahaahaaa!!! Love it! Thanks Ben!
    Feb 25 2015 07:02 PM
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    grype
    I watched a british potter's video who put a cup with wine in it on top of his huge gas kiln.... crazy. he said he didn't know if there were kiln gods or not, but better safe than sorry.
    Feb 25 2015 08:08 PM
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    Benzine
    I've read accounts of Japanese potters setting offers of sake near the kiln.
    Feb 25 2015 08:15 PM
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TheGuineaPotter

Guinea is gonna be gone a few days...My precious, beautiful english lop boy snapped his femur & was too old to survive surgery. He's at rest now, & I'm a broken rodent...*crying*
Feb 24 2015 09:40 PM
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TheGuineaPotter

Dear Santa Paws; I'm going to be a very good guinea this year. May I please have a slab roller and a de-airing pugmill? ^_^
Feb 23 2015 04:09 PM
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    firenflux
    Ooooh me too. I keep looking for both used and cheap in my area but no luck so far!
    Feb 23 2015 07:39 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    I do have a slab roller, but unfortunately no pug mill. Could you send Santa my way too with a pug mill? Thanks Guinea! ;-) (grin)

    Feb 24 2015 04:27 AM
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Chilly

The "Sky" challenge project is nicely in progress. Sunshine in the studio helps.
Feb 23 2015 12:02 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    yay

    Feb 23 2015 04:57 PM
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    grype
    Good work, I still haven't started. I am hoping I stumble into an idea.
    Feb 25 2015 09:54 AM
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TheGuineaPotter

Check out this hare-sculpting video! Man, I'm gonna apply some of those techniques to my own animals! http://youtube.com/watch?v=ocAc--CQdPw
Feb 22 2015 09:23 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    As soon as I stop being a rodent snot factory, that is... ughhhh...
    Feb 22 2015 09:24 PM
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Amy Eberhardt

Why won't the world just leave me alone and let me play in the mud?
Feb 22 2015 10:17 AM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Preach on, sister!
    Feb 22 2015 03:23 PM
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    Crusty
    Because the world was taught to stay out of the mud by their mom!!! LOL I never listened ...
    Feb 24 2015 05:20 PM
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TJR

Dumped an entire 5 gallon pail of glaze on the floor. Scraping glaze today. Whoo hoo!
Feb 22 2015 10:09 AM
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    Crusty
    Well you help me with my 30 mug handles and ill help you Scrape up the mess you have. Deal?
    Feb 23 2015 05:39 AM
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    Denice
    This would be one of the few times I would use a curse word. You know which one I'm talking about.
    Feb 23 2015 12:48 PM
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    anthony
    I drooped a jar of the deepest and darkest glaze all over the carpet in my friend's retail shop. Scraped and cleaned like crazy with limited success. She took it in stride, but i felt horrible.
    Feb 25 2015 06:42 PM
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ChenowethArts

Almost a full day of brushing underglazes. It is still a challenge to me to find the right mix of slips, stains, underglazes, and sprayed on top glazes. Hoping to fire later this week.
Feb 22 2015 08:14 AM
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    firenflux
    Yes, but it's a fun challenge right?
    Feb 22 2015 01:06 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    You're singing my song! :D
    Feb 22 2015 09:36 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    Guinea, I would love to watch you work. Your comfort level with underglaze is inspiring!
    Feb 26 2015 06:42 AM
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Mark C.

First Glaze fire of the year in car kiln going now.
Feb 21 2015 09:58 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    May the kiln gods smile upon your firing :)
    Feb 22 2015 08:09 AM
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firenflux

doing a little bisque in my test kiln!
Feb 21 2015 08:06 PM
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    Crusty
    what kind of test kiln do you have? were looking to get one soon.

    Feb 21 2015 11:11 PM
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    Denice
    I have a AIM 88, I have been happy with it but I would buy one with a built in pyrometer now.
    Feb 21 2015 11:27 PM
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    firenflux
    It's a Paragon. I've fired it twice so far, once on slow and once medium. I bought it used and so far I'm pleased with it.
    Feb 23 2015 01:32 AM
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Crusty

I have about 30 handles that need attatching, want to help? you can do handles and ill go throw, thats where my heart is today.
Feb 20 2015 02:21 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Sorry dude, I'm stuck in bed all day... ;.;
    Feb 20 2015 03:55 PM
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    Crusty
    The bed sink in or something? surely you can get out of it...

    Feb 20 2015 09:39 PM
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    Crusty
    got the handles done, ate some pizza threw some more mugs, trying to get a back stock of bisque mugs... The ladies {about 60} at Cindy's work are wearing me out lol, they love our mugs and her tea pots...
    Feb 20 2015 09:42 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Great day of firing on South Padre Island. Beautiful day, nice group and got 11 batches fired.
Feb 18 2015 05:30 PM
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    grype
    Sounds epic. Good stuff
    Feb 18 2015 10:23 PM
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    DirtRoads
    Beautiful work. Looks like it was a good time and not too cold! Been having to set out heaters for my ferals :)
    Feb 20 2015 01:12 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    The one in Las Cruces is going to be more epic with a terra cotta ^1 soda firing PLUS other alternative firings
    Feb 20 2015 07:55 PM