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cpm53

Why are my handles torquing on some teapots?
Aug 14 2016 05:30 PM
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glazenerd

I mixed 10lbs of Coma Clay, bisq yesterday. Pull them out of the kiln, slather some glaze on them, fire em up. First time to seriously test crystal results.
Aug 13 2016 07:19 AM
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    glazenerd
    Marcia: results posted in Glaze Chemistry thread under "Coma Clay." You will enjoy them.
    Aug 14 2016 08:55 AM
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    Mark C.
    not sure what coma clay is but becarefull you do not fall into one
    Aug 14 2016 11:40 AM
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    glazenerd
    Mark: Coma is the name I gave my custom porcelain tile recipe. Coma as in - no memory.
    Aug 14 2016 01:16 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Enjoying Montana. Heading home soon.
Aug 12 2016 08:41 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    not the perfect one. we have 3 years til Matt retires.
    Made the right choice on location. Great town, lots of friends. Have a show already, invitation to help establish a studio in Billings, lots of fun.

    Aug 14 2016 07:52 AM
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    Mark C.
    3 more years in the oven-maybe an early retirement is in order ?
    Aug 14 2016 04:21 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    That is an early retirement. Believe me, the sooner, the better.

    Aug 15 2016 07:48 AM
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GiselleNo5

This week it's all about ..... glazing. My favorite. -.-
Aug 11 2016 10:54 AM
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    glazenerd
    I love "glazed" donuts.. oh wait, you are talking pottery..sorry
    Aug 11 2016 05:15 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Ohh, thanks, I could use a donut. ;)
    Aug 12 2016 02:36 AM
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    Mark C.
    Glazing is one of my favorite parts other than firing.
    Aug 14 2016 12:43 AM
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Min

whole lot of kiln bricks for sale on craigslist in northern michigan if anyone is looking for some
Aug 10 2016 03:23 PM
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    Babs
    Must feel like home:-))
    Aug 10 2016 05:39 PM
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    Min
    maybe, i just saw the posting when i was lurking on another site.
    Aug 11 2016 06:41 PM
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Marcia Selsor

still in Montana enjoying cool mountain air in Red Lodge
Aug 10 2016 11:40 AM
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    glazenerd
    I will email you some of our 97F, with 60% humidity.
    Aug 11 2016 06:35 PM
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Marcia Selsor

found a potential house with studio space
Aug 09 2016 12:02 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    So great! We need pictures!!

    Aug 09 2016 01:13 PM
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    Denice
    Wow that was fast, it took me a year to find a lot to build on. Pictures please!
    Aug 09 2016 06:38 PM
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    glazenerd
    May your dreams come true!!
    Aug 09 2016 06:55 PM
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High Bridge Pottery

Starting to miss my studio :( Been a few months since I have touched clay.
Aug 08 2016 05:13 AM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    I had to move out the studio due to lack of money so working in admin full time till I have a good chunk of money behind me. Always learning :D Min if it was simple as a hop I would be there!

    Aug 09 2016 01:24 PM
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    Min
    help out at a school or community center just to keep your hand in?
    Aug 10 2016 03:25 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    :(
    Aug 11 2016 10:54 AM
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firenflux

Glaze firing cooking after a week of glazing and an all night error last night. Kiln gods be kind!
Aug 08 2016 12:33 AM
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    glazenerd
    I hate FTL codes.
    Aug 08 2016 07:34 AM
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GiselleNo5

Three months' worth of work cooling in the bisque kiln right now. I've gotta fire more often and in smaller loads! !
Aug 07 2016 11:45 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    I've been on more of a carving kick lately.
    Aug 08 2016 03:02 PM
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    Joseph F
    Exciting. Are we going to see more slip work in the gallery soon? I just ordered my super duper extruder based on your recommendation today. And some Flex Grips for my GG. Going to be getting my butt back in gear since my son is back in school now. Can't wait to see your new stuff.
    Aug 08 2016 03:02 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I am going to be glazing a bazillion pieces of bisque and then starting a cycle of white clay, which I slip trail. :) Soon! I may even post some YouTube videos. I'm trying to find a really good tripod that I can angle the right way over where I'm working.
    Aug 08 2016 10:58 PM
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Marcia Selsor

In Billings, Montana
Aug 07 2016 10:28 AM
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    Roberta12
    My niece is a Dr. there.....hopefully you won't need her help!

    Aug 07 2016 12:26 PM
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    glazenerd
    Marcia: after looking at your pictures in the gallery, I only have one thing to say: adopt me!!
    Aug 07 2016 07:16 PM
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Mudhousestudio

I have a b23h J.J Cress electric kiln 240 volt 25 amp. It is a manual turn up. I noticed that inside the control box the porcelain connectors periodically make a popping sound and produce a blue spark. I am not knowledgeable about kilns. I am not quite sure what to do to remedy the problem, but I know I shouldn't use it till I repair it. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have a show coming up!
Aug 07 2016 10:02 AM
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    Chilly
    You'll get more response if you create a new thread. Not everyone sees the Status Updates, which are more for personal comment, like "had a good firing today, happy me" or.....
    Aug 07 2016 01:15 PM
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Clay Butterfly

Kiln broken! :-( Turned my attention to glaze making research.
Aug 07 2016 07:27 AM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Any recommondations for a digital pyrometer, k type, min cone 8
Aug 06 2016 02:08 PM
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    Mark C.
    I'm a fluke fan myself-model 5200 on e-bay used -cheap and work well-you will need a thermocouple and cork with special plug as well.
    Aug 06 2016 11:56 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I got Fluke k-types also.But for Raku i still use my old analog type.
    Aug 07 2016 10:01 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Thanks guys. I ended up getting: MS6514 Dual-Input Digital Logging Handheld Pyrometer Package
    The MS6514 Dual-Input Handheld Pyrometer Package comes with (2) Low temp thermocouples (Max Temp: 752 F), and (1) Heavy Duty thermocouple (Max Temp: 2500 F).



    This model includes a large LCD display, built in ambient temperature compensation, auto power off and USB interface with included software. The software allows you to export to Microsoft Excel as well as printing....
    Aug 08 2016 04:31 PM
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Marcia Selsor

in Wyoming.52 degrees at 5:30 am. Unlike the tropics of Texas. Great to be in the Western landscape. We'll be in Montana by noon!
Aug 06 2016 06:31 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    thanks for reminding me, lol. About Texas. I need a bigger AC. The drywall I added did bring down the temp by 10 degree. When I get more moola I plane to blow some installation up there. Stay cool.
    Aug 06 2016 02:02 PM
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    Mark C.
    Its in the 50's at night in Anacortes ,Wa as well as home now. I love this area of Washington state. Art show almost over and get to go diving for 3 days in Puget sound
    Aug 07 2016 12:03 AM