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Crusty

Bisque load going in today. mostly bowls.
Jun 17 2015 09:23 AM
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CroneRanger

We are moving into a much better house than we originally thought. It has a two car garage with my name on it for a studio!!!!
Jun 16 2015 03:57 PM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    that is probably the best news a potter can ever get!! how amazing for you.

    Jun 17 2015 08:22 AM
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    Denice
    I started in a corner of a garage. Since then I have had a small out building studio and one in a basement. I'm back in the garage again but it's a separate room in a large garage. It has all the bells and whistles.
    Jun 18 2015 01:04 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I started in a corner of my living room ... :D
    Jun 18 2015 10:31 PM
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Rebekah Krieger

On a positive note, as soon as I unpack completely I can actually work on sculpting and do my first raku this summer!
Jun 16 2015 11:11 AM
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    Benzine
    I'm still firing my Raku kiln off a weed burner. It works great! Rebekah, are the Raku and sculpture going to be separate projects, or are you doing sculptural Raku?
    Jun 17 2015 09:04 AM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    seperate projects. Sculpture is my main desire but I have been meaning to try my first raku. I want to make pet urns in raku as one of my hopefully consumable products.

    Jun 19 2015 09:58 AM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    Thanks for that- I have this HUGE piece of styrofoam I found on the street and i plan to cut it into a base/ armture for a sculpture

    Jun 19 2015 09:59 AM
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High Bridge Pottery

DIY and a kiln still at 600degC makes one sweaty potter
Jun 16 2015 08:34 AM
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    Grype
    Hot is hot. My garage is only 97. Easy Peasy!
    Jun 16 2015 11:59 AM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Oh man that is hot, I don't think it gets much over 80 in here. Three big windows I can open and extraction unit. Doesn't really help when you have to scrape tile adhesive off the wall.
    Jun 16 2015 12:59 PM
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Grype

Insight is awesome. Replacing GBorate for Frit3134 and recalculating. neat stuff. testing tomorrow.
Jun 16 2015 03:18 AM
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    Grype
    I am enjoying it. I dont like Gborate at all.
    Jun 16 2015 10:52 AM
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    Grype
    I guess I will have to get a subscription to this stuff once I go production. It is just too valuable.
    Jun 16 2015 10:52 AM
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    Grype
    Welp. You can't beat 14 bucks for 180 days of awesome insight.
    Jun 17 2015 12:07 AM
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Mark C.

Glaze fire in am-finally some show pots.
Jun 16 2015 12:52 AM
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ChenowethArts

Changed the filter on my respirator and tapped out some of the dust that was captured..'pretty scary that some people just don't "get it".
Jun 15 2015 05:52 AM
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    Benzine
    What do you use the respirator for; glaze mixing, clay mixing, cleaning, all the above?
    Jun 15 2015 10:06 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    Ben, definitely when mixing glazes, clay, or sanding bisque...hadn't considered cleaning since I use a wet/sponge/mop process.
    Jun 15 2015 12:26 PM
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    Grype
    I wear my mask when I am cleaning. I usually start with my garage studio with a shopvac with a HEPA filter. I open my garage door all the way, and shop vac all the floor around my wheel and work shelve. Then I go back and wet mop the floor.
    Jun 15 2015 02:15 PM
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Grype

Anyone know a good wax resist. I have been using amaco and it gunks up so much it drives me nuts. The only way it applies good is with a sponge. Is there a really good brand anyone knows about?
Jun 14 2015 11:24 AM
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    dhPotter
    So, did anyone answer your question? I too, need a good wax resist.
    Jun 15 2015 03:16 PM
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    bciskepottery
    Forbes wax resist; I get mine from Highwater Clay.
    Jun 15 2015 03:57 PM
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    Grype
    Yea, I got a few answers. I am gonna start with Forbes, as the first one I try.
    Jun 15 2015 03:59 PM
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GiselleNo5

I spent my happy Saturday carving, slip casting, and doing mishima on some little stacking prep bowls. Not enough hours in the day for me, so I ended up putting half my things back into their bins to stay damp for another day.
Jun 14 2015 04:09 AM
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High Bridge Pottery

Day started 15 hours ago, another 6 or so to go before I can nap.
Jun 13 2015 09:05 PM
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Mark C.

loaded a huge bisque kiln-firing in am while mixing glaze for Mondays glaze day-I have my cat urn in this load.
Jun 12 2015 08:40 PM
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    Benzine
    Which cat urn is this? Haven't you made one before?
    Jun 14 2015 09:12 AM
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    Mark C.
    I have made 5 urns for cats.
    3 are for my own cats-one got hit on the road a few weeks ago and is in the freezer . I'll be creameating him next week in small gas kiln along with a friends cat.
    Jun 14 2015 05:04 PM
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    Benzine
    I don't recall, from your posting on it before. Do you cremate them, in the urn during the glaze firing? If so, do you glaze the lids shut?
    Jun 14 2015 08:03 PM
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ChenowethArts

First time to load one pot that fills my home studio electric kiln...a lot of eggs in one basket, for real :)
Jun 12 2015 04:38 PM
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    Mark C.
    Thats good-I threw some pots yesderday and put them in sun trimmed them and then loaded them into a bisque fire (gas kiln)-I'm slowly firing now aftera slow candle overnight.
    Jun 13 2015 04:02 PM
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    Denice
    I fired a fountain last Dec. each half of it filled my Skutt 1027. We took the kiln apart and built the kiln around it. Had to do that 4 times. Never again.
    Jun 14 2015 06:45 AM
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    alabama
    Does this one pot happen to be a Tornado? Please tell me you appeased the kiln gods before hitting the "start" button.
    Jun 14 2015 09:33 AM
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Evelyne Schoenmann

A kingdom for a cleaning fairy....
Jun 11 2015 01:28 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I'll trade you cleaning if you'll recycle my clay in exchange! ;)
    Jun 11 2015 10:31 PM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    If you ever find one, can I borrow it?
    Jun 12 2015 05:05 PM
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    oldlady
    send airline tickets and you won't have to sell the kingdom.
    Jun 14 2015 12:23 AM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Yea, I finally got my studio organized. It's much more efficient now.
Jun 11 2015 08:04 AM
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Rebekah Krieger

Just started the kiln for the third time this week. Second glaze batch. Man am I beat!
Jun 11 2015 12:09 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Do you have a show coming up Rebekah?
    Jun 11 2015 01:25 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I find I always underestimate how long it will take to load the kiln. A couple weekends ago we did my dad's huge kiln and small kiln one right after the other. Working together it took five hours JUST to load. And my back was killing me! Hopefully the results make it all worthwhile for you. :)
    Jun 11 2015 04:57 PM