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#61 glazenerd

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 05:40 PM

Does it qualify for an epic panic attack?  Thought for sure I would open the kiln to a pile of shards.

 

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#62 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:23 PM

epic anxiety...the worse! Glad it was OK.
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#63 Mark C.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:02 PM

If you have not yet blown up some pots I suggest doing it so you know what it like. It not if its when .May as well get it over.

I'm still pondering a 16 hour preheat.


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#64 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:13 AM

I built a catenary kiln in Upstate NY and the bricks got wet while construction was underway. My first firing was like a cloud maker with so much steam coming from the bricks. It did eventually dry out.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 05:05 PM

I just had my first mass blow up... 8 pots one load.. that will teach me to rush a bisque firing.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:02 PM

Never rush. Clay can only dry so fast. You can always do a soak over night, if you have time. If not, just fire slower.

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#67 Mark C.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:25 PM

I blew a small bottom piece out of two tumblers last week-they where very wet in middle of load-I only candled them 3 hours-should have done 4 hours.

I blew up a small off the hump lid as well. So small a mess I did not need a vacuum .

I would not call it epic.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:48 PM

Epic failure - failing to paint a blue picture and sell it for stupid money.  (Or a lump of clay entitled catastrophe and ditto.)


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