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#1 Mark C.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Heres the glaze load going in on Monday
and what it looks like coming out on a Thursday
This ones heading to my Mendocino Gallery after its packed up-I'm taking it so packing will be light.
I need another load to fill the order.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:21 PM

Tight load! I love car kilns. I fired one for 20 years. I loved just rolling the door shut.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

The stuff looks great, and not to sound negative, but there was a quarter inch of space between some of those, where you could have put some more items......hehe.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:40 PM

Nice load, I hope you make a lot of moo-lah. Denice

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:41 AM

The stuff looks great, and not to sound negative, but there was a quarter inch of space between some of those, where you could have put some more items......hehe.


I leaned long ago its a paper thickness apart that matters and thats all I have when loading a glaze. When making pottery for living more per space is always better. I do need a few more stuffers-only 120 sponge holders in this load.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:33 AM


The stuff looks great, and not to sound negative, but there was a quarter inch of space between some of those, where you could have put some more items......hehe.


I leaned long ago its a paper thickness apart that matters and thats all I have when loading a glaze. When making pottery for living more per space is always better. I do need a few more stuffers-only 120 sponge holders in this load.
Mark


Dear All,

Thank you for posting those pictures. You know, when I see how closely you have placed your work, I am blown away. For me, I am still at the stage where I think about breathing of the glaze or movement onto another pot if placed too closely.

But I also think...what kind of extra brain skills does an artist who can see in this type of proximity have that allows him to do this with such precision. Yes, part of me knows it does have to do with experience but I have to wonder if there is not more to it??

Knowledge of space, angles, proximity to elements or fire source, placement vis-a-vis the next shelf etc...I could go on and on..

I have to wonder, at the end of the day, what kind of game of billiards would someone with these skills play??

You'd think they would have some extra talent given this ability to see in such a context?? Can we say it is a talent??

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

Please, allow me a moment to ooze jealousy all over your giant, wonderful kiln. :)

I really love seeing pictures of the ways people load their kilns- its a great education!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for posting that! I too am totally jealous, I would love a kiln that size and the skill to be able to fill it that well! T




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