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Denice

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Today, 06:27 PM
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In Topic: In Need Of Help Mixing ~250Lbs Batch Custom Black Porcelain

Today, 06:26 PM

Years ago I also used 55 gal barrels, I thought this size would be easier to use and it was, I really don't make that much clay anymore.  Flinthill clay is made about and hour's drive from my house so it's pretty cheap, I buy it from a local distributor.  If I can't order a specialty clay, I'll make it.   Denice


In Topic: Risks Of Putting Kiln In Garage

Today, 06:16 PM

Good suggestion Marcia, my insurance agent just wanted to know what the wiring was and the name of the electrician.  I asked him if he wanted to come out an inspect it and he said that I had kilns in my other garages and I knew what I was doing.    Denice


In Topic: In Need Of Help Mixing ~250Lbs Batch Custom Black Porcelain

Today, 01:26 PM

I just mixed a 100lb batch of a clay I formulated myself for making tile, I bought a large rectangular storage box at Walmart that was labeled Rubbermaid Commercial.  Very heavy walled,  I dumped my clay and water in it and mixed it up with a cordless drill and a large auger type mixer.  I could have easily made 200lbs in that container, it is 19" deep, 24" wide and 20" tall didn't take up much space.  I don't have pugger, I drain the excess water and put the clay on plaster bats when it thickens, then I put it in old clay bags and slam it around.    Denice


In Topic: Risks Of Putting Kiln In Garage

Today, 10:43 AM

I have a window in my kiln room which is part of the garage, I built this small separate room about 7 years ago and the kilns are vented.  There is no sign of any glass damage on the window, we put concrete board half way up around the room.  My husband is considering going higher with it, I'm not sure what he thinks is going to happen.  I have been firing electric kilns for over 40 years haven't had a problem yet.    Denice


In Topic: Community Challenge #1 - Chilly

Yesterday, 05:24 PM

Very nice, if your planning on making more sky mugs and selling them you might try placing the symbols in different locations.  I have noticed that people like the variations particularly in sets.    Denice