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Member Since 17 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2014 01:04 PM

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In Topic: Solar Powered Kiln?

29 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

I have solar panels on my house to produce electricity. The excess of which goes into the grid and we get paid for this by the electricity company/government. I always try to run my kiln on a sunny day to reduce the cost as much as possible. My small kiln which is 13kw can run entirely from the solar electricity if it is a nice sunny day.

In Topic: Underglaze On Lidded Pot Lids?

29 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

I once put a small sculpture that was underglazed onto another underglazed piece and it stuck. This happened during the stoneware firing. It did come apart though with a bit of gentle persuasion but I made sure I didn't repeat it.

In Topic: What Time Of Day Do You Fire?

15 August 2013 - 05:38 AM

We installed solar power a couple of years ago so I fire during the day. I set the timer to start at about 5am which means it is ready for the bung to be put in when I get up. I try as far as possible to fire on nice sunny days and my smaller kiln will fire entirely on solar power so for free!!

In Topic: how many of you use a mirror to save your back

23 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

I sculpt animals and have a very large mirror on the wall behind my table. I like viewing the sculpture in the mirror, for some reason I can see mistakes better in the mirror.

In Topic: My sculpture is FINALLY finished

22 May 2013 - 03:26 AM

Love your pug. You must be very proud of your first piece. Well done!