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123pop

Member Since 02 May 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 25 2016 05:47 AM
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In Topic: Qotw: Are Our Expectations Too High?

28 July 2016 - 05:10 AM

Nerd...you hit the nail on the head. " A professional will make a hard job appear easy"  I mean really how hard can it be ...

you threw it in "like" 5 minutes.  Other arts and things do seem to take longer.  Painting or wood making even sewing, quilting, climbing mountains but pottery ...it was a lump of clay now it is a mug.  It has to be easy.


In Topic: Glazing Greenware

21 June 2016 - 01:47 PM

Thanks all.  I always do a  slow glaze with a kiln sitter.  I'm in Knoxville... very humid in the garage.

So do I glaze at leather hard or dry green ware???


In Topic: Glazing Greenware

21 June 2016 - 01:42 PM

Cone 6 glazes on bmix clay  or I could do 266clay with just a liner glaze.

To hold all these ready to fire glaze pieces until I throw and do a bisque is almost impossible in my small studio.


In Topic: Charging For Glaze Use

08 May 2016 - 06:13 AM

Our center charges $40 for 25# of clay which includes bisque , glazes, glaze firing and use of the studio.

We do have some equation and charts based on size of piece you want to fire  but fortunately no one does this very often.  Take home clay costs $15 and those potters all have kilns at home.  Only clay bought at the studio is allowed to be fired. Google search reveals various ways studios handled this matter.  One charges $4.50/ lb.


In Topic: Kiln Didn't Reach Temperature

21 August 2015 - 12:49 PM

I had this happen on a glaze firing,,,, the kiln sitter cone broke.  I called Orton and they said to check each cone by holding with fingers and pull... not twist.  The cone should not break.  I had about 15 in a 50 piece box break. Not sure why... defect in cones or rough handling in shipping??? But with the test pull I feel more confident it won't happen again.  I had some interesting glaze melts which didn't quite correct in the refiring and never to be replicated.