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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.

In Topic: Qotw: • What Is The Best Advice Anyone Has Ever Given You?

24 June 2015 - 02:45 PM

"Don't be afraid to be afraid".  Not sure who said it but words  to push you to new heights.


About liking pots later....some pots came out of the kiln not what I expected so I immediately gave them to a friend (she liked them).  A year later or so I was at her house. I saw these lovely pots and asked where she got them.  She said from you.  I loved them...the glaze was quite nice and colorful.  You just never know.