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Member Since 13 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 24 2014 08:02 PM

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In Topic: Robin Hopper's Mocha Diffusion-Base Slip

18 December 2014 - 01:10 PM

The base slip has to be wet as you saw on the video & red iron oxide does work, but not as well I suppose as tobacco juice.

In Topic: Old Kiln Help

16 December 2014 - 12:25 PM

Hi, I have been firing a Skutt kiln for about 35 years & there are no electronics involved. It has a cone sitter & timer.
I fire to cone 6/7 & depend on large cones in a piece of clay positioned in front of a peep hole. I use cone 6 & 7. I put a small cone 7 in the sitter.
I tune the kiln up 1-2 hours on low & 1 hour between med. & high. It takes about 7-9 hours to reach cone 7 depending on the amount of pots inside.
I then turn the temp. to medium and set the timer to 1 hour it shuts the kiln off.
For the last 1-1 1/2 hours of firing I keep checking the cones so the kiln doesn't over fire.
For bisque I soak on low for 2 hours.
I keep the kiln shut overnight & prop it open in the morning until it's cool enough to unload.

In Topic: Christmas Present Help

04 December 2014 - 01:08 PM

Hi Harry, you could buy her a book on pottery for that amount of £s.

In Topic: Best Way To Approach This Custom Job?

07 November 2014 - 11:24 AM

Do what Neil said but get the company to make the stamp as I assume it's their logo.

In Topic: What Else Is Going On (Or Playing) While You Work?

03 November 2014 - 10:24 AM

I like listening to books on the Ipod sitting in a Bose speaker system while throwing & when I glaze I turn up the boom box to loud oldies music as my glaze area is in the other room.