If learning from your mistakes makes you smarter then I should be a genius by next week. So my last kiln load was a disaster. Over half the stuff went in the trash. Kiln over fired again. Not sure why this time. A new problem was some of the glazes were very thin. I had even taken some water off the tops of the buckets. I was thinking this may be normal for glazes that have sat awhile? Change in air temp? Studio fairies jacking with me? Another idea is 1. I switched to new clay, it needs thicker glaze? 2. I'm throwing thinner with said clay, so it's soaking up less glaze?
Any and all wisdom, even snappy comments, are welcomed.
Awhile back some post a question about alternative firing kiln. I can't fine the original thread. Below is a link to the face book page of Brandon Phillips. He is a potter building the kiln in Texas. You can follow along with the build.
I recently switched to a high iron red clay. The clear I am currently using looks terrible on it. Reminds me of cat vomit. Turns the clay from a warm red/brown to a lighter cool tan. I will try and post a pic later today. The glaze comes from standard, MSD-29. I am looking for something I can make myself. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and I have lost my book from Val Cushing.
I used your instructions and built a photo booth. Actullay it isn't complete. I ordered the back drop material and light bulbs. I couldn't find any 5000K at the store. Even with 1600K my pots look so much better. Thank you for sharing so freely. You are a true inspiration.