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In Topic: Can I Let The Clay In The Mixer/pugmill Freeze Solid?

Yesterday, 12:22 PM

If in doubt...clean it out.  The cost(s) and time for repair will(would) definitely be more than the time to clean it out. 


I buy all my clay in the fall and purposely let it freeze in the winter as it seems to age the clay.  Although I have to wedge it all in the spring, I don't mind as the texture changes after the freeze.  The clay  also seems to change shape some in the bags so I would be afraid that the frreze/thaw cycle would damage your pugger in some way. 


Enjoy the warm weather!  4" of snow here, this AM, covered up our brown Christmas - if only the snow would learn to stay off the sidewalks and roads!!

In Topic: Mid-Range Glazes, John Britt

29 October 2014 - 07:01 PM

Received my book today also.  I have tried many of his cone 10 recipes from his 'High fire ' book and hope this one is as good.  It looks as if there is a wealth of info in this book.  Thanks John for taking time to put your knowledge into a book that should help us all!

In Topic: Oops - I Added Too Much Sodium Silicate To My Slip

28 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

Thanks Min.  I thought that might be the solution but was not brave enough to try, when I knew that a quick question on the Forum would get the definitive answer.  My slip is now ready for class tomorrow!

In Topic: Firing Down

08 October 2014 - 03:00 PM

Thanks Neil - I thought there would be a stress involved on both the cooling and also on shelves and ware during the initial heating.  Guess I'll learn to candle longer before and then to fire on low to 1500 or so at the end. Usually my firing is stopped during the winter but this year I may be daring and give it a try.

In Topic: Oxymeter Reading During Reduction

12 September 2014 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for posting the article, Pattip.  It is nice when we can use our various contacts and talents to help each other.