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Chris Campbell

Member Since 07 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Etsy Sale Confusion

Today, 10:07 AM

I agree 100% with Mea and Joseph ... Cheap lesson. Give her the refund and the mugs.
You were the one that posted the picture on your site ...
She did not read the fine print but NO ONE does ... That is why shifty people hide stuff there.
Refund and move on ... Lesson learned.

In Topic: Large Platter Broke In Half In Bisque Firing. Anything To Do With It?

Today, 09:54 AM

Glaze nerd ... Just a quick question re your reply.
I thought cracks on the way up were smooth and on the way down are sharp.
That crack looks sharp so I tend to think it happened on the way down ...

So does passing through quartz inversion time during cooling produce just as much stress as on the way up?

In Topic: Do You Like Crackled Glazes?

Yesterday, 08:43 PM

Lovely work, though I am a bit dubious about the claim that he invented the technique. Potters have been emphasizing crackle using oxides for a very long time.


Got to agree with Ray here ... No potter should ever claim to have "invented" any technique until they walk through a lot of ancient pottery displays ... Real or in books ... You see everybody's work ...only made about 3,000 years ago.

In Topic: Large Platter Broke In Half In Bisque Firing. Anything To Do With It?

Yesterday, 08:36 PM

Can you try posting the pictures again?
I work with colored clay and if I could see what happened I might be able to help.

If you are having trouble posting pictures, let us know and we can help.

In Topic: Help - My Kiln Shelves Melted!

Yesterday, 09:44 AM

To be clear, you cut off ALL the power to the kiln after what you thought was a firing to 1200 C with a thirty minutes soak.

What did you use to monitor the temp?
Did the load take a lot longer to fire than usual?

It would seem it over fired to a considerable degree ... The only way to know what it fired to would be witness cones inside.

I am not the kiln genius, but I would not fire again until you nailed down the problem ... Best wishes,