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Chris Campbell

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In Topic: How Do I Stop Water Leaking Out From The Space Between Ceramic Kitchen Top An...

22 November 2015 - 08:11 AM

Hi and welcome!

One thing we might need to know is what country you are in so people can recommend products you are familiar with.

It sounds as if you need a proper re-caulking job done.
First you remove all the old, dried and shrunken caulk ( the paste ) then you thoroughly clean both surfaces, then you lay down fresh caulk. In order to get a nice looking finished look, I would recommend hiring a professional tile person or plumber, or practice a lot before you start. It is more difficult than it looks to lay a nice, even line of caulk.

In Topic: Cut, Spiral Bit Warped In Kiln

19 November 2015 - 02:50 PM

It is a beautiful design and if you want to stay with it I would suggest reversing your firing schedule.

Keep that big, main vertical vee shaped slice you cut out, wax any sides that touch the bowl and the sides of the bowl that touch it .. put it back in place during drying and firing for support. Since it is waxed it should not stick and since it is all dried together it should shrink at the right speed. Dry slowly.
Make your first firing the cone 5-6 without glaze... That way you can support it.
Then remove the support piece and glaze your bowl with a low firing glaze 05-06.
Not guaranteeing this will work, but worth a try before you give up on the design.

In Topic: The Great Pottery Throw Down

18 November 2015 - 10:22 PM

Fun episode ... Thanks so much for sharing the link.

Hand building next week ... YES!

In Topic: Old School Dinnerware Set For Customer

18 November 2015 - 03:39 PM

Congrats ... Cannot imagine they will not be wild about them.

In Topic: Could Someone Help A Mama?

13 November 2015 - 11:41 AM

I would recommend starting with an electric kiln ... Not that wood firing isn't great but learning to throw and progressing in skills will be easier with a kiln that easily gives consistent results. So much easier to figure out what went right or wrong when you know for sure what happened in the kiln.
Wood firing is a whole other learning area that could be added once he is comfortable with throwing. You can have more than one type of kiln ... : - ) ... Many of us have combinations of electric or gas or propane or raku or pit firing or wood kilns.