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mregecko

Member Since 14 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2015 12:34 AM
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London Potters?

19 February 2015 - 04:20 AM

Hi Folks! This may not be the right forum, but I couldn't think of a more applicable one.

I'm making a trip to London next week for work, and I'm going to be there a stretch of time. I love the city in general, been many times, but have never explored any pottery shops / studios.

Do we have any UK potters or UK-frequenting potters who have the inside scoop on good galleries, studios, factories, etc? Hopefully looking for things in the London-vicinity since I won't be driving.

Cheers! Looking forward to any leads.

Anyone Know Of Us Kiln Manufacturers That Do Anything Like This?

30 May 2014 - 01:55 PM

http://www.northernk...rod_GASONWHEELS

 

Looks like a pretty nifty little downdraft kiln. I've been thinking about doing an Electric -> Downdraft Gas conversion project, but this is essentially one that's build specifically for the task... And it's on wheels, which would be great in a studio setting for me (move outdoors and monitor it for firing, then store it indoors).

 

Sadly, I'm in the US and they're in the UK. I'd love to find something similar in the states (I trust someone else's kiln-work much more than my lack of kiln modification experience).

 

Cheers,

-- Will


Frustration Finding A City Workspace!

08 May 2014 - 12:29 PM

Sorry for the venting (no pun intended), but I'm just really frustrated.

 

I've been looking for months for my own space that I can install a gas kiln in, and it's just ridiculously difficult in a city (I'm in San Francisco).

 

And every time I find a place that's OK with me installing a kiln, they don't have natural gas service and there isn't enough (non-publicly accessible) outside space for a large propane tank. 

 

I shouldn't complain too much... I have a place in a nice group studio that has a few mid-fire electric kilns, but I just really miss high-fire reduction, and would love to work in my own studio at my own pace.

 

It would be different if I had the money to buy a place, but that's just prohibitively expensive. Renting is all I can do. I keep looking for warehouse listings, artist studios, basement workshops, welding spaces, etc....

 

Has anyone else gone through this and have some words of encouragement or wisdom?