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Rebekah Krieger

Member Since 01 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2014 08:42 PM
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In Topic: Wood Fired Kilns

29 August 2014 - 08:42 PM

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In Topic: Wood Fired Kilns

29 August 2014 - 12:35 PM

I know- I get all drooly when I see a beehive kiln... so cool!


In Topic: Honey/amber Translucent /transparent Cone 6 Glaze

28 August 2014 - 09:08 PM

this is on pinterest, i never used it

 

http://www.pinterest...40937172067855/


In Topic: Reduction Kiln- Too Early?

28 August 2014 - 05:38 PM

Ok I asked a few more questions- 

 

Apparently this is not the kiln he used for oil. He got this kiln from someone Long ago and he doesn't think it was ever fired. It is soft brick so It would not be a good idea to convert it to salt or soda.  I am starting to become very interested because I currently use my electric kiln and fire to cone 5/6.  I REALLY want to get more blood reds and true celadons, and working with mid fire porcelain I would like to get some high fire more translucent stuff in the future, so I am starting to think that this would work with my aesthetic. I would be able to fire a few pieces wood once in a while with the groups that are building wood kilns a few hours away, and I could always do pit and raku for less money and time investment than building a wood fired kiln. Maybe 20 years from now I will change my mind but that is far from now. As a beginner I think starting a gas reduction firing would be better than diving in to building my own LOL.  I currently get propane at my house, and I could have them add another port going out to the kiln (which I would need to build a structure for, because my garage is not big enough to add a kiln, and in wisconsin the weather is horrible to have it open being soft brick)  

 

The teacher that I spoke with suggested that I take the fall winter to work on starting to mix my own glazes and then I would work on building my structure etc in the spring. (otherwise i would have to store the kiln indoors for the winter). I appreciate the advice and input. If you have more advice based on what i said Please share, I am new and I am always looking to learn as much as I can.  

 

 

Edit to add- He was also gracious and offered me his "formula book" since he has not been a professional potter in many years. he said most of his work was grey but he created a perfect clear glaze that does not craze at all. He offered me some bags of (I forget what) but some items that are no longer available.  They are all up north with the kiln.  


In Topic: Do You Have Any Big Goals For This Fall's Production?

26 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

well, all of my kids will be going to school full time.  I have to either get a part time job somewhere, or sell enough pots to make a part time income.  I am going to be pumping up the production and hopefully get a schedule set for myself.  I would like to establish a few coffee shops in the area to keep a mug tree for consignment so I can have a few base sales.