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Rebekah Krieger

Member Since 01 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2014 10:38 AM

Topics I've Started

My First Show!

26 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

My first show is this sunday- I did a mock up of my display in my yard.  I am having a difficult time opening the canopy (you can see aside it is not set up) Good thing I didn't wait until the last minute to try it.  Somebody mentioned that they used bags or boxes of clay as weights. I don't have weights at the moment but i have clay.  How would you suggest I go about doing this? Is a whole 50# box needed or do I need to go with a 25# bag? Thanks!!  


 I would also love if you have some pointers or obvious display mistakes I am making.  

Repair Bisque Piece?

14 September 2014 - 11:27 PM

My favorite bowl exploded in the kiln (bisque fire) It's completely in tact except for a sculpted appliqué piece (I actually put the clay on the piece and then sculpted it) I REALLLY want to save this bowl.  It's my largest bowl yet 8#, and had a face sculpted in it.  The front of the face blew right off... :( 


Would a paper clay mixture actually help repair bisque?  Just water/slip?  




Pinch Pots

14 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

I am taking the porcelain e course and this week is all about pinch pots and refining them etc.  I have never made a pinch pot until this week.  I would love to see a thread with tips, tools, and discussion about making a proper pinch pot.  Pinching seems easy, refining it and making it even and smooth is not so much!  (to me anyways) 

Reduction Kiln- Too Early?

09 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

As you know I have been throwing for 2 1/2 years. I was just offered the chance to purchase a large brick reduction kiln for $300.  I feel like I am at the point where I need to start working on alternative firing methods and glaze making to start making work that is unique to me. Is it too early for me to start something like that? I always wanted to have a small anagama kiln in my yard.  Is this a logical next step or taking on too much? I do not have a shelter to use for this kiln.   

Kiln Vent Questions

11 June 2014 - 11:02 AM

I just had the vent (under kiln) installed in my basement. The construction guy seemed nervous about what I was asking him to do. (i can attach a photo if needed) He was worried that the air coming out was going to be very hot and a fire hazard. What kind of vents do you use? How do you care for it or prevent risk of fire?