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High Bridge Pottery

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#80457 Community Challenge #1 - Results

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 30 April 2015 - 06:12 PM

Well done guys :D

#80432 Finding Your Own Style...easy To Say

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 30 April 2015 - 10:43 AM

You are right there Chris, after using my pottery every day I learn a lot more about them.

#79932 Community Challenge #1

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 23 April 2015 - 07:33 AM

Well I was testing some slips yesterday and thought why not try and turn this into an entry. I am flying by the seat of my pants here, very little idea what it is going to turn out like. :D


The plan is to put a blue glaze over and have something that resembles a rainy sky. Hard to see that now, or maybe even when it is finished.

Different slips have, titanium oxide, frits, irons, nickel.


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#79780 Community Challenge #1

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 21 April 2015 - 09:50 AM

Hopefully the next one will bring more entries :) I think a more defined challenge could do better, we will see.


I didn't make an entry so  :ph34r: I feel a bit stupid.

#79713 Ian Currie Test Tiles Forums?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 20 April 2015 - 09:02 AM

I decided to have a go at this 35 grid method. I am a little confused as to what I am meant to put in on the calculator on his website. Do all the flux have to add up to 100?


Made myself a plaster mould with all the squares to hopefully make my life easier.


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#79666 How Often To Clean Your Kiln?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 19 April 2015 - 04:27 AM

I had to go round my kiln with a small paint brush and a vac when I bought it as all the elements were covered in brick dust. Besides that my next time will probably be when replacing the elements. 

#79402 Egyptian Faience - Was The Paste Too Old?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 15 April 2015 - 11:45 AM

Great :D They look much more glassy. The bigger figure looks a little dull so it could be worth trying next time to go even slower through the last 100 deg of temperature rise to get the heat into the bigger pieces. Most of the melting will take place here and if you go too quick things don't get enough time and temperature to melt.

#78858 Are You Sometimes Childlike In Your Behavior?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 08 April 2015 - 01:26 PM

Sometimes I get really annoyed with a pot and flatten it with both my hands. Squish it real good.


I find the question of being childlike hard to answer. The only child I was like is me, and I am still me. Am I a different person now I am no longer defined as a child? I think it is probably yes and no. We know so little about the brain that maybe there is something special about being a child that fades or develops. Ageing changes the brain and you slowly become less and less plastic in the mind.


I think a lot of people would say I am childish because I disregard doing what society says should be done.

#78659 Request For John Baymore's Throwing Exercises.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 05 April 2015 - 07:51 PM

Does anybody read his posts ?  :mellow:  :(


If you are looking to get the sheet, private message John.

#78647 Iron Speckles

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 05 April 2015 - 03:32 PM

Interesting, got any pictures?


I have no real ideas 


My though process would be the first glaze melt is managing to incorporate all the iron and manganese into the melt and the second glaze is not. Can't back this up with much information, just a guess.


It could be manganese speckles and not iron.

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#78591 Porcelain And Stilts

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 04 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

I have seen porcelain fired in the range of 8-10 fully glazed using homemade stilts. These stilts were made out of kiln elements and were three little stumps of wire stuck into a base of clay.


I was surprised how well they actually worked. Maybe it was something to do with the glaze but it was quite easy to remove the stilts and sand down the ugly holes left.

#78583 I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 04 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

My wheel says it's a professional so I let it do all the hard work  ;)

#78580 Do You Touch Things In Museums?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 04 April 2015 - 10:46 AM

Sometimes it is easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission. 


I would have stroked the pot.

#78100 Guess The Rock.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 27 March 2015 - 04:42 PM

You certainly gave me something to google there :D not sure I really know much more after reading a bit about micro granoblastic quartz. I think its more a Rhyolite but they seem to be the same except one cools underground and one cools above ground.


Took the motor out the wheel, looks like it will work a treat if I can get the cone off the end. Seems well and truly stuck. Need some oil to help it on its way.


#78096 I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 27 March 2015 - 01:09 PM

I just hope that those of us who are not "REAL" potters, are also NOT "VIRTUAL" potters!  I'm not a gambler, but I bet there is a game for virtual potters somewhere in the web galaxy !


On the other hand..... virtual pottery would be clean, neat, tidy, not dusty, wouldn't make my hands itch, swallow cash, ....... or be as much FUN!


Totally an App for that :D https://itunes.apple...d380090605?mt=8