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High Bridge Pottery

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#101394 Qotw: When Did You Last Use Nature As A Design/mark/whatever…?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 04 February 2016 - 01:50 PM

I love nature and using it to influence my work, soo about every second of every day :D

#101267 Community Challenge #5

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 02 February 2016 - 06:22 PM



Welcome to the community challenge #5

This is a place where we can challenge ourselves alongside other community members to create ceramic works within the constraints set out in each challenge.
The Challenge
This challenge is the 9 tile surface design challenge, as featured in the great pottery throw down. I thought it could be fun to try one :D


Your task is to make 9 tiles that fit and work together with your choice of surface design and theme







The Rules

  • Everybody can enter the challenge, all you need is a registered account on the forum.
  • Work in progress (WIP) images are encouraged. It can help to talk through your research and ideas but please don't spam the topic. Keep the updates informative and succinct.
  • One final entry per community member.
  • Attach images to your final entry post along with the text Final Entry - Forum Name
  • This will make sure you are not missed out of the results thread. Also make sure you post your final entry in this thread to be entered into the challenge.
  • The challenge will run quarterly and will be
    • 1st February to 29th April, 
    • 1st May to 30st July, 
    • 1st August to 30st October, 
    • 1st November to 30st January.
  • The results thread will be posted on the last day of the ending month. It will be a collection of all the entries into one post for condensed viewing and some post challenge discussion.

The Rest
Remember you are entering for your own enjoyment and there could be a risk that your work develops into something new and exciting.
Be considerate of others and don't post opinions without good reasons to back them up. We are all here to improve and progress with our ceramics.
Some dates may vary slightly as this is a community run project and it will depend on members having access to the forum.
Have any ideas for a challenge? Post them in the ideas thread http://community.cer...hallenge-ideas/

#101175 Community Challenge #4 - The Results

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 01 February 2016 - 09:14 PM






#101173 Community Challenge #4 - The Results

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 01 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

I also wanted to include the pots that never made it to a final entry post.





Joseph F.






Sue Edwards



Tyler Miller


#101172 Community Challenge #4 - The Results

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 01 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

This challenge was to make a hydria. Here are the results  :D 


Original Thread - http://community.cer...ty-challenge-4/








Rebekah Krieger



Joseph F.


#101167 Glaze Viscosity

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 01 February 2016 - 08:40 PM

'The slurry needs to be slightly gelled to achieve this'


Can't seem to spot the SG in that link.


#100840 Ever Wondered How Your Clay Feels On The Wheel?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 28 January 2016 - 10:43 AM

Warning - could make you feel quite motion sick.


#100837 Titanium Rods For Bead Rack?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 28 January 2016 - 10:30 AM

There is nickel chrome wire which is what you have been using or Iron/Chrome/Alumina (kanthal A1 is a make) that goes to higher temperatures. I would try that as I think others have had success. I have certainly fired a few pendants to cone10 with old element wire cutoffs. 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanthal see nichrome at the bottom for the wire you have.


I seem to remember talk about titanium exploding before it melts. Might have remembered that wrong though.

#100811 Vector Images

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 27 January 2016 - 07:21 PM

There is a hump you need to pass with learning how to work path tools. I assume they are all similar as they have been across the software I have used.


Understanding how to add and edit points to get the shape you want is just a tool you need. I am sure some are easier than others but back when I was learning I remember it taking a few weeks messing around before I understood what I was doing. 

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#100398 Cooking Pizza In A Pottery Kiln, Toxicity ?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 22 January 2016 - 08:38 AM

In regards to toxicity I can't help but see articles about London breaching annual pollution limits in a week or by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish and think even with some dubious practices you are very unlikely to poison yourself anywhere near the daily intake you get already.


We poison ourselves from the ground up.


What's a few toxic metals between friends, who knows, maybe once the antibiotics stop working toxic metals will be ingested for killing bacteria.

#100058 Community Challenge #4

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 18 January 2016 - 11:31 AM

One just tells the forum to display as a link and one as an image, easiest to use the buttons that generate the code from supplied link but you could write the code out if you wanted. The extra bits after the url is the text displaying in the post that you click. Could have 'click me' that goes to any link. Lots of scammers used to try and use this to get you to click what you thought was one link but sent you to another. You can always check where you are going by hovering over the link before clicking.

Here is one going to google but looks like not google. 


Another trick if you are linking gallery pictures is when you right-click you can choose small, medium, large or direct link to get different sizes without resizing your source image.

#100045 Community Challenge #4

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 18 January 2016 - 09:58 AM

Great stuff Ben :D


If you actually look at the code for your post (top left button that looks like a switch goes into code mode) you have this. You have added most with url tags not img tags. The link button (url) or img button are close to each other.


#100042 Disastrous Glaze Prep How Do You Recover

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 18 January 2016 - 09:50 AM

If you are looking to remove all the glaze from bisque the easiest way is straight under the tap with a sponge then give a few days to dry.


Have a week off glazing, find something new to get annoyed about then glazing looks fun again.

#99506 How Does A Gas Kiln Controller Work?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 13 January 2016 - 02:04 PM

If the first 8 hours are as simple as turn up a smidge every X min why not automate it, free up the time.

#99409 Sharing Recipes

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 12 January 2016 - 04:31 PM

I have my secret blend of 11 herbs and spices over here at Kiln Fired Ceramics   ;)