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High Bridge Pottery

Member Since 19 Feb 2013
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#66865 My First Show!

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on Yesterday, 01:35 PM

Tell them to look in the mirror if they want to see a bigger mug  ^_^

#66139 Can A Candle Produce Enough Heat To Fuse Lid To Body?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 14 September 2014 - 06:35 AM


Heat needs something else to be relative to, in the simplest idea that a vacuum is empty then how can something be hot or cold if there is nothing else.

I think heat only really exists when there is something to be hotter or colder than. Are electromagnetic waves hot? I don't know, they have energy but is it heat energy until it is transferred to some other atom?


#66124 Can A Candle Produce Enough Heat To Fuse Lid To Body?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 13 September 2014 - 05:38 PM

Love the experiments although I am confused on how that is a cone.

#65983 Your Favorite Pottery Videos?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 11 September 2014 - 06:38 AM







Can I say my own video? It was meant to be inspirational -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvQagDQ3Ujc

#65915 Tips & Tricks

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 10 September 2014 - 08:54 AM


Yep, supposedly that works Babs.  TJR says he uses pillow cases, for the same purpose.

I DO NOT! I wear my jeans and sleep on a pillow. I have a plaster slab for drying clay. You are just trying to start something.



What cone do you fire your pillow to?


I have a hose pipe in my studio with connector on the cold tap so I can fill up big buckets without trying to fit them in the sink. Works a treat.

#65873 Learning To Use Colored Slip...help

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 09 September 2014 - 05:12 PM

I love using coloured slip with a semi-matt white glaze over the top. I can't remember what percentage I used but 40% seems a lot to me.


Do some test going 5% 10% 15% and so on. Different colourants will require different amounts for the colours you are after. I paint my slip when the pot is still on the wheel. A heat gun works wonders for speeding up the drying so you don't smudge it while removing. Sometimes I paint on after turning but that is rare. I do use my coloured slip to stick on handles and it works fine.


I have never painted onto dry clay as I find it easier wet on wet. I have a video on my Youtube channel making the mug in my avatar if you want to see how I do it.


Don't put off the chemistry lessons for too long. Even if you want to avoid the chemistry there are a lot of glaze recipes that you can find online that would probably be fine for the job. Just look for ones that are for the temperature you fire too. It is a lot cheaper and you can get a nice white or transparent from 2-5 ingredients.

#65485 Is Is Possible To Calcine Your Own Kaolin?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 02 September 2014 - 03:23 PM

Surely electric kilns toast pots.

#65381 Cost Of Replacing Elements

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 30 August 2014 - 11:50 AM


I charge $75 per hour for repair work.


...Plus it's more fun to be making things.


Making kilns can be just as fun. All depends what you find enjoyable.

#64381 New Hampshire Institute Of Art Anagama Build - Images

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 13 August 2014 - 08:24 AM

I feel like a little kid watching somebody else play with the best toy ever.

#63749 How Much Testing Or Tweaking Of Glazes Do You Do?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 03 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Never done a melt test before. Actually really enjoyable.

From right to left: cornish stone, potash and soda. Under that 50/50 mix with quartz and below that 50/50 mix china clay. The two on the far left is quartz top and china clay bottom.

I need more small bowls :D

#63327 Found A New Tool

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 26 July 2014 - 07:47 PM

I use an app called 'resize image' as it is simple and you can choose the file size you want to output while keeping the same aspect ratio

#62688 Galley On Pot Or Flange On Lid..

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 18 July 2014 - 05:45 AM

I like my lids to be able to row the seven seas so I give them a galley

#62448 Non-Legal Ways To Address Copying Issue

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 14 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

A coffin with all your glaze recipes tiled on... now that is an idea.

#61433 Building A Top Loader Kiln Lid.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 26 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

This one? I have it saved in my youtube ceramic playlist.



There are two of us who share the studio so help should be around most days for moving the lid.

#60733 What Is It You Are Really After In Your Work?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 13 June 2014 - 09:15 AM

A deeper connection with self is the answer I write because there is a deeper level of thought occurring when working with clay, thought without  the chatter of words, maybe this is nonsense!


Clay very much plonks you into the now with no need to think about the past or the future.


I love the way it allows you to capture that moment with the help of fire.