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High Bridge Pottery

Member Since 19 Feb 2013
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#68529 Small Jugs Pour Badly

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on Yesterday, 02:46 PM

Is it because the butter/fat is hydrophobic? Not sure how permanent or safe new hydrophobic sprays are but could be something.. or not. Just a thought.




#68391 Meme

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 22 October 2014 - 06:04 PM

Well it made me laugh  ^_^ Now it's your turn.

 

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#67860 What Part Of The Process Satisfies You Most?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 15 October 2014 - 04:58 PM

Testing a fresh mug from the kiln.




#67167 Sponge Holders

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 03 October 2014 - 08:15 AM

My mugs make perfect muffin holders




#67021 I Found My Glaze Book Soaking In A Glaze Bucket , It's Hard To Decipher.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 01 October 2014 - 01:04 PM

Must have had a brain fart this morning. I was thinking of RO tables.




#66995 Who Is Your Favorite Potter Or What Inspires You Most In Your Pottery?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 01 October 2014 - 06:06 AM

I haven't seen much of his work but JBaymore's work ethic inspired me to change how I tackle problems and go about my work in an educated way.

 

What really inspires me is the universe, specifically trees, water and stars.




#66865 My First Show!

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 29 September 2014 - 01:35 PM

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




#66733 What Do You Do To Energise Yourself In The Studio?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 27 September 2014 - 04:33 AM

I put on some music will a good beat, that gets me moving.




#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

This

 

 

and

 

 

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.

TJR.

 

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.