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High Bridge Pottery

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Broken HDMI ports are a pain...
Feb 02 2016 11:18 AM
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    Pres
    Yeah, and mangled USB drivers are also disrupting. Thought it was the attached hardware!
    Feb 03 2016 09:15 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    And depression ain't helping much either.
    Feb 04 2016 07:42 PM
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Bit wet but finally got the kiln on :D wish me luck
Dec 20 2015 11:13 AM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Already got the burner as an early Christmas present :D
    Dec 22 2015 12:17 PM
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    jrgpots
    I know lots of people who get new shoes for an old outfit, then use the new shoes as a reason for a new outfit...works for me
    Dec 22 2015 03:57 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    I love old shoes, they fit and feel so much better. I wish there was somebody who could buy me a kiln for Christmas but that takes out a lot of the journey. I am only half in it for the end results.
    Dec 22 2015 05:08 PM
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Making pots, it's a mugs game.
Dec 13 2015 09:23 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I tried pulled, slab, and coil handles. Now I make a tapered coil, flatten it slightly with a roller, and attach that.
    Dec 17 2015 01:40 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Mugs do sell better. Even vegan mugs.
    Dec 17 2015 08:26 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    just unloaded 32 today. Clean and glaze tomorrow.
    Dec 17 2015 08:27 PM
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Nearing the end of my glaze explorations. By mid December I will have a few working glazes. Got a good few sat in vinegar for the next day or so.
Dec 08 2015 10:29 AM
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260 pots glazes today, firing an untested glaze on all of them. Flying by the seat of my pants.
Nov 21 2015 09:23 PM
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    Joseph F.
    Post it!
    Nov 22 2015 10:53 AM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Kiln is at 1130 right now. 02:45. Few more hours to go till they are baked.
    Nov 22 2015 09:46 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Is there any other way to do it?
    Nov 23 2015 12:06 PM
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I know you are all excited for the new challenge. It's on its way I promise :D
Nov 01 2015 07:22 AM
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Took the gas kiln over to where it is being fired. Need a few more pots and then I am read for a test fire :D :D :D
Oct 30 2015 10:41 AM
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Drove 60 miles to pick up some Wollastonite, could not get rid off bubbles from Whiting or Dolomite. Be funny if I open the kiln and there are still bubbles >;(
Oct 23 2015 05:08 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    not sure how bad your bubbles are, but I sometimes squirt diluted alcohol which breaks the surface tension of the bubbles...at least the ones floating on top. I learning this from plaster mixing with Richard Notkin who learned it from professional mold makers. It does not have any effect on the glazes.

    Oct 23 2015 05:49 AM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Thanks for the tip Marcia but this isn't to do with application issues. Will try it next time I am making plaster moulds :D My problem is with the LOI leaving bubbles in my fired glaze.
    Oct 23 2015 06:38 AM
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    Min
    when i sub wollastonite for whiting/silica the glazes flux more when the formulas are balanced. i need to slightly undersupply the calcium part of the original formula.
    Oct 23 2015 10:23 AM
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Having a dabble into changing firing schedules to get rid of bubbles. Tried a slow cool with no luck, still just as many. Tried a hold at 900c for 20 mins after reading that is the temp dolomite and whiting have finished gassing. Excited to see if that has made any changes.
Oct 10 2015 12:23 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    That's what I was trying with the hold at 900c. Didn't seem to make much difference. Going to put a ball of glaze in my bisque and see if it has already started melting.
    Oct 12 2015 11:49 AM
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    Min
    Can you get wollastonite where you live? Since whiting has approx 45% loi lots of gassing out that has caused problems with some of my glazes before i rejigged recipes. doesn't always work but sometimes it did the trick.
    Oct 12 2015 10:28 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    If I can't solve the problem I will have to buy some wollastonite. Just been trying to use what I have in the stores.

    Oct 13 2015 04:59 AM
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Burner has arrived :D one step closer to gas firing!
Oct 05 2015 09:04 AM