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High Bridge Pottery

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Feel like doing some zen practice after this night shift is over. Might have to put some clay on to recycle then go for a nap first!
Jul 27 2014 11:22 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    I pick a shape and throw it 5 times, then another 5 with little changed to the form. After this I put them all back into the recycle and hopefully have a good idea of what form I am going to make multiples of. It didn't work out today. I made two and gave up and went onto preparing some test glazes instead.
    Jul 28 2014 04:34 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    *changes

    Jul 28 2014 04:34 PM
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    Benzine
    Nice method.
    Jul 28 2014 04:49 PM
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Waiting round for my new wheel to be delivered. What better than to order The Kiln Book while I wait :D Note to self, remember to cancel amazon prime before I have to pay.
Jul 02 2014 07:09 AM
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    Wheel arrived but they managed to forget to put the plug on! Guess I won't be using it till that arrives in the post :(
    Jul 02 2014 09:27 AM
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Anybody with a Skutt wheel used the cuphead plaster batt system and is it any good?
Jun 22 2014 03:00 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Well I have purchased a skutt and very excited for it arriving on Wednesday :DD
    Now I have a big hole where my money once was but it will be worth it when 20 years down the line it is still going strong.

    Jun 26 2014 08:43 AM
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Late night purchase of Kanthal A1 wire. How hard can it be to make an element?
Mar 11 2014 10:11 PM
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    Min
    We found the tricky part was figuring out the length to cut the wire.
    Mar 12 2014 08:59 PM
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    Babs
    Good luck, cut longer rather than shorter!
    How hard.....for me out of the question.
    Mar 14 2014 07:34 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Well the wire has arrived :D £6 for 50m. Hopefully that will make the two elements that I need. Need some insulating fire bricks now! They are a lot more of my hard earned money :(
    Mar 15 2014 01:17 PM
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First time I have done a proper cone test in my kiln. Turns out the bottom is hotter than the top. Weird. I guess that big gap between the lid and body needs to be filled!
Feb 25 2014 08:46 AM
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    Babs
    Soory about the regional comments, old ex scot here, love the geordie accent!
    Feb 25 2014 07:59 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    I lived on the south coast for 3 years so I am used to it :D Where people believe anything past London is north.
    Feb 26 2014 09:04 AM
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    Chilly
    Only when you go past Watford are you "up north". Says the southern softie daughter of a Geordie.
    Feb 27 2014 06:36 PM
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After three successful glaze firings without any of the wires getting hot I finally trust that the kiln is fixed! Happy days. Time to start making money
Feb 22 2014 10:56 AM
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    Babs
    kiss the kilngod!
    Feb 23 2014 06:07 PM
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    My kilngod effigies have been reduced to sitting on a shelf as they were not very good at protecting the kiln. They glare at me from afar but I just laugh and start quoting V=IR
    Feb 24 2014 03:00 PM
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    Babs
    don't tempt them, you may need them in future, even if just to cuss!
    Feb 24 2014 07:00 PM
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Stuck at work on night shift... Anybody got some links to good ceramics reading online? I feel like I have read everything I can find.
Feb 16 2014 08:49 PM
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    Babs
    google British potters then you can drop into people in different parts of the UK as well!
    Feb 17 2014 03:17 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Chris, great website of Julia Galloways'! The Field Guide is priceless.
    Feb 17 2014 08:12 AM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    I love to look at youtube kiln opening videos and learn about glaze results people have. I get inspiration and start drawing out ideas.

    Feb 17 2014 12:38 PM