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Guess The Rock.

25 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

I went away with the family across to the Lake District for a few days. Walking up the hills I find myself looking at the rocks thinking "I wonder what glaze ingredient that one is" I started seeing whiteish what I assumed were feldspars or possibly quartz so picked up a few to melt in the kiln.


Any ideas what they could be? Sorry for the slightly bad quality, I am slowly learning how to use a camera. 

Turns out I can't link so many photos to my post so there are two more in the gallery - http://community.cer.../5048-img-6761/






It's a really beautiful place to go.


Glaze Comparison

04 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

At work on night shift again... Decided to make myself a glaze oxide comparison spread sheet in Excel 2010. You can sort by columns and I have set it up to turn blue when the value is under a set limit and turn red if it is over a set limit. You can change these limits on the second sheet.


If anybody does try it just delete my glaze data and tell me if it works :D You will have to enable the macros if you want to use the sort buttons.


If you think anything has been missed or other functions let me know too.


Maybe this could be done in glaze calc software xD


Attached File  rsz_spreadsheet.png   459.46KB   1 downloads


File: https://www.dropbox....Sheet.xlsm?dl=0

Making Burners Do's And Don't's

13 February 2015 - 06:57 PM

I would like to start building burners, all kinds of burners. Big ones, small ones, round ones and flat ones.


Any tips from your journeys into making or testing out burner devices? Any good source information that I could look at to get me started?


It doesn't have to be 100% kiln related, just related to making fire with gas. I have two kilns that are waiting to be converted and fired this summer when the weather improves but also other ideas none kiln related.

Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas

31 January 2015 - 07:57 PM

Post your ideas for challenges here.


Like peoples ideas for them to have a bigger chance of being selected for use. The more popular an idea the more likely it is to be chosen.

Community Challenge #1

31 January 2015 - 07:26 PM





Welcome to the community challenge #1


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 to make a piece(s) of ceramics that has been influenced from your research into the sky and/or the atmosphere. Your research can include anything that fits into the topic.

Pick an area within the topic that interests you and would like to explore. 

Try to be creative with your research and how you translate that into an idea for your ceramic work. 

No specific item needs to be created for this challenge so the choice is up to you. Good luck.


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 with an image no larger than 1024 pixels wide.
  • Upload your image to your galleries and attach to the entry post or use the attachment uploader within the post editor. If you don't it may not make it across to the results thread.
  • Only attach one image to your final entry post along with the words "Final Entry - (Forum name)" This will make sure you are not missed out of the results thread.
  • 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/



(If there is anything you feel I have missed out, could be improved or doesn't make any sense please send me a personal message.)