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Community Challenge #5

02 February 2016 - 06:22 PM



Welcome to the community challenge #5

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 the 9 tile surface design challenge, as featured in the great pottery throw down. I thought it could be fun to try one :D


Your task is to make 9 tiles that fit and work together with your choice of surface design and theme







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.
  • Attach images to your final entry post along with the text Final Entry - Forum Name
  • This will make sure you are not missed out of the results thread. Also make sure you post your final entry in this thread to be entered into the challenge.
  • 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/

Community Challenge #4 - The Results

01 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

This challenge was to make a hydria. Here are the results  :D 


Original Thread - http://community.cer...ty-challenge-4/








Rebekah Krieger



Joseph F.


Ever Wondered How Your Clay Feels On The Wheel?

28 January 2016 - 10:43 AM

Warning - could make you feel quite motion sick.


What Kind Of Relays Do You Use In Electric Kilns?

14 January 2016 - 06:22 AM

I have been looking at relays, so I am not talking nonsense for some here is a switch picture.




So my first kiln came with DPST relays, and I have continued to buy and wire them like that. After thinking about it for a while is there any reason to go DPST and have it switch live and neutral or by a SPST and switch live on and off.


They were wired with a switch on live and switch on neutral before the elements. Is that better than switching live and then having neutral just go to the plug?


Also do you go for non latching? Seems a safer option that it needs to be powered to be on. 

Making Sodium Silicate.

07 November 2015 - 08:36 AM

So I need some sodium silicate and I happened across somebody making it from oven cleaner (sodium hydroxide) and silica gel.


Has anybody ever tried this out before? Going to look into it a bit more but it seems a lot cheaper than buying it. Seems like an interesting material I don't know much about.