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Don Reitz R.i.p

27 March 2014 - 05:12 PM


How Do You Make Bull Nose Tiles

21 March 2014 - 10:34 PM

And bull nose corner tiles.

Ok I made a few tiles to test vitrification. Then I glazed them. I then thought my back splash behind oven needs tilling..........

Another Kiln Issue

21 March 2014 - 09:21 PM

Ok so I've recently been getting involved at "guild" studio firings
I'm super new to kiln workings
I'm really not so anal but I have been getting technical trying to fine tune kiln.
We recently changed thermocouple.
And will need elements soon.

So for testing purposes I placed a Orton self supporting witness cone 6 on a few shelves this time 3/4 up and top shelf lower shelf was slightly fired , top shelf, maybe cone 5.5 at best. On previous firings bottom of kiln was close to cone 7.

Is there away to even this out.

There Is only one thermocouple. Can the skutt 1227 run on. Multiple thermocouples for more even firings?

Suggestions ?

Sorry if this has been already beat to death.

Falls Creek Shino

20 March 2014 - 08:34 PM

Ok here's my go at it.
The clay body is porcelaineous, appears that it fit. ... Broke,at bottom not a lot of texture on cup. I lowered the Li a bit to 5

I expected more rust and less oatmeal....?

Fixing Crazing...

13 March 2014 - 10:26 PM

I've read, possibly here, that you can try and amend a crazing glaze by adding silica.

What percentage "jumps" should I start my testing with?

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the COE thing.

Why/how does silica lower the COE.?