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Commercial Clay Body Suggestions? ^10R

01 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

i'll have access to 10, gas reduction firing, Soon....


the clays ive been making are not tested in gas. 


so im looking for a white clay other than helio$,   that plays well with celadons.    


can you also suggest some other clays thay play well with shino's,  I like the look of iron bearing clays under a "whitish"/ (no iron) shino.


i have access to any laguna clay (all of them),   highwater and axner......  


the laguna #900 /wc628   is already on my list 


im prolly going to try a box of laguna b-mix woodfire...   and save some pieces for wood 


other than that I really love, historical asian glazes.......

Kiln Plug?

16 May 2016 - 05:19 PM

I might buy a kiln.
It's rated for 30 amps. My dryer circuit is 30 amps.

My dryer plug is. 10-30 p

Kiln comes with 6-50r.

Can I change plug on kiln to fit dryer receptacle ???

Both are 3 prong different configuration.......

TY! In advance


13 May 2016 - 06:45 PM

Any one using gold or any other color luster?

What is good brand?

Where to buy!

Least expensive?

Any tips?

Catenary Wood Fire Kiln Stalling? Eveness?

23 April 2016 - 09:18 PM

What causes of tthe proverbial stall when wood firing?

What is going on when a kiln stalls due to rainy weather?

We had broke 2100 f and makinprogress, I expected rise to slow but once the rain started. We were struggling just to maintain 2000F

While the question applies to any kind or wood -fired kiln This was a catenary kiln.

This was my first time helping fire a Cat'. What are strategies to get even temp top to bottom? Loading, firing, and or design wise....... Bottom level was cooler . And didn't want to come up.Attached File  image.jpg   202.79KB   0 downloads

I Got Asked If I "wholesale" And If I Wanted To Do A "pop Up"

05 April 2016 - 06:32 PM

ive been selling some pieces at local bakery /cafe,  while there ran into boutique owner  hence the title.


i've kind of not been trying to make money at this, nor any real marketing.. but when opportunity knocks ... and my cylinders are getting more consistent. 


not to mention the saying .... when preparation and opportunity meet



when she asked i felt like she was throwing buzzwords at me.   naturally i redirected  and talked about my work and process.....


i suppose it was inevitable.... i suppose wholesaling is better than consignment if owner has $$


now i have to create "stock"


my yunomi/  small cups sell for $15  ( to give you an idea of what the market here will bear)  what should i wholesale for...? ive sold more of these  than anything.   


just to get an idea of what is industry standard?  whats about a medium size plate?   4.5 inch trinket/ dessert dish? mug?     im thinking of putting together a small $200 package to pitch. 


what exactly is a pop up.... how does that work?