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Marc McMillan

Member Since 30 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 02:56 PM

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In Topic: Horse Hair Firing

Yesterday, 02:54 PM

I do it in the electric kiln and even manage a few pieces at a time. Definitely turn off the kiln before reaching in with you metal tongs and eye protection is important....just in case.

In Topic: Does Anyone Sagar Fire?

29 September 2015 - 03:01 PM

I throw my saggars (better have some clay that can handle the shock) or do the aluminum foil Saggars for Ferric Chloride firings.

As for the kiln, I use the old metal garbage can lined with Fibre blanket and a simple weed burner set up using propane. no sense in risking ruining your electric kiln.


Check out Charlie Rigg's videos on youtube and his article in CM. Both very helpful. Also, get the book Low Firing and Burnishing by Sumi von Dassow. Extremely helpful.


Its a great process. Enjoy.


In Topic: Potters And Pets

28 September 2015 - 02:57 PM

My two big Labradors were the best. It was one of my saddest days when I had to put my big dog down.

Grendel (the bratty little sister) is my avatar.


I don't know whether they influenced my creativity, but they helped me keep going and smile more often than not. Given that creativity rarely comes from anger or hate, I guess they indirectly influenced me.


We've been dog-free for a couple years and are now in the market to add a little joy to our home.

In Topic: Second Try, Wip Gallery Piece...

25 August 2015 - 02:53 PM

I'm digging it and am 100% jealous of your ability!!!!



In Topic: Qotw: Which Song Plays There In The Background?

11 August 2015 - 02:36 PM

I thought music was mandatory in a studio. It is in mine. I have the ipod on random so I can go from Jazz, to blues, to alternative. I need my music.


Oh, and no AC at our home so I feel your pain. Mostly we get the lovely winds here in Dublin CA that cool us off in the late afternoon, but not always. I didn't think Switzerland ever had to endure too many days of hot weather?