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dave the potter

Member Since 17 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 27 2014 06:25 PM

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In Topic: Burning Smell When Firing

07 May 2014 - 02:31 PM

Not to be critical but in interest of ceramic accuracy, organic material fired in an electric kiln  can cause reduction which can remove the oxidation layer on the elements and shorten the life of the elements

In Topic: Converting A Lehman Glaze Mixer

02 May 2014 - 10:27 AM

This can reclaim scrap clay into slip with no modifications. You just don't want to put large blocks of clay in it. I have seen several suggestions about drying slip in other posts. Personally I use plaster slabs.

In Topic: What Is The Most Interesting Glaze Ingredient To You?

01 May 2014 - 10:17 AM

I have to put my 2 cents worth in for rutile. It is a great colorant by itself and can modify colors and give some sparkle to glazes with other colorants.

In Topic: Success, Then Failure

20 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

I agree, the cracks came in the cooling. Sometimes pots will crack if the have stuck to the shelf(glaze runs, glaze on the shelf, etc). The cooling shrinkage cannot happen correctly since the bottom of the pot will not move.  

In Topic: Video "a Love Story In Clay"

18 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

Jane and Bill,

The video was beautiful. I am so happy that the two of you are as in sync as you always seemed to be back in the days when you were doing wood and we did shows together. The pieces of your work that I own are some of my favorites around our house.  The clay work is very inspiring and seems to have been the perfect next step for both of you. It was good to see you, only better if in person.

Oh, and by the way, it was always Bill who would have benefited most form makeup.

David Stuart