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Bob Coyle

Member Since 06 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 24 2016 12:09 PM

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In Topic: The Only Absolutely True Rule For Potters. Pay Attention To This

24 September 2016 - 12:12 PM

Can't find the set of compass's I put away in a safe place that I can't member.

In Topic: Coe Study / Clay

19 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

Ah glazenerd... you are truly a glaze nerd.


Very interesting experiment. I never realized that there was that much a difference from the top to the bottom of a piece. I guess I never looked that close.


Keep up the good work.


PS you also might want to post this over at cone 6...  http://cone6pots.ning.com/...this is what they like to discuss.

In Topic: Need Help With Old Jj Cress Kiln

09 September 2016 - 12:53 PM

You can slump bottles in the old kiln. The thing is that there is usually a hold at a lower temperature after the the higher slump temperature. You could probably use a witness cone for the top temperature... maybe cone 017 or 018 but judging the lower annealing hold temperature would be a little tricky without a thermocouple. No the other hand, the kiln you have has solid fire brick that cools down slowly and might be slow enought to prevent distortion and cracking.


The ideal solution would be to buy (or build) a cheap controller.


By the way, the lid of the kiln looks pretty bad. I had an old Cress like that and had problems with the fire brick crumbling onto the molten glaze and sticking.

In Topic: Artsy Babble Translation Please

29 August 2016 - 01:48 PM

Salvador Dali was a great fan of poop, it is mentioned several times in his biography, so the cow flap idea may not be so far fetched. I read that he painted a painting of human poop ( his I think) and bemoaned the fact that no gallery wanted it. To paraphrase his complaint... " you can paint buckets of blood and pile of gore... but paint one little turd and everyone is offended"


Art is what art is...I guess.

In Topic: Decorating Surface

04 August 2016 - 05:53 PM

Need to attach the picture