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Bob Coyle

Member Since 06 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2014 10:07 AM
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In Topic: Art Deco

16 October 2014 - 10:02 AM

Yes Chilly, I think the word you are looking for is "Re-muddled". Sadly a lot of great old architecture was forever lost to a false idea of progress.


In Topic: Art Deco

13 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

I like the work this studio is doing. Very much in keeping with the feeling

http://www.jwartpottery.com/


In Topic: Cooking Pots?

11 October 2014 - 01:54 PM

I like to make my cook ware as symmetrical and thin as possible.  I trim and round out any foot so that it has no sharp edges and sort of flows into the body of the pot. I throw and trim to about no more then 3/16 of an inch. I believe this helps cut down the differential expansion that a problem with cookware. A lot depends on the clay body. I have made pretty thick micatious clay vessels with not problem, but hese are low fire and not glazed.

 

You will get lot's of different ideas on this. The right was is the way that works for you.


In Topic: Coldest Tempature You Have Raku Fired In?

11 October 2014 - 01:45 PM

I don't know how cold it was but one winter in Alaska I tried a raku firing and when I lit a match to light the burner the flame froze right to the match head!. I figured that it was too cold so I came back in and that's when the trouble started.  You see I was occupied with breaking down the kiln and I, without thinking, put the match with the frozen flame in my coat pocket. Well about ten minutes after I came back into the house, the flame thawed out and burnt a nasty hole in my coat.

 

Boy... I'll never do that again. :rolleyes:


In Topic: Setting An Electric Kiln Outside

11 October 2014 - 01:36 PM

I had a old Kress kiln I kept outside and all I ever did was wrap it with tarps and attach bungees around it. The only problem I had was making sure it was wrapped tight around the bottom to keep the mice out. I used it that way for ten years,without a problem, until I moved.

 

P.S

 

You must live in some uptight community is it is not enough to allow a home owner to build to code... sounds like the contractors there have purchased the local politicians.