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In Topic: I'm Looking For Old Talc-Do You Have Any?

13 October 2014 - 06:05 PM

I have some bright white talc that someone told me is from a new York state mine that closed. Is that Nytal? I don't use it. I use a gray talc from Texas... I can tell you where I got it if it is what you are looking for Marc.

In Topic: Teaching ..stressed....

10 October 2014 - 09:40 AM

I know the feeling all too well. How many students in the class? Is there a cap? Sometimes in your position, I tell students that we are going to have 20 minutes (or whatever you decide) of silent work time so that people can really introspect. At the end of the 20 minutes they will share what is the single most important question a student at their level should be asking...at least it buys you 20 minutes of quiet in which to think....

good luck!

In Topic: Water Vapor In Kiln

09 October 2014 - 08:36 AM

ah. It turns out that my kiln is not sectional. It is an old Gare kiln. That would make sense, though, and I'll remember it when loading the kiln I use at the school where I teach, which is sectional...

In Topic: Water Vapor In Kiln

07 October 2014 - 05:00 PM

The kiln was glowing bright orange when I shut it down. I did let it cool and looked at the ware before refiring, and it looked like it maybe reached cone 3 or 4 instead of 6. Glaze was hard but crusty and not shiny. I will look in the sectional and report back...Thanks!

In Topic: Water Vapor In Kiln

07 October 2014 - 10:32 AM

It was a denser load than I typically have, but I didn't change it at all (except to put in a new cone) for the refire which was fine. Odd......