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Fred Sweet

Member Since 27 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Iron In Glaze? Absolute Beginner's Questions

13 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

Just to let you know, the example that you show is a copper red glaze fired in a reduction kiln. You won't be able to achieve that coloration using a standard electric kiln. Iron based glazes will be more successful.

In Topic: Pottery Knowledge Quiz Of The Week(Pkqw): Week 2

06 April 2017 - 06:54 PM


In Topic: Firing Electric Kiln On Its Side

06 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

Contact Ward Burner to get the correctly sized replacement orifaces.
Ward Burner Systems
PO Box 1086 • Dandridge, TN • 37725
(865) 397-2914 phone • (865) 397-1253 fax
[email protected]

In Topic: Pottery Knowledge Quiz Of The Week (Pkqw): Week 1 And Introduction/answers In...

05 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

While there are other issues in defining "dishwasher safe", as per your discussion of the answer, if one carefully re-reads the original question, one finds that only option D addresses "crazing".
No reason to call foul on the author of the quiz (you). It is the responsibility of the "student" to carefully answer the questions as asked.
Respectfully submitted by another long time teacher.

In Topic: Qotw: Is It Craft Or Is It Art

05 April 2017 - 03:06 AM

Don't wish to be overly picky, Stone Spiral, but the definition of "artisan" according to Webster is:
1 : a worker who practices a trade or handicraft : craftsperson
2 : one that produces something (as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional