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Stephen Hill Firing Schedule

24 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

One unique feature of Stephen Hill's firing schedule is that he goes to someplace in ^ 5 then holds for up to an hour until the ^ 6 drops.  what is the point of this versus simply going to cone 6?

De-Airing Pugmill Design

09 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

I'm about to convert my non-de-airing pug mill to de-airing. all of the designs that I have seen use  wire mesh  across the path of the clay to shredded into spaghetti. Is anyone aware of any other design for a de-airing pugmill?

Refiring ^ 6 Stoneware At ^06

20 February 2014 - 12:14 PM

I've noticed that some people are getting some very nice results by refiring ^ 6 stoneware at ^06. Often the colors are are richer and more variegated.


Is there any logic to when this works and when it doesn't?

Substitute For Johnson Matthey Frit 623

18 February 2014 - 05:18 PM

what frit available in the US would be a good substitute for Johnson Matthey Frit 623.  digitalfire lists it but doesn't offer a substitute

Orton Cone Calculation Software 2013

13 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

Orton sent me the latest version of their cone calculation software spreadsheet. Since it's not yet on their website, I thought others might like to have it now. Here is a link that you can download it from