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neilestrick

Member Since 04 Oct 2011
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In Topic: Cooking Pots?

Yesterday, 03:23 PM

From a liability standpoint I wouldn't make anything that goes on a stovetop.


In Topic: Dangerous Gasses From Kiln

Yesterday, 02:24 PM

I usually start to smell wax burning off at around 500F degrees. If you're getting odors after that you may need to adjust the slider on the vent collection box under the kiln. Usually it works well at halfway open.  If you're already there, close it only 1/16" at a time to find the sweet spot.

 

Was the bottom of the kiln drilled for the vent? There should be 2-3 small holes in the floor in the middle.

 

Sometimes on smaller kilns they fit together a lot tighter than the bigger kilns and it's necessary to put a hole or two in the lid to improve air flow. But on your 28" wide kiln I wouldn't expect that to be an issue.


In Topic: Linda Bloomfield Glaze 04 Problems

Yesterday, 08:16 AM

At low fire temps the clay is still porous. Because the glaze is crazed, water can seem in the cracks and into the wall of the pot. The white stuff is most likely minerals (salts) from the clay or glaze or water precipitating out as the pot dries. It could also be mold forming under the glaze. The discoloring at the bottom is from wetness.

 

In order to for low fire, porous clay bodies to be water tight and hygienic, the glaze must fit perfectly. No crazing. You're going to have to work on that glaze or switch to another one. Try different frit, for starters. I'd go with Ferro 3124. A simple low fire clear is 90% 3124 + 10% kaolin.


In Topic: Cooking Pots?

Yesterday, 08:10 AM

When you say cook with it do you mean on a stove top or in an oven?


In Topic: Pictures Of Your Studio

21 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

 

:blink:   ok... it seems I need to clean my studio before I take a pic... all of these are glorious compared to my corner of the basement. 

Come on Rebekah, where's your cojones? :D

 

It can't be any worse than mine.

 

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It's like an episode of 'Hoarders'!  :D