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Firing Advise Please

18 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

Ugh I messed up. Very early this morning I set my kiln up for a glaze fire. I think in my sleepy stupor I accidentally set my kiln sitter up with a 06 cone not cone 6. The reason I think this is because it normally takes 8 to ten hours for my kiln sitter to flick off but when I went to check on it at about 6 hours it was off. I was very confused at first but i am now rethinking my steps and realized what I've done. I can not for the life of me see the cones I set up to monitor so that won't help me

What would you more experienced potters recommend I do. Leave it to cool and then set it up again tomorrow or manually reset and put it on high for the last 2 to four hours?

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Spectrum ceramic stain

24 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

For fun I got a small jar of 2004 high temperature black stain. No where on the jar does it give mixing instructions. I use white stoneware clay and have a lot of dried trimmings but have no clue where to start with stain to dry clay ratio. I sent an email to spectrum last week; no reply yet. I'll experiment but a starting point would be helpful. Thanks :)

"Artist in residence" fee

01 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Anyone know what that means?

For the past two year I have been very happy to be able to volunteered my time and helped teach the wheel and clay portion of the ciriculum at our local high school. Always I have been offered payment for my time but I turned it down as I am truly glad to share my knowledge nor have I ever really "needed" money. Very recently circumstances have changed and I no longer have the employment I used to have and am now in need of some income. I asked if payment was still an option and was told yes but was asked if I wanted "an hourly wage type payment or an "artist in residence" fee" I don't know how to answer this question, partly cause I have never charged befor, mostly cause I have no idea what an " artist in residence" fee actually is.

Can someone please help . . . And maybe also offer some guidance on how I should respond and how much.

Thank you bunches!