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Zygote

Member Since 31 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 27 2011 09:49 AM
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In Topic: Wadding Use In Electric Kiln At Cone 6

26 February 2011 - 03:15 PM

I completely see the point in your question. It's a smart craftsman should always have several answers to common problems. I haunt different potters kilns as often as I can and it's forced me to get into the habit of using wadding in all cases, even in my own cone 6 electric.
No problem.
By mixing up a small batch and keeping it wrapped up and in tupperware is keeps just fine for months. As far as cost goes, it's cheap, less than 3 bucks a batch and it will save hundreds of dollars worth of work from becoming worthless. Well worth the effort and cost.
Ceramic Arts Daily has an article with a tried and tested wadding recipe that works great and knocks off easily. Here's the link...
The only difference is that I don't prefire the wads like they do in the article, just use it like normal wads and call it good.

In Topic: Studio Bloggers Roll Call

15 September 2010 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for the Wiki BlogRoll Link. I'm off the put that one to work right now.

In Topic: So... What's Your Loss Leader?

30 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

My studio thrives on repeat customers. For me, using a loss leader helps establish a connection with new customers and puts a tangible item in their hands. After the first transaction, customers usually feel safe with investing in larger purchases.

In Topic: Food Dye In Commercial Glaze

16 July 2010 - 11:44 PM

I know blue works. I use it for both wax and glazes

In Topic: Run Away Electrical Kiln

22 April 2010 - 03:36 PM

My current studio kiln is an old Paragon . It's a 240 single phase DK 1029-2 rated to cone 8, but it'd be hard pressed to get to cone 8 now a days.
There aren't any special bells and whistles on this beast. No computer controller or kiln vents, just a kiln sitter and 3 knobs, each controlling a separate bank of elements.
I fire this old work horse 3 or 4 times a month to bisque and cone 6. Other than replacing a few rouge elements and the kiln sitter, it's been a very dependable kiln.