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SmartsyArtsy

Member Since 29 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 16 2014 04:20 PM
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Posts I've Made

In Topic: Laser Decal Help

09 October 2014 - 09:06 PM

I agree, that decals should be applied then fired to ^04. their color will most likely burn out in cone 6.


In Topic: Firing Error And Bloating

03 October 2014 - 03:37 PM

Lessons learned!  I had forgotten what the thermocouple first looked like; now I know!


In Topic: Firing Error And Bloating

02 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

The firing problem was a thermocouple that I needed to replace. For the benefit for anyone else here who has never replaced one, it was a bit more confusing. After the first error msg with dark clay, "Error 1": low voltage or bad elements, I fired a white stoneware bisque load and had no problems. Then I fired a white stoneware light glaze load and had no problems. The third firing after the "Error 1" was another large dark clay planter. That resulted in "FAIL" and another bloated pot.

 

When I went to purchase a new thermocouple, I asked about the bloating dark clay. I was told to fire only to ^5 -- even though it says ^4-^6


In Topic: What Is The Best Book In Your Pottery Library?

02 October 2014 - 02:08 PM

The Ceramic Spectrum is my most "gone to" book in the library.


In Topic: Clay For Hand Building, Tiles, And Sculpture

02 October 2014 - 01:59 PM

In the PNW, I use and really like Newcomb ^6 for the same kind of work. I am not sure if you can get something similar.