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In Topic: Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?

24 November 2015 - 09:06 AM

Plates and side plates are commercial. My plates are too heavy for daily use. Mugs are all different and made by me and others. The kids have mugs by other artists. Each has a favourite. We use  my side plates for special dinners. I am currently making side plates, so have some in the studio for decorating reference. Two teapots we use have a busted lid and a mismatched lid.

We have three teapots on our door step. Don't have the heart to toss them.

In Topic: Can I Really Stack Underglaze Painted Item In Bisque Firing?

22 November 2015 - 02:29 PM

chris, i cannot see anything beyond the home page.  i am not a member of facebook.  is there a way to see it.

I see four guys standing in front of a truck. Not on Facebook either.


In Topic: Glaze Cracking And Dropping Off Pot Before Firing.

21 November 2015 - 12:29 PM

OM4 is a common ball clay here but it is called a "dirty" clay and looks beige when you open the bag.  i use a different, white, ball clay for most glazes.  i think the name refers to the Kentucky mine number 4, an old one.

The name OM4 refers to the name Kentucky Old Mine number 4.

Don't ask me how I remember this.Art school over 40 years ago.


In Topic: Corrosion? Rust? In Studio

21 November 2015 - 12:20 PM

I am looking at purchasing a de-humifier for my studio. It is sealed so tight, that no cold air, or any air for that matter sneaks in. Don't worry, I am not suffocating. The heat source is hydronic---heat from glycol, in the floor slab. There is condensation on the door knobs as they are cold on the outside and warm on the inside.

I also have a vent in the floor of my electric kiln. There is no air movement as there are no blowers or vents to push heat around. The kiln could be rusting underneath, but I don't see it as a big problem. Other metal objects are fine.


In Topic: Qotw: How Do You Stay Creative

15 November 2015 - 06:54 PM

I make glaze tests. I've got one now that I got from the forum. It is a light blue with 5% rutile and .5% cobalt. It runs, so I adjusted with 3% EPK. I can hardly wait to see the test, then slap it on some mugs.

I try to get into the studio every day, especially in cold weather. It is so cozy in there. Hydronic heat in the floor!