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Mark C.

Member Since 09 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Cone 10 Firing....fuming Or Glaze Appeared On Kiln Door

Today, 08:50 AM

Kiln finially got dried out good and my guess was all the mositure and cements and binders got hot and the fumes got moving. The soft brick seal at the door can always get discolored. Was the door cranked down tight as its should be.

How was the rest of fire (pots turn out and was temp even?)


In Topic: Drying Bowls - Rim Up Or Rim Down

Today, 08:44 AM

I have done it both ways but generally after trimming flip the bowl back to its foot and dry upright.

If they are outside drying in a breeze I will put them rim down.This is for larger bowls not cereal bowls.


In Topic: Home Studio Vs Rented Studio Space (Long)

Yesterday, 07:53 PM

You are good shape for several reasons-you already know about kilns and business as stated above.

Look for a rental that has preferablly a 200 amp electrical service and has room for a studio.

This will make your transition easier in the long run

Since your in Oregon you already do have less paperwork as there is no sales tax to track and report and pay.

Start slow and build it up only getting what you have to.

Your local farmers markets alow pottery selling at most so you have a ready small market to tap into.

When you hit the big time the Salem art show is highly ranked and its in your backyard.

Your on a good path already.


In Topic: Thermocouple On Paragon Tnf 27-3 Turned Black?

Yesterday, 03:44 PM

Its most likely not a S- thermocouple (these are spendy) but the cheaper K type and they will turn black over time depending on what temps you go to. I would put on a protection tube over the thermocouple and this will make them last a lot longer.

There was a thread on this just recently.


In Topic: Melted The Stands

Yesterday, 10:25 AM

wash your kiln shelves and do not ude these stilts for cone 5 or cone 6 work

They are made for cone 06 work.

You will not need them.