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Mark C.

Member Since 09 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Is Is Possible To Calcine Your Own Kaolin?

Today, 02:29 PM

No baking please -potters fire they do not bake or paint they glaze and fire

Cooks bake

painters paint


You can bisque fire EPK in any form that will hold it.


In Topic: Gare 1822 Kiln

Yesterday, 11:28 PM

Yes what was it?


In Topic: Do You Mix Or Buy Ready Made? Poll

Yesterday, 11:27 PM

Buy clay 

mix reclaim and mix bodies together in peter pugger

make own glazes

I have one of mine made by the ton every 5 years or so.


In Topic: Firing Error And Bloating

31 August 2014 - 10:17 PM

The elements may be fine as well as the voltage it could be the pyrometer thermocouple probe going out-it tells the computer what the temp is and has a limited life. I have no idea what the life is in your setup but Neil may if you discribe your setup. May be a relay issue?

The blaoting sounds like the brown clay body-just put a new small piece in next fire as your bloated piece is toast it sounds.


In Topic: Attaching Wooden/antler Handles

31 August 2014 - 06:52 PM

My suggestion is exactly what Tyler said except I would not have that rectangle on the top-rather just your round clay as a lug and drill the antler with a round drill bit for the epxoy mount-that would save cutting a rectangle in the antler. Much easier to drill a shallow hole.

If you use JB wield  epoxy the pins may not be needed.