I started throwing last November. I am having a lot of difficulty throwing narrow neck bud vases. Is this just a matter of more practice time or am I missing out on technique. I have had success at many different forms. I use Kansas Clay, Buff Plus (grog body). Is this the problem. I've spent hours watching You Tube for instruction. Any thoughts on this word be appreciated.
After a too-long hiatus from throwing, I'm back in the studio and found something very interesting...I've noticed that I'm throwing with a lot less water than in the past. I've also decided that I'll be using my reclaimed clay for squirting extrusions since it seems a more acceptable use of the reclaim than throwing...at least for me.
Recommended initial fire underway!
I'm guessing that making will now be more about making than practicing and experimenting.
I'm watching the temp differential between the instrument I'd used on the prior (fully manual) kiln and the new kiln's displayed temp (not sure if it's a composite/average of the three thermocouples, the middle one, or?), which might help, for I'll be trying to replicate the firing profile I was using afore*...
Finished up the wiring today; it was all done except for terminating at the main panel...
*Thanks to those who'd shared their initial experience on making the leap from fully manual to auto!
Summer is ending and fall is on it's way. Great weather to work out in the studio. Finished remodeling the house a couple of weeks ago. My sister from Sacramento left today after staying for a week. Resting for a couple of days I am heading back to the studio. Denice