I had all three kilns going today-two cone 10 gas glaze fires and a electric bisque-solar system near maxed out running the 48 amp constant load-solar offset 37kw on that fire today. still needed some grid power to get it done in 8 hours.
Work bench surface: Hi Neil! You've written on other posts that your excellent work bench surface is 3/4" MDF with 5-6 coats of Linseed Oil. I'd like to copy your method, and am currently planning a to build a workbench. Quick question, does the MDF need to be on top of a sheet of plywood so that it won't sag or warp, or is that not necessary? My workbench will be 3' x 8' with 4x4" legs and 2x4" braces. Thank you! ---Nan
I am building up a new body of work, in the experimental stages! I have been lurking here for many years, but only just set up a profile. Thank you all for the amazing content and hope to contribute more in the future.
So, I am a new high school art teacher who is in charge of the school's ceramics classes. When I was going through my classroom supplies, I learned that we have cone 6 clay, but all of our glaze is cone 06-04... SOS. What is the best way to use the supplies I have, when ordering new supplies at this time is not an option? I figured I could only fire the clay to cone 04, but then the work won't be as strong. Could I fire the clay to cone 6 as a "bisque" then follow it with a cone 04 glaze fire? Thank you in advance for any help offered!!!