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    Chilly reacted to PeterH in Slip casting shapes   
    That's a bit clearer, but I'm failing to see how the main pour could distort the shapes or lead to bleeding between the two slips.
    Are you certain that some of the slip in the main pour isn't infiltrating between the shapes and the mould? Perhaps you could scratch an unsuccessful casting to examine the 3D structure.
    If that's the case you might find this of interest
    Inlaid Slip Casting https://tinyurl.com/2j6ubnue

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    Chilly reacted to PeterH in Slip casting shapes   
    Are you trying to do something like this?
    Or like one of these?
    Slip Casting Molds: What are they, why use them and how to achieve different aesthetics.
    https://www.jennyrijke.com/blog/slip casting molds different aesthetics-
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    Chilly reacted to Min in Glaze Flaking off   
    @tzylawy, I'm copying the image you posted in the gallery into this thread so it's easier to find.
    Definitely wouldn't fire this as is. Was the glaze frozen at some point or is it really old? Also did you really stir it up before using? Did your brush drag as you were applying the glaze? Reason I'm asking is it looks like the gums that are typically used in brushing glazes are no longer effective. Is that the same glaze on the inside of the pot?
    I'ld scrape off as much glaze as you can (wear a mask), dump it back into the jar and scrub the outside of the pot. I'ld then add a little bit of gum solution and enough water to make a good brushing consistency and try it again on a test tile. If it works on the test tile then reglaze your pot. (it's easy to make your own gum solution if you don't want to buy it)
    Welcome to the forum 

     
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    Chilly reacted to Pres in Just out of high school   
    Jack, Welcome to the forum.
    I would say that at this point, it is just too early to know, give it a semester and see what happens. When I say give it a semester, I mean put your heart and head into everything you do. This of course is IMHO, but I spent many years in education teaching at HS, summer camps and College levels. First semesters are rough in a lot of ways.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Chilly reacted to LeeU in What were you thinking?   
    Well, Primal came out looking less exciting than I hoped so I am going for a refire. Not Broken broke a little bit again and did not get the super colorful treatment I'd planned---I decided to keep it simple. Here is the finished wall piece. 
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    Chilly got a reaction from akilspots in kiln advice top-loader vs front-loader   
    As @Mark C. says. they're different to load.
    For me, putting the shelves into the front loader is harder on my back than bending down to load the top-loader.  The shelf is hanging from your fingertips as you put it all the way in, trying not to drop it on the shelf-load below.
    I own the top-loader, and use the front-loader at the community centre.  I prefer the front-loader, just easier to add tiny extras to a lower shelf.
     
     
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    Chilly reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in Pinholes on refire   
    Some glazes don’t like being re-fired like this. The additional heat work causes them to be over fired, and they pinhole.
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    Chilly reacted to oldlady in Fish Print on Bisqueware. Underglaze that is safe to eat in liquid form?   
    i did it!   not the best fish or photo, but i did post a photo again!

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    Chilly reacted to graybeard in QotW:What studio habits do you have that others have warned against?   
    Are you joking?!? Coffee is the source of all life on earth.   
    Graybeard 
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    Chilly reacted to Pres in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    Hi folks, not much in the way of activity in the QotW pool of late so I am STUCK once again. Not to give away any trade secrets as I am sure that some of you know or guess that there is communication between moderators on their own forum category. Put this together with a posting in the marketplace of late targeting a web site or app  for renting out kiln space. There was a bit of back and forth over whether to post it, and where. As you can see, the issue is resolved and it is posted. However, is it really resolved? My response from in the moderators "dungeon" was: 
    Interesting concept, not that I would join, but interesting. I would not want to be responsible for a "precious object" being ruined some way, either perceived or actual, as I would  not want to be privy to a piece that would damage my kiln either by wrong clay, glaze, or application. Too many uncontrollable factors for me. Much different than in a classroom where everything was controlled by me.
    To put this into a question: QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?  If you would not want to participate also tell us why.
    You can thank @Min for this question as she saw my response and thought it would be a good QotW,
     
    best,
    Pres
     
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    Chilly reacted to GEP in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    My answer is “no” as well, for the exact reasons that you explained so clearly. 
    I’ve had a few people approach me about firing their work at my house. In every case, the person was trying to avoid the expense of using a community studio. Community studios need to charge what they charge for a reason. A person who doesn’t see those reasons is generally going to be difficult to work with. In one case, a neighbor got angry with me when I said no. Very entitled person. Imagine how she would have complained if a firing didn’t turn out the way she was expecting!
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    Chilly reacted to Mark C. in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    No
    I have fired a few items for people over my 47 years. I stopped doing it about 20 yaers ago. No much risk. The last person said clay was high fire but it was cone 6 and bloated badly and made a mess.Never again.
    That said I also have fired the local elementry school kids work twice using my clay and my glaze (onece was unglazed planters)
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    Chilly reacted to Min in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    No for glaze fires but I would consider bisque firing if I knew the person and they were okay with my ^05 bisque firing schedule for white claybodies. Probably not a huge demand for bisque only so it's probably a moot point.
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    Chilly reacted to Roberta12 in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    No.  I have fired for friends but they are interrogated and vetted fully.  I have to know exactly what clay and glaze they are using.  No exceptions.  Everyone will get in a pinch at times and I am glad to help, but the maintenance and upkeep on a kiln is expensive.  And as mentioned if something doesn't turn out or if someone doesn't know the difference between low fire and mid fire, disaster could ensue.  
    Roberta
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    Chilly reacted to Denice in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    I would have to say no,  I have seen to many disasters where a low fire piece was stuck in a high fire.  The person swore it was high fire clay,  I have fired a few pots made with my clay  by friends and neighbors,  but I am usually unhappy with glaze applications and do some clean up before I fire them.   Denice
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    Chilly reacted to neilestrick in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    No no no no no no no no no no. In addition to all the issues for potential damage to my kilns and kiln furniture, there are the problems of storing the work before and after it's fired, and conflicts over the results of the firing. It's too easy for people to blame the kiln owner for something not coming out like they expected- "it didn't look like that when I had it fired at another studio"- or to blame the firing for the glaze running and damaging a shelf/kiln- "it never ran like that at the other studio". Chances are if they don't have a kiln they don't understand the variation that exists from kiln to kiln. Too much potential for arguments and unhappy people and unpaid invoices. My opinion is that if you want to work in clay then you need to either invest in being part of a community studio or invest in your own equipment. Both are costly, but most hobbies are.
    That said, I do have two people for whom I fire. One is a very good sculptor I have known for years who makes unglazed figurative forms, so no firing trouble there. The other is a former student whom I totally trust, and who understands that she has to work around my schedule. She brings stuff in on the day I can load the kiln, and picks it up on the day it comes out.
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    Chilly reacted to Pres in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    @neilestrick, I get it, respected friends, those who know, I wouldn't mind. I'm lucky in that there are very few around me involved in Ceramics of any sort, that do not have a kiln.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Chilly reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in QotW: Would you be willing to participate in a kiln space rental that would bring in a little extra cash, and supply a service to potters without a kiln in your area, and if so why?    
    Not as a side business, no. You’d have to be able to vet someone’s capabilities somehow.  A bunch of that leads to me doing teaching, even if it’s only about kiln firing, and I don’t have the time or physical space for that. If someone I already know needs a firing, (emergency bisque or whatever) and I don’t have something scheduled myself for that timeframe, I have no problem helping out.
    Honestly, electricity costs in my area are pretty reasonable, and there’s 2 privately run clay studios that do beginner classes, 2 city run facilities that teach beginner and intermediate courses, and a handful of paint your own places that you can fire the odd piece at. There *could* have been some room for me to do some kiln for hire stuff during the pandemic, but I did NOT have the emotional wherewithal to be able to put a system together for that at the time. 
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    Chilly reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in Printing decals with words   
    It depends if you’re making water slide or tissue transfer style decals. 
    If you’re making water slide ones, no. If you are making them with silk screen or similar methods, you’ll have to reverse them.
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    Chilly reacted to Bill Kielb in Best cone 6 Amaco Potter's choice glaze setting?   
    If you have not already seen  this, tlen this may help with layering / expected results. https://www.amaco.com/t/glazes-and-underglazes/high-fire/potters-choice#potter-s-choice-layering-279-content
    Potters choice is generally a cone 5/6 glaze and in my experience more successful at cone 5 than say 6-61/2. So this brings me to my question, do you fire with witness cones to be sure what cone you are firing to?  Adding holds at peak temperature can help with melt but also often causes issues with pinholing, discoloration etc… so the suggestion is fire with witness cones to have a solid baseline to judge from and attention to glaze thickness and application as detailed in the article above will likely might give you some better layering results.
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    Chilly got a reaction from Lucia Matos in Ceramics books for a newbie   
    Any and every book you can get from a public library.
    They may be old and use out of date equipment, but you will still learn lots.
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    Chilly got a reaction from Hulk in Ceramics books for a newbie   
    Any and every book you can get from a public library.
    They may be old and use out of date equipment, but you will still learn lots.
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    Chilly reacted to ninawaring in Surface cracks in bisqued paper stoneware clay   
    thank you so much for this !! I've never asked a question on a forum before and I am overwhelmed by the amount of help you guys have given! I'm so grateful!
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    Chilly got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Art Fair done morning fish photos   
    Cute,
    But I had to read @Mark C. explanation of who was who !
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    Chilly reacted to Mark C. in Art Fair done morning fish photos   
    Thats a kelp greenling  in bottom photo and the fish above that is a sculpin and the nudibranch is aTriopha cataline
    I always either know the cruitter or key it out in my library of fish and Nudibranchs of the world books
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