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Tarheeler

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    Tarheeler got a reaction from Pres in Potter/ceramicist: Pottery/ceramics?   
    I'd say that I'm a potter and I make pots. 
     
    It doesn't preclude me from making pots that are art, and I can fill that role as well, but I'm good with potter. My day job for the last 15 years has been making, installing, and fixing things, and I feel there is a lot of value in titles like craftsman, artisan, and tradesman. If they have lost value in society's eyes, in then it up to us to change that.
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    Tarheeler got a reaction from Pres in Leaving Functional Ware Unglazed   
    I leave the outside of some my cups unglazed (^6, less than 1% absorption), but usually use a liner glaze on the inside of the pot and the outside of the rim. It makes it easier to clean and feels better on the lips. But I haven't had any issues with the unglazed portions either.
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    Tarheeler got a reaction from AnnaM in Rewiring 3 Phase Kiln To A 1 Phase?   
    Heres the kicker. Im assuming your Melbourne location is Australia?
     
    If thats the case the info I can find leads me to belive that 3phase power in your area is 415v. (i had to go look up the 3phase math again) but if i have this right.... 20amp at 415v is 14376w which should be ballpark for a kiln that size. If your single phase is in fact 240v then you would need something in the ballpark of 60amps.
     
    In the US the kiln is classified as a continuous load (on for more than 3hrs at a time) and you would have to oversize by 20% putting you at like 71 amps ish.
     
    If the above is true, I would strongly recommend consulting a local electrician about the wireing needs of the kiln.
    This is very important to remember.
     
    If you are changing the voltage or the phase, the amp draw is going to change as well. And that means you have to recheck to make sure the breaker and line-side wiring is sufficient for the new setup.
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    Tarheeler got a reaction from Rebekah Krieger in Potter/ceramicist: Pottery/ceramics?   
    I'd say that I'm a potter and I make pots. 
     
    It doesn't preclude me from making pots that are art, and I can fill that role as well, but I'm good with potter. My day job for the last 15 years has been making, installing, and fixing things, and I feel there is a lot of value in titles like craftsman, artisan, and tradesman. If they have lost value in society's eyes, in then it up to us to change that.
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    Tarheeler got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in Potter/ceramicist: Pottery/ceramics?   
    I'd say that I'm a potter and I make pots. 
     
    It doesn't preclude me from making pots that are art, and I can fill that role as well, but I'm good with potter. My day job for the last 15 years has been making, installing, and fixing things, and I feel there is a lot of value in titles like craftsman, artisan, and tradesman. If they have lost value in society's eyes, in then it up to us to change that.
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