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Joseph Fireborn

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  1. I think all of you have great names and I think they represent you all well. I went with nine7suited ceramics. Mostly because I pay for all my pottery stuff with my poker winnings. I used to play poker for a living back before black friday. Now I just use my winnings to support my clay habit. 97 suited is my favorite hand! plus I think the simple name suits who I am as a person and what I want my pottery to look like. nine7suited I even bought nine7suited.com and setup an etsy shop forward. but I haven't listed anything yet. My wife sold some of her pot holders she quilted, b
  2. Firing Kiln. Been a while since I fired a full load of porcelain. Maybe I will finally have something to add to my profile.

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      SHELF GRINDING TIME!

  3. Finally got around to firing my bisque with a peep out and vent on! Bloating be GONE!

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Geez! What a finnicky little brat of a clay body. Maybe you got a poopy batch..? :S

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I am not sure. I will keep testing it little by little. = )

    3. Crusty

      Crusty

      bisque it to 04 then take it to cone 4 then use low fire glazes on it ? that will burn the gasses off and still give you glaze options... it might work? I dunno , im still working with it myself, its some wicked clay...

       

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  4. I will conquer this black clay bloating problem if its the last thing I do on this earth!

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Seattle Pottery claims their vashon series goes to ^6, as well as their crystal white porcelain. All of those bodies bloat like a gassed-up politician. Sooooo...either the clay's being over-fired, or your kiln might be a bit too hot. :P

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Maybe, but others have stated they have fired to cone 6. I use self supporting witness cones. I am not over firing, if anything under firing. I go to about 5.5.

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Good luck :D I have no idea about bloating.

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  5. So I have been throwing a lot of mugs lately. I like a decent thickness on my walls, if I go to thin, the wife's coffee and tea gets cold to fast. But I also don't like heavy either. I think the 1# is about right for a nice 10oz mug. I made some bigger mugs with 1.5# and they were probably 16-20oz. I can't even imagine a 2# mug. Must be more like a beer stein or something. I guess it also depends on how much your clay shrinks.
  6. Congrats! Glad it all worked out for you. Now just figure out why it didn't shut off.
  7. Hope all goes well. No idea what will be inside. All kilns are so different, but a 15 minute hold at cone 6 takes my kiln nearly to cone 7. I would just pray the kiln isn't damaged. Best of luck.
  8. Found inspiration in my dreams last night. Dreaming of pottery. Man o Man.

    1. Mysteria

      Mysteria

      Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    2. Denice

      Denice

      Haven't had a good pottery dream for a while.

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      My only pottery dreams have consisted of me burning things down with kilns :D more worry than inspiration.

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  9. My year of throwing mugs and making handles is going well so far. I think I like making mugs more than bowls. = )

    1. Mysteria

      Mysteria

      That's great! Keep up the good work :)

    2. Crusty

      Crusty

      Mugs are my fav. good sellers to! I also found I like making pitchers and small creamers with a sugar bowl and lid... A lot of Coffee drinkers out there...

       

  10. Bought a heater for my garage. Made a bunch of pots today. So nice throwing in 70 degree heat.

    1. Denice

      Denice

      What kind of heater did you get?

    2. ChenowethArts

      ChenowethArts

      Warm...is of the good.

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Sent you a reply Denice.

  11. I have developed a method I like to use for opening a kiln to even temp. I cut off my vent when kiln cuts off at cone 6. Let it cool naturally to 250. Once it reaches 250. I turn on my vent and remove the 2 peepholes. It cools the rest of the kiln pretty quickly and within an hour it is below 150 usually. I like this method because it is evenly cooling. There isn't a huge gust of air coming into the kiln from just yanking pots out. It is also nice and easy to handle with some basic gloves. I used to open at 250, which is what most people do, but I found that the bottom of the kiln was
  12. oldlady (i still feel uncomfortable saying your handle), thanks for the tips, that is a good idea. I like the idea of 3 stuck together and of different sizes. would make it really interesting for sure. also thanks for confirming the unglazed inside.
  13. I am not trying to get a good price for them really. I just love succulents and stuff like that, so I am gonna make little ones, almost like cups with holes in the bottom. For the friend I am going to make a bigger planter, probably like 10-15 lb pots. It is best to leave the inside unglazed right? I have read in places in the past that if a plant hits the inside of an unglazed pot with the root system it turns around and grows back into the middle of the dirt. If it hits a glazed area it wraps around the inside of the pot, which isn't as healthy. Is this just a rumor, or does anyone real
  14. Thanks for all the great info. Cone 6 stoneware planters it is.
  15. So I was having a discussion with a friend about planters for outside. Is there any benefit of firing cone 6 clays for planters. Or is it more cost effective to fire lowfire clays for planters outside, the kind people don't have to bring in for the winter. Cause I am thinking about making some planters for myself and some friends for a house warming present, and I was wondering if I should do it in a low fire clay, or if I should do it to cone 6. Anyone have any advice for this. The other big thing is I already have cone 6 glazes for the outside of the planter pots. So thats one bonus for
  16. MIXED MY FIRST GLAZE TODAY! EVER!

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I will feel more magical when I get the results out of the kiln later this upcoming week. I will fire it tomorrow. I think one of them is a bit too thick. So only time will tell. But it was easier than I thought it was to mix the stuff together, at least a test batch of 400G.

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      post the results.

       

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Where at? In my gallery?

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  17. Testing Testing Testing - Saving up lots of bisque fired pieces for when I finally get my testing done I can make some beautifully glazed pots.

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I thought about doing the same thing. I just threw a big bowl with no bottom and straightened the wall and cut it into tiles.

    2. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      HOWWWW did I miss your avatar being a piranha plant?!! OMG

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      lol. I made that for my niece a while back. She is big into plants vs zombies so I just looked one up and made it out of clay. Was fun. She painted it later I think.

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  18. I am glaze depressed. I can't find any commercial glazes I like, and I can't seem to find a simple glaze to mix on my own = (.

    1. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      I am excited to read my johnbritcone6 book after Christmas.

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Yep. Mine comes in tomorrow. Plan on reading it while im testing my kiln, adjusting my cone offsets. Thanks for the tip on the falls creek shino. I found your post about it, and looked through the pictures. Looks amazing.

    3. Crusty

      Crusty

      Tri color glazing is fun... Play around and you will find a combo you like... we use Birch, Fire Brick, Ox Blood or Jade... all different Companies ...

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  19. So I know this is a pretty old thread, but I have recently switched to throwing porcelain, and I thought I would chime in here (I was looking through old porcelain threads for knowledge). I am a newbie potter, only about 8 months under my belt. I was throwing different types of stoneware, tried about 6 types and I was pretty impressed with little loafers and thought I would never change. However, one day my supplier was out of little loafers, so I decided to just try some porcelain for kicks after hearing how hard it was to work with. To my surprise, after trying some porcelains I am pretty co
  20. IN LOVE WITH Highwater's P5 Porcelain. By far the best clay I have ever thrown.

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Hah! P5 throws so great. Literally it does exactly what I want everytime and just feels so good.

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Glad you found your sweet spot clay as well.

    3. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Yessss, exactly. It's like magic mud glory for the Lord. ^_^

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  21. First porcelain glaze firing is cooking right now. So very excited.

  22. Both of you making beautiful stuff. Nice work. The glaze on that last yunomi is soo beautiful.
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