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  1. Found a new glaze I like, that matches my base glaze. A deep red with speckles of black where it breaks. Also switching to frost porcelain so lots of new changes. Testing TIME!

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I mixed it. It is darker in room light, but in the sunlight that is how it looks.

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I will PM you recipe.

    3. Min

      Min

      thank you!

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  2. I <3 ceramics.

    1. ChenowethArts

      ChenowethArts

      You are truly among friends :)

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Hah, I put the raven away. I never could figure out the bloating. Pretty sad really. I might pick it up again in the future, but for now. No ravens on my shoulder.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I <3 ceramics too!

       

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  3. Test Tiles in Kiln. WOO WOO

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      4 of the 20 tiles came out nice. Now I need to test on bigger pieces.

  4. Making more test tiles, I think I have started to love testing as much as throwing. Added a vase to my gallery.

    1. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      You should try out ian curries volumetric blending.

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I read that thread. I am not to that point yet, right now just looking for beautiful glaze combinations for functional work. Thanks though.

  5. about 50 test tiles in kiln with slow cool. gonna be an interesting night tomorrow opening it.

  6. yay, my kaolin didn't get put in my order. = (

  7. Just ordered a bunch of glaze materials. Tons of testing in my future! I love TESTING! Trying to find glaze combination I want for all my wares.

  8. 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!

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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...

       

  13. 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.

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. First porcelain glaze firing is cooking right now. So very excited.

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