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  1. Callie, I am understanding from you that it is ok to use Frit 3124 and 3124 interchangeably in an underglaze but not in a glaze?
  2. I have fired chips of glass stuck into the raw clay near the outside top of a mug and then bisqued it. I expected the glass to pop out but it melted and then when glazed gave a nice run of glass through the glaze. I have also used it in flatish wall pieces fired flat in the glaze fire to give an interesting highlight to an area. If the glass is too thick it can cause the clay to crack either in the firing or much later on. Tension problems I would guess. Lin
  3. That's what I do. I use cone 6 glazes for the middle of the kiln and cone 4-5 at the top and bottom. I did talk with Olympic a long time ago. I don't think they were of much help. Someone in this Forum some time ago referred to these kilns as hot toys! I think they got it right. Lin
  4. I have had an updraft, 5 burner, 7 cu. ft. Olympic kiln for many years. It has been mainly frustrating. I have found it very difficult to get it to reduce evenly. I have found it to vary in temperature by as much as 3 cones. Right now I fire to about a 61/2 and it is still cold at the top and bottom. As a hobbyist I am not in a position to get another kiln but I would not recommend this one to anyone. Lin
  5. Thanks Min. That's what I thought. Preeta, the piece is a bird and when I say crusty I mean really crusty! Some of it I was able to knock off. I'll try sanding. That sounds like a good idea. The celadon is just exceptionally blah and I'd like to try to make it a bit more interesting. The Cobalt wash I use goes at least from Cone 6 to 12. Thanks for your ideas. L
  6. They will be fired in a gas kiln at cone 6. One piece will have a cobalt wash applied over a celadon that didn't get any soda in the first firing. The wood fired piece is quite crusty and I hadn't thought of reglazing, just running it through a cone 6 firing. I'll try using a clear on that though and see what happens. Thanks for your comments.
  7. Thank you. Can I use the same fresh wadding for both the wood and soda pots?
  8. I have been told that wood and soda fired pieces can be refired at a lower temp. (cone 6) to smooth out rough surfaces on the wood fired pieces and to reglaze unsatisfactory soda fired pieces. Does anyone have experience with this? If so can the same wadding be used on the soda fired pots and the wood fired pots? I do understand that the wadding has to be placed in the same place as in the original firing.
  9. Thanks Min. This gives me an idea of what to look for. Lin
  10. I'm going to have pots in a once/year wood firing. Ben Bates Oribe Green Cone 9-13 was given in a CM this past year and looks very interesting but I am wondering with 6% Copper carbonate if it would be food safe fired between cone 10 - 12? recipe is: Bone ash 2% Talc 9% Whiting 23% Custer feldspar 31% EPK 11% Silica 24% add: Copper Carb 6% Thanks for any help you can offer.
  11. An egg next to your piece gives a very good idea of size and looks nice too. Lin
  12. Blowing into the kiln can also mean that you might blow the crumbs of soft brick in the peep hole all over your glazed pieces. If you do blow in be careful to intake your breath turned away from the peep hole. Lin
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