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  1. I like both the light weight of those shelves & the ease of cleaning - plus I love that carbide brick scraping thing! You can really tell the difference in weight when you handle a lot of them. Callie- good thing we're not there today, eh? -17C brrrrrrrr..... mind you the kilns kept us warm. Hey did you see? They fixed that burner.
  2. I wish there was an easy way to turn a caternary arch kiln into a salt kiln. I'm too lazy to rebuild it so I guess driving across the province to a salt kiln is my only option right now.

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      I thought of that but I currently have a brick up (then brick down) style door and part of that  is scavenged soft brick. Looks like a few "denaros" would be required to build a door. 

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      The bricks can be coated on the insides. You can then spray the salt in thru the burners via a garden sprayer.

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      the ITC stuff??? Or is there another product? Do you have to be concerned about it falling off into the ware??? Do you use it?

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  3. used kilns are a good deal - in fact I may look for a little bigger one myself soon!
  4. That was a good cry-laugh Neil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGfHnJ1KTA0
  5. Beautiful Marcia! Minimalist perfection- (is that art speak?)
  6. taking a break- going skiing tomorrow!:ph34r:

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Have fun!

      Marcia

       

    2. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Keep those skis together!

       

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      wow- I was pretty shaky yesterday. Have to go every day now to get my ski-legs back.

  7. I laughed at this one. I've been mining one of my glaze ingredients in my backyard. When I tell people, they picture a two ft by two ft deep pit with me throwing shovel fulls up & out, i.e. they just see the dirt flying not me. Also, I'm pretty sure most of my Plainsman M340 is actually Alberta sourced with a little ball clay from somewhere else. The mason stains I can't vouch for- if I could just find my own cobalt source.....
  8. heading to Medalta again for a week!

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      Mold making all week with different kinds of machinery!

    2. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Jealous! Are you going to check out that store with the weird spray painted tumbleweeds again?

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      No- I didn't have time! The course was extremely concentrated time wise. i even showed up early as the key fob lets you in- like 6 am once! It might have been easier if I had some experience with it but I didn't and it moved fast. only 1 lathe too so I tried to get in early for that. And it was HOT!!!!!! I didn't even have time for carrot cake!

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  9. I took a Shibori style fabric dye course. The concepts are useful for ceramics too and there are some common ingredients. Lots of fun!

    1. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      gotta google that!!

       

    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      sounds like fun!

       

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      we've always used pattern resists but there's some ideas that translate other than fabric folding.

  10. Thank you! Now I just have to get my derriere in gear & make more.....
  11. Yep- that is my home-made prospected-for glaze that I had tested & was so glad that it passed the tests!
  12. I made a large porcelain bowl. It is 14 inches tall and 22 inches in diameter. Think I need to support it for the cone 6 firing?

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      the foot is kind of small- about 6 inches diameter. It's handbuilt- not thrown.

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Depends on the clay, wall thickness. The fact you are not sure, suggests maybe you should.

    3. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      Let us know what you do and the outcome. I always wonder about those things.

  13. just realized why I like Plainsmans M340 cone 6 body. It has muscovite in it! I just ribbed a pie plate very smoothly and noticed the sparkles in the sun.

    1. glazenerd
    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I had a student /rancher that said Plainsman clay got their clay from her Montana ranch. I don't know what part of a clay body it is. I have used M340 when I taught in Billings.

       

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      interesting- they are close to the border so I guess they operate all around the area.

  14. how long would it take you to throw 100 mugs? I think it would take me all week.

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      ya- me too. I have wet pulled handles. I thought about a week- more or less. I'm not "speedy gonzales". I wonder where that came from- speedy gonzales?

    2. terrim8

      terrim8

      oh- just googled it- a cartoon character.

    3. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      You're a young one terrim8. LOL or you just didn't watch cartoons on Saturday mornings. ;)

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  15. trying out my rebuilt little Paragon kiln to cone 6 today. I usually just use it to bisque but the electrician said it can go to 6 but the elements won't last as long. I wonder what that means exactly....

    1. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      I have a A82B Paragon kiln that I fire to ^6 without any problems. It has actually saved me when my big kiln went down.

    2. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Unless the electrician checked the ohms on the elements. And the condition. I don't think he could make that assessment.

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      believe it or not, it was a bit of kiln brick fragment stuck way deep in the sitter.  Its fixed now. 

      I should start shopping for a used nice electric kiln with a controller. Maybe I can find one in the US and ship it back across the border????

       

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  16. trying a quick dry method- involves trimmed mugs, 2 fans and outdoors in warm & unusually humid air for our area.

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      mugs and lamps so fingers crossed. (i.e. mid fire grey clay and some porcelain)

    2. terrim8
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  17. I had the same problem. I like the colour of the dark body PSH- black clay, so I made a slip out of it and I use it with my regular Plainsman cone 6 clay. So far- so good. I bisque to 04 and I have an old bisque kiln with just a kiln sitter so I couldn't soak it at 04. The slip seems to be a good solution but I have also just made some things out of the dark clay without glaze and that works too. My profile picture is of unglazed black PSH and a cone 6 porcelain mixed together.
  18. So happy & relieved - my home-mined glaze is good to go. Lab results were good!

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Sounds like a good day at the pottery mill.

    2. Min

      Min

      phew! glad to hear you got good lab results : )

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      I will be planting roses this week and mining with each rose.

  19. Or... make something out of your own mix of clay with a flame-ware recipe from scratch (no buying ready-made clay) , then make some type of food with it -so, start to finish - raw material to finished food item made in the flame-ware. ( cross between pottery throw down & great bake-off) (I've been wanting to learn how to make flame-ware)
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