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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in DIY Plaster Lathe   
    Also, there’s this old thread with a good video showing a vase positive being turned. It looks like there’s a couple of additional resources in there as well. In the video it looks to me like the plaster isn’t generating superfine dust when she’s doing the actual turning. Plaster is considered a low hazard material, but it does contain tiny quantities of crystalline silica. According to this MSDS , tests didn’t detect crystalline silica in plaster dust under most normal circumstances, but they seem to also encourage you to wear a proper mask anyways. 
     
     
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in DIY Plaster Lathe   
    You still need to soap your master thoroughly. It will indeed stick if there’s not enough of a barrier. 
     
    If you want some fantastic multiple part plaster moulds, Peter Pincus and Joris Link are both glorious madmen. (Links are to  instagram accounts.) Beware of rabbit holes!
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Rae Reich in DIY Plaster Lathe   
    We made the tube shaped plaster forms right on to the lathe chuck. Then while the plaster was just set enough to handle, we put them on the lathe and started turning the shape, saving enough at the end to make a spare too. No dust, just crumbs of wettish plaster all over the place and the tools - lots of fun to clean up. There is a separate plaster working area where the lathe is- its kept away from the rest of the pottery - remember?
    Wish I had that lathe!!!
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Hulk in Best Undergrad Programs   
    Definitely go and see for yourself!!! Find out about air bnb's near Alfred and hop on a plane to go see - maybe line up some prof's to talk to but not admissions until you're ready
    Then go south to Berkeley and check out their art department & maybe join a studio down there for a bit to meet other potters. Did you read Ceramics Monthly this month? Head over to Heath and talk to others about what happens in industry- line up someone to talk to first. The CM article has names & I'd bet someone from that article would have advice.
    Do some research and line up other places to check out - its really important for you now. If you have financial help there's Stoke on Trent in Britain for apprenticeships, etc. So many options and choices!!!
    This expense is an investment in your future - you're so young - sigh - wish I was there again.....
     
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    terrim8 reacted to Hulk in Best Undergrad Programs   
    Spend time touring schools, look, listen, with particular attention to students that have a few years in.
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    terrim8 reacted to karenkstudio in 2020 Cone box show   
    Thank you old lady.     The cones were from my accumulation  of spent cones which were arranged when the clay was wet, removed, then glued in place after the glaze firing.  I used the same process with the bed of cones for "Lazarus".
    If van Gogh could have watched HGTV, he would have had an en suite!
     
     
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    terrim8 reacted to karenkstudio in 2020 Cone box show   
    Yes, 3 pieces.  Lazarus,  Remodel: Bedroom at Arles With En Suite, and Cone Throne.
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    terrim8 reacted to karenkstudio in 2020 Cone box show   
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in DIY Plaster Lathe   
    We made the tube shaped plaster forms right on to the lathe chuck. Then while the plaster was just set enough to handle, we put them on the lathe and started turning the shape, saving enough at the end to make a spare too. No dust, just crumbs of wettish plaster all over the place and the tools - lots of fun to clean up. There is a separate plaster working area where the lathe is- its kept away from the rest of the pottery - remember?
    Wish I had that lathe!!!
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    terrim8 reacted to liambesaw in DIY Plaster Lathe   
    It's not bone dry plaster, at least that I've seen.  It looks like it comes off in chunks and settles fast.  Plaster also has no silica and doesn't pose the same long term risks that something like clay would.
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in DIY Plaster Lathe   
    Plaster lathes and plaster sledging are a thing you guys.
    Its not uncommon in industry to make a master form out of recently set plaster that still retains some moisture and is soft, and take multiple casts from it. It's messy, but not particularly dusty. I didn't take an intense look at the lathe at Medalta while I was there because plaster isn't really my thing, but it looked pretty similar to my Grampa's wood lathe. 
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    terrim8 reacted to C.Banks in I'm different ? Consistent VS, Varied   
    I found this image the other day and it reminded me to be brave and find something new to say.
     

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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in Purple Lustre Glaze Mystery   
    This persons’ work keeps coming across my desktop for some reason. I believe she is known to work with commercial glazes, so I have to second Liam’s idea about this being a reddish glaze with a layer of mother of pearl. @glazenerdThe texture isn’t a glaze run: this artist does a lot of heavily applied slip underneath the glaze.
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    terrim8 reacted to glazenerd in Purple Lustre Glaze Mystery   
    I have seen that purple before in crystalline glaze. Titanium reacts with iron\ zinc when fired in reduction to produce purple. I have gotten purple in oxidation using prescribed levels of iron and titanium. I would start an experimental recipe with 8% titanium, 3% iron, and 4-5% zinc: and reduce on the cooling cycle. I do not know the exact recipe, although by the run Nep SY is most likely the primary flux.
    Tom
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    terrim8 reacted to neilestrick in Purple Lustre Glaze Mystery   
    I'm not sure I would drink out of that...
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    terrim8 reacted to liambesaw in Purple Lustre Glaze Mystery   
    Looks like mother of pearl or red lustre on a black glaze.  Lustres come in every color of the rainbow (even rainbow)
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in Kiln shed   
    Oldlady is right about the size. I have my 7cu ft kiln in a 10’x8’ tin garden shed. I have a small wooden stand for my kiln shelves and posts, and a 4’ folding table to help with loading and unloading, and it gets folded up during the firing so I can check peeps. It’s cramped.  It is protected enough from the elements here in Calgary, Alberta though. Humidity is not an issue I have to worry about though. 
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Rae Reich in Any potters left? Not so many here now   
    That's probably OK that few are heading into pottery as a career. To me that means that the desire to do that work is strong despite the current economic headwinds and that is what is needed to prosper. They've really decided that it's their life's work.
    The potters I know, in our area, go to innumerable markets and sales - I get tired just hearing about it. I think I'm ready to just putter with pottery and enjoy other's work!
     
     
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    terrim8 reacted to liambesaw in Hot water for throwing   
    That was my experience too, I switched to a crock pot and just put it on low.  I also plug it into a 4 hour countdown timer so I don't boil it dry on accident.
    It's very cold in my studio, unheated, uninsulated shed in the Pacific Northwest, so nice warm throwing water is a MUST! 
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    terrim8 reacted to Stephen in Any potters left? Not so many here now   
    Ya know Mark it is really, really expensive for kids to get started these days and expectations on lifestyle is so different than it used to be. Car payments are $5-$600 a month, apartments are $12-$1500 and food for one over five hundred. My wife and I prob go out 2-3 times a week and have since college in the early 80's and $75-$100 is my normal tab these days. I can remember when money wasn't as much of a motivator for everyone but also apartments were a couple hundred a month and everything was a lot cheaper, even adjusted for inflation and the peer pressure, at least in my crowd was not about having everything when you started out like it is now (or seems like to me anyway).
    Always plenty of old people that are tired of the 9-5 though that are willing to learn and are detail oriented 
     
     
     
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in QotW: How do you deal with kiln electrical problems?   
    In the name of having everything properly connected, I hired an electrician to do the work in my panel, but I dug the trench and assembled the conduit for the line.  I haven’t had to replace any components yet, but I have no problems working on an unplugged kiln. Take pictures before you disassemble anything, and make sure you put things in order as you take them apart so you can put them back the same way. 
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Rae Reich in Tableware from leftovers - good gimmick?   
    I know someone that is looking for real bone ash for her bone china instead of the synthetic commonly available now. She has looked to local farmers but found it didn't fire white enough. Alberta cows must have too much iron in their bones!!!
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    terrim8 reacted to Mark C. in Tableware from leftovers - good gimmick?   
    ( tricalcium phosphate) I use this material in my high purity iron glaze its a bit spendy even for me as a distributor.around 200$ for a large bag of it if I recall last springs order.
    alonge with supoer high purity red iron my red/black glaze also known as tenmaku to some is almost red in color and has great depth compared to regular bone askh and regular iron oxide.
    In terms of super strength I'm with Neil I'm sure I can break  that stuff.
    I will give him credit for marketing the hype job and getting some bites .NY times will help spread the info as well.
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    terrim8 reacted to liambesaw in Tableware from leftovers - good gimmick?   
    You can buy it from uspigment (https://uspigment.com/product/bone-ash-natural/)
    Natural bone ash probably has all sorts of contaminants, which is why tricalcium phosphate is preferred now
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Min in Tableware from leftovers - good gimmick?   
    I know someone that is looking for real bone ash for her bone china instead of the synthetic commonly available now. She has looked to local farmers but found it didn't fire white enough. Alberta cows must have too much iron in their bones!!!
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