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  1. I bisque fired at 06 instead of 04. Should I refire at 04 or will they be ok to paint?

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      Min

      Hi @Skolleda, this Status Updates section is more for just posting general comments about what you have going on at the moment. Questions are best asked in one of the forum sections, yours would be good to post in the Studio Operations and Making Work section here. Just click on the orange "Start new topic" and follow the prompts. Posts in the forum sections are searchable and easy to find, here they are not after they get bumped to the bottom of the list.

      To answer your question, ^06 bisque is going to be more porous than ^04 but if you can get the same amount of glaze on the bisque it should be okay. Other thing to consider is what is the final glaze firing cone. If this is earthenware and only going to ^06 on the glaze fire then yes I would re-bisque to ^04, if it's cone 6 clay then it should be fine. 

  2. I am making a batch of porcelain slip to be used for decorating platter/bowls not with a bottle but rather using the side of my hand for "slooping".  I did not dry out the 25lb bag of clay before I cut apart chunks and soaked in water overnight.  I understand the deflocculating and then adding more dry clay.  My question is did I need to use dried clay before soaking overnight??

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      Hi BGregoire and welcome to the forum! You've posted your question in the Status Updates section, this section is more for just general comments about what people have going on at the moment. A better place to post your question would be in the Studio Operations and Making Work section here. Just click on the orange "Start new topic" tab and follow the prompts. Posts make in the forum sections like that are searchable and you'll likely get more replies than here.

      Quick answer to your question, dried clay slakes down easier than wet clay but just use a heavy duty drill with a paint mixing attachment and you should be able to get it mixed up. I'ld sieve the slip before using it.

  3. Can anyone help me!  The areas on the pottery that are left unpainted, are coming out with a smoke look. It been happening slowly to pieces and in the last firing almost all pieces turned out this way in some small areas I also noticed craters. I wonder if it has to do with contamination of the glaze? Under firing? I am using Duncan Envision and Pure Brilliant. Any ideas? Also I have an electric kiln and the fan is not working for a while now! I usually run the kiln at night, because the pieces were coming out just fine I didn’t thought much about the fun. lately this issue is getting worse every time we fire. 
    any ideas?

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      @Iraima,  you will likely get more replies to your question if you post in the Studio Operations and Making Work section rather than here in Status Updates. Just click on that section then the orange box at the top and follow the prompts. Status Updates is more for just general comments about what people have going on at the moment. This section isn't searchable so once your post scrolls to the bottom it can be hard to find.  (I'm going to delete your duplicate post)

      Welcome to the forum. 

  4. Why would some of my bowls break, during glaze firing, on one side of the foot?  I use wax resist on the foot and base. This  has happened way to often recently. 

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      Hi Bonnie, I'ld post your question in the Studio Operations and Making Work section. You can get answers here also but Status Updates is more for just general things people have going on at the moment. Post some pictures and some info on how you make and fire them also, it really helps figure out what's going on.

      https://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/forum/22-studio-operations-and-making-work/

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  5. I have two Ransome B4 burners which have not been used for years as I work mostly in wood fueled kilns. I was interested in selling them but they are rather rusty, surface rust, and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a couple inexpensive burners which need a little TLC. I'd hate them to go into the scrap metal heap because they still work, the valves and they can be cleaned easily enough. Please reply or contact me if you are interested. I have another propane burner set of two smaller burners with valves, gauges and sensors i will in all likelihood be selling later next year if I decide I won't need them. Thanks

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      Hi Will, it would be better to post your burners in the Community Marketplace rather than here in Status Updates. Link to it here.

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  6. Holy cannoli----my Termal-lites, which I have waited for 6 months to come from Germany, are now at Bailey's!  

     

  7. Holy cannoli----my Termal-lites, which I have waited for 6 months to come from Germany, are now at Bailey's!  

     

  8. monitor for gas kiln

     

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      Min

      Hi and welcome to the forum!

      Equipment Use and Repair section would be the place to post any questions or comments about gas kiln equipment. Link to it here. This Status Updates section is more for general comments about what people have going on at the moment.

  9. Just starting out, got a kiln skutt 1018 and a clay boss wheel.. learning all I can from books and videos! I’ve always wanted to make things with my hands, any advice for a newbie would be appreciated! :D

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      Min

      Hi and  welcome to the forum! 

      Studio Operations and Making Work would be a better place to ask for advice than here in the Status Updates. Link to it here, just follow the prompts and if you have any problems just pm any of the moderators for help. 

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  10. site seems to have a weird issue going on

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      @Rae Reich, there was an upgrade going on but all is good now.

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  11. Been really heavy smoke in our area-but the tuna fishing offshore has been excellent

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      "Bad for mental health not to get a yearly reboot." Very true! Does the same thing for me getting away from everything.

      We only got in about 1/4 the camping this summer that we usually do, mostly because it was next to impossible finding spots, partly because of the Canada/US border being closed to non-essential travel. 

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  12. Been really heavy smoke in our area-but the tuna fishing offshore has been excellent

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      Smoke from California, Oregon and Washington getting blown up here. On the news tonight they said Vancouver BC had the worst air quality in the world. Nasty.

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  13. Just had an interview with a local online news source posted based on my KVIE-TV Juror's Award...Where would be the best place to post the PDF?

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      Ceramics Events of Interest sounds about right. Looking forward to reading it.

  14. site seems to have a weird issue going on

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      I've noticed it too and let admin know about it.

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  15. No.1 Pottery Plaster vs Plaster of Paris for wedging boards

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      @shawnkielty, the question from @GaylieGirl is an interesting one however this Status Updates Section isn't the best place to post it. As only 5 posts show up in this section they can be bumped off before they are answered, this can easily happen if there are a number of status updates all at once. Forum sections, such as the Studio Operations and Making Work section can be  searched and scrolled through all posts easily therefore it's the better area for posting questions such as this.

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  16. Sold one of my older electrics today-gave her the whole  deal-tons of extras -10, 1/2 shelves 2 fulls

    older working skutt 218 ,3 section

    all manual /no timer, extra new lid and extra new sitter along with spare parts  ,PLUGS etc ,as I do not use the 2.5 inch smaller size kilns any more(been stored for 30 years. Very fair price WAY under $300

    she needed a bisque kiln -perfect use for this older model

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      It's nice when something is going unused and it gets a new life isn't it? Sounds like you gave her a sweet deal.

  17. Finally got power back on this morning, after 8-1/2 days without due to the "derecho" that hit last Monday.

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      I guess the bright side is it's summer and you didn't have to deal with freezing temperatures plus a power outage plus a pandemic. 

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  18. No.1 Pottery Plaster vs Plaster of Paris for wedging boards

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       @GaylieGirl, if you have a question or comment about No.1 Pottery Plaster versus Plaster of Paris it would be best to post it in the Studio Operations and Making Work section. Link to that section here, just hit the orange "Start ew topic" tab and follow the prompts. This Status Updates section is more for just quick posts of what people have going on at the moment. There is a user guide to the forum here if you need it.

      Welcome to the forum :)

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  19. Decorative arts make the world go round.  Painting, sketching, pottery and sculpting are all excellent.

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      Hi Jerry and welcome to the forum.

  20. Hello everyone

    I am Alexandra, I established Ale Clay Lab to share with the world my connection with clay and the healing it keeps bringing to my life. I am very excited to be in this community to learn from you and share my work.

    I am from Colombia and I live in Phoenix ,  I am starting my  home studio, I do everything here except firing.

     

     

  21. Great news today...my submission of the Three's A Charm horsehair Raku was chosen for a Juror's Award in "Sculpture" at the KVIE  PBS Art  Auction!

  22. What is a "tag?"

    Is there a "list" of tags and how/when to use?

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      @Zoie, if you want someone to know you have included them in a post then use the @ symbol then start typing out their username. A green rectangle will come up with the members name, include that in your post and they will get a brief popup next time they login saying you mentioned them in a post. (I tagged you in this so you should get the popup) No list of tags for the forum but you can add your own when you create a post. There is a guide to using the forum here if you need it. 

  23. ancient copper

     

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      @artgecko, if you need help on posting there is a guide to using the forum here

      Welcome!

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  24. Working on regular butter dishes. I made one for Christmas last year for a niece, now all of the aunts want one this year. Trying to be more efficient than on off.

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      I like your molding idea to create the step in the base. In Canada butter mostly comes in 1 lb blocks so I'm thinking more of a box shape rather than a rectangle to fit part of a block of butter.

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  25. Working on regular butter dishes. I made one for Christmas last year for a niece, now all of the aunts want one this year. Trying to be more efficient than on off.

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      Sounds interesting! I've always put off making rectangular butter dishes, I should get on it now that I have the time. Any chance you could post a picture of yours?

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