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    Min reacted to Hulk in Hi everyone! New to the site and looking for advice please. I have just bought an old   
    Hi Hivvie!
    You might get more responses by posting to the forum topic for equipment.
    If you can also post a picture of the kiln and thermocouple, that might help.
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    Min reacted to Pres in Putting my bisque firing off until at least the weekend. Started firing yesterday, bu   
    As my thinking follows never assume, I went to mayor's office on Wednesday, asking about firing the kiln. Mayor told me to go down to the guys working on the street from the gas company, and ask. Top guy there told me that there was no problem with the gas now at my side of the block evidenced by the road being opened and that their testing showed that the soil was no longer saturated. I explained that I was in a garage in back of the house with the firing and the garage was over the river tunnel. He said all of that had been cleared. Fired the kiln that day. The cone adjustment of -35 is not quite right. Next firing will be with cone adjustment of -30. Getting there.
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    Min reacted to shawnhar in Haven't made anything in like 6 weeks... moving sucks!   
    I am so far behind on making pots.... of course sales were great at the store so I have no spoon rests, sponge holders  or mugs left, and have not started my 50 mug order.
    I couldn't take it and went out last night to at least get it up and running temporarily so I can make greenware, will get the kiln going next week.

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    Min got a reaction from shawnhar in Haven't made anything in like 6 weeks... moving sucks!   
    "moving sucks!"
    That's the understatement of the year! 
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    Min got a reaction from clay_andcomfort in Pulling Clay - Best Methods Hi all, I am new to the clay game and the one area that i   
    Hi @claycomfort and welcome to the forum.
    This section (status updates) is more for general comments about what people have going on at the moment. You are likely to get more replies if you post your question in the Studio Operations and Making Work section, link here if you need it. Just click the "Start new Topic" orange box in the upper right corner of the page and follow the prompts.
     
     
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    Min got a reaction from Pres in So, I am a new high school art teacher who is in charge of the school's ceramics clas   
    Something seems wrong here, in the US earthenware is under around cone 1 or 2 at the most. Is the clay labelled? Any chance it’s cone 06? Doesn’t really make sense that there would be low fire glazes and midfire clay left by the former teacher.
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    Min got a reaction from EllieKay in So, I am a new high school art teacher who is in charge of the school's ceramics clas   
    What type of things are your students making? Decorative pieces or cups etc. 
    You will probably get more replies if you post your question in the Studio Operations and Making Work section of the forum, link here. Hit the orange "start new topic" box and follow the prompts.
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Min got a reaction from Pres in So, I am a new high school art teacher who is in charge of the school's ceramics clas   
    What type of things are your students making? Decorative pieces or cups etc. 
    You will probably get more replies if you post your question in the Studio Operations and Making Work section of the forum, link here. Hit the orange "start new topic" box and follow the prompts.
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Min reacted to Joseph Fireborn in Firing some test tiles to get kiln back in action. Somewhere along the last 2 years I   
    So I got very lucky and this firing was pretty much perfect. 
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    Min got a reaction from Joseph Fireborn in Firing some test tiles to get kiln back in action. Somewhere along the last 2 years I   
    Have to admit I've made that mistake more than once. 
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    Min got a reaction from BGregoire in I am making a batch of porcelain slip to be used for decorating platter/bowls not wit   
    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.
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    Min got a reaction from Will Shirley in I have two Ransome B4 burners which have not been used for years as I work mostly in   
    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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    Min reacted to Bill Kielb in Bill I would like to know your plans or have you make a gas kiln recorder like the on   
    I have made several and depending upon the familiarity of the end user have created several for studios that plan to teach or schools. Our policy has been to provide assistance in the build and the software already written  with minor customization as long as it advances the ceramic arts. In other words, no charge license for single use forever, open architecture so the end user can learn to modify on their own if they wish.
    How comfortable are you with the build part?
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    Min got a reaction from Benzine in Just starting out, got a kiln skutt 1018 and a clay boss wheel.. learning all I can f   
    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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    Min reacted to Roberta12 in Gray skies from clouds so much better than from smoke. Happy to have the rain!   
    Amen sistah.  
     
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    Min reacted to Denice in Gray skies from clouds so much better than from smoke. Happy to have the rain!   
    The smoke it moving out of our area this week,  I finally got to see the sun setting in the smoky sky last night.  Pink sun with grey skies made me feel like I was in a Star Wars Movie.     Denice
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    Min reacted to Benzine in Finally got power back on this morning, after 8-1/2 days without due to the "derecho"   
    Denice,
    Little to no damage to our home or garage to speak of.  We lost half of our front tree, which is our only tree, and it kind of fell on our front porch.  However, it just managed to dent part of the gutter. 
    We also lost a single shingle.
    This definitely gave us confidence in the strength and durability of our Century old home!
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    Min got a reaction from Pres in Finally got power back on this morning, after 8-1/2 days without due to the "derecho"   
    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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    Min reacted to Roberta12 in Thanks Roberta, I called Rocky Mountain clay and they were very helpful.   
    Good!!!   I do that all the time, contact the glaze people, the clay people, the kiln people.  
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    Min got a reaction from Pres in Following posts on pinholes I came across "Min's down fire". What schedule is that?   
    Hi Michael, I sent you a PM with the information.
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    Min got a reaction from Roberta12 in Finished a bisque of patens, firing was weird. So checked out the elements with the o   
    I bought a new Cone Art kiln a couple years ago, looked great until I changed the elements the first time. Even with being super careful I still managed to chip out some bits along the upper edges of the channels. Maybe one day L&L will be available in Canada. 
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    Min reacted to Pres in Finished a bisque of patens, firing was weird. So checked out the elements with the o   
    I understand that, have been considering a new kiln, but the old on is 30 and doing well. I keep replacing whatever needs replacing.
     
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    Min got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in I’ve recently read the feed about the BelDecal issue. That’s the exact process I’ve u   
    You might want to post your question in the Studio Operations and Making Work section, link to it here. Click on the orange tab that says "Start new topic". This Status Update section is more for just general comments on what people have going on at the moment. 
    There is always something new to ceramics, more than a lifetime of learning.
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    Min got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Just learning how to be "Part of a community"...   
    There is a guide here on how to use the forum if that helps. And @Callie Beller Diesel is in the process of doing a similar one on posting images. Just jump right in!
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