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    Sputty reacted to Gabby in Why make functional ware?   
    On the visitors with the old jokes, I thought of my father, a charming old-fashioned little man from the old country with a heavy accent and a very unusual elfin sense of humor that was only meant to create a bridge and bring a smile.  
    I hope everyone considers the spirit in which such jokes are made. My father's intentions were only good, never at anyone's expense.
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    Sputty reacted to Craftymicky in HELP - how does this kiln work   
    Hi Anna, 
    it looks like you do have some sort of temperature measure ( photo).
    i have managed two glaze firings so far with a new heavy duty extension cable but still only on a normal socket. 
    I put it on low for 2 hrs with the peep hole open, then med for 2 hrs with peep hole open and then to high till it glows yellow orange and I can see the glaze looking shiny with the peep hole closed. 
    I never seem to have reached the temperature I put on the dial though as the both lights stay on. One of them is supposed to switch off when it has reached it. 
    Really would prefer your kinda separate setup - need to find an electrician first though. 
     
    Thanks Sputty, your the fireing chart, it has helped to gage the temperature. I use Maycos stroke and coat glazes just now.
     


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    Sputty reacted to Chilly in What’s on your workbench?   
    Ha ha.  That was the first try out.  It's now warped with 200+ ready for a big trial.
    You're welcome to come and help.  The scones and clotted cream are on the shopping list for the weekend.
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    Sputty reacted to Chilly in What’s on your workbench?   
    No so much "what's on my workbench", more like "what's in my studio, in the way of my workbench".
    http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/gallery/image/10062-img_2199jpg/
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    Sputty reacted to LeeU in "dangerous" glaze ingredients   
    I hate to be the voice of doom, but I've read enough valid research to state emphatically that we are already so poisoned, the whole species is morphing into fodder for the health care industry. At this point, I worry less about silica (good mask/practices) and more about what is in my food, the hyper-flammable materials in our furnishings...you get the picture.
     
    @Old Lady--Another reference book is Artist Beware, by Michael McCann...I got it from a library rather than pay for the latest revised version, since most of it does not apply to ceramists. Easy to take-I didn't need a degree in chemistry/science to grasp what I needed to know.
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    Sputty reacted to LeeU in QotW: Do you make feminine, masculine or gender neutral work and is it a conscious decision?   
    I'm not ready to insert my 2-cents worth (or Lee's editorial rant of the day, depending on my mood and how much No Surrender REV coffee I've had) on this topic, but here is another interesting article. https://www.disegnodaily.com/article/gendered-objects
    At the moment, I am working on marketing lingo and trying to not go down the rabbit holes of social psychology, anthropology, art-speak, gender-related assumptions and other pitfalls while trying to wordsmith text to "appeal" to men or women with particular pieces in my (soon, soon, someday soon) online Shop. Stereotypical or not, I perceive these two pieces to come across as more masculine and more feminine, respectively. Of course, the best question is, if the top dish looks like it belongs on a guy's dresser and the bottom one on  a lady's vanity, then "why" ? What say you? 
     


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