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MollyMac

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    MollyMac got a reaction from Hulk in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    Okay, just started my class at the art center and my wonderful teacher, sculptor Linda Lewis, here in Des Moines, scolded me as she asked if I pre-heated. Um, no mam. Crap. But then she told a story of a thing she fired for a student with a 12 hour pre-heat and it blasted out a side. Lesson for me now, just slow down and let them dry for a month. Poke holes. hollow out, in the end, it will result in a more quality piece anyway.
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    MollyMac got a reaction from Bill Kielb in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    Okay, just started my class at the art center and my wonderful teacher, sculptor Linda Lewis, here in Des Moines, scolded me as she asked if I pre-heated. Um, no mam. Crap. But then she told a story of a thing she fired for a student with a 12 hour pre-heat and it blasted out a side. Lesson for me now, just slow down and let them dry for a month. Poke holes. hollow out, in the end, it will result in a more quality piece anyway.
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    MollyMac got a reaction from Magnolia Mud Research in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    Okay, just started my class at the art center and my wonderful teacher, sculptor Linda Lewis, here in Des Moines, scolded me as she asked if I pre-heated. Um, no mam. Crap. But then she told a story of a thing she fired for a student with a 12 hour pre-heat and it blasted out a side. Lesson for me now, just slow down and let them dry for a month. Poke holes. hollow out, in the end, it will result in a more quality piece anyway.
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    MollyMac got a reaction from Bill Kielb in E26 error on Barlett V6-CF 700 series   
    To Bill: 
    Yup, I have the manual and it's there. It says either the TC wires are switched (which they are not) OR the board is bad. Oh yes, I have learned hard lessons about sculpture. This slow bisque was a second firing for more underglaze, nothing fancy.  Thankfully, this is still under warranty and I will contact them. It has only been fired about 6 times. One explosion which was totally my impatient fault. I had a feeling about this piece that I didn't pay attention to.  Please don't scold me, I'm new to this and trying. Thankfully I start my class at the art center in a few weeks and will be able to get some additional feedback. 
     
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    MollyMac got a reaction from Rae Reich in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    When I was doing work in a class, I took it for granted that my pieces never exploded. I was a huge risk I never knew! But that proves to me how great a knowledgeable kiln person can be. Now that I have my own and am new, I'm making lots of educational mistakes! This one, NEVER AGAIN I hope. Just hope I didn't kill any of my kiln insides.
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    MollyMac got a reaction from Rae Reich in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    Yup, big piece was final drying in kiln for 2 weeks, forgot to preheat!!!
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    MollyMac got a reaction from Bill Kielb in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    When I was doing work in a class, I took it for granted that my pieces never exploded. I was a huge risk I never knew! But that proves to me how great a knowledgeable kiln person can be. Now that I have my own and am new, I'm making lots of educational mistakes! This one, NEVER AGAIN I hope. Just hope I didn't kill any of my kiln insides.
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    MollyMac reacted to karenkstudio in What’s on your workbench?   
    assembled and ready for a gallery show.

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    MollyMac reacted to karenkstudio in What’s on your workbench?   
    Working  on found object texture tiles to be raku fired and assembled for a wall hanging.

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    MollyMac reacted to Mark C. in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    Welcome to the learning curve of ceramics it takes about 50-60 years to start getting the hang of it.
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    MollyMac reacted to liambesaw in Who wants to see an explosion, look here!   
    Dang. The only person I get to yell at is myself.  Luckily ive only blown one kiln load, and it blew real good.  Had a solid handle on a lidded jar and it blew up and destroyed every single piece in the kiln.  Learned my lesson that day and haven't been tempted to fire something "pretty dry" since haha
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