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Mark C.

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About Mark C.

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  • Birthday 03/15/1953

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    Near Arcata Ca-redwood rain forest
  • Interests
    Diving-underwater photo-salvage diving-dive Travel
    Extreme offshore tuna fishing off north coast of Ca.

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  1. I think they mostly will be all fine for use. The biggest issue with molds is finding a buyer. Depending on your location in the country will determine how easy the sale will be meaning in some areas molds are still used some. Around here molds are free as they are to hard to sell.
  2. I bought a power rotating powersponge to clean slip seams and glaze bottoms years ago. The maker has since died. The thing sits over a 5 gallon bucket and spins slowly . Its a 10 inch or so wide sponge that picks up clean water and flushes off the slip or glaze on sponge as it rotates. Its a simple tool that I use when doing say my wall fish and needs smooth glaze edge. I use it very little as a hand sponge is pretty fast.
  3. I have apower sponger but a large wet sponge works as well
  4. Yes I can say that my peter pugger is pitted as well inside.The outside is powder coated. I have been to the factory and they suggrested if the pitting bothers me they can sandblast iot smooth.It will pit again overtime.They also said do not powder coat the inside as it will wear off and get into the clay.Clay is abrasive and you do want pieces of coating in your clay. I decieded the pitting does not hurt a thing and am living with it . When the day comes and the barre lwears thru (I may die 1st) then a new barrel is in order.I would not powder coat the inside..
  5. I feel an extruder is not the best tool for tile.To many ways for it to warp from the barrel to the table.
  6. I have seen that bailey extruder at a studio near SF but have no info on its use.I would call Bailey and talk story.
  7. (Would there be any difference between using this and a slip made from the white stoneware clay?) slip made from the same clay you are using fits the body perfectly and will always be the best and cuase the least issues.
  8. I.m a motivated high funtioning individual I have been told.. It helps with a production pottery business as well I have found out.
  9. Back from big successful show and taking 12 days off to finish remodel -siding up on last wall-need to paint it soon before the weather changes. Hook up hot and cold water copper lines and waste lines for 1/2 bath and also hook up 3 forced air heat vents and trim out one closest and hang a wall hung toto toilet and hook up sink facuet and drian and supply lines-also drain line for mini split need installing -I should get this all done in next 12 days.then its back to gallery orders for fall-and a larger wholesale order as well.I only have one local private sale left this year at xmas
  10. It takes me more time to trim a bowl than throw a bowl. 100 is a great way to learn a form
  11. I like to use the paper as stated above and also weight the pile so warpage cannot happen in the dry process.
  12. Yes the car moves thru the tunnel kiln-many products are made that -kiln shelves included.
  13. If you do not belive in coppression try throwing lids off the hump without taping the centers-100% s cracks vs using a tool to tap/compress cneter after cutting off-100% no s cracks Water does not compress but think about water filling the micro voids between the clay particles-the more water the more space (more weaker when its drys off)More space between particles.
  14. I crash cooled a kiln in the very early 70s-cone 10 fire-the kiln was a catanary arch.After the cones fell I unbricked the door some. The kiln was cool in a few hours. All the pots came apart-the clay body could not take it. I did not kiln the kiln furniture but did shorten its life. Lesson was see where the limits are and now I know Not to do that again. Your lesson will also tell you the limits for your clay body.- My kiln then was hard brick and gas fired-The crash cooling is hard on everything
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