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    Pres reacted to Benzine in So, I am a new high school art teacher who is in charge of the school's ceramics clas   
    As others have suggested, definitely make sure your clay is indeed Cone *6* not *06*.
    It would be odd to have a mid fire Cone 6 clay body and then low fire glazes.
    If those low fire glazes are fired up to Cone 6 they are going to run everywhere.
    If the clay is indeed Cone 6, then perhaps the previous teacher  purposely underfired it, and used the low fire glazes.  I would almost guarantee this was the case based on the low fire glazes.
     
    What kind of kiln controller do you have?  Is it a digital controller or a kiln sitter?  I ask, because if it is a kiln sitter you'd likely be able to see what cones the previous teacher was firing to.
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    Pres reacted to Min 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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    Pres 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   
    I think it would help to determine what you have in clay and glazes, and in enrollment. You may be able to adjust your glazes or fire to ^6 slow bisque. Let us know inventory.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Pres reacted to Min 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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    Pres got a reaction from Benzine in New kiln was shipped today.   
    Received a call today from shipper.  Kiln will be delivered tomorrow morning. Asked for it early as I have appointments (bowling) in the afternoon.
    Have to have it dropped at the driveway. Luckily tomorrow is a no rain day.
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    Pres got a reaction from Mark C. in New kiln was shipped today.   
    Received a call today from shipper.  Kiln will be delivered tomorrow morning. Asked for it early as I have appointments (bowling) in the afternoon.
    Have to have it dropped at the driveway. Luckily tomorrow is a no rain day.
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    Pres reacted to Mark C. in New kiln was shipped today.   
    Congrats-I still am in the Stone Age with a Manuel kiln. Enjoy all the time off after the learning curve.
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    Pres reacted to oldlady in New kiln was shipped today.   
    congrats on entering the 20th century!
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    Pres reacted to Hulk in New kiln was shipped today.   
    Good-oh!
    Hope you thoroughly enjoy your journey to modern kiln land Pres.
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    Pres reacted to BobM in I just read a comment you made regarding clay for outside use. You mentioned bird bat   
    Thanks Callie and Pres. I am a newbie at this forum and help is always appreciated.
     
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    Pres reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in I just read a comment you made regarding clay for outside use. You mentioned bird bat   
    Hi @BobM, If you check DAY’s profile, they haven’t returned to the forum since 2013. If you post your question in the main forum instead of the personal status updates, you’ll get better, up to date information from active members. 
     
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    Pres reacted to Min 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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    Pres 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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    Pres got a reaction from terrim8 in باحثة مبتدئة في علم الخزف . من مكة المكرمة   
    I did that to read his first message. If you notice he has posted another in English.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Pres got a reaction from Katie Piro in Finally graduated up to being able to throw 5 lbs with ease! Feeling accomplished now   
    Good beginning, keep on throwing, expand your forms, and experiment with assembly.
     
    best,
    pres
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    Pres reacted to Min 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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    Pres got a reaction from Min 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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    Pres reacted to Marcia Selsor in Been working on color development using soluble salts preparing several articles for   
    One will be in Spanish in Revista Ceramica Internacional!
    The  other will be in PMI and is due Nov 1.
     
     
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    Pres got a reaction from liambesaw in Started a firing last night, something told me no right. I turned it off and waited t   
    70 here folks, thanks for the best wishes!
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Pres got a reaction from EA Potter in Hey all! Excited to be here! I'm a new potter and I'm looking forward to learning all   
    Welcome to the forum folks, you will find much to learn. One more bit of advice about running searches. . . Do a search in the main screen, not in a particular area as even though we try often posts get out of the best category for them.
     
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Pres reacted to Min in Started a firing last night, something told me no right. I turned it off and waited t   
    Those gut feelings are right more often than not aren't they? Glad it was an easy fix.
    Belated best wishes for your birthday Pres!
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    Pres got a reaction from Lisa Montoya Catlin in I am a ceramic student, just finished my 2nd semester, so I am definitely a newbie. I   
    Helpful hint when running searches. . . use the Home page for most searches as it will broaden you base of topic coverage.
     
    Welcome to the forum,
    best,
    Pres
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    Pres reacted to S. Dean in Kiln was sold probably before posted here. So I didn't get it! Dang!   
    Dangity dang dang!
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    Pres reacted to JohnnyK in I was just reminded how fragile bone-dry greenware is when I was transporting a stack   
    Not yet...maybe down the line when I do more with lids. This was a one-off.
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