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  1. I had a little electric --> gas conversion like this...pretty much the same size tho i didn't flip mine on its side. got some really nice results out of it..these are the last ones before i moved across the country and gave it away to a friend.
  2. less than 200 for an ie seems like really good deal! one of those nickle and a handshake deals. the studio that i worked out of before covid had mostly brent ie wheels and some shimpos. they work great and held up to the rigors of a community studio with classes and members.
  3. i'm taking this workshop online in jan https://www.studioalluvium.com/upcoming/online-clay-processing-workshop-january-session maybe they will run another session but something like this would probably be helpful for you.
  4. threw some stuff this afternoon during my practice session inspired by this thread.
  5. I keep my wheel outside on the balcony of my apartment. It's been totally fine so far. I do live in LA where it doesnt rain very much at all. i havent had any problems so far.
  6. I think it's good and fine to be contemplating on if your work is taking from another culture in a disrespectful manner and this can be the case regardless of your intent or what's in your heart. I don't think that society sucks because you want to be sensitive to the people, work, and traditions that inspired the work that you create. in fact i think society sucked when a people's culture or traditions were being taken at the pointy end of a stick. it's true that korean potters stolen from their homeland by invaders were not texting about it but i'm sure they were none too happy.
  7. glazing a piece by pouring is also a skill that takes practice. all glazing methods take practice to get good at and all have their own unique challenges. also i've watered down glaze before spraying many times seemingly no adverse effect. sometimes the glaze is too thick to use in the spray gun... for me spraying large pieces is easier and results in a more consistent application. there's more work with it setting up and cleaning up but i get much better control over the thickness of the glaze on something large with spraying.
  8. glaze might not have enough clay in it to make the epsom salts work.
  9. boil the glaze? i think you would be better off letting it settle for a day or so and trying to siphon off some of the water. problem is some of the glaze recipe ingredients might be water soluble. probably best to add some dry mix to the wet.
  10. orchard valley ceramic arts guild: https://www.youtube.com/user/smedgerton/videos 3hr+ peter volkus demo from 1974:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qST6dzmLgoY&list=PLh_WwCbYTBSuPn6GH4HtCf5ZftvmSqDw8 master potter shoji hamada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdfsDDg2s3s onggi making: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzAD10u4DOY washington street studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonStreetStudios/videos john britt has a ton of great glaze videos including a full on free class on glaze chemistry: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkzm7dzTmNY64cMjuFtAjGA more demos some nice lee kang hyo ones: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQ70-bw7IN6et_oUD2pwfw/videos there's a bunch of nice warren mackenzie demos to see you can just search his name. various ceramics videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1p8P-ikJVgotXnfsCHdXQ there are also lots of ceramic videos from around the world where i dont understand the language but enjoy watching people make: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cID0HCqKz_g https://www.youtube.com/user/Komorigama/videos https://www.youtube.com/user/pyonkiti008/videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCypiew3f0-_IvyTNUM7dx-A/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/ceramistHyungJunKIM/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/ツクリテチャンネル瀬戸CreatorschannelSeto/videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SAGA214/videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_03sDYFvLnbGFHmYfjuBIw 61 episodes on japanese crafts persons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QYY7CfthJ0&list=PLrV_BP5Fb2nHjABJ9jF06LhpR9VSCmKGb
  11. ive fired an electric -> propane conversion kiln with weed burners that have and dont have regulators...they both work. i tried replacing the hose with one of those hoses with a built in regulator before but it wouldnt connect to the weed burner correctly.
  12. glazy has a lot of good info on blend testing: http://help.glazy.org/testing/blending/#blending-basics i've been doing some ian currie style volumetric blends of a glaze recipes details for that method: http://ian.currie.to/original/recipe_method.htm pretty good video explaining it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe4KgunSR_Q one of my tests:
  13. i found a lot of great tips and tricks in this nic collins book on throwing large... https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/shop/throwing-large/
  14. they do a salt firing workshop at Munson Williams Proctor in Utica NY a few times a year. I've done the wood firing workshop there it's a great place. https://register.mwpai.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=203WK104-7
  15. Three different applications of this base glaze. You can see just how much application can change the end result. sprayed dipped brushed
  16. checkout matt raue on instagram (https://instagram.com/mattraue/) he's been firing a few conversion kilns with jeff shapiro and posting lots of videos and info on the firings.
  17. honestly being able to set a timed hold on items when they go in a cart is the best solution to this. someone puts it in a cart and the products description changes to say something to the effect of "this item is in another customers cart for x minutes" if the person with it in their cart doesnt checkout in that time then it's released. would be simple for any shopping platform to implement this on an item by item basis. * I built e-commerce sites for 10+ years.
  18. i've had pretty good success ordering from clay king.
  19. the thing that always gets me on this show is people never wearing masks when sanding or using dry materials.
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