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  1. Thank you both for your advice. It is muchly appreciated.
  2. It could very well be FtL. Kind of hard for my old eyes to read those digital letters. So if it fired too long, do I need to shorten the hold time? Or speed up the firing? I generally fire at medium speed. Will this help? Or does the controller need to be adjusted? Thank you Charlotte
  3. The last 2 times I have fired my baby paragon kiln the read out at the end of the firing has read 3F-3 and FeL respectively. The controller is semi-programable. I use the cone program and I fire to either 04 no hold or cone 5 with a 10 minute hold. Both times the ware turned out just fine and the cones were properly bent as well. I have gone through the manuals that came with the kiln and can not find anything to address this issue. I turn my kiln off after each firing and it remains off until I do another one. Previous to these last 2 firings the kiln message at the end of firings has always been complete, firing time, and current kiln temperature. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Thank you to everyone who posted here. I have glazed and fired all those pieces and they came out lovely. This was the first and hopefully the last time that I see this on my ware. But if in the future it happens again, I will know it is not anything to get worried about.
  5. thank you all. Now I can go glaze those pieces without worrying.
  6. my porcelain is also very white. Which I guess is why the sulfur stood out so much.
  7. After wiping my bisque porcelain ware fresh out of the kiln with a damp sponge I noticed some yellow stains appearing. I know the stains are sulfur. My question is whether or not they will fire out in the glaze firing? Or do I need to do another bisque. This is the first time this has happened. We do use a water softening system for our water. Could this have any effect on the pottery? Thanks for the advice in advance. Charlotte
  8. I usually sell my wares at the Sherwood Forrest Faire in Paige Texas once a year. The Faire runs from the first weekend in March through the last weekend in April. My yea r typically goes like this. From May to February I am working in the studio to produce work to be sold at the Faire. March through April I am selling at the Sherwood Forrest Faire. This setup has worked very well for me for the past 8 years. But this year the Faire was shut down after the second weekend due to the Coronavirus. I now find myself with a whole bunch of things that I need to somehow sell. I have not done online sales before. If anyone can give me some advice on where to go for a good ceramics selling platform I would be very grateful for any and all advice. The photos are shots of some of the items at my booth at Faire before it shut down and the other photo is one of me and how I dress for Faire . Sherwood Forrest Faire is set in the 12th century..
  9. My primary sales platform each year is the 8 weekend run of Sherwood Forrest Faire in Paige Texas. We were O.K. for the first 2 weekends but cancelled on the third for this year. Sales on the first weekend were quite good, but tapered off quite a bit the 2nd weekend. I generally work in the studio for approximately 8-9 months and then sell at the Fair for 2. This has worked out fairly well for me for the past 6 years. But now the Cov-id 19 virus has changed everything. . Without the sales outlet of the Faire and with the self quarantine, I am at a loss as to how to market my work. I have not done any online sales. I could use some advice on how and where to sell my works on line. I appreciate all your advice.
  10. I have finally tracked down who the glazes I am referring to made them. His name is James Henderson and he lives in Philadelphia. If any of you know him please ask him to contact me. Thank you so much..
  11. Yes I do know about the precautions to take with spraying glazes. I use a face mask much like the one in your picture. I have made a small spray booth so I don't spray the neighborhood. The sprayer I am using which really works well and hardly requires any hand or finger pressure (my old hands are 76) is one that was intended for luminance make-up. I saw an ad on late night TV and thought that looks like it would be great for glazes, and it is. Its a small airbrush with a small compressor but it has been working great for my use. The make-up that came with it got chucked into a box never to be seen again. LOL The only glazes so far that I have used in it were the Big Shot Glazes mentioned above. But after hearing from Neil and other great potters on here I am going to try spraying some of my other glazes and run some test tiles and see what works.
  12. Thank you very much Neil. I am trying to get away from brushing since my old hands don't work as good as they used to and I find it difficult to make an even coat with no brush strokes. Spraying is much easier and gives a better result. in my opinion. Charlotte
  13. Thanks Neil I did not know that. So I could thin out the commercial brushing glazes? I knew I could thin down the glazes that I made, but not every glaze. If you thin down the commercial brushing glaze how many coats of spray would you need to give good coverage? Even at the rather thick and creamy state they recommend 3 brushing coats. So would I need to spray 6 or so to get the coverage? Charlotte
  14. Thanks Neil I did not know that. So I could thin out the commercial brushing glazes? I knew I could thin down the glazes that I made, but not every glaze. If you thin down the commercial brushing glaze how many coats of spray would you need to give good coverage? Even at the rather thick and creamy state they recommend 3 brushing coats. So would I need to spray 6 or so to get the coverage? Charlotte
  15. here is a picture of the bottle's label. Please don't mind the messy studio in the background Charlotte
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