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  1. Hey all! I just purchased an old Skutt 1027 to do bisque firings in. The top ring is unattached. I need to wire it back together! There are 2 grounding wires and one conducting wire that lead from the middle box to the top box...all unattached. There's a wiring diagram at the end of this manual. I just don't know how to read it. I have two questions: 1. How do I determine which grounding wire ( N & L according to the diagram) goes to each ground? 2. Which of the three available connections do I connect the conducting wire to?
  2. Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me, I have around 10 glaze fired tiles, they are all stoneware and I fired to 1200 with a 30 minute soak. 7 were glazed with textured brush on glazes and 3 were painted with a transparent glaze. For some reason when I took them all out of the kiln, all three transparent glazed ones and one beige tile appear to have several cracks in the back. The clay is a white stoneware clay, I placed them directly onto a batt washed kiln shelf and all three transparent tiles were on the top shelf. Not sure if this may be a coincidence. Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can fix this issue?
  3. I am wondering how to fire - in an electric kiln- burnished pots brushed with a porcelain/stoneware terra sigillata- or even just burnished! Is this possible? What temperature would you suggest to fire to? Iā€™d like for them to be strong enough to be carried at markets and slightly shiny and smooth on the outside. Any knowledgeable advice and tips would be valued. Thank you V.
  4. I have an Axner electric wheel. It's 15 years old, but I've only really used it in the last 2 months. It began making a whirring noise today. Followed troubleshooting guide that came with model and discerned that when wheel is on and in neutral, if I turn it by hand there is no noise. Troubleshooting guide suggests greasing bearings but provides no guidance on how to do this. Can anyone point me to a video or instructions?
  5. Hello everyone, I have bought a second-hand electric Rohde 5024 Kiln (230V) and a TR 305 controller. I have done only 2 biscuit firing at 950C and noticed the pieces were almost vitrified; our mocal clay is rich in iron oxide. I recently did a slow glaze firing at 900C and my work melted down, some kiln shelves are distorted and even broken by the heat. The kiln electric plug is stick to the wall socket.Do you have an idea of what has happened? The whole situation is devastating as I live in West Africa and do not have potters, technicians or manufacturers who know about electric kilns. I have contacted the manufacturer and they said they could not help. I am not familiar with kilns and hope someone could help with the matter.Thank you so much in advance
  6. When I am firing my electric kiln, I start with the lid propped open about 2 inches and the top peephole out. Then at around 1000 degrees F I shut the lid. The top peephole is open the whole time. I understand that the lid needs to be propped to allow moisture and gasses to escape in the early stages of firing. My questions are: 1) is 1000F an appropriate temp to close the lid? 2) Is it necessary to prop the lid on a ^6 glaze firing as well as the bisque, or only during the bisque (^06) I have been firing this way for a couple years and the pots always come out well. However the lid has badly cracked on both the inside and outside, necessitating repair with kiln cement. I have a large electric Skutt Kiln (I think it's the 1227). Even with my repair, it is all fractured and occasionally falls onto the pots below. The metal handle is also badly rusted and corroded, an issue I didn't notice when I bought this kiln used a couple years ago. I notice when I close the lid on an 1000F kiln it makes a soft settling crackling noise. I am curious if the cracking lid is from thermal shock when it goes from hot room temp to 1000F. Because of this, i wonder if it's better not to close it so late (and hot) in the firing. Perhaps it's just time for an envirovent. Is it normal for a lid to start to deteriorate like this? The newer versions of my kiln are made with the hydraulic lid lifter, which I assume lifts it more evenly, without the torque from supporting it on just one part. Please let me know if anyone else has had this cracking lid issue. -Dana
  7. From the album: Pottery 2016

    Cone 5 B-Mix, carved and glazed in Stoned Denim from Mayco.

    © Giselle Massey 2016 all rights reserved

  8. Since day 1 I wanted to do wood firing. I started with an electric kiln and although it is possible to do interesting things I'm still focused on ultimately doing Anagama. I cant truly test Cone 10 glazes in my electric and want to get as close to possible to that environment, which means a way to do reduction, neutral and oxidation. So I got a broke down Duncan kiln donated to me and the burner came in today so I'm super excited!!! Stripping it down tonight and getting the elements out then will figure out how to cut the burner port and the top opening. Then I have to find a 40 - 50 gallon tank. Gaaaaaaah excited! df
  9. From the album: Favorites

    Set of butterfly bowls I just finished. I'm fairly pleased with how they came out even though they were over fired.
  10. From the album: My nautical stuff

    this one is from 2011 when I got my own kiln.
  11. From the album: My nautical stuff

    an example of an earlier nautical piece like the plate, I made this in 2005.
  12. From the album: My nautical stuff

    One of my earlier nautical designs. This one is from 2005 I think.
  13. From the album: My nautical stuff

    The waves are more subtle on this piece. I coat the bottom in white engobe then carve the textured lines around the waves.
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