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  1. Hey friends. I’ve been throwing for a while at a community center but just got my own kiln. I threw some pieces on low fire body (cone 06-08) and then stupidly glazed them in a mid fire glaze (cone 5-7). Is there any way to salvage this or fire low fire clay with mid fire glaze without risking messing up my kiln? Any creative solutions/ help are so appreciated! Thank you!!
  2. Hi there! I am wondering if someone could help me with converting this formula to use a different Feldspar. Possibly give me a good explanation as well.
  3. Is there a learning curve with new clays? I just bought two new clays and at this point it seems that my skill level has deteriorated. Is there a solution so I'm not recycling so much clay? Maybe wedging more or something? TIA -Rippity
  4. Inherited a kiln, bought a wheel and some clay and amaco glazes in November, and I am hooked, but woefully inexperienced. I also bought a bunch of silica, fluxes, frits, additives and colorants. I know of glazy.org, but it leaves me glazy-eyed, not knowing much. I fire in the mid-range level, using a white amaco clay body. I intend to make product to sell, if only to afford my clay habit. I want to make glazes I will use, and have even made test tiles, but where to begin? Is there a MUST have glaze? If I were to make a 5 gallon (and I won't anytime soon) what should it be? Can I trust glazy? I wish there were a review on each glaze! Do I look for a style of glaze I like and then add colorants? How can I be assured my kiln won't be trashed from some messed up recipe? Overall, I am enjoying this journey, but want to learn more, and have it be applicable to my shop, not just head knowledge. Any advice?
  5. HELP! I screwed up my bisque firing and fired at cone 5 instead of 05. Major button pushing error. Can I still glaze my pieces and fire them at cone 5 again? Any suggestions of how to make the glaze stick to the bisque since it is so no porous? Thanks for any help.
  6. Please help, I am about to buy a kiln but I want to check it doesn't have asbestos in it. I have never owned a kiln before, so don't have a lot of experience. Does anyone know much about this model of kiln? Kilns and furnace TLB 223 harrier. The person I am buying it from thinks it was manufactured around 1999. I would be very grateful if anyone is able to help. Thank you!!
  7. Hi - I am fairly new to clay and love it. I have been doing it for about a year now and am improving day by day. But I'm dying to know, experienced potters, what do I do with all of these early pots?! My cabinets are full, I'm running out of friends to give them to, and frankly, they are wonky and lead heavy and I don't even want to keep them! But throwing them away just seems wasteful. Looking into the future, I know I will make hundreds more of these as I work to get better and better. Suggestions?? What did you do with all of your early, crappy works? Thanks! - Anita
  8. Hi all I have recently purchased a Cone Art Model 1822 Kiln (manual with a cone sitter). I'm very excited to get going, but alas - I can't get the thing working! I followed the electrical supply through the system with a voltmeter; checking the kiln sitter plunger switch; the timer switch; and the infinite switch - all in both on and off positions. Everything looked in order ie. voltage detected when on, none detected when off. I also checked for power running into the elements - it's there, yet no heat is being generated!!!! (after 11/2 hours) (I don't understand!!!) The red operation lights, connected through the infinity switch, show power going to them, and also do not turn on (I figured this was because of a burnt out bulbs, but now, ???). I had to change the elements (came with the unit) because there was a break in one of them - I took pictures and feel confident I rewired properly (took pictures and understood it - plus - there's power going to it...) I'm so confused as to why this isn't working and would appreciate any feedback anyone can give me. Thanks! gay
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