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  1. I bought a used paragon 10 sided TnF 23-3 kiln and just had the electrician here today to run wiring for it. I did a test to see if all of the elements worked and discovered that the two at the top and the two at the bottom glow bright red, YAY! However (this may be a newbie question), there seem to be about four in the middle that do not fire at all. Is this normal? What do I do next? It has a chip and some cracks in the brick in the lid that I can fix and I plan to set it on a stand and get a Orton VentMaster. Any other advice for me?
  2. 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!!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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 tr
  6. 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.
  7. 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!!
  8. 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
  9. 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!!!) T
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