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Hello! I made a slip cast mold, 2 parts, just halves with pottery plaster 1. And waited 1 week after making the mold to try my first cast. I'm in the Pacific Northwest so it's damp and still a little chilly for context. I poured my clay in on Wednesday and it's Friday and still pretty wet. The mold itself I thought was dry but maybe it wasn't? I bought my casting slip and mixed it well. So I'm not sure what I've done wrong. Any tips or tricks or advice?? Thanks!
Hello! I am new to raku and making a homemade raku kiln out of a metal trashcan. I'm just a little confused on bisque firing. I'm thinking I'll bisque fire to come 04 but I'm just not sure how slow I need to increase the temperature. Is it also possible to maybe split up the bisque firing into 2 different firings. Since I have a homemade kiln and it will be outside I don't feel comfortable to leave it alone for like 7 hours and I have to monitor the temp anyways. I'll be using a torch attached to a propane tank and I'm also wondering if I can get a bisuqe and glaze fire out of 1 tank? Thank you!
I am interested in Your input... I want to tile my bathroom myself, using tiles I created with molds. So the tiles created MUST be WATER PROOF! Firing the green ware using a home kiln, using my 110v house hold run wiring. Finally after firing to bisque, glazing to fire. I live in a townhouse so extra venting or drilling is not possible. I know this venture is going to take forever unless Covid takes me. What kind of kiln? How and why. I use to help my mom when she use to do ceramics. Way back with cones and giant kilns. So not what I want nor need