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  1. Hello Fellow ceramist my name is Johnny and Im somewhat experienced in ceramics, I just recently graduated with a BFA. So I'm kinda knowable but this is out of my expertise a bit. I recently was able to purchase a sort of used equipment set up. This older gentleman explained that his wife who passed away about 20 ish years ago did ceramics full-time. and when she passed he couldn't get rid of her things and placed it in storage until recently. it was a few molds a Manuel kiln that I was able to repair and upgrade. and a casting table. https://imgur.com/a/govkJfd Ive been searching online for a few days now trying to understand roughly what pieces are what and how it's placed together. ive attached some images of the casting table and the machinery. things I didn't take photos of but I have are the pouring device (kinda the same one you use for gas but all metal with no rubber on it) which I don't think works because it wasn't clean properly or maybe missing some lubricant. I also have one metal rod with 2 set of 3 bladed fans on them which I'm fairly sure is for spinning the slip around from the rough videos I've been able to find. Mostly im trying to find out if anyone knows the tools I have and if Its worth dedicate the time to fix them or if they are too old and should dedicate my time to getting more recent equipment instead of the machinery I have being problematic or prone to breaking more easily or if I'm missing some important items. None the less thank you for your assistance Sincerely Johnny
  2. 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!
  3. I usually buy regular porcelain slip from my ceramic supplier but they only had English Porcelain Slip in stock when i went last time. Are there any differences other than the color? I know that English Porcelain comes out more white. I heard from somewhere that English Porcelain has a tendency to warp more and that it requires thinner walls but I can't find any information online to confirm that. Does anyone know if there are any differences that I should know about? Thanks in advance!
  4. @LeeUrecently posted: I read something on one of the threads about formulating an oil/wax/clay material to use for making forms for slipcasting. I'd like to see some discussion regarding the slipcasting that Forum members do/have done. Process & product, w/a few pics, ideally! I usually make have some sort of personal reference for these questions, but alas not much here. My only experience with slip casting is that my parents did some casting and glazing at the local rec centers on bases. They enjoyed doing it for many years, and then on one move no longer had access to the craft. QotW:What sort of forms do you use when doing slipcasting? best, Pres
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