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photo/web pages
Hello everyone, I am very interested in seeing other peoples works!! If you wouldn't mind posting pictures or web page addresses... you can also send me an email with works! Just getting started with...
14 years ago 2
 
Smart idea for ashtrays
A friend has these things in metal, but I will be making some for me in clay. They are simply a little tube that sits inside the ashtray. The hole is just slightly larger diameter than a cigarette is....
14 years ago 12
 
ceramic paella pan
I found a recipe that requires a paella pan. Since my wife is a potter I was thinking of asking her to make one that would fit the inside our Big Green Egg (ceramic smoker) with handles that go "up"...
14 years ago
 
Refiring Cone 04/05 glazes over Cone6 fire glazes
Has anyone had any experience refiring (3rd fire) a piece that has been fired to cone 6? I went to be some lusters to help fix an ugly piece and my contact told me that I could fire the low fire...
14 years ago 5
 
Red Glaze
I live in the UK. Where can I get a red glaze the colour of a Welsh Dragon or a pillar box? What temperature will you be firing it at? Hi Bubbles 1000c is about the temp used for firing in the Kiln...
14 years ago 5
 
Firing logs - what do you include? any files for standards?
Following on the thread about soaking, I was thinking that each kiln is an individual, and thus, logging what your own kiln does is essential. BUT! What information do YOU log? Do you have a kiln log...
14 years ago 7
 
Rice Husk Ash Glaze
Try using rice husk ash glaze . The results are wonderful. I agree! I get ricehusk ash for my Nuka glazes from the farmer's fields around my house. It is a sillica white glaze. If you add 4% you get...
14 years ago 3
 
Anyone know anything about Kelsch pottery wheels?
Hi, everyone! I was recently given a lovely (heavy!!) old kickwheel. It looks to me like it's got a steel frame, cast iron flywheel and aluminum head. On the underside of the head it says "KELSCH"....
14 years ago
 
baking stones
How do you make a baking stones? I read it is a quarry tile (unglazed clay). I suspect they are susceptable to breaking if they're not made properly. Does anyone know a reliable method or should I...
14 years ago 5
 
Looking for a glaze color
I need a glaze recipe for a very deep midnight blue and also a dark forest green, both in gloss for cone 6 stoneware. They will be used on stoneware that will most likely be exposed to the weather....
14 years ago 1
 
Pottery Barn and delivery fees
It seems that there is an issue with additional delivery charges on catalogue orders from the Pottery Barn. Apparently these additional fees on home delivery may not be required. If you go to is the...
14 years ago
 
Can an enamelled cast iron cooking pot be reglazed on the inside?
Hi, I am new to this group. I am not a potter, but I have a question that potters might be able to answer. I have a set of 3 nesting enamelled cast iron Dutch ovens. They were made shortly after WWII...
14 years ago 5
 
First glaze-fire kiln opening
Words cannot describe the incredible rush I got when I opened the kiln after the first glaze test firing of my pottery experience! Thanks to the good advice I got from this NG, I felt almost competent...
14 years ago 5
 
Cracks already when nearing bone dry? help!
I have a piece I have spent hours on. It is now almost bone dry, though I am holding it back. It is showing small cracks at the bone dry stage. What should I do so the cracks don't make trouble for...
14 years ago 6
 
Alligator glazes
Has anyone used the Alligator Glazes by Amaco? It's confusing to look in their catalog--the blues look brown (?) and generally it's hard to tell exactly what you might get if you order. I'm looking...
14 years ago