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Posted 12 Mar 2013Hi all:
I wanted to repair and old piece that I had glazed last year. This was a bisqueware teapot that I had painted with Duncan Concepts underglaze. I fired this piece at Cone 06 and then discovered that the glaze crawled away around the handle. It left some unsightly bare spots, exposing the white bisque underneath.
Well, I went ahead and took this piece and warmed it in the microwave for a few minutes, to that the glaze would stick to it a little bitter. I used two coats on these bare spots. I fired it again at Cone 06 and the glaze crawled away again!!! UGH....I really want to save this piece somehow.....any suggestions?
Thanks so much.
Posted 27 Jan 2013Hi all:
I found out that I may be moving in a few months and will have to sell or put my kiln in storage.
I will be moving into a rental house. Can you suggest a good small kiln (Cone 04-06 Firing) that plugs into a standard outlet? 120V?
Thanks so much
Posted 13 Jan 2013Hi!!!
I will be doing some test pieces soon. I'm pretty new to this and unsure of how to go about it. I already have a few pieces that I made using Amaco 480 mid/high fire clay.
Now I want to try using some of the Potter's Choice glazes (layering, etc). I am really excited about using these glazes on my test pieces!
How would I use my manual kiln to do this? I have 3 switches (Low, Medium, High)and cones ready. How long for each L-M-H setting to get the right effects/oxidation for these particular glazes?
Attached are some images.
Thanks so much in advance!
Posted 11 Nov 2012Hi Everyone:
I'm stuck on what to do here. I will be decorating this rather large bisqueware bread platter just on the top portion (24" L) and then glaze fire to Cone 06. Trouble is, I can only set it at an angle in my little kiln.
Can I do this? Will this piece be ok touching the sides of the fire brick?
Thanks for your advice in advance.
Posted 6 Nov 2012Help!
Has this happened to anyone?
When I did a Cone 06 fire, I had pieces of firebrick fly off and stick to my glazed pottery! I then get these little 'burrs' in my beautiful work and I have to sand them off.
I just vacuumed the heck out the inside of my kiln again, so hoping that will solve this ongoing issue.
Any other advice?
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