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Posted 15 May 2013Wanted to update this thread with a link to a facebook page that shows the work of modern day Egyptian faience (Iranian faience) potters:
خرمهره kharmohreh. Blue beads. Iranian Faience
This post shows fired beads still embedded in the cementation glazing powder:
fired beads in cementation glazing powder
This page appears to be public and available for all to view, so you shouldn't need a facebook account to view it. Lots of photos of beads and more with that brilliant blue glaze.
Posted 25 Mar 2013Archaeologist Damien Huffer has written about the provenance issues raised by this bowl:
Hide and Go Seek?
Posted 19 Feb 2013Interesting discussion, especially about professional labels. I hate the word crafter and am still surprised that Clark - or anyone - likes it.
Matt Jones responded at length to Garth Clark in a series of blog posts, starting with this one: Critique of a Critic: Rising to Garth Clark's Bait. (There's an overview in a later post: Wrestling with Garth, Post #1: Introduction and Clark's response (Garth Clark Responds) is included, too.) Highly recommended reading. This blog dialogue resulted in Clark coming to North Carolina last October. He visited a number of potteries and participated in events in Charlotte, Raleigh and Asheville. Here's a Charlotte Observer article about the symposium at the Mint Museum.
Lots to think about from many points of view.
Posted 22 Oct 2012Interesting thread - thanks for starting it, Cass.
Remembering what it is "worth to you," the maker, (as you talked about in post #16) is such good advice.
Posted 15 Oct 2012I'm not sure I understand exactly what your calculator would do, but if you're not familiar with it, you might be interested in Orton's Cone Calculation Program. It's an older piece of software, available free from the Orton website. (It's Windows-only as far as I can tell - personally, I would love to have access to something like this that was web-based and/or could be run on more modern operating systems, including ios.)
Here's how Orton describes the software:
The Cone Calculation program was developed by Orton to provide customers with more options for using cones to quantitatively monitor and control firings. This write-up describes the program. If desired, print it for reference. Input cone number, bending angle and firing schedule to determine equivalent temperatures for Orton Pyrometric cones. This program can be used to:
· Determine Cone Equivalent Temperatures
· Find Temperature Differences Between Cones
· Evaluate the Effect of Soak Times
· Determine Appropriate Cone Series
· Calculate Heating Rate that affects cone bending
The program is based on mathematical expressions to describe the behavior of pyrometric cones. The values shown are for Self-Supporting cones. When Large cones are used, the tip should be mounted 1 ¾ inches above the mounting plaque at an 8º angle. If mounted at 2 inches, the cone will bend about 2º C lower in temperature.
You can download it from the Resources page on the Orton website (software download links are on the right side of the page, under "Software Download").
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