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Posted 31 Oct 2012I'm in the process of setting up a home studio in my garage and have been talking to a lot of potters about what kind of kiln to get. I'm convinced that something in the 6-7 sq. ft. range will be sufficient for work I'll be producing. My former teacher pointed me towards Skutt but all the potters in my new studio say that ConeArt is the brand I should go with. I looked at ConeArt kilns and I like the features they have (extra insulation, floor elements, etc). The kiln I'm considering is the ConeArt 2327. I've been trying to do some more research on their kilns to get some other people's experiences/thoughts on those kilns but haven't found much online. Has anyone ever used/owned ConeArt kilns before and can toss out their thoughts about them (good and/or bad)? Any comments related to maintenance, durability, and customer service would be great.
I bought one in January. About 50 firings in, and no issues. Easy set up!
My only thought - do you have a local supplier? If they are more comfortable with one brand over the other? I'm thinking parts? questions? etc. No local place? Be careful where you order from. Some of the horror stories I've heard!
Posted 25 Oct 2012I really like several opulence glazes..... French Bleu is cool, but you need to make sure its on thick enough -- I have to double dip.
Smokey Mist is really nice... its my favorite. I like Blue Monday, Celedon, galaxy, and denim blue too. I tried Meadow and Pebble Beach, and they are nice enough, they are just pale in color and I'm currently using a dark clay.
But haven't tried Bamboo!
Posted 18 Sep 2012So, this will sound a little silly, but use a lot of gentle soap and a nail brush (Gently) after you throw. Got all the little bits of clay. In my case, this is more important after a glazing session than a clay session.
Then use Neosporin-type cream.... Then use a bit more of the neosporin cream at bedtime... really working it into the nail bed and the cuticle. (If you have any skin allergies... be careful of the bag balm. I'm terribly allergic to bag balm... my hands swell and buff up - itch! horrible!)
Posted 3 Sep 2012I cannot add a thing to this other to say when I went to the coyote web site and saw what they cost I was floored. The prices are to the moon for them. I'm really glad I make all my own glaze.
If only I was ready for that! But thats also one of the things that I love about Opulence. At least twice as much glaze for your money. (Besides being easy to spray, dip or brush, and they don't run!)
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