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Licorice V4

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Poulter Sep 18, 2015. 3 Replies

I have been having some crawling issues with Licorice & read somewhere that there is a Version 4 that behaves a little better, but I cannot find it again.  Does anybody have that recipe or know…Continue

Dry pulling....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Coyle Sep 16, 2015. 2 Replies

I am just wondering if other potters do dry pulling?  I know when potters are making big stuff, they'll pull and then use a blow torch to firm it up and then pull it more, or add clay and pull, but…Continue

Skutt Error 8

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Poulter Jul 17, 2015. 3 Replies

So this is the first time I have seen this error.  The manual says that the temperature was decreasing in the last ramp of a cone fire program. It says possibly the kiln was shut off by the sitter if…Continue

ceramic supply usa - liston crystalline glazes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nadine Mercader Jun 10, 2014. 1 Reply

So about the same time that Coyote came out with their non-running crystalline glazes, my buddy(Clay Liston) who works for Ceramic Supply USA, came out with some non-running crystalline glazes of…Continue


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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
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I do pottery mainly to unwind, but my better half keeps asking what we are going to do with all these pots, so I have been selling a few.
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'phew, glad that's done.....

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 1:11pm 2 Comments

So my buddy & I just finished the last of these urns.  They are for a certain building over in Fort Collins, Colorado. They ordered 10 of them total.  We ended up making 19 total when all was said and done & delivered. We had breakage issues and a few glaze issues that we had to work through. In the beginning I was helping throw sections, but in the end I just helped get the clay wedged and took the torch to the sections and then I fired them & glazed them.  Just glad it's all…


Test tiles....

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 6:17pm 1 Comment

So the last couple of weeks during some down time at work, I was able to mix up a bunch of glazes and do some test tiles...  Now how do I get them home w/o ruining them!?!…


Simon Leach

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 12:34pm 1 Comment

So Simon was in town last night, well, actually for a few nights but he gave a demo at our local supplier, Capital Ceramics.  It was quite interesting & it was fun to meet him.  Learned a few tricks even though I don't do much small stuff.  A good time was had by all!!!  jhp

My new LLutt Kiln

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:36pm 1 Comment

A few years back I had bought this used Skutt KM 818.  It was in decent shape when I bought it but after changing the elements a few times, I started to have to use way too many element pins and the bottom & sides had had a few mishaps, so when I found this L&L J18 on our local wants ads, I snagged it up.  The only place this kiln looked worn is on the top, the inside was pristine!!!  So, I took the controller & S-TC out of the Skutt, took the manual controls off the L&L and…


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At 2:51pm on February 25, 2014, Denice E. Demuth said…

Jeff I'll try to dig that up next week,  I am cleaning up a 5'x6' mural and putting it in drying cabinets and I'm running out of room.  My studio is a mess but I'm going to clean it up as soon as I get all of the parts and pieces put away to dry.  I still have a lot of glaze testing to do for the mural and 50 pieces of molding to go around the edge to make I'll do that after I clean.  If you decide to make the glaze wear gloves and mask, I have had people look at the recipe and said they wouldn't make it because it was so toxic. So be careful, I went to college when you didn't wear masks or gloves they just told you not to eat lunch in the glaze mixing room.  Denice

At 5:14am on November 5, 2010, Robert Young said…
Well, the mail has gotten a lot better over the years. What used to take two weeks to get here, now takes 3-4 days. Larger items like a kiln, or a large order of clay would have to come by boat - about 2-3 weeks. But I like it here... I must, I've been here 21 years now. Now I'm teaching ceramics at a local high school. If I could just get them to fund the classes... maybe next year.
At 4:35am on November 4, 2010, Robert Young said…
Congratulations on being featured! I really like the pics you have posted... were some of those done in two pieces?


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