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Firing to cone 6 twice in the same firing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Jun 28, 2016. 14 Replies

So I have a curious question for all you cone 6 firers out there. I recently refired a few pots and the glaze was completely free of microdimples. I have really good surfaces on most of my glossy…Continue

Spraying Glazes - A good starter compressor and spray gun set?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Fireborn Dec 26, 2015. 2 Replies

I see a lot of beautiful work done by people spraying glazes. I have only been brushing and dipping for a long time now and I am ready to move into a new way to decorate pots.I purchased the Stephen…Continue

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Joseph Fireborn replied to Tom Humphries's discussion What is this decoration technique?
"That would make for an awesome garlic plate if your into that sort of thing. I know people pour olive oil in them and then rub garlic for bread dip. I don't do it, but I have seen plates like that. I doubt you care about this, but it is just…"
May 14
Joseph Fireborn commented on George Lewter's group Steven Hill Oxidation Project
"Makes perfect sense. Glad I questioned this. I have saved several hours in the last week no longer using this part. Although my entire schedule is a lot different than his. "
May 13
Joseph Fireborn commented on George Lewter's group Steven Hill Oxidation Project
"Norm, This makes sense. So I preheat and soak for a good 3-4 hours during the day before my glaze firing at night. I am certain my stuff is dry by then. Thus I can continue to use my 300F/hour to 500F, which makes me save a good 1 hour or more from…"
May 13
Joseph Fireborn commented on George Lewter's group Steven Hill Oxidation Project
"Tom, So do all the other profiles just not care about it. Because every glaze and bisque profile goes faster than 100F. I dont understand I guess. I won't worry about it anymore anyways. Everything came out fine so I am just going to remove the…"
May 13
Joseph Fireborn commented on George Lewter's group Steven Hill Oxidation Project
"John, I am not really sure either. I am not certain that between 220 and 500F the clay is shrinking that much, is it? Also since the glazes are sprayed I assume they are already pretty dry. The inside being poured could be a reason for this. I am…"
May 11
Joseph Fireborn commented on George Lewter's group Steven Hill Oxidation Project
"Can anyone explain what the purpose of the second ramp in Steven's schedule is. Why does he go from 220F to 500F at 100F/hour. Every bisque profile I can find goes at a much faster rate of 250-300F. I assume this is a noobie proof schedule so…"
May 10
Erik Evans commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo
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Yunomi

"Now, ain't that the best?  Nice work.  I know that feeling.  Excited for you.  The freshness of a pot at this stage is so seductive.  Such a shame we can't capture that indefinitely.  Good luck!"
May 9
Joseph Fireborn commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo
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Yunomi

"Yea no problem. Thanks for commenting. I haven't done much work with this lately, been making different things and testing a lot. I have been wedging in course grog and sand in my new work. I threw some pots today without sand and grog and I…"
May 9
Erik Evans commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo
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Yunomi

"Awesome.  Thanks.  "
May 9
Joseph Fireborn commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo
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Yunomi

"Oh, and this was just a bunch of glazes layered in a unique way along with a lot of finger swipes, cuts in the surface etc. No rough particles here. But I am currently testing course grog and sand in my porcelain work. Really enjoying the texture."
May 5
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Yunomi

"Sure! Thanks. Here is a link to a larger photo of it. https://i.redd.it/ijr0wizxicsy.jpg I have put this on the back burner for a while. Working with black porcelain at the moment. Trying a lot of new things."
May 5
Erik Evans commented on Joseph Fireborn's photo
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Yunomi

"Impressive results here, sir.  Is a rough mix or coarse particle size part of your bag of tricks?  And would you mind posting slightly larger photos?  Pots like these beg to be examined more closely.  Nice to see you back."
May 5
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Pinched Cat Bell Greenware

"This is awesome."
Apr 18
Joseph Fireborn posted a photo

Yunomi

Been a while since I posted anything. Took a break from burnout for about 7 months.This is a result of a lot of testing of random surface designs and glaze mixtures. This is the best result I have gotten so far. Sharing for thoughts.
Apr 18
Joseph Fireborn commented on George Lewter's video
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Robin Hopper

"I watched this a while back. He will be missed. One of the greats of this era. I would have love to attended one of his workshops. "
Apr 10
Joseph Fireborn replied to George Lewter's discussion John Britt's Snowflake Crackle - The cone 6 oxidation glazes
"Bumping this. So a slow cool isn't to great for these glazes?  I am going to start trying this out. I will post some results in a few weeks."
Apr 10

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I am a garage potter. Been potting for a little over three years.

Exploring the beautiful surfaces of porcelain with sand and grog. 99% of my work is testing to develop my personal aesthetic.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I fire 2-3 times a week in my kiln. Constantly adapting glazes and modifying them using insight live.
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home studio
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http://josephmakespots.com
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At 11:50pm on February 11, 2016, Erik Evans said…

Sir, 

Nice work.  Really.  You've got some fairly standard cone 6 glazes working for you, in your own way.  That's not so easy.   The extra effort you make to tweak recipes and spray your glaze is paying off.  Stand-out work.  Nice job.  Keep it up!     

 
 
 

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