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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 John Post's discussion I am teaching an online Ian Currie Grid Glaze course
"John. I started doing currie grids because of some of the tiles I saw on your website. I have been doing them for a year or so now and I find them most excellent. I would like to join any group discussion on grids or glazes, but seeing that it is…"
Dec 9
Joseph Fireborn commented on Rex Hamilton's photo
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"Fantastic!"
Nov 20
Joseph Fireborn commented on Norm Stuart's photo
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Orange_Street

"Chantay, the original recipe breaks black anywhere it is thin. I think my application was just thinner than the one Norm had posted. "
Nov 16
Joseph Fireborn commented on Tom Anderson's photo
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Natural stoneware colors

"Very interesting. The pink is rather pretty! "
Nov 12
Joseph Fireborn commented on Norm Stuart's photo
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Orange_Street

"Yes. It is the "new" orange street. But with some silicon carbide and 24% RIO instead of 12."
Nov 8
Joseph Fireborn commented on Norm Stuart's photo
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"I did some experimenting with Orange Street. I ran several Currie grid test with increasing amounts of RIO. Up to 24%. I also added .8% silicon carbide. Mostly to see what the results would be as alumina and silica ratios change. I found some…"
Nov 6
Joseph Fireborn commented on Carl Ray Crutchfield's photo
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"looking good."
Nov 1
Joseph Fireborn replied to catherine simmons's discussion Light or dark rutile
"^^ I recently bought some titanium from a different supplier. I swear I got rutile instead. I won't be buying titanium there again. I find it to be incredibly frustrating as well. Every time I try a different supplier for titanium it's the…"
Oct 29
Joseph Fireborn commented on Norm Stuart's photo
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"Norm, I think this is probably slightly overfired as well. I will run the test again once I get my kiln calibrated."
Oct 26
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"I love this. SO amazing. I really want to upgrade my controller now. Might do it next year."
Oct 26
Joseph Fireborn commented on Norm Stuart's photo
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"Here are the results of my orange street test following the new GB recipe with the 50F/per hour cool."
Oct 25
Joseph Fireborn and Lawrence Weathers are now friends
Oct 24
Joseph Fireborn replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"Grats on the whisper!"
Oct 22
Joseph Fireborn replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"The horsepower is deceiving. It has something to do with the way the wheel is made or something. I have centered 25# on it without it even flinching. There are videos of people centering a lot more on the same wheel. It isn't super quiet, but…"
Oct 19
Joseph Fireborn replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
Oct 19
Joseph Fireborn replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Recommended electric potters wheels in the group Group Studio Managers
"I really love my Skutt. Mostly because of the power and the splash pan. I love just taking the entire splashpan up and dumping it into the garbage. "
Oct 19

Profile Information

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.
All our content is viewable by the public. Why do you want to be a member, when you can already see everything as a non-member?
So I can contribute and converse.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
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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Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

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American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

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