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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 Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Norm, I was thinking about what you said, and I started thinking about relay on and off duration over the entire duration of the firing. If we could record each time the elements clicked on and off per firing we could easily chart element life.…"
Feb 10
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Hah. That isn't the case I don't think with my L&L. Last time I noticed the firings increasing by 10-15 minutes. I will find out for sure this time though. Thanks for your help. I have shared this with others who have digital…"
Feb 10
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Here are my last three firings. I had a hold on one of them, but you can see how nice it is to compare. Beautiful stuff. Although I am going to increase my slow cool by another few hours I think."
Feb 10
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Yay! Now I can slowly add each firing to this graph and monitor elements through gradual time increases."
Feb 10
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Norm, the downloading from the Kiln Connect screen seems to take forever. Is this normal in your experience? "
Feb 10
Joseph Fireborn commented on Erik Evans's blog post Here Kitty Kitty
"I just saw this. Very nice."
Jan 31
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"This is fantastic Norm. Thanks sir for taking the time to show me this. I want to graph all my firings and overlay them on top of each other so I can see the gradual changes in my elements. This will work perfectly for that. Much appreciated."
Jan 26
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Ah nice! I didn't know we could get the log from our controller. I want to keep track of my firings and overlay graphs to monitor my elements. Thanks for that tip. Glad you got it working."
Jan 24
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Okay. I got mine working. I didn't use the Mollys App. There is a new app called Bartlett Kiln Aid. I downloaded it, but I couldn't add my kiln from the phone application. So I went to bartlett's website and setup an account then add…"
Jan 23
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"Has anyone had luck syncing their genesis controller to their phone. When I enter the information into the app and hit Add My Kiln it just locks up and does nothing. I emailed bartlett about it today."
Jan 22
Joseph Fireborn replied to Tom Humphries's discussion Unglazed Rims and Exteriors
"I have many cups that are not glazed on the rim or have any glaze at all besides the ash from the wood firing. I bought all these pots on purpose. Some of them even have rougher edges(but nothing dangerous) that most would find odd to drink from. I…"
Jan 17
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"My kilns controller died this past week. After only 300 firings. I can't say what caused it, maybe constant changes in humidity and temp, or maybe just a bad board. Either way, I have ordered a replacement genesis controller and I will be…"
Dec 25, 2017
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, 2017
Joseph Fireborn commented on Rex Hamilton's photo
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"Fantastic!"
Nov 20, 2017
Joseph Fireborn commented on Norm Stuart's photo
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"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, 2017
Joseph Fireborn commented on Tom Anderson's photo
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Natural stoneware colors

"Very interesting. The pink is rather pretty! "
Nov 12, 2017

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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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So I can contribute and converse.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
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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