Joseph Fireborn
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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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Experiments with slip,glaze and surface decoration.

"Donald, That was the first thing I tested. It isn't fragile at all thankfully. It looks more fragile than it is. The picture probably makes it look that way. Thanks for the nice comment."
Aug 7
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Experiments with slip,glaze and surface decoration.

"Beauties! Hopefully the peel on the two to the left isn't too fragile. Makes for some interesting depth on the surface."
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Experiments with slip,glaze and surface decoration.

Just pulled these out today. Figured I would update my photos.
Aug 7
Joseph Fireborn replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Kiln Controller Bartlett Genesis LT-3140
"This is fantastic Norm. I really like the upgrade that tracks element usage. "
Jul 31
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Cone 6 Yunomi

"Probably. I haven't used this glaze in a long long time. It is a wonderful glaze but I lost interest in it. "
Jul 19
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Cone 6 Yunomi

"Nice work Joseph. Makes me wonder if I can get Redstone to fire into that color range?"
Jul 19
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Cone 6 Yunomi

"Henry, I slow cooled it drastically to get it the semi matte color. I also probably used a different red iron oxide than you. I used a synthetic RIO that has colorant in it.  Hope this helps? "
Jul 19
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Cone 6 Yunomi

"Can you post your variation of this glaze?  I used it some time ago but could never get it to loo like the reddish semil-matt glaze in the original article.  So I found another  similar glaze, bird's matt white, yellow, and red…"
Jul 19
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"Do you know the glaze(s) on the middle and far right tiles?"
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"Ahh hello Neighbor! If you ever have a show or something make sure you PM me. I would love to come meet in person and look at your pots. = ) "
Jul 1
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"Ahhh. Thanks for responding! We are neighbors, relatively speaking. I'm over where Cherokee, Fulton and Forsyth counties meet. Milton area."
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"To be honest Kathryn, I don't remember, this was so many years ago. I am going to say it was probably some type of layered glazes. Probably a tin cream glaze with another clear maybe on top of it. The discoloration was watered down glaze…"
Jun 30
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"I would love to know what that left tile is!!!"
Jun 30
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Stoneware Jar

Single Fired Stoneware Jar. Nom Nom Nom.
Jun 30

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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.
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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