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Wadding

Wadding, as used in wood firings etc. Does it shrink at all when fired, and would it also shrink if fired to ^6 in an electric kiln? Just t…

Started by Ayjay

0 Nov 22, 2019

Looking for a new clay

Hi everyone, I am happy to say that I just moved to Nova Scotia but am sad that I now have to look for a new porcelain as my fav, NZ6 from…

Started by Brenda Outram

2 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by JC

Very dark midfire clays

I am an Australian potter and recently we gained access to 2 overseas clays - one from Scarva and Laguna's B3. I love the look of these cla…

Started by Carol Kenchington

0 Oct 5, 2017

Re-vitalizing old plaster molds

I am looking for any suggestions on how to re-vitalize some old plaster molds. They take a long time to set up, where as the new molds can…

Started by Jeff Poulter

1 Dec 29, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

pinterest cone6pots

Just found this on the web. Almost all our pictures on one page from Electric cone 6 & other ways w/clay.  Too cool. Now no more search…

Started by juli long

0 Aug 23, 2013

Amateur Needing Help

Hi, My name is Maria and a somewhat amateur at pottery This is my first post and I'm so glad to have found this forum! I have a kiln and bo…

Started by Maria Correia

8 Aug 13, 2013
Reply by Maria Correia

Cold Finishes

I've had a few sculptural pieces sitting around (for a few years), they were fired to cone 6 but I've never found just the right glazes for…

Started by Kathy Ransom

4 Mar 18, 2013
Reply by Kathy Ransom

Hand allergies

I've been doing pottery for about 8 years as a hobby and this past year I've developed some exzema in the past year.  Quite painful rashed,…

Started by Kathy Griffith

2 Dec 4, 2012
Reply by Sheila

Pinterest

I've been enjoying looking at ceramics on Pinterest, and I'm curious who has a board. I do. It's http://pinterest.com/delicion/ I would lo…

Started by Shine Chisholm

6 Oct 31, 2012
Reply by Shine Chisholm

thoughts ad coments about the change and purpose of cone 6 electric

  i am surprised to see that our group has expanded to raku, gas and even some ^10 firing.  i really liked when it specifically addressed t…

Started by eleanor akowitz

3 May 28, 2012
Reply by Craig Rhodes

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