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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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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At 8:50pm on February 11, 2016, Erik Evans said…


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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