Jeff Poulter's Blog – July 2012 Archive (3)

Re-firing Iron Reds

So after doing some tests, here are the 1st couple real pots.  This is how they came out of their first glaze firing.  Next they will be re-fired in a bisque & then they will be sprayed with the wash & re-fired in another glaze firing.  I will post pics after each firing to document the process.…


Added by Jeff Poulter on July 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Eric Preece-Ultramega Ceramics

Does anybody know what the story is with Eric?  He has not posted on his blog for over a year now & I thought he was a member of this group as well, but can't find him in the member list.  I have been using some of his wash recipes with great success & was wanting to ask him what other directions he had gone with them before I start experimenting more with them.  Any info would be helpful.  Jeff

Added by Jeff Poulter on July 9, 2012 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Never program a kiln when you are sick!

I am home with a touch of the flu. I decided to re-fire a couple of iron reds and change the hold to 950c. I just went out to check the progress and saw that it was below 950c and hadn't done the hold. Upon reviewing(again), I saw that I had programmed 95c instead of 950c. Thanks heavens I always monitor! I hit stop and re-programmed a ramp to 950c with a 60 min hold. 9 hours of wasted element wear avoided! Jeff

Added by Jeff Poulter on July 3, 2012 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments


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