Clayfacer - Observe *OUT NOW* Pandemic Hard Dance My brand new single is released today, under Pandemic Hard Dance, a new label that I'll be signing tracks under. You can buy my new at the following retailers: * download link coming soon* My next release is "Stalker" coming out December 5th, under Fired Up Records, you guys won't want to miss this one!
Pottery Underfired! - Video #23 The top row of heating elements were disconnected! No wonder my firings have been challenging. Husband fixed it in 5 minutes... Thank you Billy!
Pottery Glazing - Video #25 Speckled brown stoneware, cone 5/6 in an electric kiln. Shino from Carla's Clayworks in Sarasota FL, Standard Ceramic Glaze: Sea Mist, Mediteranian Mist, and a test of Medium Cork..
A Dozen Mugs - Video #30 First time I've ever made so many of one item. Hope to have these "trailer mugs" ready for our rally this week at Topsail in the panhandle of Florida. I'll post a video of the kiln opening at a later date. Comments welcome. Thanks for watching! Janicethepotter@
Fine New House sw1 Re Pointing. Sound mortar normally does not need to be removed from a building during the repointing process, although such a practice is common. New mortar can be designed to match the color and texture of existing mortar to avoid visual aberrations. The repointing process begins by removing damaged pointing to a depth equal to or slightly more than the width of the joint, or to the point where sound mortar is reached. Depths greater than 2-1/2" or 4 cm would be filled in several passes, allowing the mortar to cure for at least 24 hours. The joint profile would be as rectangular as possible as the new pointing mortar should be allowed ample opportunity to bond with the masonry unit. Removal of old mortar between joints is done carefully to avoid damage to masonry units. On very old buildings (1666AD after the great fire of London) with soft materials, such as under-fired brick, removal by hand is often the most effective to avoid damage. Hard Portland cement mortar is usually removed with a grinder or power circular masonry blade, taking care not to damage the masonry units. Vertical joints in most cases are always done by hand or with small power chisels. Poor repointing work often raises the level of the mortar joint above the face of the masonry unit, which causes the mortar edge to feather. Such a process is aesthetically undesirable and can cause performance problems as a thin layer of mortar will quickly erode. In addition, depending on the nature of the mortar ...
Basic Troubleshooting of Your Skutt Kiln - Witness Cones Witness cones indicate you slightly under fired in certain spots in your Skutt Kiln. They indicate how your skutt kiln is firing. This video indicates what you can determine from using witness cones.
UP Hobagama Woodfired Kiln 1st. Firing part 13.wmv This is more about what happened to the kiln during the first firing and less about the pots which were mostly under-fired. After cleaning up we will reload and re-fire for a second firing when the weather is warmer. Thanks for watching, stay tuned, stay in there, and don't let them fool ya eh.
Kiln opening - Lessons Learned Another kiln opening but discovered it was severely underfired. See the results.