Thursday, June 14, 2012


I haven't posted in a while, and for a couple of reasons.

1. I've been swamped with school work in my final term at EOU trying to grind out my BS in Accounting.

B. I've been with out a kiln for a couple of months now since my switch burned out.

and 3 I've had a hell of a time with my kilns lately in general, I pulled a second kiln I'd been storing into action and it's switch burned out as well. Not to mention the whole exploding relay incident where I connected a control box and solid state relay improperly making a bomb out of my new digital kiln controller. Fun times!

Well the good news is I've had excellent luck with the glaze recipes from Ron Roy's book Mastering Cone 6 glazes. Already got a few of them through the kilns before the a fore mentioned incidents and they worked exactly like they did in the book. Can't recommend enough Ron Roy's book, it's changed the way I feel about electric cone 6 firing. I'd been looking forward to building a reduction salt kiln for about two years now, and it all the sudden dawned on me that if I started doing once fire salt again, I'd miss the great glazes I have now. Wow, I can't believe I actually like electric firing, who'd have thunk it. Thanks Ron Roy and John Hesselberth for your outstanding contributions to the world of ceramics.

If you have an electric kiln and you don't own this book, I urge you to buy it. Probably the best 50 bucks I spent last year.

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