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Sacramento Capital Tiki Bar/Living Space Tour October 7th, 8th & 9th, 2011-Registration Full
GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-09-16 10:37 am   Permalink

Way to go! GROG need you to come down and help GROG clean greenware and glaze.
Good luck with your bisque firing, but it should be fine.
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-09-16 10:40 am   Permalink

Morning Wendy,

There are no rules in stacking shelves up in a kiln, however, it is good to keep them away from the sides of the kiln, as you have done here. If when you jiggle your set up here, and it does not feel too tipsy, then you are most likely fine.

My personal choice is to stack my shelves up as shown below...seems to be a little more sturdy to me.



Fire it up!


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4650
Posted: 2010-09-16 11:19 am   Permalink

Hi Babalu, Wow, super fast reply. I was going to give you three more minutes and then I was going to call. I need to buy more of the same height posts so I can do it better when I glaze. It will take two loads to get that done. I'm so happy to be keeping on schedule. I'm very hopeful that I'll get them done.

Hi Grog, it's good to hear from two ceramicists that it will work. Tonight I fire!

Thanks so much, Wendy
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-09-16 11:49 am   Permalink

Fire GOOD!!

Way to go Wendy & Dan - You will have nothing but success when you fire these goodies. Only the best for the best...Cheers! G


 
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Brenda's Tiki Hut
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Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 351
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2010-09-16 4:18 pm   Permalink

Wendy, you are a goddess! Lots of work. Love the photo of you passed out after the last mug.

 
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Savage Tiki
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Joined: Nov 27, 2009
Posts: 90
From: an inebriated state of mind in Napa
Posted: 2010-09-17 01:55 am   Permalink

All I can say is wow. I had no idea that there was so much work involved in the making of a mug. I'll never complain about the cost again.

Wendy is my hero! Golf clap for Dan too.
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5666
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-09-17 7:52 pm   Permalink

Those are great photos W&D...you are an awesome team. Sending positive vibes your way for a successful fire!!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-18 1:41 pm   Permalink

Gosh, thank you for all the wonderful messages. It's time for an update. I fired for 12.5 hours. I left the areovent running to help with the cool down but it still took 25 hours for it to get to 125 degrees so I could open the lid. I had also put into the kiln 50 glaze test (L shaped) strips. I unloaded them and both mugs and strips were fine.

Because I had put dusty strips on them I had to use the air compressor to blow off the dust again. See that frown, that's why I usually have tape between my eyebrows when I work. It reminds me to not frown.

The next step was to read the instructions for the respirator. Wax Resist calls for a respirator rather than a mask.

Not a fun thing to wear!

I was able to paint all of the mugs bottom rims. Near the end I did paint one top in error. I scrapped off the wax and then sanded until I was down to clean bisqued clay again.

All 50 done. Glazing starts tomorrow!

Now Dan and I are taking mom to the zoo. Cheers, Wendy


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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-09-18 2:28 pm   Permalink

Yay!

I never wear a mask for anything...that must be the reason? :-)

Don't glaze all of those kiddo. Test fire one, or two of them. ^06 or ^05 - med speed - 7.5 hours.

Test, test, test everything.
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7251
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-09-18 2:58 pm   Permalink



The mask really brings out the blue in your eyes!

Congrats on a successful firing!!! I'm so proud of you. Looks like everything is rockin' along!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-18 6:03 pm   Permalink

Thank you men. Did you also notice that my respirator matches my shirt? Wendy

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-09-18 7:30 pm   Permalink

...and so do your eyes. There is something to be said about the well dressed mug maker!!!

 
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moondog426
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 210
From: Carmichael, CA
Posted: 2010-09-19 08:35 am   Permalink

Sacramento Rocks...Way to go Wendy...Dan...Duane and all the other grooovy guys and gals.

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1919
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-09-19 12:55 pm   Permalink

Yeah what Ken said !

 
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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1202
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2010-09-19 6:24 pm   Permalink

Rock on Wendy, rock on!

 
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