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Posted By Adios Pantalones,
Apr 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM
Cone packs- the cones melt at different temps to help monitor progress
Have I noted a change in you kiln? Something looks different. (no, its not because your hair is shorter this time.)
Ya, there's stuff in progress. I'm messing with the insulation on top- I plan a mosaic of Gamera in the near future
I'm figuring a rack of ribs would take about 11 seconds.
I watched a few old episodes of "Dirty Jobs" this weekend. One episode was a potter in the Carolinas that made cool jugs with faces on them, another was a brick factory with enormous kilns and then the last one was a steel mill. Anybody here beside me have a strange attraction to things that catch fire, melt or burn?
I am thinkin of trying the DIY Finnish stove thang this weekend...does that make me a bad person...nahhh.
AP would be proud...Pfft..yeah right...like that can compare to what he does with the kiln,..
Small steps Gamma, small steps.
I can't get the thought of making a home built pizza oven off my mind lately. Fire, pizza, beer. It's all good.
"Anybody here beside me have a strange attraction to things that catch fire, melt or burn?"
Nope, I don't think I know anyone here like that. Nope, not a one.
Jon- those face jugs have an interesting history. I have a friend that's an 8th generation potter who makes them. I saw that one, but I missed the brick making segment- I need to find it.
There was a Sidney Poitier movie called "the Last Brick Maker" was supposed to be really good and showed the process as well. I know folks that made their own bricks for kin building via the old school methods. Lots of fascinating work.
Those jugs were something special. The brickmaking was season 3 episode 11 on Netflix.
Yeah . . . every firefighter I've ever met.
By the way Jon- if you want to make a simple cob oven for woodfiring pizza- lemme know. I have about 1000 pounds of clay that I don't particularly like and you could have a couple hundred pounds of it if you want to go that route.
Gears are spinning in a rapid fashion. I'll be in contact.
Skulls- unglazed. I like the way the ash lays in the eye sockets- especially when it melts into that green glass.
Chawan with nuka glaze
Way freakin cool. The skulls especially. The wife wants to buy a mug sometime too.
Balls, balls, all I see is BALLS.
That Nuka glaze is crazy looking. Great looking stuff, AP.
Awesome! As usual.