mel jacobson on fri 22 jul 11
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From: Mandy Hutter
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Subject: Wood firing in CN Rail Stove
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:51:40 -0400
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First, I'm having problems posting to this list and have been for the
past few months. If this comes out a few times, it shouldnt happen
again if I can finally see that this has at least once hit the board.
So, I'm hoping theres some great folks in this group that can help me
out with some pottery fun!
Keep in mind, ALL my experience with anything to do with clay or
pottery is really just goofing around, so please pardon me if I"m way
behind everyone here!
Here's the scenario:
I want to bisque fire in a woodstove.
I have a CN Rail Stove with a temp gauge that goes up to 900'
I've got some great processed/filtered/tamed natural clay from a few
spots on my property.
I"ve worked in a pottery studio, my grandfather was a 'potter' and I
have all his old tools/equipment/curiosity, and I've set up a temp
'studio' to play around in at every one of my 5 houses in the past 3
years but with never any luck for firing except at my 'teachers' places.
I now live off grid in a nice cabin at the edge of a forest and have
time and space to set something up for pottery, but theres no electricity.
Here's my questions
CAN I bisque fire in a woodstove?
How can I bring this super natural clay to a finished piece using
What is the timing I would follow on 'firing' (either to bisque or to
glaze, or for a double whammy greenware --> finished piece).
Pottery and ceramics is fun, so itd be nice to generate some
discussion on this real basic stuff!
from: minnetonka, mn
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gary navarre on sat 23 jul 11
Mandy,=3D0A=3D0A You should be able to bisque fire, and more, in a barrel s=
with a little patience and practice. The key is set the green pieces on to=
p where they can get good and dry before setting into the coals and adding =
fuel, and get enough air to the fuel to get the clay red/orange or orange h=
eat. Here are two videos I made of firing in my pal's shop heater just for =
a fun demonstration ...=3D0A=3D0Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D3DWAobIlC=
=3D0A=3D0Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D3DZlWYMqgog9Q=3D0A=3D0A When I w=
as in Kala=3D
mazoo the wife I had bought a house with a fancy wood burning fireplace sto=
ve insert and a basement fireplace where I managed to low-fire commercial g=
laze some small pieces and got shiny results in spite of ash sticking. Give=
the clay you found a try and see what happens. =3D0A =3D0AGary Navarre=3D=
rre Pottery=3D0ANavarre Enterprises=3D0ANorway, Michigan, USA=3D0Ahttp://ww=
com/GindaUP/=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A--- On Fri, 7/22/11, mel jacobson .COM> =3D
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wood stove bisque/question from a gal=3D0A> To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG=
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cabin at the edge of a forest=3D0A> and have=3D0A> time and space to set so=
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per natural clay to a finished piece=3D0A> using=3D0A> this woodstove?=3D0A=
is the timing I would follow on 'firing' (either to=3D0A> bisque or to=3D0=
laze, or for a double whammy greenware --> finished=3D0A> piece).=3D0A> =3D=
ttery and ceramics is fun, so itd be nice to generate=3D0A> some=3D0A> disc=
on on this real basic stuff!=3D0A> =3D0A> =3D0A> Mandy Hutter=3D0A