mel jacobson on fri 7 jan 11
every kiln has a unique sound. it belongs to that kiln.
it has a smell....it has a look.
a potter learns the senses of their kiln.
dannon rhudy wrote a post years back about his fact...i
smelling a kiln is liking stepping in dog crap...you know right away.
you don't have to look or make a statement like: `hey honey
i think i just stepped in dog shit.` everyone knows. it is one of the fas=
messages in humankind.
you walk into your kiln room and you know...right now...something
is wrong. you smell it.
or, the sound is wrong. or it may be as simple as a flame shadow on
a wall. something is not right. you have to react.
trust your senses...they are always correct.
when you fire your kiln, put an oven timer on a leather cord
and wear it around your neck. it will save your life.
`how many seconds in your life do you need a seat belt in a car?
well, if it is not buckled....those seconds do not work.`
from: minnetonka, mn
clayart link: http://www.visi.com/~melpots/clayart.html
new book: http://www.21stcenturykilns.com
steve graber on sat 8 jan 11
i never figured out why it happened, but my old dikerson kiln used to make =
that =3D0Aclassic sputter sound when firing.=3DA0 very soothing.=3DA0 very =
ar.=3DA0 then on =3D0Aabout fire #35 it suddenly went dead-ass QUIET!=3DA0 =
as at about cone 04 =3D0Aheading to cone 10 that day.=3DA0 it scared the CR=
ut=3DA0of me thinking "oh my god =3D0Ait's going to blow up!"=3DA0 then lik=
e an i=3D
diot i realized that gas flowing into =3D0Athat hot chamber was still burni=
and it was simply "quiet" thereafter.=3DA0 =3D0A=3D0A=3D0Abut was still al=
so very =3D
creapy thereafter....=3D0A=3D0A=3D0A=3DA0Steve Graber, Graber's Pottery, In=
emont, California USA=3D0AThe Steve Tool - for awesome texture on pots! =3D=
w.graberspottery.com firstname.lastname@example.org =3D0A=3D0A=3D0AOn Laguna Clay=
____________=3D0AFrom: mel jacobson =3D0ATo: Clayart@LSV=
AMICS.ORG=3D0ASent: Fri, January 7, 2011 1:48:00 PM=3D0ASubject: kiln sound=
=3D0Aevery kiln has a unique sound.=3DA0 it belongs to that kiln.=3D0Ait ha=
s a sm=3D
ell....it has a look.=3D0A=3D0Aa potter learns the senses of their kiln.=3D=
annon rhudy wrote a post years back about his fact...i=3D0Amemorized it.=3D=
=3D0Asmelling a kiln is liking stepping in dog crap...you know right away.=
you don't have to look or make a statement like: `hey honey=3D0Ai think i j=
t stepped in dog shit.`=3DA0 everyone knows.=3DA0 it is one of the fastest=
ssages in humankind.=3D0A=3D0Ayou walk into your kiln room and you know...r=
now...something=3D0Ais wrong.=3DA0 you smell it.=3D0Aor, the sound is wron=
or it may be as simple as a flame shadow on=3D0Aa wall.=3DA0 something is n=
ight.=3DA0 you have to react.=3D0A=3D0Atrust your senses...they are always =
t.=3D0Awhen you fire your kiln, put an oven timer on a leather cord=3D0Aand=
r it around your neck.=3DA0 it will save your life.=3D0A`how many seconds i=
ur life do you need a seat belt in a car?=3D0Awell, if it is not buckled...=
hose seconds do not work.`=3D0Amel=3D0Afrom: minnetonka, mn=3D0Awebsite: ht=
ww.visi.com/~melpots/=3D0Aclayart link:=3DA0 http://www.visi.com/~melpots/c=
rt.html=3D0Anew book: http://www.21stcenturykilns.com=3D0Aalternate: melpot=