[Clayart] Quiet Clayart

robert hackert ndiaman at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 8 13:03:30 UTC 2023

Great to hear from you Mel.
Great to hear clay talk, sans the stuff in the news.
Rob Hackert
In Sunny SW Fl

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 8, 2023, at 7:16 AM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
> July is always our most quiet time for clayart.
> All is well, systems working fine.
> So, when a question comes up, we will send it
> out to our members.
> My summer camp for adult artists went very well..in fact
> one of our most productive and happy camps ever.
> We fired the small stoneware kiln 8 days in a row to cone 11.
> Most firings where about 4.5 hours. The pots sparkled.
> The weather was really hot, but being outside, and nice shaded
> buildings makes things ok. Nights here in Wisconsin on a spring
> fed river get very cool about 7 pm. All sleep with a fluffy quilt.
> I am doing a lot of Mel6 clay fired to cone 7 lite reduction. I rebuilt another
> electric kiln and re/organized my garage to be more shop like.
> Both kilns fire to cone 6 very easily. The electrics inside will
> give me about two more months of firing. The gas kiln gets buried in the
> snow. I did my own measurements and came up with 100 inches of snow this
> past winter.  We had one snow at the end of the season that was 13 inches.
> The big cities got 2 inches, so we past them up.
> `Good will` to all. Work for great fired clay.
> mel
> website: http://www.melpots.com/
> http://www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML

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