[Clayart] salt/soda

David Lyons lyonsd at plbb.us
Tue Aug 24 02:29:54 UTC 2021


What more could the women want?  
Dave Lyons

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> On Aug 23, 2021, at 12:41 PM, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:
> 
> a few of our fantastic hay creek women fired our 50 cube
> hard brick salt kiln yesterday.
> 
> it was near perfect.
> we had jeff from the propane company install a new
> 1-15 psi regulator. (propane can be psi, most natural
> gas is measured in inches of water column.)
> 
> i had cleaned the burners, no rust.  reamed the orifices
> and they kicked it in the ass...fired with 13 pounds of pressure,
> they fired to cone 11.
> 
> in the kiln they filled bisque bowls with rock salt.  they threw
> in a mixture of salt and soda.  about 9 pounds worth.  it was a very
> even 9 hour firing.
> 
> it is a good story. big hard brick kiln, big solid brick stack 12 feet, more than ample propane pressure
> and a group of women who fire seriously with no fear.
> 
> I watched from afar, made coffee, lunch, and had a nice new bathroom fully cloroxed.
> mel
> 
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
> 
> 




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