Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight


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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby paul haigh » Apr 6th, '12, 13:49

Reading through the 10 guidelines- Chip is very reasonable in what we're allowed to post. Well, here's my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wiley-Hill-Mudworks/108145139230652

Some of the recent Japanese inspired work- while not "teaware"- I suppose it gives you an idea of what I do
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Dogu inspired dude
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby Chip » Apr 6th, '12, 14:26

Yes, in fact any vendor can.

I was actually wondering if you had an etsy?

You can put several links in your profile including your blog, FB, Twitter, business site, etsy, etc. You just have to plug in the appropriate url's in the right places on your profile page. These will then show up as a clickable icons in each and every post ... or if someone scouts out your profile.
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby JeffBrown » Apr 8th, '12, 12:51

JBaymore wrote:
FYI... I have finally located a source of consistent large volume rice husk ash here in the States. I am working on testing now. It is looking like it will undfortunately have to be ball milled before use. I have a ball mill... so for me that is no issue, but for others.... maybe it would be. Then I am going to try to get one of the ceramic suppliers (likely Sheffield) to regularly stock it...... so that I don't have to buy it by pallets.


John,
Is the Rice Ash source from India still availabe...I bet a few potters in Seagrove would chip in on a pallet, and a potter or two from Boston I've talked with...I just never followed up on it, with all of my moving around the east coast....Should we start a seperate Nuka discustion thread?

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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby JeffBrown » Apr 8th, '12, 12:54

paul haigh wrote:There's a bunch more, but you get the idea

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Hey Paul....Nice pots... great firing!
....are you guys coming down for Easter again this year?

...Jeff...
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby Stentor » Apr 8th, '12, 13:08

Some pretty amazing stuff. I'm also willing to bet these kyusu have a perfect pour!
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby paul haigh » Apr 8th, '12, 13:27

Thanks, Stentor. I do pride myself on spouts- in fact, Jeff Brown taught me one important guideline that I see violated elsewhere all the time, and that really improves the pour of any spout.

Jeff- we were just talking about how great our trip was last year. Make sure you let us know when you'll be up here next we'd love to have you over for dinner
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby debunix » Apr 8th, '12, 13:59

There is an etsy for the Mudworks....

http://www.etsy.com/shop/wileyhillmudworks

....but no teawares up presently.
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby paul haigh » Apr 8th, '12, 15:17

I just sort of reopened the etsy shop- I'll put up a few bowls soon

edit: 2 chawan added to site.
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby Petr Novák » Apr 17th, '12, 02:58

Hi Paul,

Welcome to the TeaChat. Meeting colleagues from faraway is another great thing here. Any pictures of your kiln(s)?

Enjoy your day
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby paul haigh » Apr 17th, '12, 09:53

Thanks Petr-
here's a few shots of the kiln. This one was from the first full firing. The stacking space is ~45 cu ft. It has a Bourry Box and a 15' chimney

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Inside the firebox- the bricks sticking out hold the wood charge up- air flows down through the fuel, which has a number of advantages. One of the main benefits is that ash falling from the wood is entrained into the airflow, so ash gets in the chamber very well.
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Here I am goofing off with a machete during a summer firing.
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Stoking. In general, this is much safer to fire than a traditional crossdraft as the wood charge insulates you from the outrageous heat/radiation at high temps. For most of the firing I operate without gloves, and the heat doesn't make your clothes smoke.
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby JBaymore » Apr 17th, '12, 17:02

paul haigh wrote: .........and the heat doesn't make your clothes smoke.


:wink: People just don't realize what we actually do.


best,

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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby andrzej bero » Apr 18th, '12, 03:52

Paul, Greetings! Nice to see you here. Thanks for your kiln shots - nice design, human-sized.
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JBaymore wrote::wink: People just don't realize what we actually do.

John, but luckily people also don't realize what we think we do:)
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby paul haigh » Apr 18th, '12, 09:06

JBaymore wrote:
:wink: People just don't realize what we actually do.


People at shows say "This must be so relaxing"- thinking we meditate at the wheel all day. In fact there's meditation in loading hour after hour without gloves in December, managing wood, chiseling broken pots off the floor, dealing with failures, getting burns.

Wouldn't trade it for the world, my friend.
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby Chip » Apr 18th, '12, 11:35

I thought all you guys ever did was play with mud ... when you were not playing with fire on a grand scale! :mrgreen:

Thank you for sharing ... we enjoy receiving insights into the goings on of our TAs!
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Re: Paul Haigh, 1st post, kiln opening tonight

Postby Stentor » Apr 18th, '12, 13:29

Looks great! Thanks for sharing!
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