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by DonMcClennen
Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:14 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: When a gallery breaks something?????
Replies: 8
Views: 5352

Marge:
That should not be considered rocking the boat. It's just good business relations to spell it out. If you don't then that sleeping dog you mentioned may very well bite you.
Don
by DonMcClennen
Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Spectrum colors
Replies: 2
Views: 2078

I bought a sheet of each of the 5 new cathedral colours on Wed. My wholesaler (Kaliedo Glass) in Ontario had just received them and were kind enough to open their crates and pull out one of each for me. They are: Moss green 526-2; Navy blue 538-6; Aqua 533-3; Bronze 518-1; and Violet 534-2. All make...
by DonMcClennen
Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: selling
Replies: 5
Views: 4391

Instead of a detailed explaination of the process I usally just thank them for their compliments and let them know that I'll answer any questions they may have. I've also found they are quite surprised or impressed when I tell them how many hours a large fruit bowl spends in the kiln. They often bri...
by DonMcClennen
Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Got rid of my devit, now holes
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

I think maybe you didn't have enough frit. It sounds like your glass pulled up to be 1/4" thick leaving voids due to shortage of glass...Don
by DonMcClennen
Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln is cursed
Replies: 8
Views: 5347

Sorry for your loss!
You didn't say how big your piece was or how close to the side elements it is in kiln. I think Brians advice re: baffling is the way to go.
Don
by DonMcClennen
Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tips and Tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 8383

wet shelf

I'd be cautious about the hair dryer tip. Moisture could have penetrated deeper into the shelf then the hair dryer will dry. This moisture could vaporize and cause a BIG bubble in the middle of your next masterpiece!
by DonMcClennen
Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Going Warm - What about Old Stock?
Replies: 8
Views: 4549

Also keep in mind the "96" Spectrum glass is formulated to resist devit and the old stock you have is not.
by DonMcClennen
Fri Jun 13, 2003 7:08 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: New Booth Sign
Replies: 24
Views: 13881

I like "Kilnfired Glass" it seems to help them understand the high temps we use.
Don
by DonMcClennen
Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Am I wrecking my shelves?
Replies: 4
Views: 3164

My kiln wash comes off efforlessly(?) using the edge of a piece of scrap glass on the dry shelf. I estimate I spend 30 seconds cleaning each shelf. It seems you are creating a big job out of a simple task.
by DonMcClennen
Mon Jun 09, 2003 7:58 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: gallery attitudes
Replies: 16
Views: 9808

Leslie......If they were my pieces I would remove them as soon as possible. They will not sell sitting in storage. You could have these pieces elsewhere where you are appreciated and feel more comfortable.
Don
by DonMcClennen
Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Thinfire Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 6035

Shelf Paper

I agree with Jerry......I don't like the smell, the contamination in the kiln and the messy cleanup after using thinfire. Kiln wash may be a little more work but it is my preference.
Don
by DonMcClennen
Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What impresses you?
Replies: 17
Views: 7102

What impresses me

In short "Concept" and "Execution"
Don
by DonMcClennen
Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln mishap
Replies: 7
Views: 4723

Evenheat lid

Deena I don't see how this is causing you such trouble. The chain holding my lid is exactly as you describe and has never been a problem. Could it be your chain is too long thus causing your lid to open too far causing extra pressure on these screws? My chain just allows my lid to slightly go past t...
by DonMcClennen
Thu May 29, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Spectrum blues revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 7555

I don't believe the greenish yellow Spectrum had anything to do with envioronmental issues in Washington State. That was just the Reds, Oranges and Caramel colours. I'm glad to hear they are going to change back to a purer yellow. Thanks foe the heads up. I do think they should have been more forthc...
by DonMcClennen
Thu May 22, 2003 11:25 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Iridized Glass? What is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 3717

Irid glass

Hi Ron........Your irid surface looks quite smooth(no cracks).
I have blasted a design on "96" black irid, then fired it to polish blasted area. Mine always seem to have cracks in final irid exposed surface.
Fuse at 1450 after blasting, Slump at 1260.
Don
by DonMcClennen
Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Mica/Klyr fire problems
Replies: 2
Views: 2501

Mica/Klyr fire problems

I'm about ready to give up on mica powders. I air brush on many coats of mica/klyr fire then find it hard to peel off my mask and retain a clean edge. The coating is sealed across the edge causing it to lift. tried running knife along edge after spraying, this helped somewhat but was very time consu...
by DonMcClennen
Sat Apr 05, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Another Kiln Repair Q
Replies: 15
Views: 9502

I've had 3 that have looked like that for over a year. They have not had any effect on my firings or my results. I have fused, slumped and even done 15 layer fuses over 3 days with no adverse outcomes. I suggest you leave it alone and not risk breaking it.
by DonMcClennen
Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sagging element emergency care?
Replies: 12
Views: 7085

I would suggest you push the holding wire in at least 2" horizontaly rather than vertically to help work against gravity.
by DonMcClennen
Sat Mar 29, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sagging element emergency care?
Replies: 12
Views: 7085

Sagging elements

You don't need special pins. Just cut and bend some of your own from new element coil...
by DonMcClennen
Wed Mar 19, 2003 5:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Stains from fruit on glass
Replies: 7
Views: 5869

Stains from fruit on glass

I've just noticed stains from Bananas on two large fruit bowls. They were made from Spectrum "96" a doule thick clear base with an opal red and opal yellow design on top. The stain is on the opal surface and will not wash off with dish detergent. It is not a coloured stain just slight markings like ...

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