Pretty busy day in AFF land  

rm_Almondnut 42F
318 posts
7/15/2005 5:09 pm

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Pretty busy day in AFF land

I just love it when I'm busy at work. Today I got to poke around a really interesting new project involving the Get Local section. Although I'm enjoying the testing, I'm going to have to remember to go back and delete my test posts - seems that some people get all worked up when they see a test and think that something is not working.

I also got to spend the day interacting with my coworkers on our IM conference. Arizona gets so lonely sometimes that I live for workdays so that I can chat with friends (even if we are all talking about code fixes, bugs, and new features).

I gotta admit..I love these sites. It's the most interesting work and every day goes by quickly when I'm working online.

I'm pretty happy with life right now.

Oh, and I took my cups out of the kiln this morning - they turned some unexpected colors (did you know that when you overlap red with black that it turns powder blue? me neither.) I'm just glad that I know how to fire the small gas kiln now - will be very helpful when I'm struggling through my glaze class next semester.

rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
7/15/2005 6:39 pm

The Get Local project is great. I think this is a great way to build networks...create regionalism... and promote articles, blogs, etc.

We miss you in the blogging group. I hope you are reading our thoughts over there.

If we had one wish right now it would be for the main blogboard of current posts to update on a regular fashion instead of jamming. Please see JF's comments about that, among other postings.

Thanks for giving us some insight.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/15/2005 7:57 pm

wait a minute.
whats going on here?

playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
7/16/2005 12:43 am

Yes, actually I did know that overlapping those two "colors" would produce some strange results...The colors are not really like traditional pigments; more a "recipe" that when combined with another "recipe" sometimes yields some very wierd results.

The chemistry involved will keep you on your toes, try doing a test sample first on a tile.

(used to mix her own glazes)

rm_kevnico 55M
131 posts
7/16/2005 10:43 pm

The chemistry is important ... and not all reds and blacks will result in the same color from the mix, unless the same compounds are used for the original colors. Have you ever taken any inorganic chemistry courses? As the chemical structures of the two glazes combine, the resultant chemical soup can yeild much different colors than those of the initial compounds in each glaze.

Have you logged the chemical compounds provided in each glaze? Keep notes and compare the blend results. A CRC of Physics and Chemistry may prove useful if you are really into the research side of things. The CRC is big and heavy ... a good tool for wacking wayward cup commenters.

rm_Almondnut 42F
115 posts
7/17/2005 5:53 pm

I do need to improve my chemistry knowledge. Truthfully, I had suspected that the magnesium in the black glaze would be so strong that it would overpower and cover up the rather thin/weak application of red glaze.

I'm taking glaze chemistry next semester, so I should have a better insight to all things glazy then

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