I picked up this ca 1896 gamewell fire alarm box recently at a real steal of a price, it arrived today in fact. The really nice thing is this box is in what I call “un-messed with” condition and has … Continue reading

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Art Deco panel 8B

Now I have the size for the clay model calculated out to allow for the moist to dry shrinkage of the clay model (5%) plus the eventual 10% shrinkage involved with the hand-pressed clay version with it’s drying and kiln … Continue reading

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Now I have the 3rd fired panel out of the kiln, I had lowered the final temperature 10º to 2050º and the end “hold” time from 10 minutes to 5 minutes. Also, I placed several kiln posts on the floor … Continue reading

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Aret Deco 8B panel

I think I’ve all but decided I’m going to “remake” my Art Deco 8B panel with a new slightly larger model and issue it in hand-pressed fired terracotta  too. The 8B design which I’ve had for years is this one: … Continue reading

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