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Denice

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About Denice

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  • Birthday 10/15/1952

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    Female
  • Location
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Interests
    Remodeling projects, gardening and restoring classic cars.

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  1. I haven't found a community that I fit in, there is a group of younger artists that set up a gallery in old town and are involved in Final Friday. I spoke to one of the members about getting involved and he basically told me I was a old woman and wouldn't fit in with the group. The potters my age are busy with their work, travel and grandchildren so I have never made a good connection there. A new multi million dollar arts center opened with week so I will probably check it out this spring and see what is happening. Denice
  2. Congratulations to both of you I will have to buy a magazine next time I am shopping at the ceramic supply store. Denice
  3. Handy Techniques

    Great idea about using the plastic tub as a spray booth, I don't spray that much, it would work well for someone who does. I find a large cardboard box and make a temporary one, I cut a whole in one corner for a small fan for a down draft. Set the whole mess up in the garage so I will have plenty of ventilation, when I am finish I just throw the box away. Denice
  4. When I was four my mother received a mosaic tray kit as a present. She decided she didn't want to mess with it, I told I did, so I set on her lap and glued all of the tiles into the tray. After that I didn't want dolls I wanted arts and crafts for Christmas. When I was 11 our art teacher gave each of us a ball of clay to make anything we wanted. I sat there with my ball of clay and watched the other kids pound out ash trays. To start with my parents didn't smoke and the ash trays didn't look much different than the ball of clay. I walk up to my teacher and asked her if I could really make what I wanted, she said yes. I had been reading a book about Egyptian cats, so I decide to make a pendant of a Egyptian cat. It turned out great and hung in the schools art showcase the rest of the year. I walked by it everyday think how amazing clay is, you can make anything you want out of it. My parents didn't even decorate the house, the only picture on the wall was one of Jesus and my dad had a plaster American Eagle on top of the television. I guess I just fell in love with clay. Denice
  5. Pyrometer Usage?

    Ron I have the same Skutt but I have a dual set up. I have some extra holders for the outside of the kiln that came with it. If you need one just PM me your address and I will mail you one. Skutt technician told me he has the end cut out of one of the plugs, the Skutt ones are hollow so you have to stuff kiln fiber around the inside. Then he puts them in towards the end of the firing to extend the life of the thermocouple. This worked well for me because I had three kilns and could use it on all of them. You still have to be careful when loading the kiln with the placement of your shelves and pots, I think mounting it is best for a smaller kiln for the right location. I have been firing this way for at least 10 years, enjoy be careful not to down fire too much heat soak can be your enemy. Denice
  6. Animals at work!

    When I read the topic heading , I was thinking the animals were potters. My dog sleeps next to the heater in my studio curled up in a ball, after 2 or 3 hours he gets up stretches and then stands near me until I let him back into the house. About that time I am also ready for a good stretch. I have never gotten a decent photo of him, he moves around too much and when he sleeps he looks like a black ball of fur. Nice picture of the raccoon, I only see them sulking around at night. Denice
  7. IMG 7207

    Love your contemporary style and it looks like you have some nice glazes. Denice
  8. I think if you have a finish you like if worth a little bit of wasted glaze. You will have wasted a a lot of valuable time trying to figure out how to save glaze. You could try putting on a thinner coat the then wiping it. I don't think that Nutmeg is a very expensive glaze to make. Denice
  9. PQotW: Week 39

    EZ PEZ is just what I needed with my befuddled brain today. Denice
  10. Glass Transition video

    Very funny, put a smile on my face this morning. Denice
  11. Had my first MS relapse in 10 years Saturday the whole right side of my body went numb.  My hands still work  so I can still stumble out to my studio and still work.  I guess it doesn't take too much to make me happy.   Denice

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    2. Joseph F

      Joseph F

      I smell most of the time unless I need to go somewhere. It's okay to be a little stinky. Showers are hard for me as well due to my skin. Just be smelly! It will be okay! :wub:

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Very sorry to hear you are going through this set back. A temporary, short term, short lived and momentary problem; that I believe will be resolved quickly. 

    4. RonSa

      RonSa

      I just noticed this and I have to echo Tom's reply, better days are ahead

  12. Relay Life Update

    Yea! Electric fire all the way. Denice
  13. What is the name of that brush? My son will be in Italy sometime next year, he could pick one up for me. Denice
  14. PQotW: Week 38

    3, 4, 1, 4. I think number 4 is oxblood because of all of the iron. Scotch Topaz fits the description of the glaze, a much better name. Denice
  15. Longer firing

    My 1227 Skutt was taking 12 hours when the wires were worn, I rewired and now it is taking 9 hours for C6. I fire manually. Denice
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