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Denice last won the day on December 13 2011

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About Denice

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  • Birthday 10/15/1952

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    Wichita, Kansas
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    Remodeling projects, gardening and restoring classic cars.
  1. PQotW: Week 26

    4,3,4,3 I was leaning toward Zinc, it seems like every C6 mat glaze I use has expensive Zinc oxide in it. Denice
  2. Couldn't do either one, can't be in the heat for long because of my MS and it would drive me crazy to be unable to get work done because of the rain. My idea of a vacation is staying in a historic hotel in the old town district. Restaurants, bars and shopping within walking distance, do touristy things during the day and party at night. Denice
  3. Trying a lower bisque temperature than your glaze might help, it also looks too thick to me. The thinner I can put clear glaze on the better. I don't use a drill mixer unless the the bucket is old and settled. I use a 5 gal wood paint paddle that you can get at a paint store. Denice
  4. I have moved my big Skutt several times and have never damaged them. It was even moved from the basement up a long narrow stairs and then down again to the truck by movers. I worried about them handling it but claimed they had moved kilns before, they moved three kilns for me had slight breakage on my oldest one. Denice
  5. Never have liked glazing and I dread when I have to make a plaster slab for drying wet clay, I love the rest of it. You have to dislike something or you will never realize how much you love it. Denice
  6. Indie and go fund me efforts

    The go fund me has gotten carried away, it was for charities at the beginning. I had a nephew ask for money to pay their utilities, my sister set up one to get dentures. I didn't donate I knew it wouldn't happen she had gone too long with out teeth for dentures to work. She had a thousand dollars donated to it so she just used it for living expenses. Denice
  7. Pkqw #24

    3,1,3,4 I was going to pick oil on number three but water makes would arc better I think. Denice
  8. Cautionary Tale

    That is a impressive hole, this a bad kiln month, I had to rewire my big Skutt several weeks ago. Denice
  9. Can't log in

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      Finally got to log in. Did you miss me.

  10. I'm with Chris and Chilly on the face pots, I'm not sure when they actually first appeared. I know there were a lot of them around in my youth when stoned hippies were making them. Denice
  11. Curriculum Help?!

    Wiping table tops with damp clothes and mopping around work areas will reduce the dust. Have the kids hand build or coil and no sanding. Harbor freight sells some flat masks for cheap that I use in my shop. They are so comfortable I forget I have them on. I had a teacher that had the students do the cleaning, she would say if you wanted to work with clay you had to learn how to clean the studio. To get the school in gear call in on a tip line to a news station about the problem. They would love to get a hold of a story like that and exaggerate how much danger the kids are in. I have never taken a class in a room with a hepa filter, my college clay area didn't even have windows, heating or air conditioning. Denice
  12. Do Glaze Materials Age?

    A ball mill may be a good investment for you. You can mill your raw materials and then have a nice piece of equipment for other uses. If you decide to start over on your raw materials I am sure you can find a potter that will take them. Potterbarter is a site online that potters sell, trade or give away pottery supplies. Denice
  13. Company

    Are those deer in your yard? We have them across the street, they rarely cross the street. I did have a tree killed by a deer one winter. Denice
  14. Maybe you could do a low fire bisque on the Cone 10 porcelain, it would be nice and white and smash easily. Do you have a test kiln and time to test some ideas. Denice