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Jeri

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About Jeri

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  • Birthday 10/17/1960

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    Albuquerque, NM
  1. Seeking "pottery Cascade" Recipe

    Just to let you know, Mayo pottery clear cascade (along with the others) can also be fired to cone 6. It works and looks great! But how to make you're own, I am not sure and need to leave that to the glaze experts.
  2. Meme

    Great! Thank you for sharing g
  3. Coyote Cone 6 Crystal Glazes

    I have used them a few times yes. They like to be applied on the thinner side or they will run. A cookie or catch plate is a good idea just to be safe. They can be outstandingly beautiful but are difficult to work with. If dipping, a very quick in and out is needed or runs will be very bad. Hope this helps. Jeri-Lynne
  4. Good morning Everyone, Greyfree, I'm so happy that you didn't have a complete disaster in the kiln! Don't take the hand slapping to heart, no matter how experienced and skilled someone is, we've all made mistakes in the process of getting there. Keep working at it, don't give up, and I look forward to seeing more images of your work. Jeri Lynne
  5. Duplicates?

    I too have duplicates of many of my tools, but I don't keep them separate for different types of clays. I just do my best to make sure that they are clean after each use. If I find something I missed when I was cleaning up, I clean it before starting anything. Space is quite an issue for me, so I have no choice really but to 'share' my tools between clay types/colors. Jeri Lynne
  6. Refiring a Glazed piece

    I've not tried to use the French Dimensions on a fired glaze surface before, you might have a little trouble getting it to stay put, much like reapplying glaze to something for a refire. However, being something I used quite a bit in the days of finishing and selling just low fire cast ware, do a test piece, and fire to ^06. This is the normal range for French Dimensions when being applied over an unfired glaze. Of course, on the test piece doesn't turn out how you wish, then try a lower range. I think ^06 should do the trick for you. Let us know how it goes. Can't wait to see the end results! Jeri Lynne
  7. Gallery visits

    Hi Jeri, Though I don't know of any galleries in particular, I just wanted to send a bit of my envy your way. Hope your trip is full of wonderful! Thanks! It was quite the surprise from my husband for both myself and my eldest daughter. She's graduating culinary school the same weekend, so my husband wanted to surprise her by attending, and surprise me because not only do I get to see my daughter, my 10mo old grandson, but he also reserved our Inn rooms located ON the beach! Not sure what I did to deserve such a wonderful surprise, but I'm not gonna complain! In fact, I'm still pinching myself to see if I'm dreaming! Jeri Lynne
  8. Thanks for the link Karen! I have several different types of bats, some plastic (two different types), Masonite, and even have tried the Wonder-bat and haven't quite found one I'm really happy with quite yet. I do like the Masonite bates, until they start to warp, then getting the true again is quite a pain in the hind end to say the least. I too have been looking at other bats, and have been seriously considering plaster bats. I've looked at a bat system for making my own, (and I'll be honest here, I'm not feeling very confident in my abilities and skills at the moment) but I'm not sure if I'm up to taking on such a task quite yet. I've found the Hydro-bat online, and I'm wondering if anyone has given them a try and if so, what do you think of them? Here's the link I found for them. http://www.theceramicshop.com/store/category/8/13/Standard-Bats/ Jeri Lynne
  9. Good morning everyone! I'm going to be in the Portland OR area and spending time on the coast in the near future; I was wondering if anyone could suggest a studio/gallery for me to visit? I will only have a few days, but I'd love to be able to take a walk through and see/meet others! And now, my hubby and I are headed off with our dogs to the vast wilderness of our state for me to find some inspiration! Have a great weekend everyone! Jeri Lynne
  10. That's wonderful news!
  11. Well, I did it, I broke down and took some pictures of my home studio, it's not very big, 8x9so as you'll notice it's pretty cramped in there. I still hold out hopes that some day, I'll manage to have both the space for a larger studio, and the skill that most most here have in order to consider having my hobby pay for itself. Maybe be more than a hobby. Mossyrock, love the color of your studio! Yellow, my favorite. Jeri Lynne My cramped and messy little studio. (Sorry the images are so dark, I was having light issues from the window) It's near impossible to see, but under the table that is along the wall with the window is my reclaim table on wheels that my son and I built. It has a shelf on the bottom for storage of my clay, and buckets, etc. Heavy as all get out, but very handy indeed!
  12. Custom stamps?

    I bought one that I custom designed online at www.4clay.com.
  13. Pine Ash

    Dear Off Center, Your picture of your cup is absolutely beautiful. I too love wood firing but am limited to electric. I know this is likely not the spot to post this but a few years back in my hopefulness to find a glaze similar to the wood glaze look I found a recipe in ceramics monthly for fake wood ash electric firing. While not perfect, it does work. And if you play with it you can definitely get different finishes from shiny to matt by adjusting the firing temperature and clay bodies. I used speckled clay and it worked beautifully. If anyone wants this recipe let me know or simply look it up in ceramics monthly. It is worth a try if you are feeling that not having a wood fired look is problematic in your repertoire of electric glazing colors. Nelly I love the look of a wood firing, and I also am limited to electric (the community studio I use does soda firing two or three times a year). I would love the recipe, do you happen to remember which issue, or the year you found the recipe? I can go online and search back issues I think. Could be my fist attempt at mixing my own glaze! Dear Jeri Lynn, Here is the recipe. I actually phoned this man and spoke to him about his glaze. Know you have to play with it to find the best firing temperature and clay body but I totally love it. It gets me close to the wood firing look. http://www.ceramicar...ctric_Busch.pdf Nelly Nelly, Thank you! I've saved it off, and been reading it, looking around in my little studio (which I still need to take pictures of for another topic) to see where I could find the space to work with trying to mix my own glazes, and well, I think I'm going to take over part of the garage from my husband! I'm also going to talk to the owner of the studio where I rent to see if he's willing to allow me to experiment there. After a mishap with a kiln they had not turning off and EVERYTHING pretty much melting I'm not sure if he's going to feel overly adventurous for a while. But, who knows, he might fool me! I can't wait to get started. Jeri Lynne
  14. Pine Ash

    Dear Off Center, Your picture of your cup is absolutely beautiful. I too love wood firing but am limited to electric. I know this is likely not the spot to post this but a few years back in my hopefulness to find a glaze similar to the wood glaze look I found a recipe in ceramics monthly for fake wood ash electric firing. While not perfect, it does work. And if you play with it you can definitely get different finishes from shiny to matt by adjusting the firing temperature and clay bodies. I used speckled clay and it worked beautifully. If anyone wants this recipe let me know or simply look it up in ceramics monthly. It is worth a try if you are feeling that not having a wood fired look is problematic in your repertoire of electric glazing colors. Nelly I love the look of a wood firing, and I also am limited to electric (the community studio I use does soda firing two or three times a year). I would love the recipe, do you happen to remember which issue, or the year you found the recipe? I can go online and search back issues I think. Could be my fist attempt at mixing my own glaze!
  15. Burning Wood

    Thank you for posting this. It made for some interesting reading.
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