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LindaSkipper

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About LindaSkipper

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  • Birthday 03/21/1947

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    Female
  • Location
    New Marlborough, MA, USA
  • Interests
    Wheel thrown porcelain, hand carving, Cone 6 Electric
  1. What Surface Do You Wedge On?

    I use a 2'x3' slab of marble from an old countertop. I throw ^6 porcelain and the dried little bits scrape off easily and completely with a spackle knife. Then I have a dust free super smooth surface that works comfortably for me.
  2. I do use mirrors, an old 3 part hinged lady's dresser mirror for throwing on one wheel that has a bat system attached and another single surface mirror for trimming on another wheel that has my Giffin Grip attached. They both are placed within 1 ft. of the rear of the wheel, so I'm using them to check on symmetry. I first learned about using a mirror in a workshop 15 years ago with Angela Fina and have never thrown without one since. The need to bend uncomfortably to the right is almost conquered.
  3. Mason Stains - Greys?

    If you can find Mason Stain #6523 "Soft Green Grey", it may be a good answer for you. It's listed on the Mason Color website as a mix of 6% 6609 and 94% 6700. I assume they do not mix the #6523 any longer. But I still can get it at Sheffield Pottery in Sheffield, MA . http://www.sheffield-pottery.com It's is a beautiful light grey with a green cast. The color displayed on the Sheff. Pot. website is much darker than my results mixing 5% stain into porcelain slip with 10% zircopax added. I use it as a slip over porcelain and carve through designs through the slip. There is no problem with a clear glaze that has zinc. You'll find interesting info on the Mason Color website FAQ page about how to mix and troubleshoot.
  4. Mason Stains - Greys?

    If you can find Mason Stain #6523 "Soft Green Grey", it may be a good answer for you. It's listed on the Mason Color website as a mix of 6% 6609 and 94% 6700. I assume they do not mix the #6523 any longer. But I still can get it at Sheffield Pottery in Sheffield, MA . http://www.sheffield-pottery.com It's is a beautiful light grey with a green cast. The color displayed on the Sheff. Pot. website is much darker than my results mixing 5% stain into porcelain slip with 10% zircopax added. I use it as a slip over porcelain and carve through designs through the slip. There is no problem with a clear glaze that has zinc. You'll find interesting info on the Mason Color website FAQ page about how to mix and troubleshoot.
  5. I've taken 2 of Antoinette's e-courses, "Understanding Porcelain" and 'Handbuilding with Porcelain". The teaching modules were fascinating and well structured and wonderfully personal, A bonus was her husband Koos's skilled camera work that showed great details of her process. The students often posted photos of their work and received comments from Antoinette and other participants. Questions that came up were responded to with care and clarity, always very helpful with technique and information. The pricing was reasonable and did not hold me back from enrolling. A bonus is the ongoing community of potters that communicated with Antoinette and each other on-line on the Facebook groupfor the classes. Some people in those groups are still active in the ongoing conversations as alumni when she repeats a class. I would have loved to have taken the class that Marcia gave through Antoinette but I could not manage the time. I would like to hear how she evaluates her experience with the students as a teacher on-line as compared to her in-person workshops.
  6. What Would Work Best?

    I have a Skutt 1227, which has 12 facets on the 28" diameter interior wall . I'm also researching replacing my heavy shelves with some that are lighter. Will 26" diameter corelite half round shelves work on the interior since they are a smooth sided 1/2 round with no facets to match the interior? I'm concerned that I may loose finger space in lifting them in and out and also about loosing square inches of space for the pots. What do you think?
  7. Your studio is beautifully thought out and so efficiently organized. It's a good lesson in working well in a small space .Each square foot seems to have a double-duty purpose. Congratulations on having such a fine outcome to what must have been an enormous amount of work. ps... The new work in your gallery is lovely. Linda
  8. New Book About A Porcelain Obsession

    I found a 5 part reading of this book on BBC Radio. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bgbvz It is abridged, but wonderful to hear read by fine presenter, as I wait for my copy to come from Amazon after the book's release in the US on Nov. 10th. Thanks Evelyn for telling us about it. Linda Skipper in W.Mass.
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