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dhPotter

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About dhPotter

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    Duck Hill, MS
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    Deer and Turkey hunting(we eat deer through out the year), Cooking(I am the cook), Football(watching), Observing Nature
  1. Sputty, Holds the chill longer? The drinks seem colder and the second drink is definitely colder - less ice.
  2. Yes it does. Could not find a pic of Matt Long's whiskey cup. I have his video where he shows how to make this. Here is my knock-off whiskey cup.
  3. If the wall was pulled up and in a bit and the rim not scallop the shape would be similar to Matt Long's whiskey cup.
  4. 20171109_162156.jpg

    Beautiful ombre.
  5. single firing, cone 6 stoneware

    If you are spraying onto greenware, having your Specific Gravity between 1.50 and 1.60 will help the application. I pour glaze for closed forms, then let the pieces dry overnight before glazing the outsides. For bowls I will spray the outside first then flip it over and spray the inside. I have never had the greenware bloat from water or have glaze falling off. The biggest change, for me going to single fire, was remembering to handle the piece with dry hands. And the amount of glaze to apply to greenware - it takes more glaze. Like OldLady I am walking close to the edge. Self taught. There was no easing in to single fire - I jumped in with both feet - never even thought about altering the glaze - all 28 of them.
  6. single firing, cone 6 stoneware

    Use the same glazes you have always used. If spraying glazes onto greenware look for, thank you OldLady, a "chunky velvet" surface to know when enough glaze has been applied. Change your glaze firing schedule to incorporate these 2 segments at the start of the schedule. Or not. This was taken from Steven Hill. Segment Rate F*/HR Temp Hold 1 200 220 30-60 2 100 500 0 This is chunky velvet. Notice the glaze cracking. The glaze is a tiny bit too thick in that spot. Below is after the glaze firing...
  7. PQotW: Week 32

    WYSIWYG = pronounced whiz-e-wig.
  8. Handle Help

    After attaching handles let the mug set up for about 10 minutes. Then go over the seams with a rub out tool or ball stylus. Then place the mug in a damp box overnite. Next day clean up any spots around the handle, sign your piece and let it dry slowly.
  9. Glaze Question - Strontium Crystal Magic

    hey AlanJanzen, SCM by itself is not attractive. The surface will be dry and scratchy. Yes I use SCM warm and cool on nearly everything I glaze. Spray the SCM first and make it about 30-40% of your total glaze thickness. I have specific gravity set at 1.47 for both the Warm and Cool. Test every glaze you have over SCM. You will be amazed at the color variations with your different glazes over SCM. Any glazes with Strontium Carb in them will react better over SCM. Remember, copper and cobalt containing glazes go over the Cool. Iron glazes over the Warm. Steven Hill pairs (JJF) Jen's JuicyFruit Warm and Cool with the SCM. After all glazes have been sprayed on your piece, hit the piece with short spray bursts of JJF Warm or Cool depending on the other glazes. I give the banding wheel a spin and no more than two revolutions over the whole piece. Be sparing with the JJF. The JJF will make the surface soft and smooth. I have found without the JJF the surface is scratchy. On your test tiles allow room at the bottom for glaze runs especially if overspraying with JJF. It is not called Juicy for nothing! Sometimes, I will spray both Warm and Cool on a piece because I want to use a green glaze to accent an otherwise iron red glazed piece. Take a look at my Evolution gallery. You will see examples on some mugs with cool and warm on the same piece. Use SCM as accents to create different colors from your glazes. You don't have to spray the whole piece with SCM. The RO8 is Red Orange that I have added 8% more silica. HFAI = Hannah's Fake Ash Iron, C= SCMCool; I = SCMWarm; PSF = Pete's Sea Foam.
  10. I like the word slurry better than slop. People slop hogs.
  11. Calculate 3 ounces of water per 100 grams of dry material. Then use a few ounces less so you can add if need be. 200 grams calculates to 6 ounces of water. Use 4 ounces to start, then make adjustments.
  12. Helene Fielder's work

    Earlier this year I shared a Steven Hill workshop with Helene. She had ^6 light colored clay for her pieces to spray and fire. In the Gallery 2 bottom right pic is her friend and clay artist Beth. They are both from North Mississippi.
  13. Why in the world would you want to politicize your pottery? There is so much of that crap in the world. I look at pottery and art as an escape from the goofiness of the world. Drinking coffee from a handmade mug instead of reading or seeing something political on the mug I would rather enjoy the texture or colors. So, yes I resist to get political in my art, making it or enjoying it.
  14. learning to post photos

    Most definitely, She is not your cat, you are her human. Green glaze looks great.
  15. I always thought coning was to align the clay platelets from the inside out. Not necessarily centering the clay.
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