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  1. Handmade lives

    Great site, Chris! thanks for sharing. I found some very good advice on there for pricing, sales, discounts, etc. I am getting ready for a sale on Friday, at a resort area and struggle with pricing. She really focused that for me. Thanks! Roberta
  2. I am soooo impressed! I was using different red recipes....some from Michael Bailey's book, some from another place and programmed in a slow cool and everything was brown brown brown. I am going back to the drawing board! Thanks for the great pictures! Roberta
  3. What spray nozzle size do you like

    I thought the price would have gone up by now but it is only $90. Also, The Surface Techniques of Steven Hill is the next best thing to a Hill workshop. I tried to link to the item but it doesn't work, so go to http://www.tcpglobal.com/, scroll down to "Spray Gun Depot", click on "HVLP Primer Spray Gun Set". Let me know if you have a problem finding it. Jim Thanks Doc for this topic. I just purchased a mini detail spray gun and larger hvlp spray gun at Harbor Freight. (it's 1.5mm) I have been frustrated with the overspray from my Critter spray gun. It's great for overall spraying, but not so good for putting color in a specific place. I attended a Steven Hill workshop a few years ago, and he recommended the tcpglobal guns. but thought I would start with a less expensive model to see if I can get the hang of it. The mini gun is .6mm. Based on the discussion here, it might be too small. I may just take it back. Thanks! Roberta Roberta... Have you tested the .6 gun? If you can adjust the spray to a small circle instead of a fan shape, it may be a great detail gun that you will want to hold on to. Jim No, I haven't. I read this posting and thought perhaps I had made a mistake. Maybe I should try it? The nice thing about Harbor Freight is of course, the price. With a coupon I got both guns for under $25. And like Larry said, I could always throw them at the neighbor's dog! :)src="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif"> :)src="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif">
  4. What spray nozzle size do you like

    I thought the price would have gone up by now but it is only $90. Also, The Surface Techniques of Steven Hill is the next best thing to a Hill workshop. I tried to link to the item but it doesn't work, so go to http://www.tcpglobal.com/, scroll down to "Spray Gun Depot", click on "HVLP Primer Spray Gun Set". Let me know if you have a problem finding it. Jim Thanks Doc for this topic. I just purchased a mini detail spray gun and larger hvlp spray gun at Harbor Freight. (it's 1.5mm) I have been frustrated with the overspray from my Critter spray gun. It's great for overall spraying, but not so good for putting color in a specific place. I attended a Steven Hill workshop a few years ago, and he recommended the tcpglobal guns. but thought I would start with a less expensive model to see if I can get the hang of it. The mini gun is .6mm. Based on the discussion here, it might be too small. I may just take it back. Thanks! Roberta
  5. ounces to grams

    I was given a couple of glaze recipes from a potter in England. This person mixes glazes using pounds/ounces. I converted from ounces to grams. Should this make a difference in mixing the glazes? Totaled up, it comes to an odd number like 2501.84. I don't want to mix that large of a batch initially, so for testing purposes, I divided by 10. so I would be working with a batch of 250.18. Am I on the right track with this?? Thanks for your help. Roberta
  6. ounces to grams

    Thank you to you both. r.
  7. Pottery for Everyman

    That symbol looks like a cross.....Is that a sign?..... He seems like a great potter and teacher. I'd just love to sit down, and have a conversation with him. Thanks to all for a great conversation. I have really enjoyed it. Thanks also for the Warren MacKenzie video. That was a nice way to start my day. We get to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan fairly often to see family. I think I am going to have to plan a St.Croix Valley pottery tour. Roberta
  8. Red Iron Oxide

    Being rather cautious with all the oxides and chemicals etc, I do wear gloves when I can. Just as a precautionary measure. Roberta
  9. I have a big problem

    This is a great topic, and very timely for me. Living in a small town, word gets 'round as to how a person's things are priced. I am now going to be able to put some work in a local shop. for 25% commission. So, do I raise my price in that one shop, when many people know they can come to my house and purchase things for less?? I have been pondering, pondering this issue. I talked to an experienced, long term business owner this morning and her advice was to raise my "at home" price to match what I will have to raise at the shop in town. I do agree it has something to do with the "just happy to be here" thinking. Now, I am really having to take a hard look at the time/material that goes into my product and charge what I need to make a profit. I think her words as well as the words of the more experienced on this forum, are spot on. And I truly can do that "thing" that Big Lou is talking about, tell people what it takes to make your piece, the hours/days/years developing what you do. So, YES I will raise my prices (a little at a time) and YES Gypsy, you can quit giving away your pots!!!!! Thanks for posting this dilemma! Roberta
  10. Snowflake crackle CAD

    I do have some pics. I am not sure how to post those. As soon as I figure it out, I will. Roberta If I did not do this correctly, I will try again.
  11. Snowflake crackle CAD

    I do have some pics. I am not sure how to post those. As soon as I figure it out, I will. Roberta
  12. Colouring transparent glaze

    I am coming to England the end of May. We will travel from London to Scotland by train. Where are you from London? Roberta
  13. Snowflake crackle CAD

    The crawling in your pictures was Great! I mixed up the Snowflake Crackle #4 some months ago. I tested it on smooth white clay and a brown clay with a bit of grit/sand in it. It was positively perfect on the smooth white clay (of course it did not show the crackles to their best) on the brown slightly gritty clay it did not look as nice, and it was very rough. I found some smooth brown clay and tried the glaze on that. But I have to say it is hard to apply, so the bowl was very lumpy. I tried again, and thinned the glaze and brushed it on....the crackles were very nice, on a smooth brown clay, but it was still sort of lumpy. So, I will try this again and thin it alot and spray that glaze and see what happens! The #4 recipe was talc 7.86 FF 3124 5.77 Neph Sy 86.37 I did not add colorant. Although I wanted to! This led me to the conclusion that clay body has a great deal to do with this glaze (as with most glazes) and application is a key part of the process. Oh and I fire to cone 6, oxidation Roberta
  14. Attached Garage Studio

    My kiln is in a separate building from the house. Since we built the shop with the intention of 1/3 (ok, it's more like 1/2 now) being for the kiln, spraybooth, etc, we also took precautions and vented the kiln outside, and I can crack the doors to pull in more air, and I also had to have and insurance inspection (State Farm) and it all passed just fine. Yes, precautions. Roberta
  15. Creative people say NO

    The article was great! I thought I was saying no more often simply because I am getting older and crabbier....who knew it was because I am getting more and more creative! Roberta
  16. Phil Rogers pine ash glaze recipe

    Some of you may find this paper of interest on wood ash glazes including some ex. of Phil Rogers work. http://wvuscholar.wv...S8yMTAzNQ==.pdf Thank you for the Pork recipe. It sounds delish! Roberta
  17. I LOVE that idea! I am on the hunt for the light grid!!!! Thanks! I can see many projects ahead with that! Roberta
  18. I have been using glass in pots for awhile. It comes out very nicely, especially on white glaze/clay. I have been told that it is not food safe because of the cracking of the glass, but it is a very nice decorative affect. Roberta
  19. Are red stains stable at cone 6

    It is very nice! Thank you Marcia.
  20. Are red stains stable at cone 6

    Thank you for the recipe Marsha. May I ask if that plate in the gallery was sprayed or dipped??
  21. Attention, FBI alert

    I did not have a fingerprint when I went to renew my drivers license a month ago. I thought it was so strange, but I guess that makes sense, the prints are worn off. hmmm
  22. lithium carb

    No. There are many things that people do in ceramics studios that are evaluated purely by what could be called the "Mark I Eyeball" test. What that means is if the thing looks good to the eye... then it is put in use. This is a shallow and misleading approach. It is fine if you are not concerned about things like food safety or potential archival quality (deterioration/changes to the surface over time). Washes of things like copper carbonate or copper chloride, cobalt carbonate or cobalt chloride, lithium carbonate, gerstly's borate, and son on are among the many, many that are used without much regard to what exactly you are putting on there. It is an unfortunate fact of life that ceramics has a heavy technical side. best, .......................john Thanks for the info.....I should have been more clear with my question, also. I was talking about the Lithium carb changing to Lithium oxide when it's fired, when it is in a glaze. So.....what I am getting out of this post is.....test test test....and become educated enough about what you are using, so as not to inflict harm on your customers. The reason I turned to this particular forum, is that a customer told me when she put her cranberry sauce in a bowl she bought from me, it changed the color of the bowl. The glaze is/was my new favorite, fall creek shino (green) (I was suitably horrified!) So, I was thinking about the lithium that is in the glaze, as well as the copper carb. I appreciate the knowledge a person can gain from this forum......so, I guess I should send off a sample of this glaze?? discontinue using it?? use it for non food use only??
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