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  1. Dipping Bisque into Clear Glaze

    I use a clear that I have mixed. I have never achieved the desired result with brushing or dipping. I spray. That gives me a nice even, consistent application. But my clear has to be thin. To Spray, to brush, to dip. I really think your clear must have been too thick. I was taught to hold a bisque piece under a running faucet and scrub it before glazing. I did not like the results. I switched to a damp sponge wiping down the piece. Then I put the underglaze on. That works better for me. Roberta
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    From the album Roberta's Gallery

    I was trying to post a photo of the blue glaze.....it is on the two small bowls in the corner of the photo. I thought I had it cropped. Apparently not! Anyway, the glaze is out of MC6 and it is light stormy blue. It breaks olive green on the edges and is really sparkly in the sunshine. My new fav! r.
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  4. End Rolls

    I bought a roll last year from Nashville Wraps. A group of us went in on an order and I got free shipping, but I have to say that paper is impossible to tear!! Seems to have a coating of some sort on it. In order to use it I have resorted to pre cutting it. It's a pain but at least I can use it. No local printing here in my burg but I will be on the lookout on my travels and see if I can find a printer! r.
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    Thank you Joseph and Old Lady! Kind words from both of you! Yes, I do a lot of underglaze work. I also have a new to me glaze that I mixed up. I will try to get it posted as well. r
  6. New Forum

    I have to say I really like the gallery! And I was EASILY able to put a photo in there!!! I have always had a few steps before. Roberta
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    From the album Roberta's Gallery

    Summer flowers.
  8. I wrap the rim of the pot in plastic and leave the bottom exposed. Just think a long plastic rolled up snake, that winds around the bowls. Roberta
  9. Old previously stained, comfy clothes. Stained shoes, comfy ones, and apron which is used much like a handtowel! I cannot stand to have my hair in my face, so bandana or buff pulls it back. It does sound like we are a fashion conscious bunch! Roberta
  10. Living in a small town, many many people get asked for donations for cheerleaders/football/basketball/golf/wrestling/soccer/rodeo/baseball/softball/drill teams, and on and on. Not just artists. Lately I do feel that the local artists are being asked more and more. I agree with everything said above, you will have groups you want to support and gladly do so, but I like the process different people have of setting limits. I have numerous thank you notes for my donations. And those tend to be the groups I will "give" to again. I also dislike the "marketing" ploy. It's not about marketing, it is simply about raising $$ for a cause. This week I donated a few pieces for a silent auction for a family facing a tragedy involving escalating medical costs. I wrote out a list with the price of each piece and explained that the bidding should BEGIN at that price. It is a fundraiser after all. I help organize the empty bowl fundraiser each year for the Community Kitchen. I am passionate about what they do, however.....I do know the bowl some people buy will be the only handmade pot in their cupboard. (ie, they do not usually buy pottery) I can either look at that as a way to bring handmade into more peoples lives, or to give someone a bargain while making money for a hardworking benevolence. So to address your question Jed, there will be many people who know someone with autism and will want to donate. Your camp will bring needed experiences to many! Good luck and give that fundraising a try! Roberta
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    Chilly, this is lovely! Is it a tenmoku glaze? All of the test tiles are great!! Which is your favorite. Your Potter's camp looks delightful!
  12. L&l Vs Skutt

    I started out using a skutt (community studio) but purchased an L&L. The element holders make it a bit easier to change elements ,imho, but I have to say that the biggest selling point for me is the incredible service. I live in a remote area so I have to do all of my own maintenance and diagnostic if there is a problem. I have had the president of the company return my email at 10:00 at night (midnight his time) and answer newbie questions, I was put in touch with my very own kiln person, who 5 years later still will answer my questions via phone or email. The manual is thorough, and the website has a great deal of information plus videos. I know that Skutt has been around for a very long time and probably has many of the same service plans, but L&L has my vote. 667 firings later, I still love my L&L. Roberta
  13. Clear Glaze Crazing

    Thank you Ron and Min. r
  14. Clear Glaze Crazing

    I just found information on my question in the book MC6 on page 99. I have found that some things simply do not make sense to me until I am either ready to use it or have enough prior knowledge to utilize new info. I really do need a good glaze class and tutoring in Insight (or something) yep. r.