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  1. That is interesting. Hadn't thought about that. Just finished a two day show. I had a friend recommend odd numbers. So that is what I did. $11, 13, 27, like that. I really don't know if it made much difference. I came close to selling out. I have never had that happen. But I like the 8's. I had Mea's voice in my head talking about raising prices because things were selling so quickly. But the shoppers came so fast I didn't have time. However, I may need to think about that. in the future. Roberta
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    I really like the softness of this piece! The glaze goes perfectly with the decals.
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    This is beautiful! Thank you for post this. I have always wondered what underglazes would do when sprayed. Very lovely!
  4. Mea, you mentioned the Jack Reacher series before, So I started reading those (very entertaining!) I will now check out these two characters you have mentioned. And no, I am not doing audiobook, but I am downloading from the library for reading. I love your recommendations! Have you read/listened to Robert Galbraith? Quite satisfying. In the studio, I start with a variety of music in the morning, check in on Public Radio at some point during the day, change up the music, and will probably end up with something on Hulu. I really like a lot of the BBC comedies and dramas.
  5. Mason Stain in base glazes

    I just used 4% praseodymium (spelling!) and 4% tangerine in a base, trying for a creamsicle orange. I should have used less of the yellow. Go with the lower percentages, the stains are strong. Roberta
  6. I had a collaborative project with a friend. I made the trays, she applied the black underglaze and did the sgraffito work. I bisqued the pieces to 04 and sprayed them with clear. All of the pieces came out with a white speckling and slight pitting. I have not noticed this effect on my other work with underglaze and clear. But I do not normally use large expanses of black. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? We would love to do more of this work. Roberta
  7. Upcoming 300th Firing - Kiln Repairs

    Because I live a long way from a kiln parts store, I keep a few parts on hand. Like pretty much everything. I have had to replace a relay twice. Not the same one. But it's pretty clear when you do need to do that. When I change the elements, I change the thermocouples. Like Mea said, they do seem to last longer, but they are not expensive (relatively) and it's easy to do while you have everything apart. Roberta
  8. Is Obsidian a satin/matte glaze? Is the PC you are using a satin/matte also? Just wondering. Roberta
  9. Nice Lee! I am impressed. I think how you linked the pdf docs. Great!! Roberta
  10. Can I save this mug?

    what they said. You will make many more pots. As Joseph suggested save it for a pencil holder or vase. Best piece of advice I ever got was "there are no precious pots" You will learn from every single problem that you have in pottery. And Min's suggestion was also spot on for future work! Roberta
  11. I did use plaster of paris (from the hardware store) for my damp boxes. I haven't had problems yet. If I do molds or bats, I will get potters plaster for certain!! Roberta
  12. Making sugar savers question

    That's what I did. They work great. a red/brown cone 6 clay that I fired to 04. I use them all the time. Roberta
  13. How do we call it in English?

    Judith, I watched the video and it was painting on pots. Either UG or cobalt ox. I don't know if it has another name. I did like the potters gestures with his brush. Roberta
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    the feet on your mugs are great!!!
  15. Another clear glaze question

    I think I should have made the photo smaller. Sorry
  16. 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.
  18. Roberta's Gallery

  19. 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
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    From the album Roberta's Gallery

    Summer flowers.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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

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