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  1. Hello, I appreciated your response so much looked up your profile and lo and behold we are neighbors. I live in Carly's, la. Thanks again

  2. fired plate pings

    Thanks so much to both of you. Am searching for the book immediately. My goal is to do more researching and testing. I think part of my problem is I have almost every range and brand of glaze there is and about 5/6 different clays. I think simplification and focusing in on my main interest in what I want to achieve now is what i need to do. i was just wanting to try everything and anything. I do all methods also, but Joyce michaud's Asian coiling is my preference. Thanks again. Cyndi
  3. fired plate pings

    I have a long overdue question. What is the best way to learn the dynamics of clay/glaze fit.. Is it always as simple as low fire clay to low fire glazes as well as hi fire clay to hi fire glazes. Are some lo fire glazes compatible to hi fire clays? After 6/7 years of experimenting w/ it all on my own I really want to try and focus on the "right" way to get the best results. Thanks to all who contribute to this forum and have kept me hanging in there for this long. Luv it too much to give up.
  4. MARK, I would love to know where this precious lil wheel was purchased. would love to have one. i do minis and this would be perfect for the road also. thanks cyndi
  5. shed for firing kilns

    Darla, You're really giving me some things to think about. I don't like overhead lights in my house, really wonder now if I would be happy w/them in studio. The staggering of sockets is a good idea also. Am really reconsidering putting several windows in now. My goal is to keep as much off the floor as possible. I am tripping over everything in old studio. I use my wheel as a tool mostly. I prefer handbuilding; never could get the hang of the wheel, or more than likely wouldn't put time into practice to do so. It will all probably a work in process. Just soooo happy to have space now. Keep sending the suggestions. I really appreciate them. Thanks, Cyndi
  6. shed for firing kilns

    Hello, This really helps and is so timely. I just got a new pine treated bldg. delivered yesterday: 12x24. It has nothing in it and is a blank "canvas" to work with. So far my husband has drawn up the blueprint for sockets and lighting, but nothing has been started yet for preparation for the electrician. He has 14 wall sockets at 4' high all along sides and back walls and two 8'ft flourescent lights along each side and a 4' one along back wall. No windows at all and it does have double barn doors. Your entry makes me reconsider some of my plans. The wooden floor for instance. It is up on 16" cement piers w/termite shields in between them and floor of bldg. We live in SW Louisiana so the cold is very sparce at freezing degrees, but is very hot in summer. I am wondering about shelving and if I should put windows or if the lighting will be sufficient. We will have to install an air conditioner window unit and have ordered a floor heater. My kiln will remain in the existing studio so that will not be a problem. I intend on putting my wheel in new bldg tho and several work tables. This studio will be for my handbuilding and wet work. The existing studio will be for drying and firing. Glazing can be done either place, but glazes will probably remain in old bldg. They are right next to each other. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Timing. Patience to wait for the piece to get to right stage to continue working on it.
  8. I see it everywhere!

    Thanks John, When I was in New Mexico several weeks ago I bought 150 lbs. of micaceous clay after visiting and talking to a Taos Pueblo native on the reservation. I fell in love w/the pots made and used by them. When I researched it I watched a video by Felippe Ortega in la MADERA. I thought since it was lo fire clay it vitrified at cone o4... He did not show putting a clear glaze on to seal it. He did put 4/5 coats of mica slip and burnishing it in between each one tho. and then he pit fired them. Since I live in SW Louisiana, I thought this was a perfect project, for ALL social life is centered around cooking and eating:-) But I also tried to order some and discovered the astronomical shipping charges that go along w/it. The clay is half the price of what I use now, tho. Since my preference in forming up pieces is coiling it was ideal for me. I have made a vase and cross already and was amazed at how it held its shape when I was forming up the pieces. I called Houston Ceramic Store for help and they said it was not feasible for them to order for me. Do you do any pit firing. This is where I am out of my box. He did not give specific instructions on doing this. Time and process of it. Let me know what you find out about the clear glaze. Does it affect the mica in the clay. Does it still glisten? Cyndi
  9. I see it everywhere!

    HELLO, I WAS ACTUALLY TRYING TO FIND THE PROPER PLACE TO ASK ABOUT A CLAY I JUST DISCOVERED IN NEW MEXICO. IT IS MICACEOUS CLAY AND SOUNDS JUST LIKE WHAT YOUR FIANCE SHOWED YOU OF HER GRANDMA'S. IT IS USED BY THE AMERICAN INDIANS FOR COOKING. HAS ANYONE USED IT OR IS FAMILIAR W/IT? I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCE WAS W/IT. I AM IN SW LOUISIANA AND DO NOT KNOW IF IT WOULD BE WORTH MY WHILE TO HAVE IT SHIPPED HERE TO TRY. IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND I WONDER IF THERE ARE ANY DOWNSIDES TO USING IT. ANY THOUGHTS OR ADVICE ON THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL INPUT FROM THIS FORUM. CYNDI
  10. Water Filtration

    This was an excellent post and so timely. On the same line I would like to know about laundering. Do any of you have problems w/washing your clay clothes, aprons, towels, rags, etc. in your personal washer/dryers. When I wash my regular dark clothes a whitish residue ends up on them. Don't know if it is from the washer or dryer. Would like to hear some input on this. Thanks for all the wise counsel on this forum. Cyndi.
  11. Slips Not Producing Colour ...

    Hi Chris, I would like to learn more about using Mason Stains. Where is the best place to research and find information to learn. Thanks, Cyndi
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