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JohnnyK

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    Citrus Heights, CA
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    Ceramics, glazing techniques, photography, farming, reading all kinds of stuff but primarily thrillers

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  1. dkgreenandbrown.jpg

    I love the cloudy, turbulence you've achieved here! JohnnyK
  2. foil7:17

    Hi Marcia, I'm currently taking a Raku class at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA and have been inspired by your work since I joined the forum. We will do a sagger firing in the next couple of weeks and I find this collection of photos particularly interesting. Where can I find more of your work along with descriptions of the techniques and materials you use to come up with the outcomes that you show here? I am also fascinated by the Raku work you do with horse images. I have a friend who has been supplying me with horse manure for my small farm over the past year and as a gift of appreciation, I'd like to give her a horsehair raku pot made with some of the hair she save from a horse she had for 25 years and lost last April. What technique do you use to get the horse images on your pots and tiles? Thanks for your consideration and inspiration, JohnnyK
  3. I must have missed something in the translation of the video...when did the paper or fabric transfer happen? Seems like this video was a watercolor painting technique. JohnnyK
  4. Glaze aftertaste

    It may seem silly, but have you considered the problem might be the coffee or tea? I say this because I also use Potter's Choice glazes and have never noticed a difference in taste...could be because I use cream and sweetener in my coffee.
  5. Seeing Cones

    Dark sunglasses won't work. I've used gas welding goggles and they didn't work well. I'll probably be doing a bisque/glaze firing this weekend and plan on checking the cones using an arc welding lens. I'll let you all know how it works. JohnnyK
  6. New Forum

    But this was all done to make it easier to navigate with those iPhones (the i stands for IDIOT phone!) and dumb phones. You know...the phones that you can do everything with but walk and chew gum...
  7. Just started a Raku class at Sierra College. Can't wait to start burning things!

  8. Seeing Cones

    I've tried gas welding goggles but the cones are hard to see, so the next firing I will try my arc welding lens. I'll let you know what happens.
  9. Surgey went well. No pain 2 days later. looking forward to a complete and successful recovery...Thanks for your well wishes!

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    2. GEP

      GEP

      great news!

    3. Joseph F

      Joseph F

      That is awesome. Always nice when things go right.

    4. Roberta12
  10. Minor hand surgery tomorrow to fix a "trigger finger". Will be out of the clay for about a month.

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    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      good luck with the PK afterwards

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

    4. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      best of luck with that surgery. Let us know how it comes out.

  11. Remove Center Ring Of Skutt 1027?

    I find many times that one of the hallmarks of an artist is being adaptive, as you were in this situation, Denice. Too many times I've been told something wouldn't work until I tried it and was successful. JohnnyK
  12. Lowering Coe?

    Please enlighten me. I love to see these somewhat technical dissertaions BUT... What is COE?
  13. Miller Dover Casting Slip Issues

    Re: what Niel said...can you set the molds outside to dry or maybe cook them in your kiln at low temp to dry them out?
  14. Lockerbie K Kick Wheel

    After taking my first Learning Exchange pottery class at a local ceramic supply store/studio, my instructor gave me a wood-framed kickwheel that he was trying to get rid of. When I got it home, I found it had a couple of bad bearings, so I went ahead and replaced them. I made some other modifications and added a splash pan. Much to my dismay, I found that I did not have the hand/foot co-ordination to effectively use the kickwheel. Doing what I usually do in this type of situation, I figured out a way to motorize the wheel which made throwing a lot easier! Shortly after that, a friend of mine was cleaning out the barn on a piece of property that he bought and found a Creative Industries wheel in the mess which he "loaned" to me for however long I wanted to use it. It has earned a prominent place in my studio and 2 weeks ago I sold an old and tired kiln and the kickwheel to a chef who wanted to make his own low fire dinnerware. My question to you is; If you learned to throw on an electric wheel and used it on and off for so long, why would you revert to a manual kickwheel? Are you a masochist? Just asking... JohnnyK
  15. Is Anyone A Toolmaker Or Machinist?

    Here is my version of your tool. It's made from 5/16" steel tubing that I had laying around. Took about 5 minutes to make. The tip is relatively easy to shape so there is any design you may please to be had. JohnnyK
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