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About oldlady

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    single firing an electric kiln to cone 6
  • Birthday 08/30/1940

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    harpers ferry west va and pinellas park fl
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    architecture, old Sears mail order houses, cocker spaniels, name a subject, I will love it

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  1. oldlady


    love the drift of color downward and the shape of the tray. spraying makes such a difference.
  2. oldlady


    oooohhh! very nice! is there a handle on the other one, too? going to share the glazes?
  3. lou, where are you? wherever you are there are probably potters who have some older tools or equipment that they might donate or sell very cheaply. have your school get an article in the local newspaper or whatever is in use in your area asking for these things. maybe it will spark interest in the project by the PTA who might take on a project for you. there is a lot of interest in art and craft these days, take advantage of it. just look at pinterest!
  4. that is a lovely piece of art pottery or better! not at all what i imagined it to be. you might check with antique dealers who specialize in ceramics. since you are in london, try someone at the Victoria and Albert museum before you do anything to the vase. keep us informed, please. you have done so well with the photo, may we see the bottom if it has any markings? a photo sent to the V&A might bring an answer, there must be an expert there.
  5. hello, can you also put up a photo of the bottom? it might be a clay that is very familiar to us, standard 112 which is a buff with small speckles of manganese. is the white glaze what you are after?
  6. thank you. i admire anyone who can figure out any second language. your definition is almost correct. in just general conversation, i think engobe is a slip that totally covers the clay so another decorating technique can be used. when fired (not burned) the engobe is probably a flat surface without a shine since it is so similar to plain clay. it is usually used to provide a different color from the original clay. that still does not mean that the bowl you show has any engobe on it. so the question is, "what do you want to accomplish?" once we know, someone will have a suggestion that will probably work.
  7. mark if you make it in lots of pretty colors like the recent cheap pottery making "machines", you might sell it to someone who doesn't know better! be careful who you sell it tol
  8. LEOPOLD, you do not list a location in the world but i suspect that english is not your native language. we might be able to help you more if you will tell us your definition of the word "engobe". the bowl shown looks exactly like it was made of a dark clay, covered with a white glaze and fired in a kiln that burns something. gas, wood or something that actually has flames. there is no engobe necessary to make the spots you see. they appear to be iron contained in the clay itself and which is brought to the surface by the reduction of oxygen during the firing process. they are usually desirable to the potter and eagerly sought.
  9. rae, the man who actually did that used a bus, and traveled around the country having a great time. do not know if he made any money. someone at NCECA ask what the Airstream is doing these days and let us know, please? i cannot remember its name.
  10. thank you, neil. i will stop envying the owners of the new kiln down around the corner with all its advancer shelves. appreciate all this info even if i do not understand all the electrical components. glad you are on the forums.
  11. thanks, guys. you might want to put that in the title for future searches.
  12. not familiar with this slip but use normal slip all the time. slip should go on greenware since it is clay. why would you try to put it on bisque? yes, i know that experts can do magic but for the ordinary potter, slip should go on greenware.
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