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  1. Huh, I didn't think of that. I'll talk to them and hopefully they can help me out. Thanks
  2. I live in McDonough, GA but I've been looking into some studios around Atlanta to widen the possibilities. The only one that I could find was Mudfire. My teacher says it's good, but I wanted to see if there were any other studios out there or if anyone is a member of Mudfire. All I need is a place with clays, glazes and firing provided with the membership ( and it not exeed $170 a month). If you have any suggestions or are a member of any nearby studio please let me know, it would help tons. ~Thanks
  3. How Big Is Your Wheel?

    I use a Pacifica 400 gt. It's great for me. I'm 5'9 and I just use an upside down bucket that's the exact same height as the wheel table for my chair. The edge of the splash pan measures about 4 inches away from the bat so it's not over the edge too much. The noise on it isn't very bad either; it's just a dull hum. But, I'm pretty sure the best wheel for you would depend on your specific height and build; as I'm pretty young, that would probably contribute as to why I don't ache. ~Hope it helps.
  4. I'll hollow them out during class tomorrow then, and how do face jugs normally not crack with the added features? Because I've seen face jugs that were made exactly like mine was, but they don't crack or break. Do all of them hollow out the eyes?
  5. I used heavily grogged clay that has survived Raku firing, so from what you're telling me, I should be fine. Anyways the only place with the 1 1/2 " thickness is where the eyes were added. So hopefully it goes well, because if it does I'm going to add it to my art portfolio for competition.Thanks for your help!
  6. I made a face jug and I'm worried that there may be parts of it that are too thick and may explode in the kiln. It's a very nice piece so I really want to avoid that. It's almost 1 1/2 inch and my teacher has always told me to never fire a piece past 1 inch, but she's been wrong before. Is this a safe thickness to fire? P.S. It's lowfire clay if that helps any. ~Thanks
  7. Centering?

    * Coning, not pulling.
  8. I have been practicing throwing for about a week now and I haven't quite mastered centering. Now I know that it's supposed to take a while to be able to just center the peice in less than 5 minutes, but I was wonering if you guys had pointers or extra things that could help move me along. I usually use the pulling technique. Thanks!
  9. Dyeing Clay

    I want to make a solid blue clay for multiple projects, then also make a marbled appearance by wedging the blue clay with with the normal white clay.
  10. Dyeing Clay

    It's white low-fire clay with grog
  11. Dyeing Clay

    I was looking for ways to make a blue colored clay, but since the processed way is safer what would be a good recipe for a deep blue clay with colorants?
  12. Dyeing Clay

    I don't have any colorants and was just curious if there were other ways.
  13. Is there any other way to dye clay without using colorants? Like natural things or household things that won't alter the way the clay fires?
  14. I think I'm having potter's block. I can't seem to think of anything new to make and neither can my friends google and bing. If you have any projects or ideas that you would recommend to someone who started a couple of months ago it would be greatly appreciated. ~Thanks
  15. Recommended Glazes

    What you call "Georgian clay" is most likely Lizella Clay (aka Lizella Red). It's a beautiful clay but it will leak no matter how high you fire it or how many glazes you put on it. It should never be used for anything expected to hold liquids. It looks good fired to earthenware temps and takes low fire glazes well but is weak and really leaks badly at low temps. It should be fired to cone 6 but will still leak (but slowly) unless you add lots of Neph Sy to it. It should be bisqued high (~04+) because it has lots of impurities in it (dug from a swamp a few miles from my house) that will gas off during the glaze firing and ruin the glaze if the organics have not been burned off completely during the bisque. It's hard to find a glaze that works well on it because of the high iron content. Use an opaque glaze that can be applied thick without running. The holder in the cup & holder in this picture is Lizella Red. http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/index.php?app=gallery&module=images&section=viewimage&img=2584 Jim What clay would you recommend for a beginner interested in making pieces that may hold water, but is low-fire ( cone 05-06)?
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