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  1. How To Throw Trim Rings?

    Thank you.
  2. How To Throw Trim Rings?

    Ok. I haven't seen rings like that on many pieces, so I'm not sure if it's throwable on a piece. Say you want a couple rings in the middle of the piece, instead of the top or bottom. Possible?
  3. Look at the ring at the bottom of this pot. I'm wondering if you can put rings like this in a piece while throwing. Or is it trimmed on there?
  4. Teapot Wall Thickness

    Thank you. Informative answers.
  5. Teapot Wall Thickness

    Yes, I know. But should it be about 1/4" thick? The thickness of a coffee cup? I just need a guideline of how thick to make it. Too thick and it's extra heavy. Too thin and it won't hold heat long enough.
  6. I tried finding this but couldn't. How thick should the walls be on a ceramic teapot?
  7. Wheel Head Size

    Yes, I have 30+ trees in training. So would a 12" wheel head suffice? That would save me a lot of money.
  8. Wheel Head Size

    Hello. I am thinking about buying a pottery wheel. Of course, I want it to be as cheap as possible and these things aren't cheap. I mainly want to make bonsai pots, and I will need a throwing diameter of 16". Pottery wheels with 16" diameter wheel heads are much more expensive. So I was wondering if it's possible to buy a wheel with a 14" or even a 12" wheel head, and use 16" bats to get the diameter I want.
  9. Painting Tobacco Pipes

    My pipes sometimes get so hot that you can't touch it for more than a second or two. Is that too hot for acrylic?
  10. Painting Tobacco Pipes

    Sorry, this isn't about ceramics but I thought you guys might be able to help. I want to paint artwork on wooden tobacco pipes, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding information on it. I would need paint that is both non-toxic and heat resistant. I have seen some artwork on a few pipes, so I know it can be done. Anyone have any idea what I could use to do this?
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