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About nancylee

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    Pottery, metalsmithing, painting, quilting, sewing, reading, learning!

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  1. Hi, I bisque to cone 05 because that is what my teacher did and still does. When I glaze fire, I usually glaze fire to cone 5, no hold, but when I low fire, I fire to cone 06, a bit cooler. I have a question that this thread brought up - if I bisque at cone 04, hotter than 05, is it substantially different in the way it accepts glaze? I have a few dipping glazes I love, but stopped using them because they run all over the shelf and ruin my pots and my shelves. Would they maybe run less if bisqued at 04? I also do a lot of brush on glazes now, so was wondering if there are any disadvantages to bisquing at cone 04 instead of 05. Thanks!
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    Handy Techniques

    Great idea!!! And I Love the idea that it is being recycled, too!!!
  3. nancylee

    Handy Techniques

    That's a great idea!! I have some of that somewhere around. I love the idea of them for templates, too. I am just starting handbuilding (and LOVE it!) and I am using tarpaper, which is really a pain to cut. Thanks!
  4. Oh! An apple baker is like a ring holder, but with taller sides! Now I want a baked apple!
  5. That piece is worth 3 to 5 weeks worth of work! And thank you, Pres! I looked Blender over but will really check it out when I have time this weekend. Enjoy the day! Nancy
  6. That is amazing! Just beautiful! Is the top piece solid? Clay? Looks like bone! What is this program Blender? If you work it out in a 3D program, does it give you a breakdown of template sizes? What is the advantage of Blender if it doesn’t? Thank you!!! nancy
  7. Lovely work! Thank you!!
  8. Thank you! One question: if I’m making it from 4 slabs, what do you mean when you say make the entire box as one piece? Thanks!
  9. I make a lot of urns, but I swear, one day I can center, then I cant center for a week. So I want to make square forms. Every template I see gives me 90 degree corners where slabs meet. I want a square form with somewhat rounded corners. Does that have to be thrown on the wheel and altered? I really like handbuilding and want to start making my urns like square ones with rounded corners. Thanks in advance, nancy
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    Helene Fielder's work

    Thank you all!! So it looks like she does cone 6? I love the colors, that they are more muted, yet still colors. Gifted artist!! Nancy
  11. nancylee

    Who Of You Is Making Funeral Urns?

    I make dog and cat urns and once in a while, im asked to make an urn for a human. I started and ran my own dog rescue, actively, for about 5 years. I brought up around 3000 dogs and puppies from brutal, high kill shelters in the south. When I had to cut back due to financial and emotional reasons, I started making custom urns and donating the profits,to other dog rescues. I feel it is a sacred honor. The hardest urn to make was for a 15 year old girl who,died from a lung illness. It said BREATHE on it. I was fine until I was packing it. Then I cried for hours. I hope that urn brings her Mom some solace. nancy
  12. Is anyone familiar with Helene Fielder's work? I love her clay body and glazes. I read somewhere that it is high fire? It doesnt look like it is gas fired. And I'm not familar with high fire darker clays. Any info on the clay type appreciated. I'd like a darker clay body at a higher cone. Thanks!
  13. Thank you!!! Appreciated! nancy
  14. Hi all, I have a couple of handbuilding books and also some templates from some workshops online, but I'm looking for a template for a round bigger mug. Not as large as a chowder mug, but bigger than a medium rounded mug. Does anyone know where I can get one or how I can make a template? Thanks!

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