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Sandra Jimison

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About Sandra Jimison

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  • Birthday 01/19/1957

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    Female
  • Location
    Glendale, SC
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    Sculpture
  1. Where do you sign you name?

    I have a small graphic stamp made for me by Mel Jacobson years ago when he was teaching a workshop that I attended and we became good friends. At the time I was signing using my first initial and last name. His comment to me was it doesn't have to say your name per say, if the work is good enough the simple stamp will say it is you. Of course, this is coming from Mel who is very successful. This has always been a little perplexing to me because needless to say, this is all well and good, but I am not as well known as Mel. This all said, I did go on and when making clay pot cookers, I signed my initials and sometimes my initials and the stamp on the lower outside foot of the piece. I am now doing sculpture. These pieces are not large, maybe 10" tall and do not lend themselves to a signature per say. I have gone back to Mel's stamp and use this as a stamp of signature as well as an adornment. As you can see, this is an ongoing perplexing issue for me as well. Sandra
  2. That is a great idea! You just gave me my inspiration for my stove back splash. Thanks, Sandra.
  3. Don't forget bullets. Very unpredictable. Jim Bullets could be interesting. Your kiln could be your new sculptureB)src="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif"> Sandra
  4. It's a luxury and curse

    A couple of years ago I had a potter friend in my house. She picked up one of my bowls and commented "This feels perfect, it makes you want to pick it up." I took this as the ultimate compliment. Though I am not throwing any these days, but doing midsized bust sculptures, I still apply this same desire with each piece. I want it to wow me. I am hoping if I accomplish that others will see the time felt love that was applied. Sandra jimisondesigns@live.com
  5. Paper Clay Ratios

    http://www.lagunacla...paper-clays.php Thanks BigDave. I thought paper clay was great for sculpture for two reasons. First being as stated in the clay descriptions, is low shrinkage, but second an incredibly smooth texture for good fine details like you naturally get with porcelain. The grog confuses me. On this same note, what is B mix? Thanks for your patience. Sandra
  6. Paper Clay Ratios

    Where do you find paper clay commercially? I have never used paper clay, because the process seems to intimidate me, but from what I've read I know I should. If I could buy it, all the better. Sandra That seems like a high % of paper. My understanding is a maximum of 25%. Use anywhere from 15-25% Marcia I read in a book on paper clay that if you're wanting to sculpt with porcelain using paper clay then to use ~35% paper, but I'll try out a lesser % thank you
  7. Naming your pots

    I have been potting,on and off, for 30 some years and never named a pot. About one year ago I switched to sculpture, doing busts and mask. Yes these take on personalities and the piece itself requests to be named. Maybe if I had named my pots, I would still be potting. Sandra
  8. Wishing for online sales venue

    Nancy, I agree 100%. Shows are very long days or weekends, and God help you if the festival title is food oriented. You are exactly right, the "I'll be back" makes you want to throw something sometimes. I have never ventured into internet sales, which is one reason this thred is very informative. A friend of mine who is a painter, years ago first mentioned Etsy to me and suggested I give it a try. Her follow up note is it takes a lot of work to constantly keep your stuff on the front pages. Having never done this type of thing, I would be interested in knowing exactly how she went about this.
  9. Mural and tile making

    This is awesome! I have a 2' x 3' mural I did in my kitchen, and for me that was quite a feat. Needless to say, it is nothing like these. I also did my front stoop of my house with my address. I live on Sea Gull Drive, so it wasn't too difficult to come up with an idea. Thanks for sharing this. Sandra jimisondesigns@live.com
  10. Slip trailing

    I am hoping this is a stupid question. How do you get slip the correct consistency for trailing, and how do you get it into the applicator? Thanks, Sandra Jimison
  11. Wheel Height

    I have found that through the years of throwing, at first I never had back pain, but as I have gotten older I am not as flexible as I once was. It is true everyone finds there own comfort zone. I too use the Brent booties and have raised my wheel a little (maybe 4 inches). I have different stools for depending on what I am throwing. When staying relatively low, like mugs, the standard seat is fine. When I am doing taller cylinders, I prefer to be above the piece more so I don't pull it off center. I still center on my office stool, but switch stool when I go to open. I hope this helps. Sandra
  12. renting kiln space

    Thanks! This is exactly what I was thinking. Considering this is a friend/associate and as long as this does not become a burden, I think this will work. Again, thank you for your thoughts. Sandra
  13. renting kiln space

    I appreciate it. I had no idea. Sandra
  14. renting kiln space

    I hope I am posting this in the right place, I think I am. Anyway... Someone has asked me to fire her stuff. I have an electric kiln, she just wants it bisced, cone 06, most of her stuff is fairly small, masks about 4x8. How do I figure how much to charge? Is this done by cubic inch?, and if so how much? This person is my dogs groomer. My other option is to simply barter it out. This is really the way I am leaning. I swapped her a bag of clay for a bath and toenail clip yesterday. She usually charges $25.00 for this service, so that worked out well for me as well as for her since there in no place within the reasonable vicinity to purchase clay. Thanks, Sandra
  15. iron oxide powder

    You are right. I am obviously delusional. I went back and looked at the picture in the book I mentioned. What this person had done " When the mask was bone dry, a mix of red iron oxide and water was applied over the modeled areas. When this was bone dry, the powdery oxide was brushed off with a dry sponge leaving some of the oxide behind in the crevices. After bisque firing, the piece was dipped in the dry turquoise glaze and high fired in an electric kiln." So yes, the iron oxide is simply burning through the glaze. Thanks for every thing, Sandra
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