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Judith B

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  1. single firing, cone 6 stoneware

    Do you think so? A potter I was assisting was spraying her glazes on greenware it was pretty thing but we never had any issues. Did you run into any troubles?
  2. PQotW: Week 33

    Yes, it was a collaboration between Chojiro and Sen No Rikyu
  3. single firing, cone 6 stoneware

    I don't know much about the details but when you single fire, you need to fire up to your clay's vitrification temperature. If you throw porcelain, your firing will need to be around 1250°C (or whatever you usually fire at). So earthenware glazes would finitely not withstand such temperature. If you underfire, I guess your glazes might vitrify but the clay won't mature leaving you with a very fragile pieces (especially if the bottom is unglazed and water gets in there as you use your pot) I also wonder if there would me some mismatch in terms of shrinkage rate between your clay and your glazes... But basically single-firing is skipping the bisque firing. So the firing you do should be your regular firing
  4. PQotW: Week 33

    1 - 2 2 - 2 3 - 4 4 - 3 (In Tokyo this year, we had an exhibition on the Tea Ceremony and another one on the Raku family, it was so inspiring and beautiful!)
  5. Hello everyone, The other day at a stunning exhibition in Tokyo I came across the technique of washizome and nunozome, which is painting ceramics using paper or fabric as a medium to transfer the colour onto clay. You can see the process in this video: [Edit, wrong video, see Hantremmer's post below] I have been trying to find the name of this technique in English to no avail. Would any one know how this transfer technique is called?
  6. @Achilles, thank you for sharing your knowledge. What is the difference between Ru ware and Ju ware?
  7. wow that's pretty cool! may I ask how you did that double wall? Did you make the inner and outer pieces separately?
  8. PQotW: Week 31

    1 - 3 2 - ? 3 - 4 (If I may say, the spell in french is Ramequin) 4 - 2
  9. AH sorry I had no idea about this rule but it makes sense reading all your comments. I thought it was interesting how the world of the handmade interacts with other spheres of our lives, especially through events and charities or donations that carry some special meaning. Marcia, your sculpture is very powerful!
  10. are we? I didn't know. Too bad it would have been an interesting topic
  11. I was curious to see if the topic would veer into more political commitment but I guess that was not the the point with this question. Personally, since I don't sell my work as I am still in the process of learning, I can't say I resist in any way, politically & socially speaking but it has always been in te back of my mind. As a maker, how can I make meaningful work? The work of Ayumi Horie is quite inspiring in that regards. Is anyone here trying to have a social or political stance through their work? Or is it something that is not part of the picture?
  12. I'm not sure it'd fly so well ^^ event though I imagine it is quite light
  13. aaw, the chicken cup is really cute!
  14. PQotW: Week 28

    Wow, I have no clue! I'll pass this week and will wait for the answers to educate myself
  15. Need to check it out on my computer. On my phone, the front page is a bit strange, lots of empty space and misalignments. Looks really nice though, good job!
  16. Can I save this mug?

    I think whether you want to repair them, or sell them as seconds depends on what image and reputation you want to build. Every piece you sell will be out there, contributing to your public image. If you're not 100percent satisfied with it, I'd hammer it down. I personally think in the long run, it might work out better to have very high standards, but that's only my opinion. I can't answer on the technical aspect of the refiring, sorry
  17. Weight/size Charts?

    I personally don't weigh my pots, I just trim them until they feel light enough. I do agree that some people will not buy pots that feel too thin and fragile in fear of breaking them so that's a delicate balance. I would stick to what works for you and just listen to your customer's feedback
  18. Yup, this is a plate of Fugu fish
  19. This is a great question, looking forward to the answers! I love reading but when it comes to pottery, I like following potters online or looking through magazine to be exposed to new content as much as possible. Especially to read about exhibition and what is happening in the contemporary world of ceramics As for techniques, I prefer to learn them first hand from someone as a book with pictures can't always convey all the subtleties. I have tried several times to read books on the history of ceramics but often found the writing style to be very academic and somewhat heavy. So I guess I can't really answer this one ^^
  20. How do we call it in English?

    ah yes sorry that was the wrong one, apologies! I meant to post the video Hantremmer did, I will edit my post
  21. crazy quiz

    Is this based on real life experience and disappointments? Donating your litter of kitten sounds like having a productive show though
  22. I am personally a huge fan of people staying curious and keeping this ability to marvel at things. While sometimes it may feel like too much, as long as the compliments come from a sincere amazement, accepting it without judgement and then trying to share knowledge with them is the most important for me. So many people are jaded or have been shut down in the past, I want to give a space for people to express their admiration.
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