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NanetteV

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About NanetteV

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Central New York State
  • Interests
    Gardening, chickens and peafowl
  1. Very Powerful Sales Tool

    I've done this multiple times over the years. Some people are just stunned that I would trust them. Had trouble once getting a $10 payment from a local, but that didn't change my outlook about people.
  2. Making Glaze Tongs

    Cool idea, Min.
  3. Making Glaze Tongs

    Yeh, I know, but I'm just a dope about making stuff.... Got "hot dog" tongs at the dollar store that I'll try to modify. Need the teeth parallel, not like a + to grip object. Been using the same store bought ones for 30 years, but they don't quite work with a new odd shaped pot that is a commercial success.
  4. Any ideas for making glaze tongs?
  5. Tips & Tricks

    After trimming a foot, burnish with a metal rib. No more S cracks! Doesn't everyone enjoy the feel of a smooth bottom?
  6. Wedging

    Use right out of the bag. HOWEVER, before using clay the bag is dropped on all sides, about 4 time per side, from a two foot height to soften the clay. To wedge reclaim I use the slice and smack method, and use that clay for slab work. Have severe fibromyalgia plus arthritis all over the body, so varying repetitive motions and limiting time in studio a must! Would I be posting at 4 am if pain didn't wake me? Oh, well - the crickets sound lovely.
  7. Rural 20'x25' section of two storey garage built especially for me! I moved from damp, low ceilinged cellar of 1850's house to this lovely studio 23 years ago. The blank space has been altered as I've grown; my carpentry tools are in the other part of the garage. Lots of wall shelves, two rolling selves (former bakery shelves), 4'x8 work table, slab roller, extruder, wheel, electric kiln, a bunch of self made tools, wood stove for heat. I'm a lucky bird!
  8. Yep, I use jeans - legs only. Sew the cut off end to make a bag, partially fill with wet clay, and fold over the other end: no clay squishing out. My studio has a concrete floor, so the jean bag gets moved around on that floor, flipped over, and lightly wedged with my feet. It can take days to dry in high humidity, but the bag is durable and movable. One key to clay recycling is not to get too much accumulated. To that end, I use a plastic bag from store bought clay, put that in a smallish bucket and when that is filled with reprocessed clay it gets the jean treatment. The plastic bag makes transfer to the jeans easy.
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