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CarolynB

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    cupofjoy

    Thank you High Bridge Pottery, it's just commercial underglaze; I draw the image onto lightweight paper and then transfer the drawing onto leather-hard clay.
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    snow geese

    From the album: first album

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    dragon Mug

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    bird plate

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    poppy

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    Sisters mug side b

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    another too dark picture. Sorry.
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    sisters mug- side A

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    An example of custom work: Client asked for sisters sitting on a dock feeding ducks. Sorry this picture is so dark
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    bee mug

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    glazed inside and lip, outside is a light wash of an oil spot glaze
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    whale mug

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    cone 6
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    playing with color pattern and texture, cone 6, Amber celedon, slate blue and black underglaze
  11. I've only been using the Wonder Bat system for about 6 months and so far,so good. The inserts are pretty thick and I haven't experienced any warping. The inserts do fit tightly and I have to use a butter knife to gently pry them out of the holder. I recently added 6 more inserts to my collection and they seem to fit better with the master bat. -Carolyn
  12. Post show update: I felt well prepared walking into the show thanks to all of your wonderful advice. I was a bit surprised to see that my booth was actually 6.5 x 7.5 so I made a few last minute changes to work with the smaller space (it did get a bit crowded if more than two people were in the space). Overall it went great, I sold nearly half the items that I brought. Only of my 2 non-sgraffito items sold; a set of three nesting bowls and a beer stein. I'm looking forward to doing more shows but I know that I've missed the application deadline for all of the good holiday shows and my inventory is too low for another big show. Over the next few weeks I'll focus on creating more work and scoping out the holiday shows so I'm prepared for next year. -Carolyn
  13. I haven't attempted this with clay but I have a bit of printmaking background. I would try and simplify your process, maybe simply paint your underglaze onto the newsprint (cheap craftstore variety; not waxy smooth but has a bit of tooth to it) when it is nearly dry caerfully flip it onto your damp slab, place a few extra blankets (or a thick felt printmaking blanket) on top and run it thru the slab roller. You will probably have to play with the pressure to get the transfer just right. Please share the results of your experiments. -Carolyn
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    buck and mt hood

    All of my forms are made with either Georgie's G-mix 6 or Georgie's Trillium Porcelain. Image is carved into a layer of black-brown underglaze. After the bisque I typically stain the decorated area with a dark glaze. I'm experimenting with clear glaze thickness, some pieces have glaze barely brushed on while others have several layers of glaze. I use commercial glazes.
  15. Thank you for all of the great advice! I like the idea of holding some of the items in backstock, from the standpoint of giving the work room to shine and as a little customer service perk. I'm thinking about filling some baskets with the backstock and stashing them under the table. Mea, I owe you an enormous thanks, a while back I read your blog post giving tons of advise on choosing and preparing for an art/craft show. The information that you so generously shared in your blog is an amazing resource for me, thanks!
  16. I just double checked the space size... it will be about 8X8! I think I may have to pick up another shelving unit or two and do some staging in my living room. I have shopped at this show for several years; I hope it will be a good first show for me. It is nicely run and has a central checkout that will make it a bit simpler for me. I'm surprised that my work got juried into the show especially when I look at work from the other ceramic artists that will be there.
  17. I will be participating in (my first) three day art show in a few weeks and am wondering if I should stick with my typical style of heavily decorated work or if i should make simply glazed forms to give my sgraffito room to breathe. Also, I have nearly 60 mugs to display plus some decorated platters, bowls and bottles. Would you suggest putting everything out or displaying a select group and adding inventory as needed. I am torn between having a cluttered booth that shows everything and harshly editing the display. My area will be about 4x6 but I wont know the exact dimensions until set-up day. Thanks, Carolyn
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    yoga 2

    From the album: first album

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    moose

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    quiet mug

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    branch

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    squid

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    squid

    From the album: first album

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