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  1. Anyone know of a good brand or type of polish for smoked pottery that is non-yellowing? Closest I've found so far is Pledge but it doesn't produce a high shine. Beeswax is really yellow (surprise, surprise) and floor paste wax causes the white parts of the terrasig to go yellow too
  2. The arts council thing is what bothers me the most too. Politics & ethics.........
  3. I think my kids watched a movie about this. How its made talks about it too
  4. Go on a tour at Kohler and spy out the cone they fire their porcelain to. The factory is in Wisconsin. Unless you have a similar factory in St.Louis?
  5. Simon Leaches videos show him nodding while throwing. I thought it was involuntary. Simon Leach uses a mirror too. Pretty sure I don't nod. I pull up the pots either looking in the mirror or eyes closed.
  6. there's a thread about it. Its not really a straight line- there is a bit of a wiggle so I think its an s crack. go to this discussion : PS your post is in the wrong section.
  7. The white streaks on the neck of the vase - wonder if that is the marbling coming through?
  8. You will stop looking for new glazes when you "kick the bucket". If you believe in an afterlife, then never. Firing results may vary in heaven vs hell
  9. I went to visit Gary Holt about 7 years ago. He explained his process and it does take more care and safety to work with the metal salts. His work is beautiful and it really has a striking water colour effect. It would be best if you had a background in chemistry to proceed and had all of the personal protective gear and a good place to work. Much of the metal salts are difficult to obtain. He works with southern ice and it takes multiple firings to complete each piece. I've been kicking myself for not buying a piece - just the how-to-video
  10. My wheel acts up too - its a pacifica. I should try to rewire the foot- just been too lazy to try. They have some new shimpos at the studio I belong to - they are sooooo nice
  11. moved the wheel back into the basement from the outdoor shed.

    any other cold weather people starting to get cabin fever yet?

    It's a real thing :blink:

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    2. Pres


      Snow and ice here in PA, seems like one storm quits and another is behind it. 4hrs a day shoveling and scraping just isn't fun.




    3. JohnnyK


      Maybe you folks can build snowmen and creative with your carving tools to make it interesting...:).

    4. Pres


      Spend too much time in the snow as it is. The ice is granular, and not very carvable. It does not pack, and is very heavy. What bit of snow is there is between layers of the ice.


  12. Well it looks like the consensus is to use the actual raku process for decorative items. I think the most striking point against making tea cups was durability and modern life - dishwashers, microwaves .... They are attractive but durability is important This is an example of what I was seeing online that started the whole thing : https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/rakuteacup/?hl=en
  13. How do you make a raku cup -food safe usable? I've always treated it as purely decorative not for food items but I've seen raku tea cups. Do you just use clear or white glaze or safe stains in a clear glaze base without metal oxides? It invariably has fractures through the glaze so how can it be usable? Hand wash only?
  14. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

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    2. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Oh you're trying that too, eh? I started mine at about 1. 

    3. oldlady


      terri, were you ever a weatherperson in florida???  their vocabulary list contains only two words,  "chilly" or "warm".  it is NEVER cold or hot.    i think your temp reading places you in the definitely instantly freezing category.

    4. terrim8


      should have said "a tad chilly" like the Brits :unsure:

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