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About sprestel@verizon.net

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  • Birthday 06/09/1965

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  1. Pastels For Color In Stoneware

    I have actually taken that class with Mitch. It's just regular paint or chalk. He paints on a slab and presses paper to make a print. There is no intention of firing. As far as his ceramic "broomstick" method, those are colored slips that are pressed into the clay after opening the center with dowels. I hope this helps! Cheers.
  2. Smooth Bottoms On Kiln Fired Cups

    Thank you all so much for all of your great suggestions, i really appreciate the help! Ive ordered the items suggested and look forward to a smooth future! Thanks!
  3. Recently I have purchased two coffee mugs with exceptionally smooth feet below the fired glaze. I have been a hobby potter for years and cannot figure out how the potter got the porcelain so smooth on the bottom of the mug. One of the mugs has a rounded bottom with no feet but a smooth unglazed area where the glazed stops. I have a bunch of mugs that are bisque fired and ready to glaze but i would love the bottom of them to be like the ones i have purchased. Can anyone help me with this? I have been with CAD for years and gained much knowledge from all of you so thank you for all of your posts everyone!
  4. Thanks for all of your help! What an AMAZING community!

  5. Help identifying old kiln

    Marcia, You said to put kiln wash over the cone supports and all of the brick/kiln cement in the kiln? Is that what I need to do to an old but never used kiln I've acquired? I know it needs to go on the shelves but didn't know the entire kiln should be covered. Is this something I should do on a regular basis? Thanks for your help! Sharon
  6. I have a never been used but old kiln sitter type kiln and I wanted to use it in my garage. My garage is attached but there is an air tight door to the house. I didn't want to invest in a vent system yet because the kiln is old and I don't know if or how well it will work. I will leave the garage door open a bit for venting. Is this safe? Thank you, in advance, for your help!
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