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    Making pots and sculpture, trying to teach myself to play guitar :)

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  1. Thank you Babs for the prompt reply, so you have actually got a bought one? have you tried making one too? I'm gonna head over to Sputtys thread and read how to do just that.
  2. Thank you so much Sputty, this looks exactly like it. ..:) Hmmm bit far away though so looks like I'll be trying my hand at making one.
  3. Hi all, I am wondering if any of you know where to get hold of a special brush to use when decorating pottery....I have seen it in action on various utube vids but they never reply when you ask questions...ha haa. The brush looks just like a normal paint brush but seems to have another brush in the middle of it that extends somewhat wonder if anyone can help me find such a brush please. I have drawn a sketch of it here. Thank you in advance. donnathepotter@gmail.com Peterson Pottery Studio.co.uk
  4. Hi, What is the correct temperature to fire at to make pots ovenproof and microwave proof. thank you, any advice appreciated. Don
  5. Hi, I am wanting to get a glaze like the image shown on this mug. Anyone know what it is and how to get it please? The middle part I assume is oxide? and the blue / pale white rings, maybe another glaze? thank you, any advice appreciated. Don
  6. Hi All, I wonder if anyone can identify this mug please? More importantly can anyone tell me what glaze this is? where to buy some more or less the same? what temp to fire at to get this look? or if not how to achieve this look. It has a real silky feel, sort of a matt satin glaze I think. Any info would be good. Thank you in advance.
  7. It looks very much like a chamber pot to me...."Chamber" is an old-fashioned term for bedroom. It was used as a portable toilet in the bedroom at night. The chamber pot is also known as a jerry, a guzunder, a po (possibly from French: pot de chambre) or a thunder pot, or a potty. Obviously slip cast with transfer design.
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    Newbie Looking For Advice

    Maybe they sent you the bis bowls to do practice 'designs ' on before going into production? why don't you just ask your company if they have made a mistake?
  9. Anyone in England have any suggestions on heat source ideas?
  10. would love to try the silk screen method but would n't have a clue where to start. Don't you need specialist equipment? I bought a lazer printer last year to try and make my drawings into transfers as a start but I must have used the wrong paper or something because it did n't work at all.
  11. Hi, I am interested to know how you lot keep warm in your studios besides the heat of the kiln? Please don't say electric heaters because they cost a fortune to run. I am usually bulging with that many layers of clothing - I look a right sight haa especially when someone comes in to potentially buy a pot... oops Ottery ...sorry Pottery of course it should read.
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    Goals For 2016

    here here my goals for 2016 is the same as Joseph!! 1. Find the clay body I want to use in 2016 quickly. 2. Nail down some glazes on said clay body. 3. Sell pottery. 4. make Profit. but before that I need to determine what it is I aim to make...I am in England. :0) anyone else in England? near Lincolnshire ?
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    Peterson Pottery Studio

    portrait sculpture, architectural and small stuff. Please do not use my images without permission. Thank you. Donna the Potter.
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    Silkie Chicken sculpture

    Thank you x I have only got the one...I found it in the street as a chick, days old, amongst some pigeons!! who promptly flew off as I drove up leaving this sad little thing. I thought at first it was just a sparrow fallen from a nest but low and behold it grew and grew and turned out to be this beautiful fluffy silkie chicken we call 'Chips'
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    The Great Pottery Throw Down

    I also applied to the 'Great British Pottery Throw Down programme' by Love Productions and can proudly say I got all the way through to the filming day at a lovely pottery in London!! Whaahoo! we had a great time and the film crew were lovely, but we were sworn to secrecy so cannot let too much out. I did n't quite make it to the last ten but still, I'll be glued to the box on Tuesday nights at 9 BBC2 - can't wait.

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