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Sheryl Leigh

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  1. Sheryl Leigh

    Where to source bespoke ceramic form

    That, and "bespoke" - typically Yanks say custom made or made to order.
  2. Sheryl Leigh

    Ceramic Bakeware

    Hi Kristina- I actually do not think that is fear mongering, but there is much more experienced ceramicists here who can give you a more educated answer. I *will* say, however, that this is a very old thread and in order to get the most answers for your question you might want to start a new post. Welcome!
  3. What part of the country are you in? And what kind of surface do you want - glossy, a certain color, matte - ?
  4. Sheryl Leigh

    Throwing Studio on 2nd Floor house?

    I gotta agree - there's just no way I would have clay inside my home. I wouldn't risk the airborne particles, never mind the mess.
  5. Sheryl Leigh

    It's my own fault I know_just a wee rant

    Definitely worth looking into, but test your willingness to put up with other people's bad habits and your ability to address said habits.... it's been something that I have had to work on (for myself) very hard, nearly every day - I tend to be an "awww.... let it be..." kinda person until it gets to a point where I want to 'splode. Cleaning is the worst item, and I am *not* a clean freak.
  6. Sheryl Leigh

    Seeing is believing

    Good for you, testing and teaching!
  7. Sheryl Leigh

    Wood firing conversations?

    No "duh", you just had to come 'round to it!
  8. Sheryl Leigh

    Wood firing conversations?

    Hmmm - I guess it's fine, but it seems like over-kill to me. There's some notable potters who don't even bisque prior to a wood fire, but their breakage levels might be a bit higher, too.
  9. Sheryl Leigh

    Wood firing conversations?

    It's true, there wasn't as much ash deposit as I would have liked to see, but everyone was very happy with how their work came out, so there's that. For the next firing, I was told that we needed to take the heating period much slower in order to get a good ash deposit and then go for the melt. Still not "gnarly", I guess, but interesting, I hope!
  10. Sheryl Leigh

    How do you store your own mixed clay?

    Honestly, Yappy - I have never poked holes in the clay and it works just fine. Even in very dry clay cases.
  11. Sheryl Leigh

    How do you store your own mixed clay?

    It's fairly simple - take your rock hard block of clay, add about a half cup of water to the bag (you might want to start with less, just in case,) close the bag and submerge it in a bucket of water that is full enough to press the clay on all sides and up to the top without spilling into the bag. Anything else is too much work, lol.... Where I learned it:
  12. Sheryl Leigh

    How do you store your own mixed clay?

    Wow, great ideas, everyone- thank you! I think I'm going to try the shallow rubbermaid bins combined with the fridge - thanks for the nudge, Min - I actually have a DOA commercial fridge that I was going to employ as a studio damp box, but it hasn't been well utilized, so I think this is going to be it's new use. I hope it doesn't get moldy. Thank you again!
  13. LOL, yes, I've run into that before, too!
  14. Huh.... I was always told that wedging was specifically to align the clay particles so they're running approximately in the same direction (along with creating a homogenous lump). For that reason, when wedging ram's-head-style, I always place the clay left side down, to continue the same movement. Yes? No?
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