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  1. karenkstudio

    Rocket Stoves & Kilns

    try this in a web search: www.marianwilliamspottery.com/2012/11/20/i-love-it-stefan-jakobs-raku-kiln-building-workshop/ I built a version of this using a trash can.
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    Humidity and Raku Results?

    Johnny, My system for raku firing is the same each time. Can and materials are the same each time for reduction. I've used this system 50+ times, of course with varying results when using the copper glaze, and plan to check humidity % during summer months when firing. I enjoy Raku because of the many surprises the process creates. If I don't like the results I just reglaze.
  3. The results for raku firing always very, and I've heard that humidity effects results. During my last 2 firings I noted the humidity % and noticed a difference with the copper glaze results. At 80% humidity my pieces were an iridescent green with a little copper color. At 50% humidity they were copper with a few other iridescent colors. Has anyone else noticed this specific anomaly?
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    What’s on your workbench?

    assembled and ready for a gallery show.
  5. Definition question.... What do you think of when clay items are described as ceramics, while other items are described as pottery? How many clay artists prefer one definition over the other when describing their work?
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    Terra sig density

    Is terra sig available commercially? I have made some small batches that were ok.
  7. karenkstudio

    What’s on your workbench?

    Lady, I think that thingy is a part from a transmission, but I'm not sure. I dry my pieces by sandwiching them between plaster slabs.
  8. karenkstudio

    What’s on your workbench?

    Working on found object texture tiles to be raku fired and assembled for a wall hanging.
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    #1 karenkstudio

    Raku and experimental firing
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    IMG_1317.JPG experiment

    from a catalpa tree . always loved there large leaves.
  11. Just posted an experiment displaying copper raku glaze outdoors after it was sealed with a clear UV rust oleum spray. 

  12. karenkstudio

    experimenting

    alternate firing techniques
  13. karenkstudio

    Artspeak

    bciskepottery, the phrase generator is a lot of fun! I entered my zip code and received the following Instant Art Critique; "Umm... the mechanical mark-making of the facture visually and conceptually activates the larger carcass."
  14. karenkstudio

    crazy quiz

    Sputty, Thank you for the compliment (a. is there is one thing you specifically like about the quiz?) Judith, It's been 30 years since I had to find homes for kittens. I found an expensive way solve that problem and still have a couple of cats. Chris, Thank you for posting an answer key, I was to lazy to make one up.
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    crazy quiz

    Crazy Quiz: selling pottery, best practice at a craft show? Select correct answers. When setting up the display which of the following should you do? a. Set up your display and sit back in a corner by your cash box and let the customer come to you. b. Set up a self -check-out table up front with a cash jar and let the customers help themselves while you set in back and enjoy your favorite drink. c. Set your boxes out and let the customers rummage through the boxes. d. Set up an attractive display and engage the customer. Which of the following should you do when engaging customers? a. When someone (who has no initial intention of buying) compliments your work, thank them and ask if there is one thing they specifically like. b. Customer, “My mom collects cats. Do you have any?” Do you respond?, “Yes, I have a litter of 8 kittens. If you give me your mom’s address I’ll drop them off next week.” c. Ask your neighbor to watch your booth while you spend the morning wandering around the show giving other venders good advice. d. If someone gasps when they spot what they perceive is a high price, try to sell it to them for half price. At the end of the event, you know you had a good show because: a. Several people rummaged through the boxes you set out and bought a couple of items. b. You found a good home for the 8 kittens, and will drop them off next week. c. You have a lot of empty spaces on your display and will have to work fill the special orders you took during the show, including pieces with a cat motif. d. Your cash jar made a great trash can so you had very little trash to clean-up at the end of the show. SORRY, NO ANSWER KEY WILL BE POSTED.
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