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  1. I see NCECA is coming to Pittsburgh this spring. What should one expect to see f they are going there?
  2. I thought about adding some cobalt or copper to the glaze. Stain is an idea too. Inside of closed forms (jugs and bottles) is a good way to use up scrap glaze Thanks for the responses.
  3. I tried that and while I wasn't up to 2 gallons it was more like 1 pint when I decided to dip a tile in the glaze and fired it. The results were an ugly brown. I'm up to a half gallon and counting. I'm guessing my problem is you may only use 1 or 2 glazes where as I mixed a potpourri of commercial and studio made glazes.
  4. Dipping Pots into glaze

    After I scraped them the glaze was a lot thicker than I thought, thanks again for the heads up. I tried both methods on two different mugs.
  5. Well today I dipped my first pot into glaze, 20 of them actually. Between brushing, pouring, spraying and dipping I have to say dipping is miles ahead in ease and time. For the most part it went well, I started with a couple of small pots which if I screwed up I wouldn't be worried. I had to adjust the glaze a little thinner each time after the first two pots and it all went smoothly after that. One glitch happened on two mugs that I noticed after everything dried, the glaze pooled where the handles attached and cracked. I thought I let it drain enough but I guess I didn't. Should I be concerned?
  6. If you know a woodworker with a router it would be an easy thing to make
  7. Ruling pens like brush strokes take practice and are not really hard to use. Back in my college days we used India ink and would practice on scrap paper until we were comfortable with the stroke we were trying to achieve and it didn't take that long. I have a few of these pens and need to dig them out from were they are hidden. If I remember correctly I have one that draws multiple lines in a single stoke. Thanks for the reminder.
  8. Dipping Pots into glaze

    Thanks John, I was going to use a trimming tool but I can see that a fettling knife might be easier to use. Neil, I'll make it thinner. I only counted to three except for the time I dropped one into the glaze bucket then it was to "OH Cr_p." Thanks.
  9. Dipping Pots into glaze

    Will do Min Thanks. I'm going to rub one and wash the other to see how it works out. Thanks for the tip Mark, I'll remember that next time.
  10. 20171109_162134.jpg

    Real Nice. This shape with the glaze combo from the other pot would be amazing.
  11. 20171109_162156.jpg

    Real Nice
  12. This video shows a variety of things. FWIW, I don't use the inverse wrist either, its just not comfortable for me. I have an oval rib that almost works like his and I plan on making one that he uses in the video for myself. Tom's question was about leaving to much clay on the bottom, which was why I posted the video. What I felt was important is how he achieved getting the little amount of clay on the base of the pot before he started to raise the walls . Alice did a good job explaining and I felt this video shows what she was taking about.
  13. NCECA

    This sounds just like the woodturning symposiums I've been to, even the bar where the best information is shared. My wife gave the green light for the both of us
  14. FWIW#1 Cooking is a passion and I bake my own bread. I've had many people over the years say to me that they can no longer eat gluten but for some reason my bread doesn't bother them. Since I don't really do anything special or buy any special flour except bread flour (hard flour to our friends over the pond) which creates more gluten when kneaded, I can only surmise that commercial bread has something added that bothers these people. Of course this is not to say that people like my niece who has been allergic to gluten since birth can eat my bread. If you think you have a problem with gluten then you should get tested to make sure it isn't something else. FWIW#2 I was gifted an apple baker years before I started throwing pots (like the one Pres displays) and they are horrible to bake in. I've found a glass Pyrex dish bakes an apple (without pastry) way better and in less time. Of course that is not to say they wouldn't be a great seller.
  15. Bailey Electric Slab Roller

    Here in the Northeast some people paint it on steps so they are not slippery when they are wet. FlexSeal is a common brand by me.
  16. It was meant as a joke Preston since we can't really eat fired clay Woodtuners make these and call them ring holders
  17. I don't know Pres... I think it would taste better wrapped in pie crust rather then in clay
  18. Bailey Electric Slab Roller

    I wonder how rubberized paint would work?
  19. Bailey Electric Slab Roller

    Go to a big box store (like Lowes or Home Depot) and purchase a sheet of 3/4" MDF and have them cut it to the size you need. With the excess you can do things like make bats, drying boards etc.
  20. repairing grenware?

    It Worked!
  21. @jacqui sos I'm still experimenting and only single fired twice, each time along with other bisqued pieces. Use the same firing schedule you normally use for the clay you have and use the same glaze as if you where firing bisqued pots. Also, it seems the glazes needs to be applied thicker when single firing.
  22. Through an internet search I found this link for this clay you are asking about. http://jeffcampana.com/clay-body-revisited/ There are others here that understand the details about this clay more than I do. Personally I would move to another clay body Based on the link above I can suggest other suppliers close to you in your neck of the woods Google Link And a list of local potters that may help you find a local source of clay Google Link Good Luck