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  1. I haven't actually sanded anything before. I meant grinding if needed when I stilt. I typically hand build and work with slabs. I don't have a wheel to throw anything. I'm excited to start again. I fell in love with pottery when I took a class in college! I'm just so worried about safety especially with young kiddos.
  2. I am in Laurel, MT. I'm looki,g into building a shed but worried about flooring, electrical, and also plumbing for a sink trap. I'm so overwhelmed but hopefully one step at a time and I can eventually get to doing ceramics again!
  3. I do have an outside shed that I could try to make work. It does not have electrify but I could run an extension cord. The kiln firing will be another issue to tackle at that point as my kiln only fits my electrical in my laundry room. I also sorry about cold temperatures in the shed as I'm in Montana and my winters are long... I appreciate all your help! I'm willing to take all suggestions into consideration. Do you have any suggestions for the cold? Any suggestion for firing/kiln process? This was so much easier before moving!
  4. Thanks! Should I be worried about ventilation if I'm cleaning each time in my laundry room? I don't mix glazes, I typically work with ready made underclass with a clear overglaze. I also plan on doing my sanding and grinding outside. I also probably work on stuff maybe a couples hours a weak if I have time. Also, my kids are interested too...any special things I should do differently with them that I wouldn't already be doing for my own health?
  5. When we moved, I lost access to a community studio. I just purchased a kiln of my own but I don't have the luxury of a room to myself for a studio. My question is in regards to safety. I've been reading the safety forums and now I'm so scared to do anything and am disheartened as I probably will never have a room solely for pottery. I want to know if I can use hardiboard and work with my wet clay at my kitchen table and then dry my pieces in my laundry room that I can mop? Of course when I leave my table, I would use a damp rag and mop there as well but will this pose a health risk to me and my family? I miss having a studio I could go to and now I'm afraid I'll never work with clay again? Any help is appreciated!
  6. My question is how do I help keep my environment more constant for my pieces. I am wanting to dry them but because the temperature in my laundry room fluctuates so much I'm having issues with cracking even when covered with plastic.
  7. Hey Everyone, I have moved and do not have a normal "studio" space. The space that I've been using is actually a converted garage that also has my laundry dryer in the same room. Unfortunately I am running into some major issues in the drying process in my greenware stage. I live in a cold climate so during some points in the year my "studio" gets very cold and then when my dryer is running, it gets fairly warm in that space. I've tried drying in other rooms but I also have kids and, well, things haven't survived to reach bisque firing. Does anyone know if a damp box would help in this situation in controlling the immediate environment a little? If so, has anyone used a plastic bin or tote with a lid as a cheaper alternative to a damp box as I'm not prepared to spend lots of cash at the moment on an official dampbox. If any of you have a similar situation and have any ideas or suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!
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