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  1. Kinda petty. Fine request, but I wouldn't want to be ignored. I'm ignoring you. Jim As memtal health therapist in my day job, I think that's fine John. I'm analyzing you. Uh, just kidding. Sara Cahanin
  2. Kinda petty. Fine request, but I wouldn't want to be ignored.
  3. I'm fairly new to pottery and live in the Silver Spring area. While I take classes at The Little Pottery Shop in Frederick and have my own studio space at home, I would find the experience you are thinking of offering invaluable. I'm not sure where you could list...other pottery course places? Plaza Art? Any way, I would be mtersted very much.
  4. I have a Speedball Artista wheel tha it bought a few months ago. It was set for left handed use, but I called the company and they told me how to open the unit and switch the wires for right handed use. Since then, the wheel head seems slightly off (tilting a bit) which is very pronounced when a plastic bat is on it. Plastic bars came with it. The wheel makes a whooshing sound. It has a warranty and I can send it for repair, but I wanted to see if there was a solution suggestion. When I go to pottery class, I can through a pot well, but at home, it doesn't go so well. My spouse thinks its the wheel. What do you think? Thanks!
  5. Cremation Urrn

    I don't mean this to sound callous or judgemental, I'm just curious, did you really do this? Having just lost a dog a bit ago, I can imagine this must have been difficult. Thanks for your response.
  6. Once again: how do I reclaim clay?

    Well, this is clay from the pottery wheel (trimmings) and from hand building. It's all in a bucket with water. Do I drain off the water, put it on the plaster or a few days then wedge? Being sans pugmill or mixer....that's what I usually do. If you let the bucket rest long enough for all the clay to settle to the bottom, you can pour off the clear water from the top (put it into another bucket for future reclaim use), and then lay the slurry out onto the wedging board. Wedge it up when it's dry enough to work. Depending on the temperature/humidity/thickness of the slurry on the board, this could take a few hours to a day. Maybe two, but check it often after the first 24 hours. Some people say that you can put the slurry in a pillowcase or pant leg that's been stitched up on one end, and hang it from a clothesline. I've never tried that, personally, though I see how it could work. Thanks for this info. Very helpful! I joist didn't want to do this without being absolutely sure the method!
  7. Once again: how do I reclaim clay?

    Thanks Denice. When you said, "turn the clay over and put the top side against the plaster half way through", do you mean that you have it on the plaster and then flip it over? I was a little confused. Thanks!
  8. Once again: how do I reclaim clay?

    Well, this is clay from the pottery wheel (trimmings) and from hand building. It's all in a bucket with water. Do I drain off the water, put it on the plaster or a few days then wedge?
  9. Please give me some pointers...I've never done it. I do have a wedging board with and without canvas on one side. I've been told a wedging board helps. Thanks again!
  10. Where in Upstate NY?
  11. Hi, seems as if GlazeMixer is not out of business. I saw a charge on my bank account and then checked my account with them. The glaze has been mixed a shipped. They never did respond to my two emails or one hone message. I'm it sure what to think. I'm not really impressed with them customer service wise.

  12. Do you know of any other glaze mixing companies?

    Thanks! full disclosure, I work for them, but alligator clay in baton rouge (aka southern pottery) will also mix glazes--materials cost + 10 dollar mix fee I believe. (http://www.alligatorclay.com) Is there a specific link for ordering? Thanks!
  13. Do you know of any other glaze mixing companies?

    Thanks! full disclosure, I work for them, but alligator clay in baton rouge (aka southern pottery) will also mix glazes--materials cost + 10 dollar mix fee I believe. (http://www.alligatorclay.com) Hey, everything helps! Thanks!
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