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  1. Oh well, once again, we seem to be lacking suggestions for the QotW. I will humbly submit another of my own, with the catchy tongue in cheek phrase. . . Does size matter? Now that we have your attention, I will clarify. Recently I saw one of the most derided (by potters) movie representations . . . from Ghost , In the scene Demi Moore is throwing a large vase. . . sensuously. Whoa, but wait. . . is that piece being thrown off the hump? Why would they do that? Size! So that got me to thinking, about my own use of the hump, and throwing and how I use throwing off the hump. Most times I would never throw a vase of size off the hump unless there were something special about the trimming, or the some other structural thing involving the form. Most of my throwing off the hump would be smaller items like cups, mugs, chalice stems, lids, and other things that I can reasonably repeat the shape and size by using my hands and relative ball sizes to repeat the same form over an over. That got me to thinking about size in slabs also. . . especially when using a slab roller. I usually would roll out the largest slab I could, and cut pieces from that slab to build with. Often using a template, but many times using multiple smaller pieces to assemble without a template, only a sketch or mental idea of what I wanted to do, like a castle on a rugged mountaintop all out of slabs. The size of the slab did matter, as I often used edges, and other areas when needed, then used large pieces for base and interior supports. So in you work, Does size matter? Why, How, When! best, Pres
  2. From the album: Curves and Crisp Edges

    Slab construction, stoneware with a crackle celadon glaze.
  3. From the album: Curves and Crisp Edges

    Slab construction, stoneware with terra sigilata
  4. Jeremy Randall: From Flat to Form WS02 – Saturday - Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2017 10-4pm, Fee: $200 members; $225 non-members www.baltimoreclayworks.org In this 2-day workshop, Jeremy will present his techniques for using tarpaper templates to make repeatable and adjustable pottery forms out of textured earthenware slabs. Focusing on the development of form and the terra sigilatta surface, he will assemble the form, discuss line and surface elements in his pots. Eccentric finishing techniques using non-clay elements like carpet tacks and wire for accent for his vessels will be demonstrated. Open to all skill levels Jeremy Randall received his B.F.A. from Syracuse University and his M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Florida, and has been making his hand built pottery professionally since 2005. He currently lives in Tully, New York, where he owns and operates his home studio. Jeremy is a visiting instructor of art at Cazenovia College in Cazenovia NY, and an adjunct professor of art at Syracuse University. Jeremy has been involved in numerous national and international shows, is represented by Red Lodge Clay Center in Red lodge MT, The Clay Studio Philadelphia, Society of Arts And Crafts in Boston, among others. He also has work included in the permanent collections of Robert and Jane Myerhoff in Baltimore, Bailey Pottery Equipment permanent Collection, and the Southern Illinois University Museum in Carbondale, Illinois. Questions? Please contact Mary Cloonan at [email protected]<script data-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */</script>
  5. Linda Lees

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    From the album: Curves and Crisp Edges

    Slab built using Feeney's Red Raku clay and glazed with Mayco Elements Burnished Steel

    © Linda Lees

  6. Linda Lees

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    From the album: Curves and Crisp Edges

    Slab built from Feeney's Red Raku clay. Glazed with Mayco Copper Adventurine

    © Linda Lees

  7. Hi all, I've had an order for some slab platters for Christmas. I know last minute shopping! So I've slabbed four already, I've been told that porcelain slabs need to dry slowly. Problem being is we're in mid summer with temps of +30 deg C, I have no storage room since I work outside. Can anyone confirm this info? If so how long should I keep them wrapped in plastic? Bearing in mind that every time I work on them they dry even more. Thanks Andread
  8. From the album: Cham Solo's Pieces

    Same piece, different angle.
  9. From the album: Cham Solo's Pieces

    Different angle, same piece.
  10. From the album: Cham Solo's Pieces

    This one is one of my more abstract pieces. It was actually an assignment. We were supposed to create a combination of a slab piece with a wheel thrown piece. So there you have it, this is what I came up with.
  11. What is your favorite clay for slab building small projects. Grog or no grog? Porcelain? Thanks! Linda
  12. I am in search of a translucent clay body. It is my understanding that porcelain is the best (only) clay to achieve this. I am making luminaries with hard slabs. I was considering using Grolleg Kaolin and am researching Frost as an alternative. My main concern is a clay that lends itself to hard slab techniques. I'm also interested in firing at cone 10 or lower, preferably cone 6. Would firing a high fire porcelain at cone 6 affect the translucency, make it less translucent if fired lower than cone 10?
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