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#1 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:01 AM

Here are my results! I am excited about the hand print and the way the blue turned out inside the yellow cup. (its ultramarine blue from A.R.T.) I am a little shocked by how my seaweed green looks metallic. The Metallic cup in the back was just experimental "saturation metallic" I didn't like the shape of the cup but wanted to try out the glaze on a larger item.

I used Carnation Pink with "atalntis aqua" on top on the heart of the pink cup and LOVE that it looks sort of periwinkle- I will probably do that combo on purpose in the future.

I have 2 yarn bowls (because I crochet) the "heart strings" bowl and the "spring eyelet" bowl.

Lastly My 3 yr old's handprint in my pie plate- it's "textured blue" over the spring green.

I know they are not perfect because I am new- but I am quite satisfied with most of it.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

Congratulations! The fun of opening a fired kiln never ends.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Congratulations! Nice handles on your mugs.
Firing your own work is a big step.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:55 PM

Wow, that is very nice and vibrant colors. I have just hooked up my new kiln and ran a test run, so my first firing will be coming up in the next few weeks. Hope my goes as well as yours. How long have you been throwing?

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

Hi,
It's your seaweed the PC-42 from AMACO?
I love that glaze and I'm attaching 2 pictures for you to compare, I usually
get the same result.
At the studio that i used to attend every time we open the kiln we call it "Christmas Morning":

Best

Pompeyo Cepeda.

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#6 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

Wow, that is very nice and vibrant colors. I have just hooked up my new kiln and ran a test run, so my first firing will be coming up in the next few weeks. Hope my goes as well as yours. How long have you been throwing?

yvonne:mellow:src="http://ceramicartsda...lt/mellow.gif">


I just started last spring - I have 4 kids so I don't get to do it as often as I would like. My mothers day present last year was my kick wheel because I took a pottery class and was addicted to the feeling.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Hi,
It's your seaweed the PC-42 from AMACO?
I love that glaze and I'm attaching 2 pictures for you to compare, I usually
get the same result.
At the studio that i used to attend every time we open the kiln we call it "Christmas Morning":

Best

Pompeyo Cepeda.


Yes it's that glaze. How do you apply yours? I only brush glazes on because I am deathly afraid of dripping on my shelves. This is with 2 heavy coats. Your second picture is what I expected to see. But your first picture looks more uniform like you applied the glaze heaver. WHat did you do differently on your second picture?

I am happy that the kids all have their own mugs now, and they are responsible for washing it and hopefully it will eliminate the 200 cups a day issue here.
Learning On my Kick wheel with my vintage Paragon (from the late 1960's)

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:03 PM

Nice handles. You are entering a whole new dimension of pottery making, have fun!

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#9 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

I have a Large 5 qt bowl that I am planning to bisque tomorrow (with a few other items) and I am dying to see how that will turn out! It's my largest piece yet! (and it was a thrill to throw something that large!!!)
The teacher who showed me how to pull handles said that the key to a handle is the inside where you hand makes contact with it. I am constantly re checking that so it "Feels good" to hold. I have to say as horrible as it sounds, i can't help but think pervy thoughts every time I pull a handle. :P
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

It's so rare to open the kiln as a newbie and be happy instead of disappointed! Glad you had some GOOD surprises!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

Working with clay is very sensual, don't worry about those pervy thoughts we all have them. Denice

#12 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

I notice I am starting to get pickier - I just smashed a few bone dry pieces and didn't bother to bisque them. There are only so many "crap cups" one is allowed to have. Posted Image Its easy to get critical when looking at everyone else's work- but I need to chill out because My experience is WAAAY less than any of you here. I literally just learned how to throw pottery last spring.

Good to know I am not the only handle perv. Posted Image
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

I would just avoid using handle pulling as a demo for certain ages of boys...other than that, enjoy!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

Oh, and don't throw those unsatisfactory pieces away...use them to test glazes or some technique you haven't tried.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:18 AM


Hi,
It's your seaweed the PC-42 from AMACO?
I love that glaze and I'm attaching 2 pictures for you to compare, I usually
get the same result.
At the studio that i used to attend every time we open the kiln we call it "Christmas Morning":

Best

Pompeyo Cepeda.


Yes it's that glaze. How do you apply yours? I only brush glazes on because I am deathly afraid of dripping on my shelves. This is with 2 heavy coats. Your second picture is what I expected to see. But your first picture looks more uniform like you applied the glaze heaver. WHat did you do differently on your second picture?

I am happy that the kids all have their own mugs now, and they are responsible for washing it and hopefully it will eliminate the 200 cups a day issue here.



The first is 3 coats and the second one is 2 coats, i brush the first coat vertical and the second horizontal and the third vertical again. the brush well load with glaze.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:20 PM



Hi,
It's your seaweed the PC-42 from AMACO?
I love that glaze and I'm attaching 2 pictures for you to compare, I usually
get the same result.
At the studio that i used to attend every time we open the kiln we call it "Christmas Morning":

Best

Pompeyo Cepeda.


Yes it's that glaze. How do you apply yours? I only brush glazes on because I am deathly afraid of dripping on my shelves. This is with 2 heavy coats. Your second picture is what I expected to see. But your first picture looks more uniform like you applied the glaze heaver. WHat did you do differently on your second picture?

I am happy that the kids all have their own mugs now, and they are responsible for washing it and hopefully it will eliminate the 200 cups a day issue here.



The first is 3 coats and the second one is 2 coats, i brush the first coat vertical and the second horizontal and the third vertical again. the brush well load with glaze.


Thank you *kiss kiss*
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#17 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:22 PM



Hi,
It's your seaweed the PC-42 from AMACO?
I love that glaze and I'm attaching 2 pictures for you to compare, I usually
get the same result.
At the studio that i used to attend every time we open the kiln we call it "Christmas Morning":

Best

Pompeyo Cepeda.


Yes it's that glaze. How do you apply yours? I only brush glazes on because I am deathly afraid of dripping on my shelves. This is with 2 heavy coats. Your second picture is what I expected to see. But your first picture looks more uniform like you applied the glaze heaver. WHat did you do differently on your second picture?




I am happy that the kids all have their own mugs now, and they are responsible for washing it and hopefully it will eliminate the 200 cups a day issue here.



The first is 3 coats and the second one is 2 coats, i brush the first coat vertical and the second horizontal and the third vertical again. the brush well load with glaze.


I forgot to ask.. is your clay body different in both? What do you use? I am using A.R.T buff 103 and planning to experiment with a darker clay.
Learning On my Kick wheel with my vintage Paragon (from the late 1960's)




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