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#41 Claypple


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

 ... Should start a new topic re: what is the most outrageous, false pottery rule you ever heard.

Good idea, please do!

#42 oldlady


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

chris, that one is easy.  in 1972 i took my first class. it was in a place 45 miles away.  i got a sitter, drove all that way into the distant countryside and found the place.  the teacher was a substitute who said that you could not combine thrown work with slabs.  i never went back.

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#43 Benzine


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

I propagate a few of the myths myself, mainly to make my students more cautious.  I figure that, if I tell them to do something a certain way, they will cut corners here and there.  So if I didn't "scare" them a little bit, in regards to certain things, I'd have a lot more issues. 


I had a coworker, who didn't think you needed to put an air hole, in large hollow sculptures.  So I made a fairly thin one, and didn't put any vent in it at all.  I let it dry a few weeks, and fired it.  There were many pieces after the firing.

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