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#21 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:59 AM

I used the ten " from 2 lbs of clay as an exercise for learning cylinders. Then cut them in half and check the all thickness and evenness.I had my student do a couple of these before starting whatever they were doing at the wheel.

Good exercise.
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

On first thought I figured it would be easy.  3 lbs, 3 pulls, 12 inches.  However in practice it was harder that I thought.  I even made a video as evidence that I could do it..ha ha.  I tried 4 times, with porcelain first and then stoneware, and all 4 times were a failure.  I got closer with porcelain, where I was at over 11", but not quite there.  I tried the narrow base method, and the wide base method, but could not quite get there.  It was fun trying and with a few more attempts I am sure I could do it. 

 

thanks for the side track and the challenge!

 

I now have footage for my blooper reel for my you tube channel!


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:22 AM

Missed by 7/8... oh well, maybe I get lucky next time.

 

Do I understand correctly:

- no sponge,

- You can not take your hands off in the middle of the pull and continue from there as a same pull.

- result must be "usable" as a huge beer mug or something :)

- no tools (like ribs etc)

 

At least this is how I attempted to do



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Missed by 7/8... oh well, maybe I get lucky next time.

 

Do I understand correctly:

- no sponge,

- You can not take your hands off in the middle of the pull and continue from there as a same pull.

- result must be "usable" as a huge beer mug or something :)

- no tools (like ribs etc)

 

At least this is how I attempted to do

 

I don't see any restrictions on sponges or tools. The challenge was just to not let it dry out / firm up (either by waiting or by torching) as far as I know. People have been using throwing sticks, for example. Seems legit to me! :-) [And still really hard!]



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:23 PM

use a few drops of vinegar in your throwing water. It helps with height.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:49 PM

Throwing stick? Are we carp fishing or pulling 12" tall beer mugs from mud? ;)
(yes, I know the stick you are talking about)
 



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:24 PM

no torching, no drying

 

sticks, ribs, sponges are fair game   just post tools if used.  im ok with no bottom.  i suppose we could list categories if it gets to that point ....tools and with out tools. bottom with ,with out,   stick or no stick,   just post what you did.

 

12" beer mug sounds yummy.  ok the beer sounds yummy

 

i have big hands it will be impossible to get 12 inch cylinder hands only.  i tried with stick still difficult, and still no 12" cylinder. but my pulling skill has greatly improved, which is ultimately the point of this challenge,  (bragging rights aint so bad either)

 

brian post link when you have blooper reel up...


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:21 PM

Is it legal to use less than 3 pounds? It seems like there is too much clay to move in 3 pulls with 3 pounds.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:05 AM

Is it legal to use less than 3 pounds?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:23 AM

Is it legal to use less than 3 pounds?

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PSC. Please post video and be the first to join the club.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:00 PM

Is it legal to use less than 3 pounds? It seems like there is too much clay to move in 3 pulls with 3 pounds.

 

LOL! Right... 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

at class today i got 3 balls of stone wear estimated out  and i began and the first 2 i got 10" without a bottom and the 3rd got too thin and flopped. it's good to know where my skill is at


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:36 PM

im still a no go,  but ive been practicing plain ol' cylinders, which are becoming handle -less coffee tea/tumblers.  i actually pull at least a dozen keepers before i play with anything else.  and i must say many at group studio are envious.  I suppose they are envious because ill pull 20 cups to their 2 or three bowls.

im happy my cylinders are getting more consistient, and my skills are improving.

from challenge 3/12, to pulling boring cylinders  too pulling enlightened cups/ vessels. it sort of my zen practice,  or maybe just  a bunch of cup shaped glaze test pieces?

 

my recent practice was agressive first pull.  when im on i can pull a 1 pound cup to height in one pull.

the trick is getting three agressive pulls with out pulling a thin spot and crashing it.

im starting to love porcelaneous bodies,  you tell it (clay) what to do and it,  follows directions and faster than stone ware.

ive also  been playing with grogged and not grogged,  and different degrees of grog  verdict is not out yet.

 

bottom line is my skills have greatly improved since embarking on the 3-12 journey.

i just wish a pulling stick is as sensitive as left/inside hand.


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#34 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

Big Lou,
That is the whole point of this exercise. It works to improve skills.
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:23 AM

my next attempt i'll try without bats since if i get too aggressive with my pulls my bats like to pop off, maybe switch from the non air-tight easy lift ones to the flatter ones


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:45 AM

I don't usually use bats either. But when I do there is always few small balls of clay under especially at the bat keys..... The studio bats are rickety. It's fun to watch the newbs centering on a bat that moves....
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:33 AM

bottom line is my skills have greatly improved since embarking on the 3-12 journey.

i just wish a pulling stick is as sensitive as left/inside hand.

 

NOW you understand the true power of the Dark Side (working on skill development)! ;)

 

best,

 

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

bottom line is my skills have greatly improved since embarking on the 3-12 journey.
i just wish a pulling stick is as sensitive as left/inside hand.

 
NOW you understand the true power of the Dark Side (working on skill development)! ;)
 
best,
 
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

Membership has it's rewards.....I'm not sure what they are, but I'm sure they'll be awesome.

 


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

hahaha atta boy Neil.

how close were you on your second pull? it looks like you made it by then.






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