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Ginny C

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2014 10:40 PM

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In Topic: Need To Make A Container That Looks Like A Loaf Of Bread For Donations

10 June 2014 - 03:38 PM

well, they ASKED for a loaf of bread look!  But I'm curious about your other ideas, Chris?



I think Benzine's first suggestion is what I'll try first, but I might use an actual bread loaf pan as a mold for the bottom and sides and then shape the top by putting a thin slab over my rice-stuffed panty-hose leg. I use that for supporting sides of slab built dishes, but I think I could push the slab into a nice home-baked loaf look using that as a support!  Once I get around to it and get something made I'll report back. 

In Topic: How To Dry A Slab Built Dish Evenly

14 February 2014 - 10:56 AM

Ooohh nuts!  I just wrote an update on the dish, but before posting it I tried to look at emptynester's photo, and when I came back my message was gone.   Well, in brief, no crack yet. Have waxed and partially covered it, now taken it off the pillow. Fine so far. I'll post a photo of the finished piece, cracked or not!  I hope not!!!



In Topic: How Do You "open Up"

01 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

Celia!  Are you really brutish to those poor souls?


And, Wyndham, can you explain what this means?  "On larger forms I ball a fist cover with left hand ..."


I'm working on core body strength, so I challenge myself to step into my "undercrackers" and jeans while standing on one foot at a time. Slightly dangerous, at the point where one leg is trapped, so if I'm found unconscious on the bathroom floor that will probably be why!

In Topic: Why New Blisters On Re-Fired Glazed Pot?

30 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

And thanks from me, John!  That's good information and advice. I will set my kiln control thing for slow for all bisque firings now, and maybe a short hold at the top?  Also probably I should leave the top and bottom bung out throughout the bisque firings—does that sound right?  (It's a small kiln, I'm not at home and forget the brand, but the interior is only 15 inches across by maybe 20 deep.) So yes, I often stack the pots to be bisqued. And then do two glaze loads from the one bisque load.


You didn't mention bisque firing to a higher temp. I always set it for cone 04. I won't change that...unless you say to OR I continue to have blisters even following your suggestions. :)


Thanks to all responders!


Ginny C

In Topic: Underglaze On Lidded Pot Lids?

29 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

I haven't ever had that happen to me before. I usually do not apply underglaze between the two surfaces, but accidents do happen. When ever I have had an accident, I usually wash it off, but sometimes will miss them.  When missed, the lid and pot did not stick together.

Ah-ha! That's what I hoped, that they do NOT stick together. I haven't done it yet, but I'd like to have some color on the rims and I thought that the matte finish of an underglaze might work well. I don't much like the bare clay look of the white B-Mix 5 I'm using. I'd like to do the same thing on the feet. Not as an accident but on purpose! Perhaps watered down underglaze, just wiped on lightly before the bisque firing?  Then firing the lid on the pot.  What do you think? Will they stick together?