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Ginny C

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2016 01:46 PM
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In Topic: Hollow Die Extruder. Clay Not "healing"

22 September 2016 - 01:50 PM

I should add that it works perfectly now that I understand it!  And a shout out Tyler Allanson at T.A. Metal for his helpfulness!  His was the only place I found that sells the hollow dies individually so you can order just the shapes you want. Much more cost efficient than the sets most ceramic places sell.


In Topic: Hollow Die Extruder. Clay Not "healing"

03 September 2016 - 02:54 PM

Problem solved.  Just had to move up the bar rather than screwing it all the way down to the die!

ginny


In Topic: Hollow Die Extruder. Clay Not "healing"

03 September 2016 - 01:15 PM

I'm not there right now.  The dies are from TA Metal in Canada.

I think, from reading earlier posts on extruders, that the bar across is too close to the die. At least the way we installed it.  Will go back now and see if it can be moved up. Also might file the top edge of the opening to make it slightly beveled.

 

More later!


In Topic: Glazing Mugs With A Different Glaze On The Handle

23 June 2016 - 02:16 PM

Thanks, Matthew. But surely the unglazed porcelain would absorb stains during use? Of course, it's so beautiful that maybe his work mainly sits on shelves to be admired...  Or maybe I just don't know enough about porcelain. Would love to try it when I get better as a potter!

ginny


In Topic: Glazing Mugs With A Different Glaze On The Handle

18 June 2016 - 08:30 PM

Lin, I think that's probably right.  Maybe he dips the whole bisqued mug in a white glaze and then waxes the handle, rim and foot. Lots of work, but he is extremely careful in his making and attaching the handles, so that would not be surprising.

ginny