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Ginny C

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 25 2015 05:24 PM

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Ruined Kiln Shelves - Any Uses For Them?

29 January 2015 - 05:19 PM

I gave up and ordered new kiln shelves and now need to do something with the 2 ruined ones. They have glaze embedded in them in several places, but parts of them are okay. If I want to use pieces of them as supports for pots in future glaze firings, how do I break them in pieces?  

If I decide to just throw them out, should they just go in the trash?? 

My husband doesn't want them for stepping stones...any other uses?



Terra Sig Dried Up. Can I Add Water?

28 January 2015 - 04:39 PM

Haven't used this terra sig in a long time, so it's pretty solid now in the bottom of the container. I need just a little for some pot feet. Can I add water and stir? Or add some other liquid? Or is it hopeless?


Thanks for a quick reply. I'm working on some lovely bowls and want silky smooth feet on them. 


Ginny Clark

Good Shapes For Feet Added To Round-Bottomed Hand-Built Pots

25 October 2014 - 04:18 PM

For slab-built bowls draped over a round shape, with gently undulating sides, what kind of feet look best?

I know to use three feet, but I don't know how big or what shape to make the three feet needed to make it stable.

I'm just looking for some examples to inspire me! 


If the bowls look best with the feet not showing much, I suppose three small balls put relatively close together would be best, as long as the bowl isn't tippy.


Any advice?


Technique For Making Spirals With Thick Slip

21 October 2014 - 08:27 PM

I'm trying to use thick slip to get lovely big spirals inside a shallow bowl. I slather on lots of nice thick slip (from the same clay, flocculated), but I can't figure out what tool to use, how fast to have the wheel going, how fast and how firmly to draw the rib or whatever through it.   Should be simple!  Any suggestions?




Tearing Rims (On Purpose)

20 October 2014 - 05:02 PM

A few years ago I tore off clay around the rim of a bowl because the top part flopped and I wanted to save it. It turned out very nicely and several people bid on it in a silent auction.  I can't remember how I did it, i.e. how dry the clay was when I tore it off. Any suggestions?  

Here's a photo of the one I did two years ago:

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