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Denice

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Do You Have Any Big Goals For This Fall's Production?

18 August 2014 - 08:07 PM

Thought I would try some throwing, it's been about 6 years since I have spent anytime on the wheel.  I was throwing then when my right arm started giving me a lot of trouble.  Went to a neurologist for a pinched nerve in my elbow turned out to be MS.  I haven't done much throwing since then, does anyone know of some exercise that could build up my arm for throwing?   Denice


In Topic: Disasterous Firing, Work Looks Salt Fired

18 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

Don't feel to bad most of us have had to learn this lesson over and over again.  I don't remember which devastating firing it was but it really sunk in that the big batch of glaze had to be tested despite testing a small batch of it first.     Denice


In Topic: Low Amp Kilns?

18 August 2014 - 08:07 AM

I have had a AIM low amp test kiln for 15 years, never had any problems with it.  It can fire fast , C6 in 6 hours, I tend to slow it down a bit, so the time table will be more like my larger kilns.  I have fired it up to C7 and tried anything 8-10, just a waste with oxidation firing.  The higher temps doesn't make much difference in the  glaze,  also wears the elements out faster and adds to your electric bill.  I would get one that is programmable, they didn't have those when I bought this one and get the largest one you can.  Mine is the  8"x8" I use it for glaze testing not much else the largest pot I could fire would be 6"x6"x7",    Denice


In Topic: Pinch Pots

14 August 2014 - 12:27 PM

Just relax and enjoy it when I'm feeling stressed I usually go out to my studio make a pinch pot and start coiling on it,  Takes my stress away.  Denice


In Topic: Advice For A Home Studio

14 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

Luke when I first started I was involved in local ceramic programs like Karen B suggested and carved out a small space at home where I could do some handbuilding and slowly started building my studio. Many years later when I went back to finish  my ceramics degree I already had a small studio.  Years later and a couple of more moves built a studio with all the bells and whistles, plan to stay here forever.  Just have to feel your way into it and start with the basics.    

Denice