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Denice

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 12:27 PM
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In Topic: Soak?

Yesterday, 09:37 AM

If you try a soak make sure it's pots that you don't really care about or plan to sell.  I have found that each glaze reacts differently and overfiring and having glazes run all over your shelves is possible.  I have a dual pryrometer set that I bought to use on my Skutt 1027,  I have a smaller paragon and a test kiln that are harder to do a soak on.  Denice


In Topic: Does Anyone Else...

28 January 2015 - 01:08 PM

I keep my hands in shape by rinising them in vinegar after I am finished working for the day.  I have been doing that for several years and then at night I either use vasoline on them or do a hot wax dip.  I found the vinegar tip in a Ceramics Monthly magazine from the 60's.    Denice


In Topic: Where Does Used Ceramics Equipment Go?

27 January 2015 - 09:34 AM

There is another source called Potterbarter on the web, anything from wheels to videos.  Most people have them for sale but some will trade, they send you a e-mail when something is listed.    Denice


In Topic: Pregnancy And Working In The Studio?

26 January 2015 - 10:18 AM

I was the same way about glazing and kept some chemicals under lock and key also.  My son is very artistic but not in clay, he plays several different instruments, writes well, has a good color and style sense.  On top of that he's a math whizz , raising a child in any kind of art studio can expand there horizon in may directions.    Denice


In Topic: Pregnancy And Working In The Studio?

25 January 2015 - 02:42 PM

I didn't worry to much about being in the studio when I was pregnant, but we had one of those record breaking heat waves and I had to stay out of my studio during the summer.  The heat was raising the blood pressure of pregnant women all over the state.  I actually got a lot of work done after my son was 3 months old, my studio was a separate  building from my house.  I had one of the  baby monitor radio sets,  I would work out there for hours listening to him sleep, gurgle and giggle.  The slightest bit of crankiness I would head into the house and check on him.  The period you don't get much done is between 9 months and 3 or 4 years old.   I started taking my son in my shop when he was 3 rolling snakes and playing with clay,  he spent a lot of time in my studio as he grew up.   Denice