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In Topic: Qotw: When Did You Last Use Nature As A Design/mark/whatever…?

05 February 2016 - 12:27 PM

What a great leaf to experiment with, I'll have to remember that next year.   Denice

In Topic: On The Topic Of "soul" ....

05 February 2016 - 09:12 AM

Soul is not visual for me it's tactile.  I have been making pinch and coiled pots some of them are quite large and I can feel the soul building along with the piece.  Often  it struggle against me and want to go in a different direction, sometimes the pot wins.  When I unload them from the kiln I feel like I am touching the soul of ancient potters.  The slightly uneven surface and not quite round has a quality to it that is hard to describe  you just want to feel it.   Denice

In Topic: Qotw: When Did You Last Use Nature As A Design/mark/whatever…?

04 February 2016 - 09:20 AM

I have had my time with leaves, bark and rocks over the years but lately I have been making pinched or coiled gourd inspired pots.  Heal fast.   Denice

In Topic: Getting Started As A Potter

31 January 2016 - 10:57 PM

Going to college and taking all of those courses you might deem worthless right now can be a invaluable to you as a potter.  You can take business, geology, art history, English, math, design, painting, sculpting and I haven't even gotten to the ceramic courses.  Go to college explore the world of academia.  Denice

In Topic: Hi Roller Vertical Slab Roller

30 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

Using the extra piece of canvas would minimize the warping,  I have a Bailey slab roller.  We built the table ourselves by the plans they included and put a Formica top on it so it could be also used as a work table.  I was making tile at the time I bought it and I could flip the clay directly onto sheet rock with out handling it to much.  I think your decision could also depend on how much and what you are going to use the slab roller for.   Denice