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In Topic: Zalik Tile Process -You Tube "from Clay To Mosaics

28 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

Great video, I am always complimented on how hard I work,  these craftsman just made me feel like a lazy bum.   Denice

In Topic: Copying ... Myself!

28 August 2014 - 10:53 AM

When I finish a long complicated project I will take a break by doing some work from the past.  It may be coiling or some throwing just something entirely different than the direction I have been going.  It gives my mind a vacation,  I have a lot more zest and some fresh ideas when I get back to my regular work.  Denice

In Topic: How Would You Describe Your Current Studio Location. Suburban Garage, Urban B...

27 August 2014 - 08:38 AM

Our house is in the city limits, we have a view of a creek, fields, and wild life  across the street. My studio was built with the house, it's actually a section of the garage that is enclosed by walls and door.  I have a kiln room with 3 electric kilns, it has ceiling power vent, a window and a Skutt downdraft system.  Put in a nice corner counter sink area with a settling system for the clay, lot of shelves and three work tables.  I have a Bailey 30"x72" slab roller and a old kick wheel and extruder, when it comes to luxury features is has heat and AC and a TV in the corner.  It's only 24'x13' but it's large enough for me, I spray my glazes in the garage.  Last house I was in the basement without  windows for 14 years,  I put 4 large windows in this one.  Denice

In Topic: Rewiring For Kiln Costs?

25 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

I would recommend the second circuit box also, we had one  added on a  garage for my kiln and my husbands electric welders at a previous house. We put a exterior shut off on it and this helped meet some of the city codes.   When we built our new house and studio space our electrician had us put a second circuit box on the opposite side of the garage from the main circuit box for future use.  Make friends with an electrician, pay him the going rate and you'll  get helpful advice when ever you need it in the future.     Denice

In Topic: Do You Donate Your Work For A Worthy Cause?

24 August 2014 - 09:34 AM

I donated for several years to auction fund raisers but quit when they started treating the artists badly.  They would send me a ticket to attend but if I wanted my husband to go with me that would cost me $50 dollars.   Wouldn't tell me how much my piece sold for,  just said it sold for close to the stated value.  The last one I donated to they threw a friends metal sculptures out on the side walk after it was over.  Like Chris I decided donating money was better it was at least tax deductible.  Denice