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In Topic: New Crop Of Flutes. I Need Critiques

Yesterday, 05:18 PM

They all look great but my preference would be the ones with a more satin or mat glaze.  Denice

In Topic: A Variety Of Ways To Throw Colored Clay

22 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

Thank you for sharing this with us Chris great info and work.    Denice

In Topic: Firing An Electric Kiln

21 February 2017 - 08:57 AM

My professor in college was leaving the peeps out during the bisque and glaze firing,  He was working with low fire glazes that were mostly bright primary colors, he said he got cleaner colors leaving the peeps out.  I have a down draft system so my peeps stay in.    Denice

In Topic: Looking For Suggestions

20 February 2017 - 01:54 PM

I have a friend whose son has cognitive problems, he tried taking a pottery class but was unable to handle it.  He did like cleaning the studio, organizing, helping to make clay and glazes.  He doesn't enroll in the class anymore but he goes in early in the morning and starts cleaning and then helps the instructors with any jobs that need to be done.  The community college and his parents agreed to let him do this, he doesn't get paid but it gives him a purpose in life.  He is no longer depressed and looks forward to working at the school everyday.     Denice

In Topic: Looking For Suggestions

20 February 2017 - 12:08 AM

Since the first step is learning how to center you might make up a chart that has a drawing of each step.  Make sure the charts are laminated with clear plastic.  The first one could be a ball on the wheel head the next one a cone.  Then a flattened cone,  the next step my instructor called the semi tractor, you keep making cards they can follow until they finish throwing.  It depends on what type of cognitive problems they are having,  I have MS and have some cognitive problems,  math and spelling are going downhill  and some memory issues.  I make a lot more lists than I use to.    Denice