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Denice

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
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In Topic: My First Show!

Today, 08:52 AM

You may just need to relabel your smaller mugs as espresso cups.  I made some 8 oz mugs for a sale and they didn't sell well, the giant ones other people made did.  The few people who bought mine told me later it was the best mug they had ever own.  The leftover mugs ended up at my son's home, he's a chef and a coffee nut even roasts his own beans.  He ask me for another set so they could have a lot of friends over to talk and drink coffee from that particular style of cup.   With a little research you might find the perfect customer for your mugs.   Denice


In Topic: Recycle Board Plaster Wasted?

23 September 2014 - 09:04 AM

You might get a better answer if you disclosed what part of the country your in.  You could be in a humid area or in California where you could put another plaster table outside and switch tables while one dries.    Denice


In Topic: How Many "hand Builders" Here?

20 September 2014 - 07:19 AM

I  call myself a handbuilder, I keep my kickwheel around and do some throwing several times a year to keep my hand in it.  I need to do it more often to keep my strength up in my arms or find the correct exercises.    Denice


In Topic: What Is The Most Challenging Aspect Of Working With Clay?

16 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

  I would also say glazes, I have a test kiln and still find  a differences between the test tile and a piece fired in a larger kiln.   I have a 4' bisqued fountain waiting for glaze, I have been testing for months and still haven't found one that I think will work on it.  I made special test tiles with the texture the fountain has on it and a 12" miniature to test the final glaze.  I'll probably pick one in few months and call it good, settling once again.  Denice


In Topic: Best Heavy-Duty Banding Wheel Currently Available?

12 September 2014 - 08:22 AM

I belonged to a sculpture group for 10 years and we would make them out of formica sink cut outs and lazy susan bearings for cabinets.  I tend to work big and never found anything they couldn't handle in weight.  They are larger than 12", they range between 16" and 18" because of the cut out sizes.  We got the cut outs from contractors, kitchen bath installers ect.   Denice