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Denice

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Do You Use Reflecting On Historical Work To Improve Your Own Work? How Do You...

14 April 2014 - 08:41 AM

I am always buying books on  ancient and ethnic art work, I have a bookcase full of them.  Since I rarely make functional work I use them mostly for form and applied decorative design.  I try to keep the feel of the piece like the ancient work with unusual decorative designs. I am making a bubble fountain right now for a southwestern house, I want it to mesh with it's surroundings while leaving off any typical SW designs.  Love my books!  Denice


In Topic: Expectation And Appearance

07 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

I  work in worn out stained clothes, basically rags once in a while I'll wear my bathrobe.  Yesterday I had a Memorial service to attend so I had 2 hours  and didn't want to change twice so I worked in my robe.  I often wonder what the neighbors think about the woman in rags.   Denice


In Topic: Glaze Too Thick...and Too Thin

07 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

If you like the glaze and it's working well why not make another batch that is thick and mix it in your thin mix, or just use the new batch and wait for the other one to evaporate and thicken.  Denice


In Topic: What Is Your Strongest Concern In Making Your Work?

07 April 2014 - 07:55 AM

I focus on form first and then worry about texture and glaze later.  If you think about it, if you don't have the form right you don't need texture or glaze.  I spend a lot of time testing and retesting glazes at the end of a project it can make or break it. I tend to work on large tile murals and think of them as projects not individual pieces.   Denice


In Topic: Custom Extruder Templates

30 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

I have made extruder dies from white plastic cutting boards but I tried several different plastics before I got to that one.  I drill a hole in it first to give the band saw some place to start and then cleaned it up with files.  I was curious as to what the beveled edge does for the extrusion.    Denice