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Denice

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 23 2016 08:11 PM
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#109289 Ventilation System Needed?

Posted by Denice on 23 June 2016 - 08:11 PM

I have a small test kiln in my kiln room, it isn't ventilated like my big kilns.  I just open the window a few inches,  I do have a exhaust fan in the ceiling that I also run.  If it is really cold outside I leave the window closed and run the exhaust fan. I never smell any fumes from it.  Denice




#109020 How Is This Glaze Effect Achieved?

Posted by Denice on 19 June 2016 - 10:08 AM

Are you sure it is glaze, of course it's hard to tell from a photo on the computer,  but it looks like it could be glass for a acrylic.    Denice




#108676 Qotw: What Is Your Biggest Safety Fault?

Posted by Denice on 14 June 2016 - 08:19 AM

I am real good at wearing a paper mask but lousy at one of those hepa filter mask. I like the rectangular paper mask you see the Japanese wear in horror movies, they are comfortable,  I buy a box of 50 and change them often.  The hepa filter mask never fit my face right, hot and sweaty and fog up my glasses, but I do keep my studio fairly clean, and I pick up any trimming off the floor daily.  If I leave it on the floor  stepping on them makes more dust.   Denice




#107455 B-Mix And Me - A Contentious Relationship

Posted by Denice on 24 May 2016 - 03:19 PM

I have never thrown with B mix but I know it's awful to handbuild with, my professor in college made me do a project with it to get me out of my comfort zone.   What a mess,  years later I tried making some tile with it and had almost every tile crack.  I had used the same molds and process for the tiles with a basic throwing clay didn't have one crack.  There are potters who love it, I can't figure out why.  Denice




#107454 Qotw: Do You Have A Story For Us, Featuring Tom Roberts (Aka Tjr) ?

Posted by Denice on 24 May 2016 - 03:12 PM

I use his method to soften bags of clay all of the time.  He will be missed.    Denice




#107416 Qotw: Do You Have A Story For Us, Featuring Tom Roberts (Aka Tjr) ?

Posted by Denice on 24 May 2016 - 08:33 AM

How sad to lose a bright light,  he found out that I was 6 months older than him and use to tease me about it.    Denice




#107330 Texture/embossing Mats/roller

Posted by Denice on 23 May 2016 - 07:53 AM

Nice job on the stamps, very clean impressions.   Denice




#107271 In Search Of A Cone 6 Clear...long-Winded.

Posted by Denice on 21 May 2016 - 06:32 PM

I hope someone can help, I tested about 30 different C6 clear glazes and never found one that I was satisfied with., even tried making some formula's of my own. Denice




#106977 Curiosity Question In Regards To Using Glass In Claywork

Posted by Denice on 16 May 2016 - 01:39 PM

The potters who are selling these clay and glass pieces as functional don't know what they are doing, not enough education.  A lack of knowledge doesn't protect them from a massive lawsuit.  Potter


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#105644 Help For Newbie Red Glaze

Posted by Denice on 24 April 2016 - 10:59 AM

Reds are hard to get at Cone 6 since you are doing beads why don't you work with a earthenware and use low fire glaze which have great reds.  Denice




#105643 Need Advice On Buying A Used Kiln

Posted by Denice on 24 April 2016 - 10:55 AM

I would recommend you take a pottery class and ask to help to load, fire and unload the kiln.  Teachers are always happy to have the help and it will give you a lot of confidence when it comes to your own firings.  Denice




#105527 Can You Be Cheaper Than This?

Posted by Denice on 22 April 2016 - 07:49 AM

I am like Matthew I like to keep track of my needle tools don't want to get stuck.  To keep track of my cut off wires I put cup hooks on the wall close to my wheel.  Denice




#105058 New Want To Make A Pot

Posted by Denice on 11 April 2016 - 08:15 AM

I think beginners should start out with slab, coil, and pinch pots and you could make your self a nice oval pot bonsai planter with the slab or coil method.   Take the class and see if you like working with clay and work with your teacher in choosing a clay for your planter.  Denice




#104960 Qotw:what Is Your Favorite Redesigned/repurposed Common Kitchen Or Shop Tool...

Posted by Denice on 09 April 2016 - 11:37 AM

Pizza cutter against a ruler make a nice perpendicular cut,  I bought a metal pie divider recently at a garage sale haven't tried it out yet.  I got a wooden sausage grinder stuffer at the same sale.  I use is for paddling small round pots.  Denice




#103619 Could Anyone Id This Glaze?

Posted by Denice on 16 March 2016 - 08:38 AM

This looks like a crater glazes with a iron wash,  there are many crater glaze formula's out there.  Some potters that are good at glazes play around with them and mix it slightly different each time.  I would search the internet for crater glaze recipes and do some testing.   Denice