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#95967 Qotw: Does Your Work Have A Feminine Or A Masculine Look?

Posted by Denice on 18 November 2015 - 10:19 AM

I don't know it this is something you can judge yourself,  I would hope my work would be feminine since I'm a woman but it doesn't always work that way.  When I was a decorator men loved my style even my husbands friends make comments about it being just their style.   We don't have a man cave or rec room if they want to stand around and drink beer that's done in the garage.        Denice

#95845 Hello

Posted by Denice on 14 November 2015 - 09:14 PM

Welcome to the world of potting you will be exasperated, bewildered and frustrated and at the same time excited, enthused and enthralled.    Denice

#95783 Personal Messenger Spam, Anyone Else?

Posted by Denice on 13 November 2015 - 09:24 AM

I didn't even know about the personal messenger until I got 2 request for money.  I think the same person hit me up in the parking lot at the grocery store the other day.      Denice

#95265 Qotw: How Do You Stay Creative

Posted by Denice on 04 November 2015 - 09:23 AM

Evelyne   I am loading the kiln tomorrow,  I'm not sure how they are going to turn out.  I am using a what I call  naked Majolica technique and adding gray in with the black and white designs. The pots are all coiled or pinched built in a clay that is a tan to brown with nice iron spots.  It takes me a little longer to put a glaze load together since my small kiln went out and I have to fill my big kiln.  Denice

#95224 Qotw: How Do You Stay Creative

Posted by Denice on 03 November 2015 - 07:56 PM

I usually dig out one of my books on ancient people, I started on a Mimbres design obsession a few months ago.  Of course I had to order more books,  Mimbres are the ancient ancestors of the Hopi Indians, they lived in the Santa Fe area of the southwestern United States around 1000 A.D.  They are well known for their black and white designs on bowls that they cooked in and ate out of.  Sorry for the history lesson I just though the potters across the pond should know what I was talking about.    Denice

#95067 Visiting The U.s.

Posted by Denice on 01 November 2015 - 08:13 AM

Check out peachtreepottery.com, bitterrootpottery.com and my friends studio is a open air studio located at 7976 Santa Monica Blvd. behind a business called Specs Appeal Optometrist office.   It is only open Sat, Sun and Mon 1-5.      Denice

#94903 Qotw: Are You Living Your Dream, Or Dreaming Your Life?

Posted by Denice on 28 October 2015 - 08:43 AM

Like Marcia I retired at 50 the women in my family rarely live past 64, I just turned 63 and doing quite well with the new MS medicine.  We decided to build our dream workshops and house, found a lot with a view and wildlife.  I can go out to my workshop open the blinds and get a lot of sunshine and a occasional deer running by. Who could ask for more, living the dream.   Denice

#94660 Water Recycle In Dry Studio

Posted by Denice on 22 October 2015 - 04:28 PM

Multiple buckets is a great idea, you can just throw out the clay water and dry out the glaze water and recycle it.   Denice

#94178 What Do You Call Those Heavy Pots?

Posted by Denice on 13 October 2015 - 07:46 PM

Sorry no endearing terms I just call them trash.    Denice

#93825 Qotw: How About Learn From Each Other’S Mistakes?

Posted by Denice on 06 October 2015 - 12:45 PM

I finally figured out that the biggest mistakes were made when I didn't listen to my gut instincts and let other people influence my decision.  The last time I didn't listen to my gut,  my decision could have sent me into bankruptcy.  Another twist of events save me but it sure made me realize how other people could influence me.  I listen to myself first and others second now.     Denice

#93442 Qotw: Do You Have A Plan B?

Posted by Denice on 29 September 2015 - 04:03 PM

I came up with a plan B about 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  The disease you don't know which part of your body is affected, I had been seeing gourd art at different sales and found it interesting.  Most of them are shaped like pots  and you can stain, paint and carve them, I even bought one at a estate sale that the owner had purchased at a gallery in New York.  They are easy to grow and light weight, I grow them every year dry and store them.  I hope I never get the chance to work with them.   Denice

#93098 Qotw: Have You Ever Taken A Video About Yourself, Showing How You Work?

Posted by Denice on 23 September 2015 - 09:44 AM

Lisa I enjoyed your video it's been 30 years since I have done Raku, I learned a lot of new tricks and techniques.  I especially like you grill for the reduction process, I have always reglazed disappointing pots you have nothing to lose.  I have learned in the past few years that other people may like some work that I don't care for, so I have learned not to judge my work too quickly.      Denice

#92734 Las Cruces Alternative Firing Workshop

Posted by Denice on 17 September 2015 - 08:42 AM

Looks like a successful work shop congratulations.   Denice

#92162 Glaze Spray Gun And Compressor

Posted by Denice on 07 September 2015 - 07:10 PM

A inexpensive compressor with a tank, one or one and half hp would be good, I have the Webster spray gun.  I bought the Webster years ago because it was rated well, I still think it's a great sprayer.  We also have the HVLP set up Mark is referring to but I couldn't get the width of the spray adjusted down, it was good for 2ft. pots.  I have made a lot of tiles and prefer putting them on a rack and pouring glaze over them.  I set the rack over a rectangular plastic box so I can catch the glaze and reuse it,  I thin the glaze for pouring.  Denice

#91860 Qotw: What Do You Think Of Art Critique?

Posted by Denice on 02 September 2015 - 08:04 AM

I also miss having someone critique my work, I loved the critique sessions in college,  it's like getting a pair of fresh eyes.  Now I have to drag my poor husband out to the studio to give me one, I must say he is getting better at it over the years.  Denice