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Member Since 19 Apr 2012
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In Topic: Instagram

08 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

This post has perfect timing!  I JUST set up an instagram account for my ceramics!  And super thank you for the list of users to follow, its really inspirational!


@mesireeceramicsstudio  (shameless plug)

In Topic: Most Stable (True To Tiles) Amaco Potters Choice?

27 September 2013 - 09:25 AM

Ive had good luck with deep firebrick, olive speckle (but apply thick, or else it is the most unappetizing color), sienna speckle.  Midnight I've had mixed results with.  No bad results per se, but not always what I am looking for.  I think thickness, temp, amount of water added all affect that glaze more than the others.  Ironstone is almost always appealing as long as it's thick enough.  Under the right conditions it can also produce a really awesome red flash on your pots.  I tend to notice it more on the insides of pots, maybe because the heat is getting held longer?  They're al fun glazes, but I definitely recommend making your own test tiles both of the glaze itself, and the way it will mix when layered with other glazes.  My layering results have been spectacular, but they rarely line up with Amaco's layering example sheets.

In Topic: Amaco "Potter's choice" glazes

28 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

Just unloaded my first firing with ancient jasper layered with my usual glazes.
these have Alberta Slip glaze inside and out with Ancient Jasper dipped a few times on top 1/3rd.[attachment=2549:AJalbertamugs,jpg.bmp]
One without any red has Steven Hills Hanas fake ash dipped on top.

Oh beautiful glaze comb, I love it!

In Topic: Pottery for Everyman

25 June 2013 - 01:54 PM

off topic again, but type "do a barrel roll" into Google. ;)

In Topic: Replacement Splash Pan for Creative Industries MP or HP Wheel

19 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

I have a circa 1988 Creative Industries MP Wheel (angle iron legs) that needs a new splash pan. Neither Speedball nor any of the major ceramic suppliers have been able to provide a replacement solution. Since the CI ones are "unobtanium", I was wondering if anyone had successfully adapted another manufacturer's splash pan? Thanks in advance for your help.

Dude I have the same wheel! And the splash pan was just shattered. I just went to the auto parts store and bought a fiberglass repair kit, and patched it up. Though if you no longer have the splash pan, that's another story.

I've had good luck getting replacement parts for it by asking my local pottery supplier. He's really knowledgeable and was able to come up with a solution for me. Rather than go through a manufacturer who doesn't have any "official" fix for it, could you go to someplace smaller like that and find someone who could provide a "work around"?