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In Topic: Is This The Norm In Arts Education?

13 July 2017 - 06:31 AM

Your experiences do create who you are.  I was a math student but had to take the required Art Appreciation class in college.  Well when everyone else was studying the art masters, my professors idea was students had to try different art mediums and produce a project in each one.  I would not have ever even known what a wheel was if not for that class.  I threw a very thick 6" bottle with a thin neck and never forgot the experience.  (Still have it somewhere).  After 40 yrs I had an opportunity to try clay again and it is everything I remembered.  It is dang....FUN.  I now have a wheel and kiln in my garage, access to a great art center and enjoy the potters social life.   Never underestimate what we give and take from life experiences.

In Topic: Math Problem Is Beyond Me

02 November 2016 - 06:43 AM

I think I got this one.


8000gms x .15% = 12gms chrome oxide  (recipe)


You put in 8000 x .75% = 60 gms


You have 4x too much chrome oxide


So you need to make up  32000gms (4X8000gms) of the original glaze minus the chrome oxide.


Which with your original 8000gms = 40000 or 4 buckets of 10000gms . You need to buy 3 since you already have one


Check answer. You will have 40000gms x .15% chrome =  60 gms chrome oxide.


And you will have a lot of glaze.


Why can I do this so much easier than throwing a pot???

In Topic: Qotw: Are Our Expectations Too High?

28 July 2016 - 05:10 AM

Nerd...you hit the nail on the head. " A professional will make a hard job appear easy"  I mean really how hard can it be ...

you threw it in "like" 5 minutes.  Other arts and things do seem to take longer.  Painting or wood making even sewing, quilting, climbing mountains but pottery ...it was a lump of clay now it is a mug.  It has to be easy.