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aperhapshand

Member Since 13 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active May 22 2015 08:42 AM
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In Topic: Qotw: Do You Still Have Your First Piece?

20 May 2015 - 09:47 AM

This is my first piece - made in a hand building ceramics class in college. . . It is a pinch pot made out of terra cotta and has engobe and clear glaze. I have used this as my pen cup through every job I have had since college.
I love it tremendously  :wub: even if it is really wonky.
 
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In Topic: Buying A New Wheel! ^_^ Yes!

15 May 2015 - 09:46 AM

 

I woud literally sell one of my kidneys on the black market for a de-airing pug mill. Santa is taking his time about it. :D

I wish pug mills made real pugs... ;)

 

Perhaps you could apply for a grant to purchase a mixer pug mill - your work and story are compelling. 

 

 

Also I have heard good things about Kickstarter helping people purchase larger equipment they couldn't afford right away 


In Topic: Rolling Pins

12 May 2015 - 03:28 PM

Thank you!! It looks like they do custom ones too! :)


In Topic: Reccomendations For Sc White Stoneware/porcelain

06 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

I have used standard's English Porcelain 365 - which fires to a ^6 - quite white and strong -- absorption should be less than 1% at ^6 - I have thrown with it and hand built but only about 50 lbs - so no extensive experience with it.

I have not had any glazes fail on it. 


In Topic: Midwest Clay Supplier

04 May 2015 - 11:09 AM

I get my Standard clay from Chicago Ceramic Supply - they have a very good selection - they also have commercial glazes and chemicals - Definitely worth the phone call.

Great lakes low fire bodies are really great - I used them for beginner classes I teach - but I wasn't happy with their mid-fire selection but I prefer dark clay bodies . . . Also Tim at great lakes (their repair guy) is really amazing - he has helped me tremendously and is very generous with his knowledge.