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Member Since 13 Jun 2012
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In Topic: Burnishing Methods

17 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

I burnished the top half of a round pot, bisqued at cone 06 then glazed the bottom half & fired to cone 6. The burnished top half is still smooth & the clay is stoneware.

So in actual fact burnishing at cone 6 seems to work.

In Topic: Weather Proof Paint

15 April 2014 - 09:34 AM

Hi, If you are hanging them outside, use stains. They don't fade easily and weather well.

In Topic: What Has Been Your Worst Re Encounter Of A Piece Of Your Pottery?

10 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

A friend of mine said she exchanges the older learning pot with a newer more experienced one.

In Topic: Low Hand Strength?

09 April 2014 - 11:26 AM

Hi, I have rheumatoid arthritis & use neoprene wristbands while throwing & wedging actually I use them for all the fun in the pottery. I use very soft clay as well. I have wrist/hand braces with a rigid part on the palm that rests my hands at night & keep the inflammation down. This really helps as at one time I thought my life as a potter was over but joy I'm still going strong. There are days when I need to take time off & I can tell when I've over done it.
Hope this helps you.

In Topic: Pulling A "fancy" Handle

27 March 2014 - 10:06 AM

You could lay your pulled handle on a table & press ridges into it with your fingers. Two fingers on each side of the handle or however you prefer the ridges to be.