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Member Since 13 Jun 2012
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In Topic: What Is The Most Unconventional Item You Have Ever Used To Decorate Or Create...

28 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

I make & draw fish on pots & use the end of an inner plastic spool from an adding machine tape for the eyes.

In Topic: Signing Your Work, What Is Your Method?

23 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

I've used several methods throughout the years from signing with an older long tip pen to a stamp. I also had a ring with my coat of arms which I had made into a rubber stamp. I have reverted back to the long nibbled pen.

In Topic: Do You Teach To Throw Off The Hump?

20 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

One problem I've found in teaching students to throw off the hump is a lack of the student compressing the bottoms properly & as a result the bottoms crack in drying &/or firing.

In Topic: Bad Habits You Would Like To Break.

09 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

I'm clearing out the studio after 23 yrs. because I need a new floor. What a lot of stuff & what can I toss? It all needs washing too. The press molds take up a lot of room & are needed. My basement space is 150 sq.ft. With 7 shelves, 2 wheels & work station. I' pretty good at keeping the floor & wheels & tools clean as I hate to start work with a dirty space. The things not used all the time collect dust big time. Maybe I'll go shopping today instead.

In Topic: Does Your Dominant Hand Dictate Form Or Are You Ambidextrous.

08 July 2014 - 11:15 AM

I throw right handed but do many things left handed. Funny how you don't notice you are ambidextrous until somebody points it out. When I was small my bro always checked me if I used my left hand.
I do my first pull with the left hand out & right inside count clockwise. More strength in the left.