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Member Since 13 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2014 11:42 AM

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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.

In Topic: What Would Your Ideal Workshop Be? Topic , Teacher, Location?

10 June 2014 - 09:29 AM

Hi, A space with a window with a view of mountains & larger than my basement & garage spaces. Guess I'll just settle for what I have now as the other is not likely to happen. I need to store the views from travel. Manitoba is flat at least the part I live in.

In Topic: Chamois As A Batt Securer

30 May 2014 - 09:54 AM

Hi, I have used fake chamois to secure plaster bats & to keep bats on screws from moving around. It works fairly well. It needs to be wet to adhere to the wheel head then put your bat on top & be sure it's not slipping around before throwing.

I also use pieces of wallpaper to throw on. You need a small amount of thick slurry or rings of clay to adhere it. I also use the wallpaper on top of bats to easily remove the pot & wallpaper without removing the bat, at leather hard you peel off the wallpaper. Cut the wallpaper to different sizes to accommodate the size of pot you are throwing.