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Member Since 13 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 26 2015 10:04 AM

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In Topic: No More Wheel

23 March 2015 - 11:33 AM

Hi, don't give up just give yourself time to do some healing. I also have RA & thought my throwing days & pottery of any method was over. I have a good Doc that after many trials with meds. found one that has put me into remission. It took a couple of years.
I'm throwing again & using the softest clay I can. I was so swollen I could not bend my fingers & my wrists.
There is hope for you. Don't overdo.

In Topic: Rehydrating Old Glazes

27 February 2015 - 03:31 PM

Hi, very nice for you to be back playing in the mud.

I have reconstituted dried up glazes by adding water & lots of soaking & mixing but some had large chunks they needed some Epsom salts to break them & restraining. Good luck.

In Topic: Pots Away!

13 February 2015 - 11:42 AM

I got a call in Jan. for 60 mugs & just after got a doctor wanting to do surgery with 4-6 week recovery with another surgery following, yikes! So I stalled the first surgery for a month & got to work. The mugs got glazed yesterday & will decorate today & fire Sunday.

I watch for a little warmer weather as the kiln is in my unheated garage. If they don't all fit I have a small window to do it in April where I can fire more pots that I' ve been frantically throw to fill the next load. Luckily the customer doesn't want the full order til June at the latest.

In Topic: When To Stamp? How To Support?

06 February 2015 - 10:37 AM

Hi, You could use a tennis ball cut in half for inside support.

In Topic: Soak?

29 January 2015 - 11:03 AM

Do,as,TJR says. I have a skutt manual as well, I turn all knobs to Medium & soak for 1/2 to 1 hour. My kiln is in a cold garage so winter gets a longer soak.