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Joy pots

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#66748 What Do You Do To Energise Yourself In The Studio?

Posted by Joy pots on 27 September 2014 - 10:13 AM

Doing something different. Yesterday a couple of friends came over & we did a raku firing with my old electric kiln. We had awesome results. A very satisfying day. It was only the second time I have done this. It worked much better with 3 people with quick opening & closing of the kiln kept it nice & hot.
Joy


#63384 What Is The Most Unconventional Item You Have Ever Used To Decorate Or Create...

Posted by Joy pots on 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.


#62857 Do You Teach To Throw Off The Hump?

Posted by Joy pots on 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.


#56373 Low Hand Strength?

Posted by Joy pots on 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.
Joy


#49094 Time To Set Your Goals For 2014!

Posted by Joy pots on 01 January 2014 - 11:53 AM

Happy New Year

I am going to experiment this year. Gather all the sketches I've done over many years on little pieces of paper & finally make them into pots. Fun time.