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florence w

Member Since 15 Jun 2012
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In Topic: Using Fresh Leaves For Making Molds

10 July 2015 - 04:35 PM

Oldlady,  I have some gingko leaves to share. 


In Topic: Should I Start Pottery Or Not? Advice Please.....

09 June 2015 - 04:07 PM

Go for it!  About 40 years ago a very dear friend introduced me to clay, but at the time, like you I had small children and just could not justify the time.  Fortunately, my children had art classes in their local schools and produced charming clay art masterpieces that I treasure to this day.  After I retired I took pottery classes and now enjoy giving them my best pots, some glazed and some bisque fired.  We spent the past weekend underglazing.  I can't wait to glaze Laura's "Koi Pond Bowl" and Sara's "Caught red-handed ABC dish" (she has a two year old).  So DO expose your children to clay and they will reward you and You'll have a Ball, promise!


In Topic: Drying Bowls - Rim Up Or Rim Down

02 June 2015 - 11:13 AM

Thanks for the article Rayaldridge...  I just started turning my pots over to dry on the lip and I think I used a fan on this group too.  Only one cracked but...I'll keep this one to remind myself to SLOW DOWN... Thanks again - Great Article!!!


In Topic: Drying Bowls - Rim Up Or Rim Down

29 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

florence w, on 29 May 2015 - 3:52 PM, said:snapback.png

Does anyone have an idea why a crack would develop in a foot ring on a bowl?  The crack didn't show until it was glaze fired. 

 

Can you post a picture?  That would help diagnose the problem.

 

Sorry, no, I wasn't able to get a photo that would show the crack.  (My camera is a simple SLR.)  The crack runs from the flat of the foot, diagonally down into the foot, is about 3 inches long, circling around the foot into the glaze.  There is no crack inside the bowl.  The clay is 181 fired to cone 6 or a bit more. 


In Topic: Drying Bowls - Rim Up Or Rim Down

29 May 2015 - 02:52 PM

Does anyone have an idea why a crack would develop in a foot ring on a bowl?  The crack didn't show until it was glaze fired.