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Celia UK

Member Since 01 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2017 02:43 PM
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In Topic: Favorite Bright Color Mason Stains?

09 June 2017 - 01:37 PM

Callie - in your recipe for slip, will any kaolin and any frit work, or should they be particular ones?

In Topic: Ok, I'm Asking An Incredibly Simplistic Question

05 May 2017 - 12:11 PM

celia, the flowers are stroke & coat applied with tiny sponge teardrop shapes glued to  short pieces of chopsitcks.  Q-tips add the dots of yellow in the centers.[/quote]

Well it certainly works and looks lovely!

In Topic: Ok, I'm Asking An Incredibly Simplistic Question

02 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

thanks, nancy.  no, it is not being thick, it was being distracted and unable to listen and concentrate for more than a minute.  and also trying to make something so simple very complicated.  i cannot paint so carving is my thing.  and brushing wax is the absolutely worst thing i can imagine doing.  i have wax that i purchased back in the 70s and it is unopened.


The interiors of the two bowls at the front would tell me you're not bring entirely truthful about your I ability to paint Old Lady! All these are lovely! Carving is my thing too.

In Topic: Getting Underglaze Onto Greenware With Brush Strokes

09 April 2017 - 04:19 AM

Use thin underglaze, several thin coats rather than one thick one. Apply with a wide flat brush. Can you put it on your wheel and turn v slowly, or a banding wheel? You can always gently rub down any over thick bits with a fine grain sanding sponge or sandpaper before bisque firing. Good luck.

In Topic: Website To Order Pottery Tools Cheap

13 March 2017 - 05:59 PM

Have you got a plan of some kind to prevent your tools from 'walking' out of the studio? Labelling everything to prevent them getting mixed up with students' own tools and/or a system for checking everything is returned at the end of each session? Without this, you'll find a good number somehow manage to disappear ... pretty quickly.
Experienced teachers will be able to chip in here with ideas, I'm sure.

Mud tools...yes yes yes! I have red ribs (used a lot!!!) and green ones both in 2 different shapes. Their metal ribs are also superb. Worth the money as they last forever! Get big car cleaning sponges from the dollar store for clean up. Buckets and tubs - ask in restaurants - loads of foodstuffs come in large, lidded tubs that just get thrown away.