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Celia UK

Member Since 01 Jul 2012
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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.

In Topic: New Crop Of Flutes. I Need Critiques

25 February 2017 - 03:14 AM

Dude, sweet. I hope you can load a sound file. I would love to hear them. I love the colors. Does it matter if you tune them? Who knows what they should sound like. They sound like they sound. That's cool enough.


Aah ..... but not if they're to be played along with other instruments! And/or for conventionally notated music.

Number 5 is my favourite - as Lee says - personal taste.

In Topic: Ok To Wash Clay Clothes In Washing Machine?

11 February 2017 - 04:34 AM

My clay clothes aren't thickly coated in clay and I just throw them into the washing machine - sometimes on their own other times with other items - on a hot wash. Never had a problem. All sorts of other dirt (children's muddy clothes, gardeners', builders etc.) stuff gets washed and we don't hear the same worries about them, so I assume the system will cope with my apron and towels!

In Topic: How To Paint On A Vase

26 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

Given the sharpness of (most) of this design it looks as if it may be done after the glaze firing (on glaze decoration). It looks like a white porcelain clay to me, with a transparent glaze. It would then have a 3rd lower temperature firing. However, it could possibly be as you describe, painted on white-dipped bisqued ware. Someone more knowledgable than me will probably chip in here with their suggestions.