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Celia UK

Member Since 01 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2016 10:35 AM

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In Topic: Returned To Pottery After 45 Years, Now In Pain

17 September 2016 - 03:42 AM

Any kind of repetitive (new) exercise / positioning can bring this sort of thing on. Once it has settled, some stretching exercises and shoulder/ upper back mobilisation before you start throwing should help wake things up and prevent damage/tightening. I find Pilates to be brilliant for the older body - maintaining/improving joint mobility and strengthening where necessary to support vulnerable areas like the back & hips.
In the short term a physical therapist might be able to manipulate the shoulder/ upper back and release things - physiotherapist / chiropractor whatever works for you. Good luck!

In Topic: Sponge Holder Pricing

13 September 2016 - 04:35 PM

I had the same problem a few months back Sputty - couldn't imagine what a sponge holder was. Not sure what I have by my sink that I'd put in one! Domestic goddess I am NOT. I've been trying to think of what would go down as well in the UK, a small item that everyone thinks they need. The only things I thought of were - used teabag dish and a spoon rest. Anyone got any other ideas?

In Topic: Glaze Application - Cracks

17 August 2016 - 03:14 AM

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In Topic: Glaze Application - Cracks

17 August 2016 - 01:20 AM

How I love this forum - wake up to find all this advice, it's great!

I washed off the old glaze last night. The pot is drying off in the airing cupboard. I added a small quantity of sodium silicate to my bucket of glaze.

First time round I did wipe the pot before pouring the inside - and NOW ....
I'll try dipping a test tile as you suggest Babs and will dampen the pot by wiping again before a second pouring attempt.

That means I've followed the advice of everyone above. Watch this space!

In Topic: Glaze Application - Cracks

16 August 2016 - 05:14 PM

Thanks Joseph. Do you know the UK equivalent of Darvans?