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Member Since 01 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 25 2014 01:20 PM

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In Topic: Input On These Cups/handles

25 November 2014 - 01:09 PM

I make several different mug styles, therefore, I make several different handle styles.  Also, just because I don't like the way the handle looks, others may like it.  Then handle that looks poorly on this mug may well look perfect on a later made mug.  I have also discover that the handle that I thought turned out to big, was perfect for a large hand person. Don't start fretting over the handles till you have pulled a hundred or so.  I think consistency is what is going to make them look best, when they are lined up on your sale table and you have ten or so and they all look NEARLY identical. 


Keep throwing, keep pulling.

In Topic: Overcoming Insecurity

22 November 2014 - 09:36 AM

Can you direct me to more details and instructions using this technique? How exactly do you do the transfer writhe the mason stain and linseed oil?

In Topic: Stubborn Ideas.

15 November 2014 - 10:28 AM

ayjay,  I wished I had your problem.  With the increase in age and health issues I have a mind like a sieve.  I will have a great idea, then, like a whisper, it's gone.  If I don't write it done, completed it a couple of times, I just can't remember. Uuugh!!!

In Topic: How To Manually Vent The Kiln When Bisquing

10 November 2014 - 10:57 AM

I would check for things it may be vibrating against.  Also, you probably need a large boom box and some heavy metal CD's.  At the proper volume your neighbors should completely forget about the vent noise.



In Topic: Thinking Of Trying Porcelain

10 November 2014 - 10:54 AM

OK everyone, great info.  I currently work with both red and white stoneware.  I do a major cleaning when switching between one and the other but you get the occasional brown boogey on the white.  I think I will give it a go. If I like it, I will probably drop the white stoneware.  I like the stoneware, and some of the glazes only work on white and not the red, but I feel like I need a change.  It will be awhile, I've got a couple of hundred pounds to clean out.  Thanks again everyone.