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Chantay

Member Since 01 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:30 PM
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In Topic: Looking For Clear Glaze For High Iron Clay

Yesterday, 05:31 PM

Diane, have you used it over a dark, red clay?  I have always used white clay in the past and have two clear glazes.  Neither look good over the red.


In Topic: Favorite Instructional Youtubers?

09 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

Robin Hopper is on Facebook. He post informational items. No one has mentioned Simon Leach. Listening to him can be entertaining and informative.


In Topic: I Know This Has Been Asked Before, But Maybe More Specific Answers? - Shows

09 April 2014 - 09:18 PM

Great advice everyone.


In Topic: Runny "fern" Glaze?

09 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

If you want to see a Fern glaze check the post from April 5 here:

 

https://www.facebook...507476852652138


In Topic: Low Hand Strength?

09 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

 

Using hot water to throw can also soothe angry arthritic joints if you've got a lot of throwing to do.

The above is excellent advice.  At first I only did it in the winter, now year round.  I also have arthritis, past broken bones and fybromyalgia in my hands.  I didn't think I would ever be able to throw.  First, when I get new clay I add water so that it is VERY soft.  My clay is so soft that if throwing something large and tall (4 - 5 lbs.) I may have to stop after the first pull and let the wheel spin slowly for a few minutes for the clay to firm up.  Also try to center 2 lbs with a flattened top, then add 2 lbs on top of that and center it.  Good Luck.