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Chantay

Member Since 01 Aug 2012
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In Topic: Art Deco

Today, 10:06 AM

There is a potter that does art deco look pottery and tiles and pots but I can't think of her name, when it comes to me.... Her work was one that inspired me to try pottery.  Of course I am still no wheres near that level.


In Topic: Looking For An Artist

Today, 09:50 AM

Can you post a pic?  I think apple has an app that you put in the picture and it searches for it's source.  I have seen my son use it but I am not an apple user.


In Topic: Pictures Of Your Studio

18 October 2014 - 08:49 AM

Diesel,  I would like to see some pics of your mugs.  They look interesting.


In Topic: Alternatives To Wax Resist For Bottom Of Pots (Floor Wax)?

18 October 2014 - 08:46 AM

I was tired of taking a gamble every time I ordered an expensive bottle of wax resist.  I switched to soy wax this past year.  I use an electric skillet and a foam brush.  I think the foam brush or a sponge as Mark mentioned is key to application.  The foam brush, dipped then wiped against the edge of the pan will only hold a limited amount of wax.  The sharp edge of the foam applicator makes it easy to put a very straight line.  Another thing you may think about is how you are forming your foot.  This past year I experimented with several types of foot for my bowls.  By putting an indention in between the the foot and the bottom of the bowl gives a place to line up the edge of the wax and also a place to catch any runny glaze.  I also use this area to tie a piece of hemp cord on which I place my hang tag.  I will try and post a pic later. So, there are many ways to think of this, the type of wax, the application, and the shape of the pot.


In Topic: Glaze Blistering Help

15 October 2014 - 01:08 PM

My bet is it is the spots in the clay, either iron or magnesium.  So make some small bowls to use to test with.  Use a white clay and your spotted clay.  Place one of each clay on the different shelves in your kiln.  I even mark mine, T = top shelf, M =  middle shelf, B =  bottom.  My kilns fires cones 5, 5 1/2, 6, bottom, middle, top.  Till I get a vet I just deal with it.