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Member Since 01 Aug 2012
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In Topic: Clay College

10 February 2017 - 03:47 PM

I had to drag this thread back up.  If only to present a bright side.


I started classes again.  The place I'm taking classes has been teaching them for 50 years.  of the 25 class currently offered in clay, I believe most are full.  (current online list is inaccurate).  My instructor has a collage education.  He has work in clay for 40 years. Selling and teaching are his only source of income.  His adult advance throwing/hand building classes are always full.


Several of the students in my own class have participated in shows in the past year.  When I look around the room at class I see people who have enough dedication to make big changes in their lives in order to make clay a part of it.  Growing up I was always told that you could never support yourself with art.  So I became a nurse.  Now I'm back at art again.  No matter what happens with the colleges, there will always be people who will do what ever it takes to learn the craft of their choice.  With the internet these people will find each other. 



In Topic: Oval Pattern Creator

25 January 2017 - 08:13 PM

Thanks Min,


I know how to do the string method, but wanted a program so I could just print the template, much faster.


Thanks everyone else.

In Topic: Black Wax Resist

13 January 2017 - 03:03 PM

I have been looking into this style of tile also.  The only thing I could come up with was using Amaco velvet underglazes, then applying wax over it.  I thought if the underglaze wasn't dark enough to add some synthetic colorant.  Has anyone else tried this method yet?


In Topic: Black Wax Resist

13 January 2017 - 03:00 PM

I have also been looking into this.  I was planning to use Amaco velvet undergalze for the black line area, then going back over with wax before glazing.  I was thinking if the underglaze is not dark enough than adding some synthetic colorant.  Has anyone tried this method yet.  I know it seems time consuming but I havent come up with anything else.

In Topic: Slip Trailing

22 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

All I ever use is clay and water.  I use an old blender to mix.  I then put it through a screen. (150?)  I have made larger batches using a drill mixer.  I practice a lot.  Just using a batt.  Swirl, swirl, swirl, then wipe off.  I found too much epson salt caused the trailing to dry uneven.  Make sure what ever your slip trailing on is no drier than leather hard.