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Member Since 26 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 17 2016 09:59 PM

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In Topic: I'm Lost

24 March 2016 - 07:47 PM

Patience...once you find a good magazine it is hard to wait for that first issue.  Another good one out there is Clay Times - that and PMI are my favorites. Both give me the 'you can do this too' feeling when I read them.  A sure way to get your first issue is to go out and buy the current issue - then it will soon arrive in your mailbox.  Subscriptions usually seem to take about 6 weeks before you get your first issue - hope yours arrive before then.


Enjoy all the info they give.

In Topic: Bat Pins And Tool Care

13 March 2016 - 04:11 PM

Ace may not know what 'bat pins' are - but if you ask for 1/4" 'cap screws' they will have a box with many lengths to choose from.  I did find the stainless pins at Lowe's.  Depending on the store you can buy individual pins or you may have to buy a package containing several.  Not expensive and they last forever.

In Topic: Claywork While Going Thru Chemo

12 February 2016 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for the comments  - and pretty much what I expected answers to be - it's lousy as one of the gals started in the studio  recently and really loves to work in clay.  Hopefully her Dr will give his blessing to work in clay at home as she progresses thru her treatment.  Otherwise it can be a reward (and celebration) when she finally reaches the end of her chemo.

In Topic: Using Fresh Leaves For Making Molds

02 September 2015 - 02:56 PM

This time of year has me studying 'other people's gardens' to see who has the nicest leaves.  People look at me as if I am demented when I say I' covet their sunflower leaves and could I please just have several leaves?...I really am not interested in the seed heads'.  Today I made a leaf run and now am out to the garage to roll clay and make the impressions.  Careful work to see how many slabs I can get before the leaves rip.  Leaf bowls add a certain class to a serving table too.

In Topic: Cracked Skin And Broken Fingernails

02 September 2015 - 02:48 PM

I also used to have terribly cracked fingers.  At the greenhouse I worked in they had a lotion for gardeners that I tried and it worked!  Like Doc's it goes on oily but in minutes is totally absorbed...and no longer any cracked fingertips or dry hands. The product which I purchase online from www.CamilleBeckman.com is   'Restore' hand therapy and it works so well I have not used anything else.  Once a day, a squirt about 1.5" , work it in, and my hands stay nice.  There used to have another product called 'Shield' for  use before your clay/gardening work but that is discontinued.   It is more expensive than Curel but for me it works.