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Member Since 03 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 08 2014 08:00 PM

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In Topic: Do You Mix Or Buy Ready Made? Poll

31 August 2014 - 08:00 PM

Buy clay and mix glazes other than some underglazes and one color I haven't been able to quite replicate




In Topic: Hvlp Sprayers Do You Use One?

23 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

I have a Harbor (Harbour) Freight gun (spray) and really like it!   I haven't had problems with the glaze settling at all.   40-50 psi and it is great.   I just make sure to clean it between glazes (have a bucket of water handy for cleaning)  And tear it apart afterward to clean everything out.  And I sieve the glaze before I put it in the hopper.   But I am only doing one glaze at a time.  I like your idea of more than one gun (spray) at a time!!   hmmm food for thought!



In Topic: New Kiln Questions

22 August 2014 - 08:54 PM

I love my L&L manual.   Yes, I do.



In Topic: Do You Donate Your Work For A Worthy Cause?

22 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

Again, to echo many others here....I give a great deal of time/energy/clay/glaze to the Empty Bowl Fundraiser for a local community kitchen.  And I am newer to the business world than some so it hasn't been until the last year that I have been approached for donations.   I give to things that are near and dear to my heart.     However, I wonder how to tactfully decline donating to ?  Would "just say no" be appropriate with no reason given??   Or like Chris said, just donate money to favorite charities.  I just spent the day putting handles on mugs.   I just don't know if I would feel like giving away even one of those precious things! 



In Topic: Advice For A Home Studio

13 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

Hi Luke!   I started in my basement (still there!) with a wheel, a table, some buckets, a few bats and whatever tools I already had or could find in the shop or kitchen.   I took my pots to a community studio to fire and glaze for about a year.   I knew then I was ready for a full blown studio at my house.   I have saved up for the big things (kiln) and bought other things a bit at a time (chemicals/glazes)


I too, do the bucket process for water.  I water my trees with it.   It's worked out fine.  


I bought a Brent wheel 4 yrs ago and really like it (It had a 10 year warranty!)However I was at the community college on Monday and Tuesday throwing bowls for a fundraiser and we were using Shimpo VL Whispers.  Holy Moly, those are quiet wheels!  I also liked the free spinning wheelhead!    


Good Luck,