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Member Since 03 Sep 2012
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In Topic: How Much Testing Or Tweaking Of Glazes Do You Do?

23 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

About the only tweaking I have done is with colorants.   But I also do change up  firing schedules/cooling times/holds/ temps and that sort of thing.  I would like to take a serious glaze workshop.   Or a workshop to teach me how to use the software.....   I recently have been using a different clay.  SB red by Laguna.   I really like it.   But I noticed that some of my glazes had some small pinholes.   I decided to try bisquing to a lower temp.  That seemed to help.  Now I am going to increase the hold on the glaze fire and see what happens.   That is the sort of tweaking I do. 



In Topic: Signing Your Work, What Is Your Method?

23 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

I have a small stamp for small things.....I write big.   But I use a stylus sort of tool for regular signing.  

In Topic: What Are You Working On?

23 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

Glazing.  Want to get the kiln loaded.  Getting ready for a Pop Up Gallery July 31, Aug 1/2.   So many pots, so little time!!  Love your bowl btw synj00.   Lovely!

In Topic: Where Is The Line For Intellectual Property Rights Vs. Copying Others

20 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

I woke up the other morning with a project in my head.  I couldn't get it out.  I could see how I was going to glaze it, what size it would be, how I would "package" it, everything!   Then I spent two days wondering if I had seen this "project" somewhere else??  Was it an image I had seen, a plate I had used somewhere???   I finally had to go ahead and try to figure out how to make it.   While I was working on a variety of mold/form possibilities, I realized that even if I had seen it somewhere else,  by the time I was done, it wouldn't look like someone else's work.  (Maybe this goes under the Image Envy thread).....   but while I was trying to get the form the way I "see" it in my head, I knew that every teacher, every potter friend that ever shared tips/skills/information was right there with me!!   So, to alllll of them past and present, I say "Thanks for Sharing!"



In Topic: Kiln Disclosure

07 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

I had to have my kiln and space inspected by State Farm, but yes, they insured my kiln. I had to show proof of the electrical inspection.   However, I had to have it set up as a business policy.   I do know that I am the ONLY person in my area who has "claimed" a kiln.  Everyone else just has their kiln in their garage or outbuilding wired up by a neighbor.  Nothing against the neighbor, but I think the insurance company will not like it very well, if there is a fire.