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Member Since 03 Sep 2012
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In Topic: New Kiln Questions

Yesterday, 08:54 PM

I love my L&L manual.   Yes, I do.



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

Yesterday, 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,


In Topic: Just An Interesting Glimpse

11 August 2014 - 10:37 PM

Loved it Babs, thanks!   A great look at cooperative work/growth/learning..  



In Topic: Cone 6 Body Or Cone 6-10 Body: Much Difference?

10 August 2014 - 10:15 PM

Thank you drmrytle!  I appreciate your comments.  No Georgies isn't closer.   I don't know of anyone that sells Standard out here either.(Colorado)  Seems to be Laguna and Aardvark.   For a white, I am using Aardvark's BeeMix.  It does seem to be more consistent than Laguna's bmix.  I do have several bags of Nara 5 porcelain that I need to spend some time with.  Could be that a good porcelain will be what I am looking for. Thanks.