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In Topic: Lettering Techniques - Which Is Best?

Today, 10:12 AM

I have been doing #3 as well.  On either letters/design stamped into the clay or on a sprig sort of thing attached to the outside of the mug.  Depending on the color of the clay.....if it is lighter colored clay, I use Jill's Brown Patina and put it in the letters and then sponge off excess and wax over that.  If it is dark clay, I use a lighter colored glaze and do the same thing. 


Jill's Brown Patina

2 tblspoon Red Iron Oxide

1 Tblspoon yellow ochre

1 tablespoon rutile

1 teaspoon cobalt carb

4 1/3 Tablespoons Gerstely borate


Mix with water to the consistency of skim milk. Brush into the cracks and details of bisque fired clay.  Wipe off excess with damp sponge. Fire to cone 5.  May be used under transparent glaze. 



In Topic: Pictures Of Your Studio

Today, 09:44 AM

And Geez!  I love Marcia's space!  How beautiful!  Clean, light, well organized!  

In Topic: Pictures Of Your Studio

Today, 09:38 AM

Karen, Yes that top shelf is about 7ft  high.  I am tall so I am able to reach what is in front.  I purposely put things on the top shelf that are lighter, and not used as often. Smaller buckets  And I have a small step stool.   It looks like all of us figure out how to make things work, doesn't it?  :)  As potters we have stuff.  Our stuff can be heavy.  We don't always have a dedicated space.  But we make our spaces work somehow.  Garages, basements, greenhouses, sheds, shops, small bedrooms, barns, whatever we have!  It has been fun seeing the pictures!



In Topic: Meme

Yesterday, 01:55 PM

It was my chuckle for the day!!

In Topic: How Forgiving Is Placement Of Posts Under Shelves?

20 October 2014 - 10:01 PM

I did what my L&L kiln book said to do.  Put a full shelf on the bottom on 1/2 in posts.   My kiln isn't that large so I pretty much have to align my posts...it sort of just made sense to me to do that.   You had some good questions, John.  Made me think about things.