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Nancy S.

Member Since 05 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 26 2015 07:42 PM

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In Topic: Weight/size Charts?

22 February 2015 - 03:32 PM

Akin, I know where you're coming from!! As a newbie it's hard to visualize a finished product from a lump (especially weight-wise), and factoring in shrinkage adds another level of complexity. I made a cup I thought would be perfect and after firing it's tiny. As much as we beginners hate to hear it....it takes practice.

My scale is an old-fashioned kitchen scale with pounds ticked off and ounces marked in lines between. It's not precise but it doesn't have to be, really. Close truly is good enough. I think the lists that have such exacting amounts are for those potters who have a.) mastered the form and consistency in that form; and b.) production potters who don't have time to reclaim a lot of clay and so don't want a lot of excess getting cut off the top or trimmed off the bottom. Me, I end up doing a lot of trimming and reclaiming. :-)

In Topic: Yay, Bisque! ^_^

16 February 2015 - 06:14 PM

Wow!!! Those are so gorgeous-- don't ever doubt your talents, Guinea!

Also, are you strictly a guinea pig guinea, or are you also Italian? ;^)

Also also, you will love local eggs. They taste a million times better...

In Topic: Purple Haze, Opps No Glaze

15 February 2015 - 07:59 PM

Oldlady, I admit that I could be remembering the wrong figures...numbers aren't my forte. :-)

As for the search function, this thread should come up because 'purple glaze' is in the content as well.

In Topic: Using Underglaze For Slip Trailing

15 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

Alternatively, they can do uncolored sliptrailing with a translucent glaze, or one that breaks over texture.

In Topic: Purple Haze, Opps No Glaze

11 February 2015 - 04:57 AM

Amaco has lilac (a pinkish purple) and amethyst (a darker eggplant purple). Verra nice but purples are pricey ($20-30 per pint). They're also food safe!

You can also buy Mason stains and add to a base glaze. I don't have details but that's what my local studio did....though the Mason stains are also expensive - $50 a pound!