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Nancy S.

Member Since 05 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 16 2014 11:04 AM

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Mesmerizing Slip Decoration Video

03 April 2014 - 09:22 AM

My cousin sent this to me, and I wanted to share it because it's not only fascinating to watch but also inspiring!


Central Pa Potters Meeting Feb 9Th

19 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

Info at their site - http://centralpapott...ry-9th-meeting/

Chamois For Cars Also Good For Clay?

18 January 2014 - 08:12 AM

While at a local store, I saw a relatively large piece of chamois for sale -- intended for use on cars. The packaging said that it was treated with something (and dang if I  can remember what it was! Some kind of oil.) so although I was tempted to buy it, I didn't because I wasn't sure if the oil used to treat the chamois would affect the clay. Then again, I'm not even sure if the chamois that I buy specifically for my clay is treated with the same kind of oil!


Has anyone else tried this?? Any thoughts on it? Also, regarding chamois, is it okay to run it through the washing machine before I start using it on clay? Or is that not recommended?

Any Tips On Making Many Small-Ish Holes?

06 July 2013 - 09:08 PM

Let's say I'm making a colander or a strainer, such as a berry bowl...I have a hole cutter, which works, but are there any neat tips that anyone can share to make a pattern? Or for cleaning the cut holes?

Standard 563?

23 June 2013 - 10:45 AM

I wanted a whiter ^6 clay body, so I got a box of Standard 563 to try out. But I can't seem to get it to "grow legs," as someone else here called it -- when I try to throw higher than a few inches, it starts to sag and flop and fall apart.

I thought I was using too much water, so I tried using less. Still can't get a decent large bowl out of it before it collapses.

Am I just too impatient and need to let the clay stiffen up a bit more before I use it? Or is this clay just not good for some things?

Thoughts appreciated....