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KathleenHamlet

Member Since 07 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2014 12:37 PM
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In Topic: Is It Possible To Take A Mold From Ice?

12 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

What about clay?


In Topic: Rejoice With Me For I Have A New Extruder!

31 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

Oh, and Daryl Baird has a Facebook page! You should join!


In Topic: Rejoice With Me For I Have A New Extruder!

31 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

Congratulations! Youre going to love it. Only thing I would do different? Placement..Right OUTSIDE the door of my studio mounted on a 4x4 post sunk into concrete (in a tire, in case it ever has to be moved). Hate the mess...


In Topic: Did not realize I was on trend ....

17 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

After years of trying to answer whether I was doing neriage, nerikome, nerikomi, canes, murrinis or just colored clay ... I find out I am on trend, doing "Ombre" work.
THANKS for putting me in the daily post Jennifer. Posted Image

... now to surf Pinterest and look up other shadowy artists.




I know, right? Never heard of "Ombre"



In Topic: Vinegar and clay.

17 June 2013 - 03:17 PM

I like using vinegar when I play with the clay. I do it when I connect scored areas, and sometimes I brush it on the clay to smooth the surface.
Vinegar is acidic, the clay is slightly alkaline, so it increases the plasticity of the clay when you brush the vinegar on it.
Just one question: would it increase warping of the clay?


I do have another point with vinegar and porcelain, esp very alkaline porcelain and very hard water. If you use too much vinegar, as I was, the vinegar and hard water combined to form chunks of calcium, which will blow out during the firing. Now its distilled water and no vinegar.