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Benzine

Member Since 08 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 05 2016 10:52 PM
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In Topic: Adding Low-Fire Liner To Glazed Stoneware Vessel?

30 November 2016 - 09:30 AM

 

The glaze has to fit the clay - another lesson in not rushing, how many do I need?

 

When does time end?

 

In my experience working with clay, and Art in general, the thought of "Yeah, I should have known better..." comes up often.


In Topic: Centering Pot For Trimming With Laser Light

28 November 2016 - 09:27 AM

 

The bubble level on the phone comes in handy for leveling strange pieces into a chuck.

 

That only works if you've leveled your wheel first. Or you can just hold your finger in front of the pot to see if it's centered.

 

 

A finger?  What kind of device is this?  Are they expensive to purchase, and where can I get one?...

 

Currently I center pieces to trim by using a metronome, barometer and an egg balancing on its end.


In Topic: Moving Studio To Montana

13 November 2016 - 10:57 PM

Normally I wouldn't wish the moving process on anyone, but I'm sure it's a great conciliation that you are going back to a place you both previously lived, and loved.

 

I'm glad you found a home that will allow you to easily continue your passion.

 

I look forward to seeing the work that comes out of the new studio.


In Topic: New To Home Studio/safety Concern

11 November 2016 - 09:54 AM

Marcia, 

 

Congratulations on the space.  I look forward to seeing some pictures of Raku firings with snow drifts surrounding the kiln.

 

My basement studio was also a former shop, where the previous owner did wood working.  He left me a nice sturdy work bench base, and plenty of storage cabinets/ shelves.

 

Also, those are weird looking dogs in that last photo...


In Topic: New To Home Studio/safety Concern

10 November 2016 - 11:34 AM

I would advise against working in a kitchen.  Ingesting clay isn't going to hurt you if, it got on food prep surfaces, but I would keep the materials limited to one area.  That way you can focus on cleaning that one area well, and aren't trailing debris from place to place. 

 

I would suggest keeping everything in the laundry area you  mentioned.

 

If you get into glaze mixing, I would definitely not do that anywhere around where food is prepared.  Those materials can be toxic when ingested.