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Benzine

Member Since 08 Sep 2012
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In Topic: 21 Century Customer... Perpetual Replacement Of Pottery

26 March 2015 - 07:09 AM

While I wouldn't honestly suggest it, you' d have every right to offer the same tone right back. "In the future, I'd suggest putting breakable things, you don't want your child touching, somewhere they can't reach them...."

Just like them, you are not implying it is their fault, but are definitely implying it is their fault. The only difference is, you'd be right.

In Topic: I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

24 March 2015 - 10:10 PM

I guess some artists are not real painters either because they don't make their own paints?

 

 

Dang right they aren't!  They are also not real painters, if they don't weave their own linen for canvases, hunt down animals, to shave for brush bristles and chop down their own trees to make canvas stretches and brush handles.

 

And don't get me started on so called "Potters", who don't mine their own clay and glaze materials...


In Topic: Beginner's Glazing And Firing Question

24 March 2015 - 10:06 PM

Any reason, you bisque fired it so high?  Generally people only bisque to 06-04.  It's meant to make the clay strong enough to handle, and burn out any organics, that may cause issues, during the glazing.  

 

Annnnnyway, yes you can glaze the sculpture.  As rayaldridge said, it will be difficult to apply the glaze, as the clay is vitrified.  Bisqueware is porous, and really sucks in the glaze.  Vitrified clay, does not.  

 

As was suggested, heat your wares first, which does help, when applying glaze to vitrified. wares.

 

Best of luck.


In Topic: Creamation Urns, Firing And Sealing...

23 March 2015 - 06:26 PM

Nope, I was outbid.  

 

It was quite nice.  The person posting it said that someone said it was old.  Someone, has a loose definition of "Old".  But that school district probably has the money to get new every so often.


In Topic: Any Experince Teaching Those With Special Needs ?

23 March 2015 - 05:24 PM

 I did the class to thank them for collecting 2,572 plastic water bottles consumed from Sept. to Jan. to show the shocking amount of plastic we throw away.

 

 

And then you promptly threw the bottles away....