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In Topic: Underglazes

15 September 2014 - 05:54 PM



How do the Speedball glazes compare to Amaco?  I've been using Amaco for years in my classroom, and am a fan, but they are pricey.  The last couple years, I have bought them in a "classroom pack", because it's a cheaper option.  The downside is that you have to go with a set selection of colors.

I've been looking for a cheaper alternative, but haven't found one yet.

In Topic: I Want Porcelain!

14 September 2014 - 06:49 PM



You're not far from me, there in Ames.  I use Continental Clay, for my supplier.  They have good prices, and do good at keeping shipping costs low.  There is also Minnesota Clay.  I've never used them personally, but hear they are pretty good as well.  

In Topic: Walker Pug Mill

13 September 2014 - 07:13 AM

 The second is the spider bushing on the drive line has a couple of bulging area so will need to be replaced at some point however still is working fine now.  


The second district I worked at, had a Walker, which I loved.  The "spider" you mentioned was also pretty beat, on the one there.  The retiring teacher said, "You should look for a new one."  I used that thing all year, and when I took a different job, and left the district, I told my coworker the exact thing the other teacher told me.  I'm not sure if he ever replaced it either.  I did try to track one down, but couldn't find one.  


There was a Walker for sale, not too terribly far from me, that I am kicking myself for not getting.  I didn't want it for me, just my classroom. I don't have the space for a pugmill, but I'd make some, for a Walker.

In Topic: Who Needs Art . . .

11 September 2014 - 06:05 PM

Some of it just seems a bit too ridiculous.  But on the flip side, such artists help prevent some of the "snobs" from taking ourselves, and Art in general, too seriously.  

In Topic: Have You Ever Done A Crazy Experiment Just To See What Happens?

09 September 2014 - 08:51 PM

That would indeed be cool Chris.  Sadly, even the partially dried pumpkin, I used, last year didn't produce really any fire.  Too much moisture still.