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JBaymore

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
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In Topic: If You Want Perfect...

17 March 2015 - 07:20 PM

"Sell on quality, not on price".  -Tom Peters   Thriving on Chaos

 

What do you want YOUR name to stand for?  The hammer is your friend.

 

GO Chris.

 

best,

 

........................john


In Topic: Markers Marks-Get Your Signature Recorded For All Time.

17 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

I'll get this into the Potters Council Board for consideration.  We do have to look at how such things (everything we think of actually) mesh with the mission and available resources and prioritizing of initiatives.  But we'll look into it.

 

best,

 

....................john


In Topic: Manganese Dioxide / Carbonate In Glaze Recipe

17 March 2015 - 06:49 PM

I THINK you are confusing manganese dioxide with magnesium carbonate.  NOT the same stuff.

 

MnO2 versus MgCO3.

 

One sources manganese............. the other sources magnesium.  Totally different functions in a glaze.

 

best,

 

.....................john


In Topic: How Do You Deal With Injuries?

16 March 2015 - 09:03 AM

Also pains in thumbs and index fingers require attention.

 

FYI........ there's a lecture at NCECA by Steven Branfman's brother, who is a noted plastic and hand surgeon, on protecting your hands and arms as a potter.

 

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Ballrooms D/E

Lecture: Ailments in the Ceramicist's Hands (E)

By Dr. Gary Branfman

As you manipulate mud on the wheel or sculpt amazing works, your hands, wrists, and arms take a beating. These repetitious motions of musculotendinous units can result in Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI). This presentation focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these ailments as they relate to the ceramicist.

 

 

 

best,,

 

....................john


In Topic: What Do You Get Out Of This Forum Interaction?

15 March 2015 - 10:33 PM

Old Lady, 

I have had private conversations with you. Next time I am in your neighborhood, I am going to visit.

I think you contribute quite a bit to this forum and I thank you for it. I wish you had a different call name. Yours makes me feel disrespectful.

 

Marcia

 

I like to think of this one maybe more from the Japanese viewpoint.  Unlike in America, age, and the wisdom that comes from a long life, is very much respected there.  So in a somewhat literal translation/interpretation, the term "old lady" could actually be seen as a honorific term of respect.  :)

 

best,

 

.........................john