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JBaymore

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
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In Topic: An "office" Kiln

Today, 11:36 AM

What Neil said!

 

best,

 

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


In Topic: Ceramics 1 Class Final Project Yixing Inspired Teapots

Today, 08:02 AM

Nice! Congrats on being in the book (listed above the video) very exciting! Hav you ever used that clay? If so which color? I bounced it is sold in 1 pound increments, I've watched many you tube videos and the teapots look small, like they fit in the palm of your hand. Is 1 pound of clay enough? If I ordered it should I order 2 or 3 pounds? Do you have any experience with how long it takes to arrive? We are supposed to start our teapots on Tuesday October 21.

 

 

They are quite fast to process orders. But contact them to see how to get it by when you need it. You should have enough time..... 3 weeks-ish.

 

Yes, the teapots are diminutive. With skill, you won't need much clay.... but since you are new to clay.... to be safe... I'd order 3 pounds. That should be plenty. Get the basic brown stuff.....the colors are for doing accents, in general.

 

If you haven't yet ....... look up the work of Richard Notkin for more contemporary interpretations.

 

Some Yixing teapot images mixed in here: https://www.facebook...=1&l=45730b0b73

 

best,

 

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


In Topic: How Do You Take Photographs And Keep Them Consistent?

Yesterday, 10:51 PM

Try to find a course on digital imaging. You'll learn amazing things. Like how certain file types deteriorate every time you open them.

 

If you camera supports RAW files...... use them not jpgs and the like.

 

Learn to use Photoshop.

 

Remember to white balance the camera before each shooting session.

 

Let your lights "warm up" before shootiong.... the color temperature changes a bit. Let em' stabilize.

 

Learn to use the in-camera metering system...... average weighting versus spot and so on.

 

Learn to use reflector sheets to fix lighting.... (can be a simple as a sheet of white paper).

 

As Mea said... bracket exposures like you used to do for that strange stuff........ film. ;)

 

Use difusers on all light sources. Bounce the light when possible.

 

Standardize your backdrop material.

 

best,

 

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


In Topic: Ceramics 1 Class Final Project Yixing Inspired Teapots

Yesterday, 10:37 PM

Here is an actual Yixing clay source....... while not true Zisha........ close.

 

http://www.chinesecl...e_materials.asp

 

 

If you want a great video.... see here:  Title starts with "the world center of teapot making".......

 

http://www.chinesecl...store_books.asp

 

(BTW...... I'm in the book listed just above that video ;) )

 

 

best,

 

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


In Topic: Cataloguing Glazes

27 September 2014 - 04:30 PM

That is what computers do very well.

 

Skip paper... go digital.

 

best,

 

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