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In Topic: Qotw: Is Your Artistic Practice A Product Of Genetics Or The Environment?

27 August 2015 - 12:37 PM

I can't say my genetics led to being a potter, but my family heritage includes farmers and inventors.
I think that may be why I like to tinker and make tools for specific jobs.I guess the closest I have is my Irish great great grandfather made plaster decorative pieces on the ceilings of Victorian houses. And I am somehow related to the Arts and crafts printer, William Seltzer Rice. Abraham Seltzer was in the Textile Industry in Germantown and Jonathan Seltzer was at Enterprise manufacturing in Kensington Philadelphia, and George Selsor patented numerous pieces for his company, Germantown Tool works in Germantown, Philadelphia.His Coffee grinder was in the Industry Building in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Phila.  I have been doing a lot of genealogy in my retirement.  :rolleyes:


I had to google the coffee grinder to see if it was what I had in my mind's eye.  Yup!  http://365project.or.../365/2011-05-25

In Topic: Using Fresh Leaves For Making Molds

15 July 2015 - 01:06 PM

Since you're in Florida, have you ever tried using Spanish moss?

In Topic: First Time Mixing Glaze

11 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

Does anyone know what sort of mesh a permanent cone coffee filter is?  I picked one up for a dollar or so, thinking I might use it on small test runs of glaze.  Can't find any information on the mesh size on google.  Like this:coffee_filter.jpg .

In Topic: Trying To Find A Square Plate Mould

12 December 2014 - 02:03 PM

I have used some purchased square glass plates (with no foot ring) as hump molds; you just have to treat the surface and watch like a hawk for the right time to remove the slab from the mold.

In Topic: Hanging Methods For Large Platters And Bowls?

02 October 2014 - 12:44 PM

These kinds of hangers are practically invisible.  (Weight obviously an issue.)