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Chris Campbell

Member Since 07 Apr 2010
Online Last Active Today, 09:41 AM

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In Topic: Hands Drying Clay While Hand Building

Today, 09:41 AM

During our hot weather, I work on damp surfaces and keep them damp while working ... towels, sheets or canvas. Spray the work surface, not the clay.

In Topic: Where Are The Good Stamps?!

Yesterday, 09:25 PM

Leather stamping tools are deeper but can be pricey ... like others I made my own from clay, hot glue, latex and found objects.

In Topic: Qotw: What Movie Best Describes Your Adventures In Clay: And Why?

Yesterday, 10:18 AM

Mine would have to be "Spinal Tap" ....
always searching for the entrance to the stage and always set on 11.

In Topic: Opening Peep Hole With Vent On...

Yesterday, 10:14 AM

You have throwing skills as evidenced by your nicely shaped pots ... now you need to stop firing and just throw and split open until you see that your sides are about 1/3 of the thickness of those pots.
Don't fire another thing until you can pull six cylinders with matching sides and bottoms. If you can throw lovely, even cylinders, you can throw almost any form.
Once you are throwing well your pots will dry evenly and your firings will be happy occasions. It is all connected.
Best wishes!

In Topic: Pottery Back To A Sideline

23 May 2017 - 11:03 AM

So sorry you hit this wall Stephen ... I hope you find a way back into doing what you love.


Here is a great site for realistic information on the business of Art for those who are reading these posts and wondering how to succeed.