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clay lover

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#70372 Pottery Supply Websites

Posted by clay lover on 21 November 2014 - 08:16 AM

I like Big Ceramics Store, for all the information, Clay King, for prices .

#69806 The Double Dip

Posted by clay lover on 12 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

I would have glaze slung in a 4" circle around me!

#69776 What Gets You In The Studio Faster?

Posted by clay lover on 12 November 2014 - 09:42 AM

I totally agree, as I hustle for this Sat. show!

But , more often it is having a workshop in my studio.  My students always inspire me.

#69774 Fitting Pouring Stoppers, Lots Are Too Small!

Posted by clay lover on 12 November 2014 - 09:38 AM

I get it!  once I figure out which template makes the fit, I use that one  to actually expand the already thrown inside neck.  After this weekend show, I will get on this.  As to the larger cork, I'm going to the craft store today to get bigger corks, so I could have them ready for when the purchased stopper was too small, , I cut away the too small cork, drill the center of the bigger cork and insert the metal pouring apparatus.


#69453 For Christmas.

Posted by clay lover on 06 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

The hot wax reference was about getting the bottoms waxed so as to not have glaze when dipped.   These little dudes ,I just set in and then out of the skillet. very QUICK, therefore cheeeeeper to sell.  Little things must be really efficient for me to do. just set in the wax for a second. the hot waxed bottoms shed glaze so well I never touch them again, no clean up of bottoms at all.

#69080 Clay Roller Teflon Sticks

Posted by clay lover on 01 November 2014 - 08:22 AM

Still have the sales ticket?

#68400 What Is Your Most Valuable Piece Of Equipment In Your Studio?

Posted by clay lover on 22 October 2014 - 07:50 PM

well, MYSELF, of course! 8-) 

but after me, me loves my   PUGMILL.

#67689 Cutting Off The Hump

Posted by clay lover on 13 October 2014 - 07:50 AM

My mouth is hanging open..........

And that clay, what is it?

#66851 What Is The Best Book In Your Pottery Library?

Posted by clay lover on 29 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

I have them both and they are the most helpful books I own.  Had my wheel class get her throwing book, it illustrates the hand positions perfectly, step by step.

#66802 What Is Causing The Black Zits In My Glaze?

Posted by clay lover on 28 September 2014 - 12:33 PM

I have had the 'smarter than I am'  phone for 3 days. :unsure:  I will try to do this.  Thanks


This glaze looks best on heavy texture, I think,  most of the colors seems to show up in the thicker, thinner breaks in design.  If I'm planning on using it, I put in definite ridges  and also at the foot, to slow the run.

The reds seems to show up mostly on flat textured pieces. Where it sheets or pools on flat smooth clay, it shows up as a grey greenish more dull color, not what I like.

#66795 My First Show!

Posted by clay lover on 28 September 2014 - 07:20 AM

I am eager to hear back from her, do you all feel like we are sending our her out with our blessings to conquer the world? :)

#66671 My First Show!

Posted by clay lover on 26 September 2014 - 01:44 PM

I think the plaid fabric detracts from the pots, do you have more of the off white?  Also, just some simple blocks of 4x4's to elevate some of the pieces on the flat tables will help.  If you have used same glazes on several pots, grouping them together will give a unified look .   If you have plates or shallow bowls, a plate stand will enhance their look. Have a good time, take food and Tylenol  , and keep smiling!  Let us know how it works out.  Good luck. :) 

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#66444 Learning To Use Colored Slip...help

Posted by clay lover on 20 September 2014 - 09:13 PM

For simplicity, I use 1 tsp. colorant oxide to 1 pint of slip, thinned just to where it settles flat after stirring.  It is simple to adjust that if the fired results aren't the intensity you want.  With Mason stains, the shade is the same as the stain.  "Tres Simple"

#66404 How Many "hand Builders" Here?

Posted by clay lover on 20 September 2014 - 07:10 AM

I do both, switching from one to the other as my inspirations change what I want to make, or as I get low on one item or another in my sales inventory. Which ever I am doing, I think it is my favorite until I switch, then the  other is my 'favorite'.


Adding, I switch when my hands or body tells me I need to change what I am doing.

#65274 Tips & Tricks

Posted by clay lover on 28 August 2014 - 09:13 AM

My bottoms are very smooth, I'm always inviting people to fee it, er B), them.

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