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New Copper Carb A Way Different Color!

18 March 2015 - 07:53 PM

I ordered a lb. of copper carb and it doesn't look anything like the bag I have been using for 2 years.  Old bag is mint green, pale. pastel.  New bag is bright strong bluish green, almost like Spring grass.  I called the supplier, asking how to use it, and was told, it's not different, it should require no adjustment to amounts used.  What do you guys think?  I know, it's test, test, test, but where to start?

How Would You Handle This?

10 March 2015 - 03:50 PM

I was doing a demo in a public place last week and a woman that I know only by name, same way she knows me, came by and started taking pictures. Ok with me at first, but she took maybe 200 shot, got up on the podium, shot down into the pot I was working on. The shots seemed to be more of the work being done that of me . I found out today that she didn't take pictures of anyone else doing art demos that day. She does not work for the company that set up the art event, and I THINK she is a budding potter, not sure about that. Now that I know she was not working for the newspaper , or the organizer , and did not take pictures of any one else, I feel weird. I asked her to send me any good picture she got, my e-mail is out there and I'm pretty sure she can easily find it. So far, I have not heard from here.
I feel weird about this. If I had known she was going to take that many shots, I would have asked her not to. I kept seeing her still shooting out of the corner of my eye as I worked and interacted with the audience. Would you feel wierd? What would you have done? Am I paranoid? Or just irritated. I give lessons, if she wants to learn how to throw a pot, she can come take a class with me. I'm sort of waiting for those pictures to show up somewhere I don't want them.

Advice For Doing A Demo, Please.

04 March 2015 - 04:42 PM

I have agreed to do a wheel demo for a large corporation's Spring fun day.  It is an opportunity to promote my guild and the gallery I am associated with.  I will be indoors with a sink and concrete floor and good lighting.  Many of the visitors will be children.

Do you have any suggestions for what type of pieces to throw?  Are there things that seem to have a wow factor?  Do kids respond to different things that their parents, who would be the one's doing any


 Is there a good plan that would let me take leather hard green ware home from this ?  I'm going to be throwing for over 3 hours , what sort of work will travel home with me the easiest?  On what type bats?

Adding Vent To Older Kiln...

26 February 2015 - 09:07 AM

I have had a Skutt 1027 for a few years.  I want to add an Envirovent.  Do I need to plan on taking the kiln apart to put the holes in the bottom?  Any advice before I do this? Thanks

How To Make Big Handles

25 February 2015 - 08:01 AM

Do any of you have experience with making tall strap handles for baskets? I know I can hand them over cardboard tubing to firm up some, but how do I stabilize them while attaching and support them for drying without having them pop off from shrinkage tension.
Of course, I made several of the basket bodies yesterday before remembering I was not sure how to proceed with handles. :-)