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In Topic: Qotw: Ceramics In Action Pictures Anybody?

12 October 2016 - 01:14 PM

Sometimes customers send me photos of my pots in their houses. I wrote a recent blog post about them:




And since I published this, I've received a bunch more. I plan to use these in my show announcement emails next year.

In Topic: Oven Safe

11 October 2016 - 11:33 AM

I will echo what others have said above, the only way to know if YOUR pots are oven safe is to use them yourself. And that ovenware needs a very even cross-section, and have generally thicker walls than an average bowl or cup. My only story of oven failure happened when a customer put the pot under the brolier, very close to the element. Now when I sell oven pieces, I tell them to keep it in the middle of the oven, not close to the bottom or top elements.

I also agree with Mark that casserole sales are down, but pie plates still sell great.

In Topic: Used Equipment, New To Pottery

05 October 2016 - 08:58 AM

What cone were you firing to for bisque? What cone do you plan to fire to for glaze? If we know your target cone, folks here who are using the same or similar cones can provide their specific firing schedules.

In Topic: Qotw: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall?

27 September 2016 - 12:03 PM

Before I renovated my studio in 2013, I had a mirror mounted on the wall, at wheel height, about 4 feet away. I could look to my left a see what my pot looked like from 8 ft away. It's so much easier to see form issues from a distance. In my renovated studio, I do not have any wall space for the mirror that would work. I guess that's the drawback of using all of my available space for storage. 


Anyhow, with recent discussions about throwing with mirrors, I've been thinking about my mirror and I miss my mirror! 

In Topic: New Business Promotion

27 September 2016 - 10:16 AM

((not sure if we can post personal websites on here).)

Yes you can post it here


Mark is correct, but just to clarify ... you can post links to your website in a comment if it adds to the discussion. You may not post links to your website if it comes with a "buy this" message.


Links to your own online store are not allowed within a comment. We automatically consider that a "buy this" message.


However you may include a link to your online store in your signature. And you may post links to other people's online stores within a comment, but again, only if there is not a "buy this" message involved.