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In Topic: Online Marketplaces Vs Your Own Website

27 June 2016 - 05:07 PM

Marcia, yes a link to an informational website is totally fine, as long as it is not accompanied by a "buy this" message. A link to an online store is automatically considered a "buy this" message. And it is OK to have a link to one's website and online store within your PROFILE and SIGNATURE, just not within the body of a post or comment. 

In Topic: Online Marketplaces Vs Your Own Website

27 June 2016 - 10:06 AM



Just a reminder, links to one's online store are not allowed in the body of a post. I know it's a fine line, when we are discussing anything related to online stores, but we need to draw a line somewhere in order to maintain our "no advertising" policy. We can have meaningful discussions without having these links. You are also welcome to send a PM to eloiseceramics asking for a link.


This FAQ thread explains the policy in detail:


In Topic: Washing Bisqueware Before Glazing?

26 June 2016 - 09:44 AM

This advice is not something that applies universally to all glazes, but might apply to some glazes. Such as glazes that tend to run when thick, or glazes that are mixed up too thick in the bucket.

Like oldlady said, dampening bisque pots is a common technique. I do it when I want a thinner application of glaze. I run the bisque pots under a running faucet, and make sure they sit at least 15 minutes before glazing. You don't want the pot to be soaking wet or unevenly wet, so the 15 minutes allows the water to distribute itself and the surface to dry.

I have never seen this technique result in crawling glazes, just a thinner application of glaze.

In Topic: Anybody Else Get The New Style Of Boxes For Little Loafers Yet?

20 June 2016 - 08:12 AM

I recently got some of these new Highwater boxes too, and I love not having to throw away sticky little bundles of tape. And I love how the lids hinges open far enough to get your hand under the clay to lift it out. I have them stacked four high, as long as the stacks don't fall I'm ok with them looking a little crooked.

In Topic: How Do You Price Your Work?

15 June 2016 - 02:08 PM

I wrote a blog post about my approach to pricing:


The short answer is "success of the individual piece."

Nice pots!