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claygram

Member Since 16 Oct 2012
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In Topic: Changes In Studio Pottery Glazes Over The Last 40 Years

Today, 09:52 AM

Over the past 25 plus years I have used 18 different clays covering the whole spectrum from white to red and with and without various speckling .  I have also tested many glazes - some from my teacher, most from books, clay magazines etc.  Some I really loved and used on many different clays with good results but I was always looking for that "perfect" glaze.  I found some clays just sucked the color right out of lovely glazes.

This January I went back to Laguna #55 which I had used a few times over the years.  My glazes - most are glossy, a few satin mattes - are really beautiful on this clay.  I am tired of always testing and it is so nice to know that I can depend on the results, as much as a potter can!

My pots are utilitarian, simple and straight forward to be used and enjoyed.   I have been doing a few very local craft shows every fall and the same people come every year to see what I have--that is what is fun--the connection with your customers.   They say make what you love and not what someone tells you to.

Best to everyone on their clay journey.

Ginny


In Topic: Pottery Wheel Maintenance?

14 June 2015 - 02:58 PM

I have had my Shimpo rk1 since 1985 and have never done anything in the way of maintenance--never any problems.

ginny coburn