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#124704 Engobe And Glaze

Posted by claygram on 02 April 2017 - 07:22 PM

i agree--beautiful finish!

#123479 John Baymore Solo Exhibition, Thayer Gallery, Ma Feb-Mar 2017

Posted by claygram on 09 March 2017 - 03:39 PM


After finally managing to read through the papers describing in great detail the Japanese Tea Ceremony (and I will say it did take a very long time!), I will never feel quite the same when I pour the boiling water over my tea bags or pop it into the micro wave.  Such a  wonderful world we share--many thanks. 


#123071 John Baymore Solo Exhibition, Thayer Gallery, Ma Feb-Mar 2017

Posted by claygram on 01 March 2017 - 03:34 PM


I  have just returned from visiting your exhibit at Thayer. I am a fortunate one who lives only a twenty minute drive away and had been looking forward to it.  I have not words to describe it--I went by myself and was the only one in the gallery ( it was around noon) which made it perfect. All I had to do is look and absorb for as long as I chose -- all these beautiful jewels -- the gold lining sure surprised me!  So many looked as though you had just plucked them from the earth as they were growing there! Thank you for the  once in a lifetime opportunity.

sincerely Ginny

#107449 B-Mix And Me - A Contentious Relationship

Posted by claygram on 24 May 2016 - 02:31 PM


I liked it at first but then handles would crack where they were joined, round bowls would come out oval, but the most annoying was pieces of the foot ring or flat bottom would stick to the shelf--all during the glaze firing. Did not stay with that long!  I very much like Laguna #55. I have used it often over the years and is the only one I use now.  I like using a clay that I don't have to be fussing with...but I always make sure it is very dry....the extra time is so worth it.  Ginny

#104912 Need To Step Up Production

Posted by claygram on 08 April 2016 - 12:33 PM

my work space is in my cellar and for 25 years i have been using buckets to bring water down from my kitchen and back outdoors to dump it.  i find i use very little water to throw and do not mix glazes in more than five gallon amounts. i am not a "production" potter, but do make enough for a few craft sales which clear my shelves and make room for more.  a few years ago i had a web site ready to go but after giving it much thought,   decided i would really hate taking orders and shipping.  guess i work at a different pace than many and really enjoy the customers.

best of luck in your new endeavor and remember to make that which you enjoy--i found nothing is worse than trying to make what somebody else wants....takes away all the pleasure.   sincerely ginny

#101248 Community Challenge #4

Posted by claygram on 02 February 2016 - 02:32 PM

joseph--awesome pot and beautiful colors

#96227 Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?

Posted by claygram on 23 November 2015 - 05:43 PM

Everything but plates (I really do not like to make them). They are odds and ends from my whole 30 years of potting--newer ones are nicer but old ones are like old friends.  I also use all the pots I buy from travels and craft shows--none sit idle.  Nothing matches but all work together.

#93688 Own Website Vs Facebook Photo Gallery

Posted by claygram on 03 October 2015 - 02:46 PM

I agree with Chris--it is fun to interact with the visitors to the craft sales and to see someone pick up and admire one of your pieces and then decide to purchase it.  Also you only have to make as much as you feel like and the things you enjoy making.  Best  of luck--Ginny

#92568 Amazon Handmade

Posted by claygram on 14 September 2015 - 05:58 PM

Good luck Marko

Makes my head swim just reading your information -- guess I'm getting old!

#89848 Source For Wine Glass Tops

Posted by claygram on 30 July 2015 - 04:11 PM

have you tried AFTOSA-1776 Wright Ave, Richmond Ca, 94804   Ph# 800.231.0397  www.aftosa.com      I have used them for a variety of things and had good service.

good luck  ginny

#55131 Different Ways To Sign Pots

Posted by claygram on 21 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

        I  have some pieces of lead type saved from when my Dad had a one-man printing business in our home.   He set all his type by hand--this was 75 years ago and he had learned from his father when he was young.  I have my two initials and a small design that I just press into the clay when I finish trimming.  It always brings back good memories and keeps him part of my life.