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Member Since 10 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Most Popular Mug Size?

21 December 2015 - 02:15 PM

What I have noticed is young folks like a larger mug and as people age they like smaller ones-this has held true for my 40 years in the mug business.
If you are collage aged you like a beer mug about 32 ounces . If you are retired an 8 oz is fine.
My mug info is here on the 7 sizes I make

Hey, Mark,

I just looked at your color samples and I particularly like the effect you accomplished on #3 & #5. Would it be too much trouble for you to describe how you accomplished the glaze effects on each of these?


In Topic: Community Challenge #4

14 December 2015 - 03:12 PM

Hi Evelyn,

I'm in the same boat you are with the hand surgery. Had the right hand repaired back in June and the left was done late November. Had thumb surgery on both, but this time they put a hard cast on. It's really difficult to do anything on the wheel and one hand wedging is really tedious. Looking forward to full recovery in about 2 months. Good luck with yours.


In Topic: Plaster Mold From Eps Foam

26 November 2015 - 01:27 PM

Something else to consider when you make the mold is the finished size of your final product. You must take into account clay shrinkage, which means your mold will have to be larger than the final product you plan to produce.

There is an excellent article in the current issue of Pottery Making Illustrated​, "Reverse Engineering for the Potter" ​by Roger & Pauline Graham in which they discuss how to determine the starting size of your piece from measurements made on your finished piece.  Check it out.

In Topic: Plaster Mold From Eps Foam

26 November 2015 - 01:12 PM

Since the shellac is a solvent based material, I would definitely test it on another piece of  the foam before using on the machined mold. The shellac may melt the foam. I would try a water-based material like Diamond Varathane. It goes on milky white and dries to a hard, clear finish, sealing the pores in the foam.

In Topic: Look At The Gallery Today. Imprints Of Plants Is Marvelous

23 November 2015 - 10:52 AM

What Mila does is interesting. Not to take away from her work...I have purchased bathroom basins and tile murals from Suzanne Crane, who does an outstanding job incorporatng oganics into her pieces. Go here to check out her stuff...