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emptynester

Member Since 24 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 14 2014 08:16 AM
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In Topic: How To Dry A Slab Built Dish Evenly

13 February 2014 - 05:20 PM

My pottery teacher at the local college suggested draping lightly with plastic but putting hole in the center of the plastic. Protects the edges but lets a little air in the center.

In Topic: Applying A Liner Glaze.

13 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

I have used painters tape around the outside of a bowl or mug to contain the inside glaze, then dipped up to the rim in another glaze. Sometimes I dip just the rim in a third glaze.

In Topic: Public Studio Vs. Lone Ranger

07 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

I took an Adult Ed class at the local Community College for 3 years. I enjoyed seeing other people's ideas. Things were good until the college work study kids began to load the kilns, then there were a lot of problems. The adult ed students are now in the process of opening our own group studio and I can't wait. We will have 24/7 access so I will still be able to have some alone time.


In Topic: They Do It Different In The East!

16 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

They make it look easy! It is not easy. I noticed that the wheel is turning counter clockwise. Isn't that a western not eastern norm?

In Topic: What direction is your wheel spinning?

17 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

I'm a righty. When I took my first pottery class I was having limited success. I made several soggy lumps of clay then switched to hand building just to have something to fire. One night I suddenly was able to center and pull up a cylinder. I was elated and as the instructor came around I proudly showed her my results. She noticed right away that I had the wheel going "the wrong way". I have been throwing clock wise ever since. I have no trouble watching and learning from counter-clockwise instruction. My instructor has not tried to "correct" my backwardness.