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Marcia Selsor

Member Since 16 May 2010
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In Topic: What To Make?

Today, 09:30 AM

Back to the original question...

I would recommend the book by Clary Illian, A Potter's Workbook.

It would help develop pieces with functional considerations.



In Topic: Apprenticeship

Yesterday, 09:59 PM

I should mention Pietro was trained in England and his assistants help with his production line of work. It is busier in the winter for that business when there are no summer classes passing through. 

In Topic: Apprenticeship

Yesterday, 07:13 PM

La Meridiana in Certaldo, Italy offers apprenticeships. I met a young woman from Germany who was an apprentice there in 2002. There have been many side. 

There is not much pay and a lot of work. Room and board is provided.You would probably have to interview with Pietro.


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In Topic: Best Books (And Glaze Recipes) For "raw Glazing"?

Yesterday, 12:49 PM

you can adjust a glaze for single firing by adding 5% bentonite to it. 

This helps with the shrinkage. 



In Topic: Clay Scraps Question...

Yesterday, 10:05 AM

I have always found that the bacteria in the clay makes it work better, so I really don't want to dry it out. Yes it does grow plenty of earthy smelling bacteria.


On throwing with the bacteria in the clay, maybe I am immune, but cuts seem to heal better when throwing. Thinking back I heard something years ago about wounded animals going to a clay/mud bank and rolling/laying in the mud for a day or two to heal. Might be an old wives tail.

My recycled scraps after wetting them can get stinky in a short time. I think the bacteria is back after rewetted.