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Rebekah Krieger

Member Since 01 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active May 26 2015 04:20 PM
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#81859 Searching The Forum

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 18 May 2015 - 08:01 AM

As I said before- I think the reason people are not finding threads is because they are not searching from the home page but rather in a section or even a topic.  Your search will be limited to the section or topic that you are searching from, so you need to go to the home page to broaden your search.  I have made this mistake several times in the past, you may not even realize if you are doing it. 




#81808 Searching The Forum

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 17 May 2015 - 09:22 AM

I have noticed i get less results when searching in a specific category. If you go to the home of the forums rather than in a section, you will likely find it. 




#81607 What Discourages You And How Do You Get Over It?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 14 May 2015 - 02:20 PM

What discourages me? Lack of sales....

 

how I get over it? reminding myself that I improve with each kiln load. 




#81323 Can You Describe An Ah Ha Moment You Had?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 11 May 2015 - 06:05 PM

At the local art museum, there was an evening wheel throwing class and that is where I learned.  I struggled to center and pull up a wall etc as expected, the second day we were given the 10 minute warning to be done and start cleaning up. I was in such a panic that the wheel time was over that I just immediately centered the clay and made a bowl.  The teacher looked at me and said "it seems to work for you when you stop thinking about it and just do it".  I had to learn to look away when centering in the beginning and go by feel. 




#81317 Any Way To Get An Off Topic Forum?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 11 May 2015 - 05:43 PM

What would you like it called? I can do it if you want. 




#80521 Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 01 May 2015 - 01:04 PM

 Warren mackanzie explains well what I am trying to say at 5:00 - 6




#80156 Vendor Fee Doubled

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 27 April 2015 - 07:48 AM

I would calculate how much you sold last year and find out how many X's t is the new booth fee.  If it's between 6-10 x the new booth fee I would do it and take the chance. If not, It wouldn't be worth my time.  Especially if you see this event gaining popularity




#80132 Woot! Trying It Out Finally!

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 26 April 2015 - 05:55 PM

Ok so today I mixed up a few batches of glaze to test! I did the Glossy Base 1 with G200hp and the wollastonite was substituted for the silica/whiting combo.

 I also did a mix of that with Tin to test out some white while I was at it. 

I tried cranberry red (in brit's book) and one with the base only with a red mason stain. (I read somewhere that it was possible to look great)

I am trying a basic shiny clear glaze (gersley borate. silica, epk) 

And finally The dark blue N501. 

 

So excited this week I will fire my first test tiles ever! <3 I will post my results 

I have a crappy kitchen digital scale and doing only 100 gram batches It is tricky because it doesn't do half grams so I have to play with it a bit. Time to invest in a decent scale. 

 




#78059 I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 26 March 2015 - 10:58 AM

There's still hope guys- if you can't grow a beard you can still grow a ponytail! ;)  




#77889 I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 23 March 2015 - 01:20 PM

I guess some artists are not real painters either because they don't make their own paints?




#77887 Who Of You Is Making Funeral Urns?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 23 March 2015 - 01:14 PM

I made one for my son who was killed 2 years ago.  It's not your usual urn.  He always lived in not so good apartments, so I made him a castle with things that he enjoyed painted on it, and his picture on top.  When it comes time to bury him (if I ever get to that point) my husband will make a wooden box to put the urn in. I found comfort in it, but I don't think I would make one for anyone else.

what a beautiful tribute to your son 




#76597 Cobalt Wash

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 02 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

these are mugs I used a pre made cobalt oxide wash. It was applied to bisque and the amaco clear glaze (mid fire) was applied over it.  I did not have trouble with crawling but I did use commercial wash... maybe that makes a difference? I plan to make my own wash soon 

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#75658 Here Is What I Ordered - Never Mixed My Own Glaze Yet

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 18 February 2015 - 10:24 AM

Ok after reading these forums forever I finally placed my order with us pigment. ( will drive to pick it up) 

(I couldn't find talc on the website?)

 

This is the list I gathered from all of the discussions about starting to mix glaze 

 

50# G200 Feldspar

50#Ferro frit 3134

50# Epk

50# silica (325 Mesh)

50# Whiting

10# Kona F4

10# Dolomite

5# Spodumene

5# Bentonite

5# Superpax

3# Ferro frit 3124

3# ferro frit 3110

 

Colorants include

5# Rutile (light)

1# cobalt carbonate

5# Red iron oxide (high purity i believe is the common one?)

2# crome Oxide

2# copper carbonate

 

These stains looked yummy to me so I added them on my own to the list:

1 # encapsulated red stain 50779

1# pink stain 6020

1# Green stain 6263

I fire ^6 oxidation so hopefully I didn't order something that I cannot use.  Do my amounts look right to you? I am not sure if I am ordering enough cobalt carbonate because i use a lot of blue oxide wash already and hope to make my own blue wash/underglaze. 

 

opps I forgot to add- I already have 50# of Gersley Borate and 35# Nepheline sy 




#71032 Top Ten Myths About Creativity

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 01 December 2014 - 02:09 PM

 

.................practice makes perfect. 

 

Actually........ perfect practice makes perfect.  Practicing the same "mistakes" over and over and over just reinforces those problems. 

 

Reflective, critical, and directed practice, with consttant re-evaluation makes perfect.

 

best,

 

........................john

 

...CRAP!! I'm completely screwed!




#70806 Holy Oldschool Goodybox!

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 26 November 2014 - 06:46 PM

 

Check the labels for safety issues.

 

 

Not likely Neil.  Those bottles look so old, that the labels probably encourages that you smoke, while handling/ using the glazes.

 

... after you have settled your husband in with his evening beer and paper ;)

 

Diesel!! I just went back to read the rest of the comments and realize you had the same idea LOL great minds think alike