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In Topic: Etsy Partners With . . . Macy's?

Yesterday, 12:01 PM

Interesting development. Also, I did not know that Etsy was doing so poorly in terms of stock value.

Well, that happens too often when ventures go public . . . you become beholden to the shareholders and lose the ability to be as altruistic as you were when starting out. It's all about dividends.

In Topic: What Is Terracotta, Really?

Yesterday, 10:24 AM

If you think defining terracotta is difficult, what about all those great cone 6, electric-fired, "shinos" and "celadons" being pushed by every glaze manufacturer who can buy ad space in pottery magazines?

In Topic: Could Someone Help A Mama?

Yesterday, 10:20 AM

You can get 25 lbs of stoneware for around $20 to $25. Plus, you get the feel of the clay you will actually be using once you progress beyond practice and start keeping pieces for firing. I've not heard or seen of skulpey and other polymers as throwing clays; it is better suited for molding and jewelry making.

In Topic: Could Someone Help A Mama?

24 November 2015 - 10:40 PM

Also...One more question...My sister said she thought there was a clay, that my son could practice with, that wouldn't dry....So he could just smash up and try again. My sister didn't remember the name of it and I am "clay" dumb...Does anyone know what I need to order?

A bag or box of any clay would work . . . just practice making items, then recycle the clay and not let it dry out. Most clays are similar in price (dirt cheap, pardon the pun) except for porcelains. A plain old stoneware would be fine.

In Topic: Glaze Cracking And Dropping Off Pot Before Firing.

23 November 2015 - 10:14 PM

Try Bright Sky Blue from Mastering Cone 6 Glazes . . .

picture of color: http://www.mastering...n-porcelai.html

Very close to yours. Durable and safe.