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In Topic: Qotw: Is It "hands Off!" In Your Studio?

25 October 2016 - 08:04 PM

Nerd - give it time your wheel doesn't really feel like yours yet, it's too new so it's fun to let others have at it. Over time you will find certain settings you like and if someone changes those you will find it annoying. The tools will become just like your drills, hammers, etc. Those tools have been with you awhile so they feel like YOURS, the pottery tools will do the same and become yours, an extension of your creativity.

So basically let em play now cuz later you are going to get possessive about them.


In Topic: Qotw: Is It "hands Off!" In Your Studio?

18 October 2016 - 07:55 PM

My studio is MINE
Enter at your own peril.

That said the Pugs are always welcome and they do touch things, most of the time to no detriment but sometimes to great hilarity. Ooooo Mommy that's sticky get it off get it off! Hee hee hee

Don't touch my tables
Don't touch my desk
Don't touch my tools on the table they are the current ones I am using for this project
Don't touch my labeled plastic shoe boxes full of nicely sorted and organized tools and if you did just touch you better put it back in exactly the same spot it was... EXACTLY
Don't touch my glaze table there is organization there as to what needs doing next
Don't touch my sketchbook or I will break your fingers... it's more than just a sketchbook it's my brain on paper
Don't touch the work sitting on the wire shelves some are soft and wet, some are bone dry and fragile
Do NOT EVER move my finished pieces around on the shelves, inventory is a ###### and she has blonde hair
Do not even breathe on my kilns... in fact don't even get close enough to think about breathing on my kilns
Do not touch my nicely organized and stacked Stilts, bead racks, wires and kiln furniture I might just have to hurt you

Other than that touch what you want I don't care.

Oh and if you MUST enter the studio, stand by the door with your hands in your pockets... you have 2 minutes then I'm going to kick you out... you know who you are.

In Topic: Epic Fail Making Slabs

15 October 2016 - 04:45 PM

Reclaimed clay definitely seems shorter to me as well. I only use reclaimed clay for smaller items. I have not tried mixing reclaim with new so don't know how that affects things. I don't have a pugmill so can't say whether that makes a difference or not.


In Topic: How Long Do You Like To Be In The Studio?

11 October 2016 - 04:29 PM

I work IN the studio on average about 7 hours a day 6 days a week. I work on other aspects of pottery like design sketching, photographing, listings, shows, jewelry assembling, packing orders, etc another 2-4 hours 7 days a week. If I could be in there 24/7/365 I would be!


In Topic: How To Sharpen An Underglaze Pencil And Fill In Letters

09 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

For drawing I always use a knife and then what looks like an Emory board but fatter to finetune the tip. An emory board for your nails would probably work just fine giving you a firm gritted surface to work the tip against into the point you want. The artist board is called a Lead Pointer if Iremember correctly. They last a very long time.