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High Bridge Pottery

Member Since 19 Feb 2013
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#62448 Non-Legal Ways To Address Copying Issue

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 14 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

A coffin with all your glaze recipes tiled on... now that is an idea.

#61433 Building A Top Loader Kiln Lid.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 26 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

This one? I have it saved in my youtube ceramic playlist.



There are two of us who share the studio so help should be around most days for moving the lid.

#60733 What Is It You Are Really After In Your Work?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 13 June 2014 - 09:15 AM

A deeper connection with self is the answer I write because there is a deeper level of thought occurring when working with clay, thought without  the chatter of words, maybe this is nonsense!


Clay very much plonks you into the now with no need to think about the past or the future.


I love the way it allows you to capture that moment with the help of fire.

#59879 House Md

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 03 June 2014 - 08:29 AM

I wish there was a pottery channel

#59590 Anyone Know Of Us Kiln Manufacturers That Do Anything Like This?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 30 May 2014 - 02:13 PM

Wow, £4000. That seems a lot of money but it does look like a great kiln. Probably worth it.

#59372 Super Amateur Needs Help With Porosity

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 28 May 2014 - 04:59 AM

Try and bring no assumptions to forum posts. There is no right way to think, just opinions.


In a business meeting you may expect some agreement in artistic value and design to be preordained because of your similar societies and educations but here we are from all over the world. Start with a smile and be patient, you never know where it might lead.

#59234 Real-Time Kiln Advice (Kiln Curently Firing)

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 25 May 2014 - 04:43 PM

I never had the urge to visit America before but now I want to attend your teachings John.


This thread makes me a lot happier with my crappy electric kiln.

#58826 Personal Pottery Video

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 19 May 2014 - 02:41 PM

Paul you should have seen my attempts with a tripod on those moving shots, the part the camera sits on can move a full 360 degrees so produced some interesting movements. All the stills were on a tripod which worked out well.

That intro only took me about 2 minutes  :rolleyes: but I am glad it looks strong/powerful/cool.


Will start working on the story and plan out the shots before I start shooting any more footage.


All the comments are very much appreciated.

#58614 Personal Pottery Video

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 16 May 2014 - 03:10 AM

Thank you Terry and Kris, I will make sure to get some much clearer and slower footage of my pots into the next video.


Babs I enjoy spending the evening being more creative and the days more production orientated. It is a great place to relax in the evenings and has good light throughout the day. I will think off you years down the line when I am sleep deprived and remember to turn the big light on  :P hey at least the kiln was fired right :D 

#57874 How long can you procrastinate before getting down to work? | Feb. 27, 2011

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 04 May 2014 - 02:23 PM

I don't really like to put things off in a way that I deny to myself that I am doing it.


I just say "this isn't happening today, go and (blank)" then when I get the motivation I just go and do it.


My only procrastination comes when going to bed, I just don't sleep and distract myself with many things. This I have to improve.

#57371 Signing Inside Of Foot Ring?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 25 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

I'm uncomfortable signing anything at all, but that's a practice I need to change.


I think as long as what you're doing fits with your own personal aesthetic, or, to speak in more objective terms, fits with the aesthetic of the piece you're producing, it doesn't matter what you do.


I find my signature is in the form and marks my fingers have made whilst producing the piece. I can tell one of mine if it is not signed but I do stamp the outside of the foot for the customers.

#57369 Foot Rings And Puddles

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 25 April 2014 - 04:13 PM

Good idea with the little beveled hole. When you do things right, nobody knows you have done anything at all.

#57209 Reduction - What Is It Good For?

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 23 April 2014 - 01:52 PM

#57053 Apprenticeship

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 20 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

Have you done any work with clay before or just researched it on the internet?


It sounds to me like you have not, so I would advise trying to find a shorter course just to get a taste and see if it is what you think it is.


The best thing I ever did with my life was an "art foundation year" I am not actually sure on the qualification but the general idea was you did a week of 10 different subjects and then specialized in one for the year. I went to do graphic design but ended up loving ceramics too much and spent the year studying it.


I think something like this would be really good for you to decide what direction to go. The good thing about college is they remove most of the hard and slightly tedious work and leave you the most enjoyable sides of ceramics. I didn't realise how easy they made my life until 3 years later when I rented a studio and bought myself a kiln to find out that everything was down to me  ;) I miss the days of handing over a piece to be fired and it coming back beautiful without any effort on my part.#


We have something in the UK called http://www.adoptapotter.org.uk/ that seems to be the only thing around when I looked into apprenticeships. Might just be worth asking if they know of anything similar in Germany.

#56116 I've Got 99 Problems But A Kiln Ain't One.

Posted by High Bridge Pottery on 05 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

This website looks like it has some useful basic info on all things kiln. Well I found the first few articles helpful so thought I would share :)