I hadn't even thought about trying to get the same values but with different raw materials to see what happens. Good idea.
I am still waiting for my beautiful stoneware range. Right now it is blue, blue and probably blue. Haven't found anything with copper carbonate that I like, I have an OK iron rich glaze and then my colourants run out... Started playing with rutile which has brought me a lovely new blue
Just took my double dipped pots out the kiln and I can't even find where my finger touch up was without looking very hard. I did add an extra fast dunk about 0.5cm up the pot to smooth out the touch up and I find the rims always seem to suck up less glaze anyway and need a little extra.
BBC Radio 4 - a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, current affairs, drama, comedy, science and history. All radios in the house and car are tuned to this - keeps me up to date on major news items without having to read the newspaper.
I find when I look at a piece of my work at a later date, or replicate a process, the memory of the programme playing at the time comes back. Anyone else experience this phenomenon or is it only me?
I love a bit of radio 4 but I tend to avoid the main news as it makes me sad. Listening to all the crap in the world is not good for my productivity. Sometimes radio 6 has good stuff on and I listen to that.
Mostly I find good long mixes on youtube, depending on the mood it could be house, classical, dance, folk, hip hop. Anything I am in the mood for. I use 8 track a lot as that has long mixes and adds some variety to my music listening. That website allows people to make their own mixes from youtube videos.
20% of the time I like a bit of quiet to let my thoughts flow but the rest of the time music is playing.
The kettle is always on when I get into the studio.