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Potterstu

Member Since 27 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active May 08 2012 01:50 AM
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In Topic: Recycling problem

03 November 2011 - 12:35 AM

Nothing wrong with mold. It is organic and may add plasticity to your clay. And will completely burn out as you fire.
Keep potting!
Stuart

In Topic: Tips to share?

01 October 2011 - 10:44 PM

I get credit cards in the mail (unsolicited). I cut them into varrious shapes and use them as ribs.

In Topic: Purchasing A Used Wheel

08 February 2011 - 04:55 PM

If it goes around, it's a wheel.

Clayton Bailey made a wheel in the early 1960's from a Singer sewing machine that you straddled and pumped the treadle up and down; left and right. What a headache!

I bought the third wheel that Robert Brent ever made in his Los Angeles studio in 1966. Used it for fifteen years, then sold it for what I paid for it. It was a wooden box with pulleys and belts. It had a forward and back foot lever attched. The box hummed at slow speeds. MUMMMMMMMMMM

If the price is do-able buy it. Ask yourself: "Can I make X dollars worth of pots on it, then it's worth a % of X dollars.

Cici Finley, a potter in Patagonia Arizona says: If someone offered you a battleship for a dollar, would you buy it? The bigger question is: Where will you park it and can you afford the parking fee? Cici worked for many years on a treadle wheel that she bought from Bernard Leach while on sabbaticle in England in the 1950's.

Stuart

Keep potting!

In Topic: Coloring Wax Resists?

31 January 2011 - 06:08 PM

Sounds like a great idea. If you use oxides or carbonates; cobalt, iron, copper etc., you might want to grind them to a finer mesh so they'll mix more evenly with you wax. A ball mill or mortar and pestil should do well.

If you apply them over a glaze you may find that they may be food safe.

Let us know of your results.

Stuart
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In Topic: The Night Of The Firing

27 December 2010 - 10:52 PM

Well said. Been there, done that! Now comes the hardest part: COOLING the Kiln.

Enjoy your holidays.

Stuart

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