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In Topic: Translucent Porcelain Hidden Pattern Experiment.

24 December 2014 - 04:31 PM

think lithopanes, done in color!

In Topic: Trimming.

24 December 2014 - 04:26 PM

trimming is the fun part for me.  i throw without using much water, usually a damp sponge is enough and throw the form without leaving much at the bottom.  i learned from an assistant to Charles Counts whose theory was that whatever is at the bottom belongs higher up the wall, lift it.  feets are fun.


i once took my wheel to a machine shop to ask them if there was something off after i moved.  i knew the men's opinion of my crooked new pot was that i just did not know how to make a good one.  so i took an older pot with the tiny grooves that ran all the way from the foot ring to the center, about 4 inches, and they could not believe that i had made it with a hand tool.   i like feets.

In Topic: Happy Holidays To All

24 December 2014 - 04:13 PM

all best wishes to all of you, no matter who.  enjoy every day as though it were christmas and give love to all the people everywhere.

In Topic: Translucent Porcelain Hidden Pattern Experiment.

22 December 2014 - 10:37 AM

how about rolling out very thin slices of the white and adding a thin layer of color, then carving through the color to the white?  this is a well known technique that is very satisfying.

In Topic: Clay Body Not Sticky Enough -- What To Do?

22 December 2014 - 10:34 AM

contact sheffield and ask if anyone else has had a problem with that particular batch.  you will need the date from the box the clay was in.