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oldlady

Member Since 29 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Making Your Own Glaze

Yesterday, 11:40 PM

there is an advantage to mixing a base recipe dry and storing it dry.  once a bucketful is mixed, it lasts indefinitely.  when it is mixed with water, sometimes it is not used for some time and crusty stuff forms on the top or it dries out completely or gets so thick it has to be reconstituted anyway.  lots of labor or irritation.

 

the biggest advantage, to me anyway, is that if the base is available and if it was originally called "green", i am free to try the base with other colors at any time i want.  a ten gram (about a tablespoon dry) test of several mason stain colors lets me know which recipe is best for say turquoise or yellow without wasting lots of time or ingredients on something that won't work anyway.  and when i do want the green, i just put a couple thousand grams into the scale and add the proper amount of copper carb to get it.  that amount of glaze will get me through a lot of pots since i spray.

 

i guess this is what some of you get when you pay someone to mix dry ingredients and you add water when you get it in the mail.


In Topic: Highwater "moon White" Clay Body..

Yesterday, 11:29 PM

they were making little loafers too wet for a time.  i think all the complaints got them back on track, it is fine now.  when it was "slimy" it was more like peanut butter, you could not touch it without getting it all over your hands and it felt icky.  fortunately, that is over.


In Topic: How Many "hand Builders" Here?

Yesterday, 11:24 PM

like it all, have to make money so slabs are quick and easy and sellable.  thrown stuff is lots of fun and i like making bowls with slip as a decoration and to carve through.  have a collection of vases that nobody wants so i do not take them to sales any more.


In Topic: Sponge Holders

Yesterday, 11:15 PM

i think the same kind of cake is called angel food over here.  hasn't made angels out of us, though.

 

(what is that purple berry that seems to flavor lots of candy and soft drinks in england?)

 

and anyone in australia who could mail me some Violet Crumble will get a nice present in return.  (i do not make sponge holders, though.)


In Topic: Everything In This Photo Sold At 1 Day Festival... Why?

Yesterday, 11:08 PM

all of them are great.  of course you sold them all, the public isn't going to miss that they are special and now.

 

bracelets are a new thing to me, i don't wear or make jewelry but if i did...................................  for only $10, yeah!