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#107715 Research Says That The Bigger Your Signature On Your Art The More It Sells For

Posted by oldlady on Yesterday, 04:06 PM

joseph, just a warning about your intended plan to sell at a "local place".  keep track of what happens to your large bowls.  i have seen them being used in a gallery to hold smaller items  that are for sale.  nobody knows that the large bowls are also for sale.  i could not believe that would happen in a gallery devoted to handmade goods but there it was, wooden trinkets piled into several bowls.  you had to search for the price tag on the bowl.

#107446 Qotw: Do You Have A Story For Us, Featuring Tom Roberts (Aka Tjr) ?

Posted by oldlady on 24 May 2016 - 01:52 PM

very sad to hear.  he was a bright light on dark days and a joy on every other day.  

#107338 Texture/embossing Mats/roller

Posted by oldlady on 23 May 2016 - 09:16 AM

when i looked into commercial mats and stamps made of rubber or wood, they mostly come from china.


making your own designs is a part of your art.  why buy something that thousands of other people are also using?  

#107234 Qotw: How Was Your Clay Journey Until Now?

Posted by oldlady on 20 May 2016 - 04:19 PM

mark, you have pulled my leg so hard this time that i can hardly walk! :D

#107190 Glaze Mistake Causes Blistering. Help!

Posted by oldlady on 19 May 2016 - 09:01 AM

losuza, fyi, the advice you have been given is in no way a reflection on your character, ability, etc whatever.  it is simply a truth we have all learned by experience.  if you think you have been chastised, you are wrong.  you have our sympathy but the advice is still the same.

#107170 Glaze Mistake Causes Blistering. Help!

Posted by oldlady on 18 May 2016 - 10:27 PM

there is no answer to this problem, just sympathy.  toss the pots and chalk it up to a learning experience.  a mistake you will NOT make again......maybe.............

#107147 Newbie And Having Trouble :(

Posted by oldlady on 18 May 2016 - 02:35 PM

if you find it hard to apply more glaze to the fired pieces, heat them first.  a hair dryer works, putting them into an oven works.  it does not require very much heat to get them warm enough to accept more glaze.  once you have a thin layer of new glaze on the piece, you can add more without heating.

#107139 Re-Glaze Tip Of The Day

Posted by oldlady on 18 May 2016 - 10:48 AM

you did a good job but did not tell us what cone you fired to at the end.

#106912 Low Fire White Slip Recipe

Posted by oldlady on 14 May 2016 - 10:34 PM

bruce, i thought the same thing and used some slip made with Danish White, a cone 8 clay.  made probably 15-20 separate colors.  applied it to cone 6 clay.  worked fine until it began to peel off the finished pieces in some places.  it hurt to get rid of all the colors.

#106886 Qotw: Did You Already Discuss Glazes With Aliens From Mars? (Wink)

Posted by oldlady on 14 May 2016 - 12:48 PM

how many blueberries did you burn to get the ash???

#106655 Giving Shoppers A Sense Of Scale

Posted by oldlady on 10 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

hummingbird egg or ostrich egg?

#106553 Research Says That The Bigger Your Signature On Your Art The More It Sells For

Posted by oldlady on 08 May 2016 - 08:12 PM

so now you have a signature and a beautiful pot to put it on!

#106485 Advice On Totems Please

Posted by oldlady on 07 May 2016 - 08:14 PM

nancy, i looked at the totems of Matin Lumineux as shown and the computer offered to translate for me.

#106325 How To Spot A Good Pot, Part 2

Posted by oldlady on 05 May 2016 - 09:45 AM

sorry, i will never agree that a pot with cobalt running down from a distinct line is not a MISTAKE!  you are supposed to learn how to control that, not say it is ART!

#106321 Rolling Kiln Stand

Posted by oldlady on 05 May 2016 - 09:33 AM

the most important consideration for locating your kiln is the location of electricity and how you plan to have it installed.  keep it far enough from a wall and do not worry about special drywall. if you do not have a vent, a fan mounted above the kiln can blow anything bad out the door while you fire.  there are lots of options, it is good that you are beginning to think of them now. 


as for wheels, no need to spend all that money on something that is available for less because it is called a different name.  just make sure whatever stand you get is high enough off the ground.  adding wheels to that might make it so high that you will not be able to reach the interior.  more to plan for.