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Who Knows How To Use Potterbarter? Need Help Posting Free Items

03 August 2015 - 09:40 PM

ok, you know i hate to type so there it was, a nice ad for the two old paragon kilns i have ready to be made into something by someone else.  gas, wood, whatever.  at least i thought i had typed an ad.  i hit post and it disappeared with all the measurements i just took. :angry:


what is the secret?  surely someone here has used it to post an ad.  how is it done?

Using Fresh Leaves For Making Molds

10 July 2015 - 08:51 AM

many of my pots are made using bisqued slabs that have fresh leaves rolled deeply into them.  once bisqued, they allow a new slab rolled over them to have great relief designs that i make into dishes, trays, and the flowerpot shown in the community challenge.  when i am in florida, i have access to a number of interesting leaf shapes that do not grow in west va where i work now.  so, finding substitutes here is a little like a treasure hunt.


the ones i like most are from delphiniums.  they are just heavy enough and have a shape that fits nicely with my needs.  unfortunately, i have used up all the ones i have.  do any of you grow them or their relatives?  i would love to find a source and happy to pay for shipping.


heavily veined, sturdy leaves like those of hydrangeas work the best to roll into clay.   i use those all the time for spoon rests but i am looking for any other kinds you might suggest for making relief molds.   who among you is a gardener?

Denise Makes Great Pots

17 June 2015 - 01:44 PM

see the taco birds with wire legs on her website.




well, imagine my surprise at not finding one bird, just jewelry sized birds.

Hot Wax Setup

17 June 2015 - 01:24 PM

we talked about using wax some time ago.  taking a lesson on pictures so here it goes.  could not find the original thread.


please ignore my lessons, i will delete them later.

Congratulations Mea!

03 June 2015 - 04:02 PM

am i the last to know about your article in Ceramics Monthly?   how does that income fit into your graph?