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In Topic: Favorite Online Resources For Pottery Images

08 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

Lately. I have been using both to look into using a die/stencil cutter controlled by the computer. I like to work with illustrator of Corel Draw to create images, but do not have the patience to cut the intricacies of these by hand. One of these die cutters may be the solution, as I want to make multi layered slab texture sheets for some upcoming projects.


I have been finding a lot of help here.

Pres….I attended a workshop not long ago on using a die/stencil computer controlled cutter.  We cut the stencils out of Tyvek.  I'll have to say, we had more stencils ruined than we had successes.  If the settings weren't perfect, or the pattern wasn't created properly, it was a failure.  My reason for taking the workshop was so I could create stencils myself.  After the workshop, I decided to try to find them on-line instead of investing in the cutter, the Tyvek rolls, the blades (which dulled fairly quickly), etc.  I found a site and ordered a couple of stencils…..excellent quality and they were only $5-$6 each I think, which I thought was very reasonable.  They will also cut custom stencils - don't know the price for this though.  


In Topic: Favorite Online Resources For Pottery Images

08 March 2015 - 09:28 AM

If you're on FB, JT McMaster Silkscreen Printing posts pottery pictures daily.  I also like Pinterest.  And I want to check out the sites posted here.  



In Topic: Terra Sigillata Flaking Off

06 March 2015 - 10:15 AM

I've used it on bisque with no flaking (see my previous post). I should probably add that I bisqued to about cone 09, so the piece was fairly pourous. It may also work if you bisque higher, but like Bruce says, try a test piece first.

Sorry I missed that part on your previous post Pieter.  I'm going to try it on the piece it flaked off on…..can't hurt and it's non-saleable as is so it will be my test piece.

In Topic: Terra Sigillata Flaking Off

05 March 2015 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the help…..after reading the comments, I think I may have applied it too thick, layer-wise.  I put the terra sig on bone dry pieces and recently someone told me to just keep adding layers until the terra sig took a while to soak in, then buff it.  This last firing was the first time I had applied it that way….I usually apply only two or three coats, then buff.  Will go back to my old way of doing it.  


No one mentioned putting terra sig on bisque pieces ….. has anyone tried it?

In Topic: Signature Stamps

05 March 2015 - 10:40 AM

If you do decide to use a stamp, I've ordered stamps from Endless Mountain Clay Tools…..I ordered stock stamps, not custom made, although she does them also.  Great customer service.  The stamps I received were wonderful.