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In Topic: Studio Musings

Today, 11:10 AM

Amazing how being in my studio lets me put everything else aside for a while.  As does working in my flower beds, and, like Amy, fishing.  Those three activities have a very therapeutic calming effect.  Several years ago, when my husband was battling cancer (a battle he lost), he could tell when I needed a break and he'd say "go outside and pull weeds"…….the furthest thing from my mind.  But, I'd go, and after pulling weeds with gusto, I could come back inside with a whole different outlook.  I don't know how folks without those kind of escapes cope.

In Topic: My Angelbun's Urn

Today, 10:58 AM

I think making an urn for your sweet bunnie is wonderful.  One of my pastimes is walking through cemeteries and taking pictures of unusual stones.  I came across this one several years ago.  What about finishing your sculpture using bronze powder?  I have done several sculptures, bisqued them, then used the bronze powder method of finishing them.  It is actual bronze so the finished result looks like a bronze sculpture.  Takes a bit of elbow grease to polish, but the result is worth it.  

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In Topic: Stamp Maker Recommendation

11 February 2015 - 08:06 AM

I have ordered wooden stamps and Tyvek stencils from Endless Mountain Clay Tools and was pleased with them.  I haven't made a custom order yet, but plan to.  http://endlessmounta...s.bigcartel.com

In Topic: Does Anyone Else...

29 January 2015 - 10:38 AM

A sure fix is buy a cream called Working Hands. It is in a small green tub. It heals cuts & splits like magic in a couple of days.
It gets very cold here in the winter & I always get splits from having my hands in clay for long periods.
They even have one for feet that works. Okay I don't put my feet in clay but they do get heel splits in the winter.

I've used Working Hands for several years and it works like nothing else I've ever tried.  I'm also a bass fisherman so my hands get beat up by releasing fish…..Working Hands keep them from cracking and getting sore.  Don't get the lotion….doesn't work as well.  Get the green tub.

In Topic: Lee Kang-Hyo: Making Giant Jars

25 January 2015 - 01:02 PM

Beautiful story….thanks for posting the link. I'd hate to be the one to clean up after his glazing session though!  ;)