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Member Since 11 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2015 11:49 AM

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In Topic: Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?

15 April 2015 - 11:04 PM

I don't like washing bare clay on domestic ware whether it is for serving or cooking. So I cut foot rings. They look better and allow most of the base to be glazed. The only disadvantage of the foot ring is its tendency to collect grotty water in the dishwasher. I cut V shaped chinks in the foot ring, but that spoils the look. What I would like is the foot ring on a plastic mug I own. It has a foot ring of tiny half domes, but I can't think of any way to apply them efficiently to thrown cups. Any ideas?

In Topic: Water Source In The Studio

13 April 2015 - 07:50 AM

I have a tap outside my pot shed, but no delivery to a sewer or septic tank. Throwing and hand building requires very little water. A bucket for washing tools and hands, and a bucket to collect the wheel washings. I also keep several plastic soda bottles filled with water at various points around the studio for when I need clean water.

The process of glazing is a different story. It takes plenty of water from the hose, but I can't send anything to the septic tanks. My lawn is my glazing area and I use the hose as a pressure cleaner. All the water goes directly into the ground. As Western Australia is very dry for half the year, the lawn likes it just fine.

In Topic: Round Measuring Tool?

10 April 2015 - 11:17 PM

Graphic designers usually have the software to print out paper with lines radiating from a central point that divide a circle into fifths or sevenths or whatever. 380° is divided by the number of divisions,  and a line is rotated by that number of degrees.  I think you could get fairly even divisions with a plastic protractor.

In Topic: Sponge Holders Or White Rice?

09 April 2015 - 05:05 AM

I like the sponge holders but I have never seen the point of spoon rests. When I cook, I rest my utensils across the rim of a suitably sized bowl. When I am making cakes it is the bowl in which I have already weighed the butter and broken the eggs into. Spoon rests are just one more thing to wash up.

In Topic: Rotary Glaze Sieve

25 March 2015 - 04:15 AM

I belong to a potters' club that purchased the Talisman sieve, but we all discarded the brush as being too much of a nuisance to clean. We advise our new members to just buy the sieve and use an ordinary brush to get the glaze through it. I use a pastry brush from a supermarket. It has no visible metal parts.