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Karen B

Member Since 11 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 18 2014 05:09 PM

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In Topic: Hanging Methods For Large Platters And Bowls?

02 October 2014 - 01:58 PM

I have learned from MA potter Steve Murphy to use 3 holes. That way there are 3 possibilities to hang it. You can put the holes in the foot, or if you do platters like me with no foot, you can do the following. (This platter is 19")

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In Topic: My First Show!

30 September 2014 - 08:42 PM

I few days before my first show, I was at a crowded gallery opening for some well known potters (Warren Mckenzie, Mark Shapiro, Randy Johnston...). One of the people in the crowd was Steve Branfman, who I had taken a workshop from many years prior. I was chatting with him and mentioned that I was doing my first show. He gave me a piece of advice that saved me many times over. He said, "If you don't sell anything, don't take it personally, and if you sell a lot, don't take it personally.


Rebekah, I love your pots. Thanks for sharing your experience.

BTW, I loved the plaid cloth!  :)



In Topic: Container For Dip Glazing Plates

07 September 2014 - 10:38 PM

I am probably overlooking some obvious solutions. I want to glaze some plates (many are square 12x12 so they are even wider than 12 if dipped on the bias). I have buckets of glaze but they aren't large or deep enough. I also don't want to have to prepare large quantities of seldom used glazes.

I want to transfer glaze into another container that would accommodate the shape of the plate but not require huge amounts of glaze. Even if I could only dip halfway I'd be happy and just overlap some glazes.

Any suggestions other than making one out of clay and glazing the inside to make it easy to clean?


When I read your question, I thought maybe I wrote it in my sleep because I have the exact one on my mind. I searched many container type stores in person and on line and could not find narrow rectangle that was wide enough. I ended up making large batches of glaze and using my Kitchen mop bucket which is wide enough to dip over the halfway mark of some large 14 inch plates. I've attached some small samples of what I'm doing. If I try to dip in a wide flat tray, the rims are at the angle of the dip. I realize i will have to build a plate dipper as the glaze batch size decreases.

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In Topic: Crocus Martis Yellow? Grog Brains.

20 August 2014 - 11:41 PM

karen, i have some yellow ocher if you would like it.  have had it since early 90s and never used it. it weighs about a pound on my 1950s baby scale.  it is yours for postage if you like.


Yes, I would like it. That is generous of you.

In Topic: Crocus Martis Yellow? Grog Brains.

20 August 2014 - 11:37 PM

Ah intuition somewhere you knew it was ok!  Nice glaze Karen it really picks up the texture.  Now what is cheaper? Crocus or Ochre? 


,Thanks Babs.   I'll have to remember to look at the catalog when I go into the studio to look it up.


I don't think it is calcined, doesn't say on the label.