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Marc McMillan

Member Since 30 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 28 2014 05:22 PM
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#65806 What Is Your Favorite Source Of Information? You Tubes, Magazines, Internet,...

Posted by Marc McMillan on 08 September 2014 - 02:59 PM

I love the days when I get a CM in the mail. I also get a lot of info from the internet, including this lovely forum.

Unfortunately, I've never had any real formal training....just lots and lots of clay.

When I get stuck, I take a step back and then push ahead.




#58855 Overfired Bisqueware, Any Way To Salvage?

Posted by Marc McMillan on 20 May 2014 - 09:14 AM

It's interesting the 05 clay survived.


#58667 Personal Pottery Video

Posted by Marc McMillan on 16 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

from a marketing guy's perspective I would say answer," what do you want to do/show with the video?" Is this a branding piece? if so, does it capture who you are?

I woudl say slow down...showing less in more detail may not be less overall.

 

From a lighting guy's perspective I would say you need more light. If you can work in that level great, but for people to read what is going on there I would say you need more light and don't forget the vertical surfaces. Our eyes are at the front of our face for a reason. A well lit vertical surface will read well and make the space feel bigger and more comfortable.

 

Good job overall. :)




#56386 Firing Organic Additions To Clay

Posted by Marc McMillan on 09 April 2014 - 02:54 PM

Evelyne,

Is that how you get the lovely surfaces on some of the pieces on your site?

Very cool.

Marc




#50854 First Firing Of This Here Electric-To-Propane/wood/soda Converted Kiln

Posted by Marc McMillan on 23 January 2014 - 03:56 PM

You can't see me but I have my Jealous face on. :D




#50766 Which Artist Would You Love To Work Beside In Their Studio For One Week? Wh...

Posted by Marc McMillan on 22 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

Marcia,

Miguels work is quite intriguing. Thank you for sharing. I'm going to have to brush up on my spanish so I can get more out of his site.

I'm really digging the wall pieces.

 

Marc




#50698 Which Artist Would You Love To Work Beside In Their Studio For One Week? Wh...

Posted by Marc McMillan on 21 January 2014 - 04:02 PM

Gabriele Koch in the UK.http://www.gabrielek...co.uk/index.htm

Her work just speaks to me and always has.

While she does mostly handbuilding and I wheel work I'd absorb everything she had to offer.

I'd mop the floors to spend time in that studio.

Marc




#47185 Foil Saggar Results

Posted by Marc McMillan on 05 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

ditto on the precautions. I wear a respirator whenever I am within 20' of the kiln.

I've also taken to wearing full goggles and tyvec suite when I apply the ferric. Little droplets seem to get everywhere. I figure getting that stuff in the eyes should be avoided. ;)




#47106 Foil Saggar Results

Posted by Marc McMillan on 04 December 2013 - 04:01 PM

Excellent results as always. Are you creating a liquid out of the salts and appying it directly to the piece?

I've been experimenting and had good results putting the materials in a foil pouch inside the piece and letting it fume onto the surface.




#37439 Indoor Craft Show Lighting at Reasonable Price

Posted by Marc McMillan on 20 June 2013 - 04:41 PM

Regarding LED bulbs:

I'm a marketer for a commercial lighting company.

Let me make a recommendation:

Go with a good brand. If you haven't heard of them before I would strongly suggest you test them with one before buying a bunch. The color of the light (the CCT) is important. Warmer is better for your booth. Color rendering (CRI) is an issue. It's how well the light renders color...yep that's a biggee for you. You can create an energy efficient LED lamp without paying any attention to color. The unknown brand might put more emphasis on energy efficiency and cost than color.

Brands you can feel comfortable with: Osram Sylvania, Philips, and Cree. I've been testing out the first two in my house and like them. The color is good and they dim well. The last brand has recently come out with an A-lamp style product that is supposed to be really good and inexpensive.

Good luck!

Marc


#10563 Horse Hair supply?

Posted by Marc McMillan on 27 November 2011 - 06:13 PM

Hey Marc,
If you PM me your address, I'll send you some. The pony has plenty and a little off the tail won't be missed ;)



Very nice of you. Potters are the best. I actually found some on line.
Thank you very much for the offer.
Marc