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Member Since 02 Dec 2010
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In Topic: How Do You Start Your Trimming?

22 January 2014 - 07:52 AM

Pres - have you seen a video of this anywhere?  I'd love to see, rather than trying to picture how you're doing this.



In Topic: What Kind Of Kiln Shelves To Use?

28 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

I bought a used L&L, and immediately dealt with their service to get new elements, some replacement bricks and element holders.  I found them to be helpful.  Maybe not 'southern friendly' but I got everything I needed with a minimum of effort.  The support information on their website is the best I've found, although I haven't cruised 'all' the manufacturer's sites, since I really wanted the L&L.  I also have an Olympic gas, and a Cress test kiln.



In Topic: How Bring My Reclaim Back To Life

19 December 2013 - 07:09 PM

I've been thinking about this for a long time - a good many people mention throwing their scrap in the back yard.  Please be aware that runoff from clay, when it enters any waterway or storm drain, would be a pollutant.  Not because of toxic materials, but because of the turbidity it causes.  So, if your yard drains to any waterway without treatment (like a stormwater pond), please don't.  At certain times of the year, the turbidity impedes the development of some of the critters that keep our streams healthy.  Likewise, if it ends up in a bay, it's a bad thing.



In Topic: When Best To Imprint In Centre Of Thrown Bowls.

17 December 2013 - 07:34 AM

Based on her blog photos, Mea Rhee does this:  http://www.goodeleph...ecent-work.html - Fourth photo down on the left.


She's on here as GEP - you could PM her and ask for some direct advice.



In Topic: Going To Be Brave Like Marcia ....

13 December 2013 - 10:06 AM

I love the first one - which appears to be the second one from your original post.  The slightly muted colors don't distract from the layers and edges.  The more intense color in the second distracts from what I think you're trying to convey, i.e. the layers.  I like the third, but the more brittle feel of the 'broken' edges says something different to me - I like the flowing feel of the rolled-to-thin edge.  I agree that thinner will make them even better.  And the idea of something hidden inside was what prompted my previous suggestion of texture between the layers.  I was thinking of very tiny occaisional texture marks, like hidden treasures peeking under the layers.


I love your work!  We make frequent trips to Raleigh; I keep thinking of seeing if I could come visit you!