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Member Since 07 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2014 03:56 PM

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In Topic: 21 Century Customer... Perpetual Replacement Of Pottery

17 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

There is little respect for fine utilitarian crafts anymore.

When potters have to stand at the same level as import low temp, white ware that is findings it's way into the traditional craft markets, there's nothing but a flea market mentality of the customers.

Sad to say but this may be the new normal, if so, we  all will be  heading to the door.


In Topic: Milk Bath?

17 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

Here's where I see an issue, look at the prices. A pot shipped from Europe, sold on etsy for $15 and the potter makes a living & the seller made a profit, how does this fit?

Yea, we're discussing technique and I'm off topic but anybody else see the 800 lb gorilla?


In Topic: The Dangers Of Advice Without Experience

16 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

We might need to define "Shortcut" as either a better method based  on  validation and experience of a technique or a shortcut based on an  assumption.without validation.

The shortcut "leave to the expert" can be a two edged sword. My personal experience of experts on the issue of reduction methods for gas kilns leaves a wide path for many different methods and opinions , some good, some not so good.

Education comes at a cost, whether academic and/or sweat equity. It sometimes takes a long time and a lot of clay to find the shortcut.


In Topic: The Dangers Of Advice Without Experience

14 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

The ER would be empty if people followed your advice, gotta keep those Dr's working. BTW What's the emotocon for a sarcastic,eybrow twisting,self deluding potter?

I've been at mudslinging for 27 years and every shortcut is the longest, hardest lesson to learn



In Topic: Anyone Using Goldart In A Casting Body?

25 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

A fellow potter has noticed that some goldart has some organics(coal) in it that causes pitting in some glazes.

I recently posted about pitting in a float blue glaze. I later tracked it down to the clay body having organics that were still out gassing.

My test was to glaze 3 different clay bodied with the same glaze and the offending body did and the other did not pit.

Just my experience