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clayshapes

Member Since 08 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2014 11:11 PM
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In Topic: Silverware Marks On Glazed Porcelain And Stoneware

19 November 2014 - 11:12 PM

Wow - that is amazing. I'm going to try silver polish! Thanks for the tip!


In Topic: Silverware Marks On Glazed Porcelain And Stoneware

18 October 2014 - 02:59 PM

Naturally, the manufacturers hope to sell them - but from my pov, I'm just happy that they are providing me with a huge palette with which to work. I have and use more than 40 different glaze colors, textures/finishes in my studio - Since I don't have room, time, or inclination to create 40 of my own, I'll just have to sort through and figure out which are best for what. I'm learning that some are more suited to strictly decorative work, that knives and forks don't touch. Others (most) are very functional, and can be incredibly beautiful.


In Topic: Silverware Marks On Glazed Porcelain And Stoneware

18 October 2014 - 12:48 PM

Thanks for your insight Mark. Interesting. My opaque  solid color glazes are the ones that show scratches, as opposed to more "glassy" glazes - transparent - or matte glazes. I guess I just need to stop using the opaque glazes for dishware. When I say opaque, I mean commercial glazes like Mayco's Foundations or Stroke and Coat (which I use to cone 6) and some Amaco and Spectrum cone 6 glazes. Hardness makes sense. But since I can't control it, I guess I better just stop using them!


In Topic: Stacking Cone 6 Greenware In Bisque Firing

29 March 2014 - 07:10 PM

Thanks Denise - I assume you had no problems with your pieces? Everything came out the way it went in - in terms of shape, that is.


In Topic: How Have You Rejuvenated Your Creative Juices This Year? | March 28, 2014

29 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

I went to India, and soaked up the colors, shapes and food. While I was there, I didn't really think it was inspiring me for new shapes or colors in my pottery - But when I got home and started using the wood block stamps I picked up - it took my work in a whole new direction. I was really surprised that I didn't see it coming!