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clayshapes

Member Since 08 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2014 02:21 PM
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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!


In Topic: Different Ways To Sign Pots

21 March 2014 - 10:12 PM

I just started using Designer Liner (Mayco) to cursively sign my work. It's pigment only, so doesn't stick to the kiln shelf when you fire it.


In Topic: Unglazed Cone 6 Porcelain

15 November 2013 - 07:35 AM

My cone 6 porcelain isn't translucent - just very white (It's from Tuckers - called Bright White) and my cone 6 black clay is very sturdy - never warps, which is why I love it so much. A gorgeous clay to work with (although impossible to get glaze color on unless it's blue or red - everything else goes clear or horrible mustard!). 

In any case, the biggest takeaway from all this advice is...as usual... test!

But I'm glad to have all these comments. It will inform my testing. I'm always trying to get away without testing, but it's no use!

 

Thanks everyone. My work is almost dry - I will reserve one shelf in my glaze fire tomorrow for testing these ideas..


In Topic: Unglazed Cone 6 Porcelain

14 November 2013 - 06:10 PM

Thanks - I'll do a test with a few pieces and see what happens!