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Member Since 06 May 2013
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In Topic: Another strike against the pigsty

09 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

My eyes and everything have gotton old, I bought some reading glases but they dont help........I cant remember where I put them.

I guess I need a case of orange spray paint

Check on top of your forehead for said glasses.

Actually what I did is go to the dollar store and bought several pairs and put them everywhere. I think everyone needs multiple potters tools especially the ones with out legs.

In Topic: how and where

09 May 2013 - 07:29 PM

Molds are hard to sell just because they are bulky, shipping is atrocious and people who seriously need them for slip ware will probably make ones themselves. I had to pass on 2 kilns I wanted to buy because I would have had to take the molds as well ... hundreds and hundreds of them. Piece them out on sites like ebay ... it will take time but they will mostly all get sold and the rest can just be land fill.

About a year ago I purchased a full pickup and 18' box truck load of molds, along with a slip reclamer <new cost around 450$> a whol bunch of glazes and paints some good some not useable. And a few shelves. Many of the molds have never been poured, it took me and the husband and wife that I bought the stuff from 4 hours to load the trucks. Id say theres close to 700 molds.

Not to bust the posters bubble but I got all that stuff for 200$.

Its not unusaul to see molds for FREE, as long as you take all of them.

Its also common to see molds for 1.00$ each

If one was willing to go through the smaller molds you might be able to sell on ebay for a better price. Large molds sold indivuadually would cost a fortuniue to ship.
Its kind of a shame because new mold prices are very high.

In Topic: Writing or Painting on Bisque Ware With Markers, Acrylic

09 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

Being new to ceramics, I would like to know if it is possible to draw with markers on bisque, then painting over the marks with glaze? Any thoughts? What would happen to the marks? Also, how about painting on the bisque with acrylics before painting on the glaze?

Im out of touch with ceramics for 20 years, but I remember refiring pices I painted with acrylics, they never turned out pure white, but were paintable again. It is not possible to glaze over markers of acrilic paint, it will ruin the peice. Under glaze paint are the only way I know of. The problem is the color you paint on generally changes when you fire it. You peices dont look good until there fired.
Spray can "gloss" may be enough but it wont be "glass"

In Topic: How important is a "signature/mark" to be on ceramic work? | May 7, 2013

09 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Is there any type of "metal" stamp simliar to a rubber that could be used? I have some metal number and letter stamps that are used for engine work, I thought Id try to use those. A real fancy stamp would be nice.

In Topic: Coloured Slips

09 May 2013 - 01:28 PM

If you used "colored slip " will it stain your molds?