I have lots of groggy clay. I have stopped using sponges on it. I have started using a rib to smooth out what the rib can access on the pot. Even so, my pots have rough spots. They are cone 5 stoneware and thoroughly glazed and sealed, but grainy in places. People want to buy my mugs but I am nervous about selling them when they are not perfectly smooth. Is this considered substandard? What is your take on this?
kheicksenMember Since 28 May 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 05 2013 12:36 AM
Hi! I fell in love with ceramics at the end of college in a 101 class. By then it was too late to change my major I was unable to take more classes and then I was distracted by babies for several years. I later took another ceramics class from a local studio that doesn't exist any more. I didn't improve much because I was still being distracted by children. Now they are older and I have some time and splurged on some entry level tools. I am accepting that there is nothing in the world I love doing more than creating with clay. I currently substitute teach and if I could eventually make at least that much doing this craft that I love, I would be quite content with a ceramics "career." It is my meditation. I am just learning and am currently really slow and not terribly knowledgeable. I'll get there though. YouTube, books and forums are currently my teachers. I like using clay as a canvas. I am a bit obsessed with trees and ravens. Creating glazes currently scares me and I wish I could take a class on it. I dream of a studio/greenhouse space of my very own. Please fell free to give me any and all advice - I am a student!
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