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Bob Coyle

Member Since 06 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Clay Scraps Question...

15 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

Marcia correct... dry it out first bust it up with a hammer in a cloth bag and throw it into a pail of water. Non dried clay takes more time to absorb water then bone dry.


ALWAYS !!! re-screen the slip  before you dry down and wedge. You would be amazed at what gets in your scrap glaze bucket.

In Topic: Pendants

15 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

Paint is acceptable, but don't give up on the glazing. Give some better info on what you are trying to do, and I am sure you will get all the help you need on this forum.


What cone are you glazing too?. what clay body are you using?  can you add a picture? what colors do you want?

In Topic: What To Make?

14 April 2014 - 05:00 PM

mugs or bowls.

In Topic: Pendulum Glazing

10 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

It would be interesting to shuffle the bowls around and use a different colored glaze. He has some very nice pieces in his website.http://buffedmud.com

In Topic: Low Hand Strength?

09 April 2014 - 09:55 AM

One thing you might try, if you haven't already, is to add more water into the clay to soften it up a bit before you throw. If you also have problems wedging then this probably won't be an option.


I have seen many centering devices people have made that use lever arms attached to the frame of the wheel. do a google search under "clay centering arm"