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S. Dean

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Maiden Bisque Witness Cone 05 06 07 Melted To Washed Shelf

29 September 2015 - 04:57 AM

+1 for Min and Mark's recommendations. Good luck with the glazing.  However, if you find out that the the pots are so over-fired that they will not readily take glaze, then its best to learn from what happened, correct it, and send this load to the shard pile (caveat, if there is something in the load like a piece of sculpture that was extremely complicated/time intensive, it might be worth trying to glaze it).  


Sadly, we've all had something like this happen.  Trust us when we tell you that It will be a better use of your time and energy to make new pots.   

In Topic: Potters And Pets

28 September 2015 - 05:45 PM

Currently we have 1 dog and 1 cat, and both are rescues.  I consider them my "4 legged children"

In Topic: Material Shopping List

10 September 2015 - 04:28 AM

Welcome to the forum.  Since you are interested in translucent porcelain, you will probably want to add Grolleg kaolin to your list. 



In Topic: Liability Shift On Cc Coming Oct 1, 2015

05 September 2015 - 04:01 AM

I just got this note from Intuit GoPayment:


"It is our priority to ensure that you have a smooth transition towards adopting EMV and we’re here to help you through that process. Rest assured that you have taken the first step towards being EMV compliant and that we have your order.

Unfortunately, the new mobile EMV readers are delayed; therefore we are providing you with a six-month extension on the October 1, 2015, EMV liability shift. Through March 31, 2016, we will assume the liability for counterfeit or stolen card-present fraud that occurs when you unknowingly process a counterfeit or stolen EMV chip card using your current magnetic stripe reader."



I had a feeling their chip reader would not be ready on time. Oh well, at least the liability shift is being pushed back for me too.


Any word on the other processors' chip readers, like Square or Amazon or PayPal?


Square is offering liability shift protection upon reserving their "Contactless and Chip Reader" device which is "Coming Soon" and supposedly due this Fall.  Fine print: you must follow their best practices to qualify for the protection which, as far as I can tell, means you need to (1) swipe the card, (2) have the customer sign for the transaction and make sure the signature matches the back of the card (if the card is unsigned, you need to confirm signature with a govt issued id and have them sign the card) and (3) provide the customer with a receipt. Square makes the determination if you followed their best practices.   Also, if they start a chargeback investigation, you need to provide them with supporting documentation within 7 days after they notify you.  Miss your documentation deadline and you miss out on the protection. 


Details here:  https://squareup.com...hift-protection


Some helpful background info here: https://squareup.com...iability-shift/

In Topic: Creative Industries Model Mp/controler

01 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

[snip]  I would have to believe the good folks at Speedball read this forum. Maybe they could weigh in.


Don't count on it.  Speedball didn't purchase any of the wheel lines before the Clay Boss.  I've got a late 80's MP and they were not able to provide any help when I was trying to find a replacement splash pan.  I know of another potter who had a motor issue on her MP.  Again, calls to Speedball were unproductive.