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In Topic: Community Challenge #1

Today, 10:30 AM

" it broke while taking to kiln for bisque firing."

Robin, I too do a lot of transporting.  Bisqueware goes into boxes and then I stuff those plastic shopping bags around them.  Works great.  But tnen, maybe you don't usually have a problem and the pieces were just especially fragile?

In Topic: I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

25 March 2015 - 08:34 AM

I'm wondering how my gut wrenching, heart squeezing confession turned into a discussion of shaving off beards....

Mark, 62 is an excellent age.  Now we're old enough to know better,and still young enough to do something about it.

In Topic: I Have My Garden Of Shame

24 March 2015 - 08:31 AM

Mark, I can't even think of my reject, unwanted pieces as "trash".  That's one of the perks of non-production work...not so much stuff to get rid of.  Yes, I have pots in the garden.  Half buried and tilted equals a toad home.   Surrounding tender newly planted stuff as protection against doggie paw squash.  Holding starter plants.  Have used the trash can, but not very much.

In Topic: I'll Never Be A Real Potter.

23 March 2015 - 07:40 PM

What a great group of people!  I wasn't looking for validation, truly just sharing, but wow!  Thank you all.  I really LIKE all your messages, but the silly rules only let me "like" a limited number. (Who knew...and WHY?)  So please consider yourself "liked" by this imitation potter (without a beard, although I'd love to grow one.)

In Topic: Brushing Glaze Smoothly

23 March 2015 - 08:36 AM

Oldlady, you mean bisqueware, right?

Commercial brushing glazes directions usually advise to brush each coat in opposite directions....but I have never done that and get good results anyway.  Having done a lot of brushing, I've found that some glazes come out better than others.  Some I need to be meticulous with, and others come out good now matter what I do.  My best advice is don't try brushing a glaze that is too thick, thin it down with water, work quickly, and be sure to let each coat dry before applying the next one.