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In Topic: Lesson #541

18 March 2017 - 09:40 AM

Ron, that mistake has shown up various times through the years on my list of blunders. One of my favorites still is carrying a leatherhard piece and smacking into a car side mirror causing the piece to fly through the air. The texture created by the road blacktop was fabulous. I keep meaning to texture more pots that way. Just need to figure out the shape that would work for that.

In Topic: Deflocculate, Or Toss It And Start Over?

17 March 2017 - 08:34 AM

Agree with Alabama.  Try just using water.  Flocculation of glazes is best saved for those that settle out every time they sit for a while without being stirred and form a hard pan at the bottom.

In Topic: Speckled Glazes

16 March 2017 - 09:52 AM

I have had some good results with bisquing some brillo pads, then sprinkling the fine powder over wet glaze.  Shows up really nicely in white glaze and you can speckle heavily or lightly as it suits you.  If the glaze dries too much before I can make the particles stick, I just mist the area with water.  I suppose you could just mix the powder into the glaze and apply it that way.

In Topic: Website To Order Pottery Tools Cheap

16 March 2017 - 09:32 AM

I second the bright orange (or any bright color) paint.  One studio I go to does that and it's also very helpful at the end of a workshop or class when everyone is scrambling to make sure the tools go to the right person.  They use spray paint.  You could lay the tools on paper and spray paint a swath across them.  Makes quick work of it.

In Topic: Qotw: What Shape Do You Prefer?

14 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

Anything with graceful curves floats my boat! I love making them and admiring them whether it's a bowl, vase or something else.