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#96338 Centering Tools

Posted by flowerdry on Yesterday, 09:59 AM

I think you should continue with the occasional struggle.

#95851 Hello

Posted by flowerdry on 15 November 2015 - 12:12 AM

Lifelong journey.  Enjoy.  And...stick with the forum for advice, support, commiseration, and lots of great information.

#95079 Clay Treatment Effecting Plasticity?

Posted by flowerdry on 01 November 2015 - 10:33 AM

I can tell you that natural materials from the ground like soil, clay, etc. can change composition in a surprisingly discrete (abrupt) manner. I don't mean time, but location.  What I'm saying is some natural factors in the area where you are harvesting the clay  could have caused pockets or whole areas of a variation in the clay composition.  What may look uniform to you might not be.

#94676 Chris Campbell On Today's Ceramics Art Daily!

Posted by flowerdry on 23 October 2015 - 09:07 AM

Yes, Kudos to Chris!


I don't miss anything from CAD because I have it set up to send me a daily email.  If I'm not interested in the topic, I just delete.  If I'm interested, just click and read or watch.  Easy.

#94454 Favorite And Least Favorite Forms To Make?

Posted by flowerdry on 19 October 2015 - 08:30 AM

I love making anything with a narrow neck.  The collaring movements on the wheel are somehow just so satisfying.  

#93807 Mayco Cone 5-6 Glazes Unreliable

Posted by flowerdry on 06 October 2015 - 08:49 AM

OK, I'm going to jump in here and state the obvious.  It is not a good idea to "test" something new on an important final product.  Period.  That goes for commercial products, your own products, everything.  I do hate test tiles but will make a few small inconsequential pieces first to try new things things out whether it be clay, glazes, techniques, etc.

#93280 Show Us Your Teapots

Posted by flowerdry on 27 September 2015 - 09:35 AM

Dragonleah, that is an awesome first teapot.  Take care with the lower edge of the spout.  This one might be a tad low.  In fact, in my mind I moved the entire spout up a bit on the pot and it seemed to fit the perkyness of the handle and lid.  You've got a lot going on with this pot and I picture it with a more muted glaze.  But, of course, that's just me....

#92562 Black Spots Falling From Lid Into Glaze

Posted by flowerdry on 14 September 2015 - 04:23 PM

I must say,when a company President or any other high ranking company representative chimes in on a customer service issue and doesn't somewhere, somehow in his coresspondance express his regret for the customers negative experience, then I am NOT impressed.  Come on, Mr. Lewicki, you can do better than that.

#92506 It's A Lot More Than Just The Money.

Posted by flowerdry on 13 September 2015 - 09:11 AM

I have sold some pottery through a small gallery through the years, but I just finished a 2 day event where I had my own tables. This was a first for me.   I did really great.  But mostly I want to share how truly gratifying it was to interact directly with the people buying my pots.  I watched them fondle, admire, smile.  I talked to them about my pots.  They told me why they liked them...what they were going to use them for, or if they were going to give them to someone.  I told them a bit about the process if they were interested.  What a rush!


That being said...it was a lot of work!  I'll do it again next year...by then I will have forgotten how painful it was to pull this together.  You know, the anxiety, the hurry. etc.  Gosh, I've only got 12 months left.....


Oh, and I was really glad I read everybody's sage advice on this forum.  It really helped, and I think was one of the reasons why I did so well.


Thanks everyone!

#92343 Newbie Question: Mildew On Kiln Shelves

Posted by flowerdry on 10 September 2015 - 07:17 AM

Nice work Carolyn!  It would be great if you would flesh out your profile a bit so we can get to know you better. 

#91546 Weird Liquefied Slip ....

Posted by flowerdry on 27 August 2015 - 05:27 PM

Oh my gosh, Grype, that is a fabulous story, and a truly wonderful last name.  I am jealous!

#90501 Underglazes Flaking Off

Posted by flowerdry on 09 August 2015 - 09:22 AM

If this had happened around a bunch of young folk, there would no doubt be many videos of this weird event taken with cell phones.

#89980 Am I The Only One Who Has Spent Hours Trying To Log/ Sign In?

Posted by flowerdry on 01 August 2015 - 01:12 PM

On the topic of the forum itself, Clayart has announced the opening of their forum with the bold statement: "this forum will jump us into first place in the world of

clay education and communication."

CAD and the CAD forum have been doing a first rate job at clay education and communication for a long time and I have always especially appreciated the lack of snarky, snide, argumentative, etc. interactions in the forum.  I'm taking a wait and see attitude on Clayart.

#89919 Designation--"Master Potter"

Posted by flowerdry on 31 July 2015 - 04:26 PM

Since we've gone a bit to the humorous side of things (what a surprise....not), let me just say that "World's greatest Potter" gave me a great idea for a business name:  "World's slowest Potter".

#89896 Newbie High-Fire Glaze Question

Posted by flowerdry on 31 July 2015 - 10:48 AM

I have found several cone 10 glazes at my community studio that look great at cone 6.  I don't use them on food or human contact surfaces just in case.