Posted by flowerdry
on 26 December 2016 - 12:38 PM
I've held back somewhat from gifting my pots to my family. Don't want to force my stuff on them. This year I decided to bring a couple of boxes of smallish items on Christmas day and let folks pick something IF THEY WANTED to. What a great feeling when they descended on the table where I had put things out and had friendly arguments over who got what and asked if it was alright to pick more than one.
Posted by flowerdry
on 04 December 2016 - 09:42 AM
Many of you are probably on clay buddies and saw this but I'll post for those of you who aren't and want to help Tim Kerns, that Paul mentioned in above post. His go fund me account is gofundme.com/321wao8
He also posted a friends address who is received any supplies people can send him:
I got my L&L through Clay king, and it arrived in perfect condition. I wouldn't recommend having it delivered without someone there to check it. Can you arrange to have someone at least make sure the outer packing doesn't have any signs of abuse?
A beginner student came into one of my classes with a beautiful ceramic rice cooker with a lid. "I want to make this!" She enthusiastically announced. I almost fell over laughing when she took the lid off, and the pot was still full of rice.
This thread is veering off a little, so let me help with that.
I was forever losing my bits of chamois that I use to smooth rims since they are the same color as the clay slop. I tried attaching fishing bobbers but that didn't seem to work either. I recently found a type of chamois that is bright blue. Haven't lost a strip so far but it's too early to tell.
Like others have said, I buy pieces from potters I know. But before I knew anything about ceramics, ever since I earned my own money, I was buying handmade mugs. That habit continues until today and it is in part the act of fondling a display of wonderful mugs and finding the one that is just perfect in my hand that entices me. It is for that reason that I make all my mugs slightly different, so everyone can find the perfect fit.
Hoooow could I have forgotten the Talenti sorbetto jars. I'm in love with the Alphonso mango, and they're on sale now. I will have all the slip, underglaze, other concoction jars I need and so yummy emptying them!
Ah ha! Good question. There are different ways of applying the feathers to the ware. You can use tweezers or forceps and apply them individually. (Using gloved fingers works too but is a little awkward) You can arrange them in sand and then roll the pot across the sand. My technique is slightly different and is, I think, what gives me a bit of a different look. I was curious when I posted my pictures, and this was mostly why I posted them, to see if anyone would guess what I did to get that look.