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In Topic: Pottery Knowledge Quiz Of The Week (Pkqw): Week 4

20 April 2017 - 03:32 PM

I say D/metal rib; A/more plastic; D/sgraffito, and;  In-glaze (but not On-glaze). 

In Topic: Pottery Knowledge Quiz Of The Week (Pkqw): Week 4

19 April 2017 - 06:01 PM

I just wanna know if I was right about the fusion buttons LOL

In Topic: Qotw: Do You Like Other Forms Of Art And Is There A Cross Over To Your Cerami...

18 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

Much cross over, always.


Still working that unfinished Selfie from a Community Challenge ages ago. I've broken it up and am putting it back together but haven't found what I want yet.


Old lino block I did years ago. Photo I took on Staten Island Ferry long ago. Oil crayon drawing (I cut things up a lot.) Manipulated photo. More recent stuff is buried deep and I physically can't get to it.  Used to love collaborations with other artists that were small installations of clay and other media-paint and metal, usually-I miss that. I'm trying to focus, and keep to a single discipline, and not go too far afield with embellishments-tho I will probably never stop putting glitter on clay LOL.


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In Topic: Can't Throw, Can Extrude

18 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

Would love some more info about this bottle jack thingie relative to extrusion of clay. What does it do, how does it work, what are the benefits/limitations regarding clay---I know nothing! 

In Topic: Quick Question: Sea Shells - Cone 6 - Which Type?

17 April 2017 - 05:41 PM

 I actually know nothing, truth be told, but  I imagine some nice effects could be gotten from rough, salty shells if perfection is not sought, but the question is how much would the clay pull away and leave cracks or craters, and whether or not that was desired. 


Here is a snippet I had read and filed in my "Tips" folder-don't remember the source but do remember reading other comments about the shells holding up when used like wadding, and then turning to powder a few days after firing.


Technically, no. You will not be able to use a shell on a pottery vessel and then fire it, with the expectation that the shell will remain in tact and in place, for several reasons (shrinkage rates and the shell will burn out). However....shells are frequently used to prop up pottery vessels during wood firings, this keeps the vessel off the shelf and leaves a gorgeous shell indent in your work. Usually oyster and scallop shells are used for this. A natural glaze forms on the vessel due to the high amounts of ash settling over it, the shells minerals help to add some texture and shape into this glaze forming process."