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lcar

Member Since 26 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Mural and tile making

11 December 2012 - 05:19 AM


That's really inspiring. I would like to know how long it took them and how did they manage the moisture of the clay while they worked. I am thinking by the ocean it may not be as difficult as it would where I live that is less humid. If they addressed it I would love to know more details if someone who speaks Spanish would translate the gist of it?


Hi there, I can translate it for you if you want, when I am not on my ipad. I have seen these types of murals and it isnt really a big problem to keep them damp. The back boards that it is attactched to is normally something like fibreglass boards covering marine ply. I havent seen it just pushed on like they did, normally the fibre glass is then draped with burlap. then pushed on ,this holds and suports the clay. The clay is also as you saw about 10 - 15 cm thick.
After each work stage the whole thing is covered with plastic sheets. It is fun to try it on a smaller scale using and easle. I think I have a book about it in the studio need to have look if you are interested.... T


Thanks Trina :) I am definitely interested.

In Topic: Mural and tile making

07 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

That's really inspiring. I would like to know how long it took them and how did they manage the moisture of the clay while they worked. I am thinking by the ocean it may not be as difficult as it would where I live that is less humid. If they addressed it I would love to know more details if someone who speaks Spanish would translate the gist of it?

In Topic: Copper Carbonate vs Copper Oxide

05 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

if you haven't already, try Barnard Clay. It's my favorite for highlighting texture. I prefer using it on bisque. Paint it into cracks and wipe it off the smooth areas with a sponge. very dark brown to black. Looks great under translucent glaze. It has a high iron content and cheaper than the oxides.

Leanna

In Topic: Was: Etsy or Ebay? Now: When Should You Start Trying to Sell?

31 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

I remember I discovered my love for clay at the age of 29 and I thought, "WOW, I wish I would have discovered this passion I have for making pottery at a much younger age!". You are so fortunate Cody, not only have you discovered it, but sounds like you are taking full advantage of opportunities that I certainly wish I had. Reading these posts, it seems to me all the advice you are getting is well intended and coming from people's own experiences. It's up to you whether or not the advice applies to you and whether or not you should take it. One thing is for sure as a potter, there will always be critiques. They are usually difficult to hear, but at the same time they can be empowering if you listen to the right ones. I checked out your page and your teachers are right to encourage you. I'm excited to see what you will add to your talents with a degree in art and engineering.

about ebay. I sold on there for a while, quite a few years ago now. Our Canadian dollar was weak so I sold across the border to the U.S. It was a great profit. Canadian shipping prices went up and our dollar got stronger. My enthusiasm waned with the profits.

Leanna

(grateful now, that I discovered clay at the young age of 29, 20 years ago :)

In Topic: The Bad Penny

16 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

This Thread is making me laugh so hard! I love it. A couple of months ago, I was at a party and a good friend told me she saw a piece of mine at a garage sale. She didn't buy it. (huh?) lol, I cringed. I asked my friends in the room at the time, please please if they see my pieces at garage sales to buy them for me for my birthday, either that or I'll reimburse them. I was thinking it would be fun to get them off the market by taking a hammer to them. Of course, I'm assuming the worst, I never saw it.