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Member Since 30 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Qotw: Do You Like Other Forms Of Art And Is There A Cross Over To Your Cerami...

18 April 2017 - 11:35 PM

The idea of thinking of myself as an artist is very strange since I've had no training in any of the arts that I do. I've always thought of myself more as a logical linear left brain thinker. However, as I've gotten into doing ceramics, welded art and photography, I am a bit startled that some of my stuff actually looks pretty good. Though I make no attempt to sell my work, people actually asked me if I'd like to sell this or that..... strange.


I found a lot of the patterns that I've developed in welding transfer nicely to ceramics. Colors and shapes from photography also transfer well to ceramics. Contures in ceramics transfer to contures in welding.  Ceramics is by far the most difficult of my three hobbies.


All three arts depend on a different aesthetic, so it's a bit of a head shift when I go from one to the other.

In Topic: Tell Me How To Brush Glaze

06 March 2017 - 10:56 AM

Thanks for the excellent suggestions. I will give them a try.


I really don't like brushing glaze at all, but sometimes the design just does not allow spraying.

In Topic: Web Site Building And Marketing

02 March 2017 - 11:47 PM

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In Topic: Here Is How To Get Wax Resist Out Of A Brush

28 February 2017 - 06:16 PM

There did not seem to be any noticeable heating of the metal even though the brush that I used had a lot more metal than most  small brushes. I suspect that's because  the metal is submersed in water and the microwave is only on for about 10 seconds.

In Topic: Here Is How To Get Wax Resist Out Of A Brush

28 February 2017 - 04:21 PM

That is even a better idea.... from one of the old pros.