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Own Website Vs Facebook Photo Gallery

03 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

I am beginning to think about selling some of my stuff. Since this is just a hobby, I don't know how much work I want to put into websites, marketing etc. I wonder how much difference there is  in visibility, image, traffic etc. between using a Facebook photo gallery and setting up my own website. I do have experience building websites and have been looking at WordPress as an option. I own the domain LawrenceWeathers.com and could use it.  


So my question is: is it worth the extra trouble of building a WordPress site?

De-Airing Pugmill Conversion

02 October 2015 - 09:35 AM

I have an old bluebird pugmill that I would like to convert to de-airing. What I don't understand about de-airing pugmills is is how you keep lumps of clay from being sucked up with the air and filling the vacuum line or reservoir. I would think the pressure of the clay being twisted and compressed would push clay out any opening, but obviously this has been solved. Please explain to me how the air is pulled out without clay.

Recipes From John Britt's "the Complete Guide To Mid-Range Glazes", Now In...

17 September 2015 - 10:03 AM

John Britt has graciously allowed Tony Hansen, creator of Insight, to add the recipes from his book, "The Complete Guide To Mid-Range Glazes", into Inside-Live. 
It is still important to buy John's book because it offers far more than just glaze recipes. It's an outstanding book that provides a wealth knowledge about glaze chemistry.
 If anyone has pictures of the glazes on tiles or pots, send them to Hansen or me so that he can add them to Insight-Live. Also, include clay type and firing schedule.

Artsy Babble Translation Please

07 September 2015 - 10:11 PM

 The curator for a major juried exhibit in our area was interviewed by our local paper.Here are a couple of quotes from the interview:


First, please translate these


1. " A striking example of an artist allowing her process to embrace the mismatched flaws of a digital program seeking perfection. "
2. " Yet, I feel the subject is something else entirely, maybe a reminder of the complexities of vision we take for granted as our mind seamlessly stitches the visual world back together."
Second, can anyone direct me to a treatise, tutorial or the like that would help one become competent in this dialect?
Though this stuff sounds like an artsy spin on psychobabble, I suspect that it is very important to describe your works to curators in this dialect if you want them to favor your work.
Seriously... any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cracked Skin And Broken Fingernails

31 August 2015 - 09:18 PM

Like many folks in pottery, my hands were chapped and cracked while my fingernails were constantly tearing.

I talked to my dermatologist about this. He made two very effective recommendations that I want to pass on.


1. Curel hand cream.. This stuff is unlike anything else I have tried. When you put it on it has the same oily feel of most hand creams. After a few minutes it is absorbed into your skin with no sense of oiliness left. I put a small dab on before I go into  studio then again when I wash up. It has made a huge difference in my skin. You can get the stuff for about $12.00 for 16 oz  at Walmart or Walgreens


2. Daily dose of Biotin. I take 1000mg. It takes about 4 month to see the difference,... for your fingernails to grow out. At that point, the difference is dramatic. No more torn or broken fingernails. You can get this stuff cheap on Amazon or eBay.