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#123939 Deflocculate, Or Toss It And Start Over?

Posted by LinR on 17 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

A great tool to remix a glaze that has hard panned is a heavy duty loop tool.  L

#123325 Marking Up And Using Holes As Decoration

Posted by LinR on 06 March 2017 - 03:04 PM

I like scalpel  blades- so thin they don't pull the clay as much as exacto knives.

#120299 Challenging Undertaking - Outdoor Pottery Workshop, No Power. Advice?

Posted by LinR on 09 January 2017 - 08:31 PM

I wonder what your objective is in giving this workshop.  Are you trying to attract new people to pottery?  Are you trying to teach a particular technique?  Is this a fundraiser? Will your participants be signing on for the full 6 days?

#108433 Gargage Sale/ Driveway Sale For Selling Pieces

Posted by LinR on 08 June 2016 - 05:39 PM

Maybe call it a Pop Up Shop.  They seem to be very trendy now.  Lin

#103543 Ethical Dilemma-Any Ideas

Posted by LinR on 14 March 2016 - 01:51 PM

Don't use anything that contains asbestos!  Although you might use a good mask, asbestos fibers can linger in your studio and on your clothes.  They can be lethal.

My brother, a chartered accountant, worked in the office of a company which made nuts and bolts where asbestos was used on the manufacturing floor.  My brother rarely visited the manufacturing floor.  He died of mesothelioma.  It is not worth the risk.  Mesothelioma can  appear more than 20 years after exposure.  My brother was in pain, became paralysed and eventually lapsed into a coma.  Please don't use this stuff.


#101414 Bowl Decorations... Inside Or Outside Of Bowl?

Posted by LinR on 04 February 2016 - 07:48 PM

I once had a customer ask me why bowls were always decorated on the inside.  She had a daughter in a wheelchair who only saw the tableware from a low angle and found the outsides of bowls very boring.  As someone else said, it depends.  Lin

#100928 Pottery For New Baby

Posted by LinR on 29 January 2016 - 06:38 PM

For my 5 grandkids I did the footprint plaques.  They hang above the window in my kitchen.  If you do these make sure to use very soft clay.  You don't want to push the baby foot into firm clay!

I also made a toothbrush holder in the shape of an apple with a worm exiting.  The apple has a simple hole in the top for the toothbrush.  Fun to make stuff for the little ones. 

I'm now working on lunch sets for the first to leave home.