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scoobydoozie

Member Since 16 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2013 03:13 PM
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#28456 lithography decal

Posted by scoobydoozie on 25 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

Very pricey, but here's printers: http://ceramicdecalp...om/Systems.html




#20381 Masking tape

Posted by scoobydoozie on 09 August 2012 - 07:28 AM

I always keep rainbow tape on hand. Its a multipack in multiple widths. For curved lines, I use 3M's Artist Tape for Curves. I've never had a problem with residue from any masking tape, because low fired bisque always seems to have a dusty quality, even after sponging clean. I've also used both of these on top of unfired glaze when layering glazes or majolica. I recommend removing the tape within a week of application, just to be sure.

Here's a link for the Rainbow Tape:

http://www.amazon.co...ds=rainbow+tape

And Here's a link for the 3M's Artist Tape for Curves:

http://www.amazon.co...rds=artist+tape


PS - I've also used children's star stickers for masking and even hole reinforcments with no problems! Posted Image


#18178 Teaching Ceramics to Adults

Posted by scoobydoozie on 15 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

I found a planter that I just love the shape of and I'm going to ask the instructor to walk/teach me thru throwing that particular shape. I'm hoping that if I ask, the instruction will be better. Wish me luck and I'm having fun, regardless. Who can't have fun mucking about in mud? LOL! :D


#18019 Teaching Ceramics to Adults

Posted by scoobydoozie on 12 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

I'm 46 and I'm currently in my second throwing class called "Learning to Throw" at Dunedin Fine Art Center (FL). As a student, I would appreciate more structure in the classes. It seems to be an anything goes as far as what you build or how you build it. I would appreciate more focus to get the skills needed and allowing creativity IN that process. It seems the creativity comes first and the skills may or may not follow. My issue is that the skills are needed in order to allow the creativity to really flow and be fully realized.

For example, I would like to focus a couple of sessions on just cups, then plates or bowls, etc. Demos of the tools used, amount of clay, pitfalls, etc. for each shape followed by supervised practive time for that shape. Everyone is working on different items in the class which means the instructor has zero focus and structure... I feel more that I'm paying for wheel rental with an occasional two second assist rather than a "class" that will give me a solid foundation for different shapes, tools and styles. I don't necessarily know the questions to ask and therefore without structure, am missing a lot of foundation information.

Just my opinion.....




#9609 Finally taking the plunge into ceramics...

Posted by scoobydoozie on 25 October 2011 - 08:59 AM


A glaze, which contains frit (raw glass), seals the surface of the greenware to an extent
and hinders the escape/release of the gases. This can affect the final finish of the glaze
when the clay is put on greenware.


Hi there!

I was reading all of the responses again just to sink it into my head, and had a question
about your comment. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by the 'clay is put on greenware'.
By chance, are you referring to the underglaze as 'clay' in that sentence?

Many thanks!


Oops. Sorry about that. it should read:

A glaze, which contains frit (raw glass), seals the surface of the greenware to an extent
and hinders the escape/release of the gases. This can affect the final finish of the glaze
when the GLAZE is put on greenware.