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neilestrick

Member Since 04 Oct 2011
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In Topic: Equipment/tool Shaming/bullying

Today, 11:36 AM

 

 

 

And, in true Smart-@$$, full disclosure...written by someone who installed his first slab roller that same day,

 

"Real Potters" use a rolling pin they constructed themselves out of the wood from a tree that they chopped down. ;)

 

best,

 

.........................john

 

 

Real potters grow the tree from a seed.

 

Real potters leave the trees alone and use recycled materials for all their tools.
*snark*
-Paul :huh:

 

 

We have a winner! Nicely done!


In Topic: Equipment/tool Shaming/bullying

Today, 08:48 AM

 

And, in true Smart-@$$, full disclosure...written by someone who installed his first slab roller that same day,

 

"Real Potters" use a rolling pin they constructed themselves out of the wood from a tree that they chopped down. ;)

 

best,

 

.........................john

 

 

Real potters grow the tree from a seed.


In Topic: Qotw: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall?

Today, 06:59 AM

I have never used a mirror for my pots. There's not a good place to hang one near my wheel, and with my wheel at standing height it's easy enough to take a couple steps back and get a good look.


In Topic: Low-Fire Fritware Question

Yesterday, 02:59 PM

You're talking about a body that vitrifies at 04, correct? If you bisque to 04 or above, glazing will be difficult, because you want a porous surface for applying glaze. You'll need to figure out what temp to bisque to, something below 04. You want to get as hot as possible so everything gets burned out that needs to, but not so hot that it's no longer porous. Just a guess, but I'd start at 012 and go from there.


In Topic: Equipment/tool Shaming/bullying

Yesterday, 01:41 PM

For me personally, I feel that some tools are a shortcut for learning a skill, and as someone who teaches 5-10 pottery classes each week (depending on the season), I want my students to learn the skill. I want them to be the best potter they can, and that tool may not always be available to them. Plus in many cases the skill is faster and easier once it's mastered. I am definitely one of the folks here who have made comments about certain tools, but I in no way meant them in a bullying or mean way. I am a total smart a$$. If my comments have ever come across as bullying, I apologize. It was not my intent to make people feel bad. I understand that it's difficult to show sarcasm in this online format, but I will do my best to be clearer in my meaning in the future. Prepare for lots of emoji!  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)