Jump to content


SShirley

Member Since 31 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2014 11:20 AM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Looking For Other Potters With A1-At Deficiency

04 April 2014 - 03:22 PM

The clay studios in their imaginations must be a very clean and calm place.  Mine isn't one of those.  There is dust, mess, aggravation, frustration and annoyance, tempered with just enough bliss to make it all worthwhile.


In Topic: Looking For Other Potters With A1-At Deficiency

03 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

I just went to a support website and on the health tips page under stress management they suggest a pottery class:

 

Stress Management — You might join a yoga class, practice deep relaxation or deep breathing, call a friend, play anything you enjoy, watch a sunset, laugh or take a pottery class. Just about anything that relaxes you is a good idea. Practice relaxing daily and often. Through relaxation and slower, deeper breathing, anxiety and panic are better controlled.

 

http://alpha-1founda...rg/health-tips/

Oh, that's funny!


In Topic: Looking For Other Potters With A1-At Deficiency

02 April 2014 - 10:18 PM

Karen, you are so right about the aprons and towels. I love the shower cap idea, too. And I never even thought about the pillowcase. Great suggestions! Thanks!

Sylvia

In Topic: Looking For Other Potters With A1-At Deficiency

02 April 2014 - 12:28 PM

Thanks guys!  I think I'm going to hire somebody to come give the studio and gallery a good wet cleaning to get out what dust there is already.  (This place is a mess!)  Then start from scratch with better practices.  I already do wet mopping, but not often enough.  I wish I had a floor drain.  Also thinking I might mix my glazes inside the spray booth.  I think dipping my glazes would be better than spraying in the future.  I know after a day of mixing or spraying glaze I can hardly breathe when I get home, so I'm not doing it right.  

 

I have not used my respirator as much as I should have in the past, so I need to get into that habit.  I have so much trouble breathing with the darn thing on, but I will try again.

 

Thanks for your suggestions.

 

Sylvia

 


In Topic: Cake Decoration Flowers With Clay Or Porcelan?

22 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

I have done it. I burned up several mixers trying to make slip, but, it worked. Be sure to sieve the slip to avoid as many lumps as possible. It is tougher to squeeze clay slip than icing, though.