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ayjay

Member Since 05 Nov 2011
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In Topic: Qotw: Are You Showing Us The Best Piece You Made When Starting With Pottery?

20 August 2016 - 03:14 PM


I'm in the middle of a ten day event, so things are fairly hectic here,  http://www.hampshire...ee-just-potters

 

..........but I'm still searching, I've found one of my first pinch pots, my very first slabbed (and rolled round a tube) pot and my very first ordinary slab built pot, I don't know where to look for my first thrown pot, but I'll find one of my first keepers for sure.

 

Then I need to get the camera out, (don't wait up,  I've got pots to glaze and fire). -_- 


In Topic: Additives For Old Glazes

17 August 2016 - 06:12 AM

Brushing glazes is OK when that's all you can do - but when you have the facility to dip it should be seen as a last resort.

 

I'd advise them to either learn how to dip pieces or take up painting.

 

(I've never felt the need to be popular). ;)


In Topic: Classroom Work Surfaces And Clean Up Materials

10 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

Hardiboard? Please explain. South Africa doesn't use the same terms as you do.  Thanks 

 

Be careful with terminology if you plan to buy some, there is also a product called Hardboard (no *i*).

 

Hardiback (Hardibacker) board was suggested, this is a product made for the building trade, if you were creating a new shower room you would want to line the walls with Hardibacker instead of plasterboard.  It has different names depending on who makes it, Aquapanel is another name for it in the UK.


In Topic: Qotw: Clay Poem Anybody?

07 August 2016 - 06:47 AM

My attempt at something akin to a Haiku.

 

Behold the red pot

I gave it all I could

and still it's brown.


In Topic: Spray Gun Question.

07 August 2016 - 06:37 AM

I seem to collect spray guns but gravitate back to a very simple siphon tube sprayer available from Chick Tool Company: EZE TB-02P I think it runs about $30 (USD) but the plastic bottles are inexpensive, come with screw-on lids,  and are quite convenient to store pre-screened glaze (I screen mine to 100 mesh and have never had an issue).

 

Peace,

-Paul

 

I've tried quite hard (previously) to find something similar in the UK without any success. I must resolve to start looking again.

 

My favourite air-brush works on exactly the same principle and very rarely clogs up, unlike the needle models which seem to clog up just for fun.