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Member Since 05 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2014 12:06 PM

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In Topic: Galley On Pot Or Flange On Lid..

18 July 2014 - 10:35 AM

Isn't it called a gallery?

Up until very recently - yes. :D

In Topic: Glaze Making Issue

17 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

 They all fired very gritty and rough feeling,


Did you sieve the glazes?

In Topic: Non-Legal Ways To Address Copying Issue

14 July 2014 - 10:46 AM


You have to make sure this conflict does not suck the joy out of your work and your studio time.



Definitely: I read this quote (below) in my newspaper yesterday, never thought I'd want to reproduce it quite so soon.



What wisdom do I have that I allow someone else's ignorance to take away my peace of mind?

In Topic: How This Surface Was Created

08 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

 I was recently wondering how this surface was created/carved? It looks like a mark that a wood carving tool would leave, but surely carving each individual line wouldn't result in such a uniform look?


I think there are potters good enough to do that: there's one in my class who does very neat, tidy, and symmetrical fluting, (he's very experienced and only there to use the facilities, not learning as such, if you can ever say that).


Either freehand with a loop tool or using a gauge rod and a stop on the tool, final trimming when leather hard will produce the effect near the rim.

In Topic: Does Your Dominant Hand Dictate Form Or Are You Ambidextrous.

08 July 2014 - 07:02 AM

Another leftie here, but I'm a bit of a mixture, whilst I'm not particularly ambidextrous I do do some things equally well or even better right handed; throwing a ball is one I can think of - I just can't really do that well left handed.


I can't write or use cutlery right handed, most of my carpentry work is done left handed, I can't use a hammer or saw right handed but planes or chisels are fine either way.


I learnt to throw pots right handed (anticlockwise wheel head) cos the wheels I learnt on weren't reversible - mine is, but I've not tried it lefty fashion yet, I will one day, if only to say I've tried.