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21 November 2015 - 03:34 PM

Hsin-Chuen Lin recently posted a youtube demo making handles. He says his method of attaching results in 99.9% success rate with no cracking. Love watching this guy work, thought I would share the link:



(my pottery supply place doesn't carry the ridged wood pieces but I bought smaller sized pieces from a cooking shop, sold as butter or gnocchi paddles, I think VanGilder sells something similar)

Primitive Build

20 October 2015 - 06:00 PM

The link below is for a film of a fellow who built a hut with a clay tile roof, mud and stone walls and underfloor heating. All done with handmade primitive tools and technology. I thought it was quite the feat he accomplished. This was posted a few days ago on Clayart, thought I would share the link for those that don't follow that site.




04 October 2015 - 09:48 PM

I read the care instructions from a very well respected potter who also formulated the earthenware clay which he uses and the said instructions are for. I have never come across one particular bit that he is recommending, is this common practice for earthenware functional pots?

The clay is available commercially, ^04.



Clay pottery when used for cooking can over time absorb oil, so every so often wash your clay pots with vinegar and rub with a paste of salt or baking soda. I rub my pots with a lemon cut in half and let the juice penetrate into the clay, this seems to prevent any sour oil smell from developing.


13 August 2015 - 09:18 PM

Okay, I feel like a bit of a git asking this but I'll ask anyways,


If someone adds me as a friend how come I can't "friend" them back?


When I look at a members profile page if it's someone who hasn't "friended" me then I have the option of adding as a friend or pm-ing or viewing content, if it is someone who has "friended" me then the only options are "remove as a friend", then the same latter 2 options as above.  So, I'm wondering if being a friend is just a one-way street  or what am I missing?


Apologies if this is in the wrong section, wasn't sure where to post.



Glaze And Slip Casting

19 June 2015 - 09:23 PM

I came across a technique I haven't seen before where glaze is poured and swirled around inside a mould then slip is poured in after it. Anybody know anything more about this or is doing this? 


It's from this site: http://thedesignfile...-serene-series/