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Member Since 31 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2013 09:16 PM

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In Topic: Selling A Kiln

21 September 2013 - 02:18 PM

I run a studio equipment buy/sell group on FaceBook. If you PM me or email me I'll give you the info.

In Topic: Teaching A Workshop - Advice?

21 September 2013 - 02:10 PM

Thank you all SO much! Great tips!
This will be a teaching class more than simply a demonstration. Hands on.
The workshops at this studio work better as a 1-weekend deal because people have to travel to attend. Luckily, the pottery makes a nice paper clay of their own, and that works well for my work.
I'm sort of "known" in my circle for single-firing *everything*, and I think that may be part of what participants want to see. If the pieces are small, I think it will be easy to dry them overnight.

You all have given me some great ideas...going to "rehearse" and refine a little and then I'm sure I'll be back with more questions ;-)
Thanks again!

In Topic: help pls: how to void clay figure before firing?

24 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

I usually use paper in my sculptures. Occasionally I'll use skewers for sticky-out parts. That *can* crack the clay, but not always, and far less so if you use paper clay.
I have a FaceBook album that shows my process if you would like to take a look. Perhaps it will give you some ideas.

In Topic: substitute for sand on kiln shelf?

19 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

Hey Ginny,
I used the term "wads" rather loosely.
I really meant that I use pieces of kiln paper under the feet of flat pieces, or sculptures if I'm afraid they might move around.
The paper becomes brittle after the first firing, but with care, it can be reused.
If you email me your address (through my website), I'll send you a bit to play with.
I do sell it in my etsy shop, but I'm happy to send you a piece to see if it will work for you ;-)

In Topic: substitute for sand on kiln shelf?

17 April 2013 - 02:57 PM

I worry about sand/silica getting onto my other pieces, so I use "wads" of kiln shelf paper.