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Member Since 12 Jan 2017
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In Topic: Is It Possible To Fix Broken Work?

Yesterday, 10:51 AM

I've seen at least one large-ish ceramic bowl repaired with metal staples, I think this was on the antique roadshow. How they did it without breaking the bowl further I have no idea but it was an interesting look, like the way they used to repair useful wooden bowls with the same thing, or with rawhide stitching.


Also there is paperclay which I've yet to use and someone else might be able to say yes/no. I've heard it can be used on bisqueware.

In Topic: Pottery Knowledge Quiz Of The Week (Pkqw): Week 4

20 April 2017 - 10:43 AM

Pres -good lord I have a Bernard Leach book first published in 1940 and I didn't make the connection that Simon was in the family chain, I thought it was just a coincidence. Also I thought he was Australian. :o

In Topic: Pottery Knowledge Quiz Of The Week (Pkqw): Week 4

19 April 2017 - 09:06 AM

Are those smiley faces hints? I have to disagree with #3.


1. Judging from Simon's videos it's clearly not a video editing tool.

2. Now I finally know what an engobe is.

3. I know this one! Sgraffito.

4. I've never heard of on-glazes so I'm going with lusters.

In Topic: Community Studio - Classes Vs Membership Structures/business Models

18 April 2017 - 05:48 PM

As someone who's lived for years around "community" fire arts centers where the minimum fee was grossly more than I could afford, I'd often wished there was a cheaper option that would have let me come in and use the wheels/kilns even briefly, in a limited way, for a reasonable charge. I don't know if that's a good business model but it would be pretty great.

Where I live now the resources are fairly awful other than the local community college. But then as now, I'm better off saving my meager pennies for my own kiln and wheel than paying a fee.

In Topic: Qotw: Do You Like Other Forms Of Art And Is There A Cross Over To Your Cerami...

18 April 2017 - 05:30 PM

I consider myself an oil painter and I've done quite a lot of it, however my main talent probably lies in drawing. At one time I was successful enough as a botanical watercolorist to trade them to my dentist in lieu of paying my bill. Also I've written a few unpublished short stories, design houses and gardens strictly as a hobby, and have gotten rather good at landscape photography merely as an adjunct to building a file of things to paint. My artistic interest tends toward science fiction and using my experiences and imagination to depict the future in various artistic media. Also, at the moment I'm focused on art jewelry with strong post-apocalyptic themes, using "permanent" materials including pottery.

Ann Charcoal Drawing circa 2008 Or 2009

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Fantasy cacti panting