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Harry Davis,potter,engineer

01 February 2016 - 02:36 PM

Does anyone know of a film or video regarding the life of Harry Davis? He had a pottery with a water-wheel. He made beautiful functional pots. Worked in New Zealand,England and South America.



I apologize. I am a two finger typest. That one got away on me.

Harry Davis. A contemorary of Michael Cardew.


Holes In Collanders

21 December 2015 - 08:40 PM

So, I am making these large bowls that have holes drilled in the bottom, inside the foot ring. The purpose is to drain liquid from fruit, salad, veggies etc. I have been using an electric drill to make said holes.

The problem is, that in the drying, because there are holes across the bottom, there is a weakness and some of them crack. No matter how slowly I dry these bowls, some of them crack.

Any thoughts, solutions?


The Better Mouse Trap

05 July 2015 - 09:01 AM

You always hear about how deadly Barium Carbonate is, and that it is used in rat poison.

Say a person;[hypothetically speaking], had mice in their cottage. The mice were snacking away on the store bought poison.Could a person lay down some barium? How much?

I have also heard it used for ants, 50/50 with sugar. [Called Ant Rid.]


Anyone try this?

Lookiing For A Wholesale Source For Advancer Kiln Shelves

17 June 2015 - 07:47 AM

My firing buddy. Steve, just came back from holiday in the states. He purchased one advancer kiln shelf for $300.00 Canadian from Minnesota clay.

We would like to purchase about 20 more but can't afford this exorbitant cost.

Where do you buy your shelves? Can we go directly to the manufacturer. There is a rumour that these shelves come from India.

I have no idea where to get a cheap price.


It's Too Big..she Said

14 May 2015 - 01:41 PM

Actually what she said was;"Your mugs are TOO BIG.'She said it about three times. She said;"You can't even see the bottom of them."

I ignored her. The mugs were walking off the shelves. People requested a bigger size mug. They are one pound. A regular size, not too huge. Why do people come into my studio and feel that it is O.K. to complain, to criticize, to find fault? Why didn't she say;"Your eyes are too blue? Or your hair is too wavy?"

I am not going to change my work for her. Why say anything if you can't be positive?

Do you have a sales experience where the person felt it was O.K to find fault? Let's here your stories. Try to err on the positive side if possible.