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Pres

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Qotw: Are We Potters Crazy?

Today, 07:59 AM

Yeah, my wife says I can always wait til Christmas comes to open presents, no anticipation. However, when it comes to waiting for a kiln to cool, I have to peek!


In Topic: Corbels

Yesterday, 01:30 PM

I vote with the rest, far easier to have a structural member covered by a decorative component.

 

 

Talk to the folks at SC as they will really be able to pinpoint the clay you want to use for your specific needs. Great folks there.

 

best,

Pres


In Topic: Qotw: Are We Potters Crazy?

Yesterday, 01:03 PM

Crazy, Oh Yeah! I was glazing pots all day yesterday in the 85+ heat outside, Started up the kiln around 5pm, went bowling, then sat up with the kiln til 3am, then went to bed, got up with my wife at 7am to get breakfast, then went back to bed til just a little while ago. Crazy, who potters? 

 

 

best,

Pres


In Topic: Washing Bisqueware Before Glazing?

26 June 2016 - 10:27 PM

I don't run my pots under a faucet, but have large bucket ow water that I use a large shaped sponge to sponge the inside and outside of the pots. Set them aside for about 5 min. before base dip glazing. I find that I have evener surfaces of glaze coverage, less pin hole bubbles in the unfired surface, and evener absorption of glaze around joins like handles and textural decorations in the pot. This helps me with the first coat of glaze, as the others are dribbled, sponged, splattered or sprayed over top with brushwork afterwards.

 

best,

Pres


In Topic: Qotw: Would You Laugh At Me If I Told You That I Am Using A Gg?

25 June 2016 - 10:57 AM

I have tap centered in the past, and am pretty good at it, I also have centered using my hands dry on bowls and cylinders with the wheel moving. Just enough pressure and speed does it. Then chock. However, I find that the GG works better for me. I really don't know how much longer it takes me to trim and assemble chalices by hand, but I do know it is so much quicker and easier with the GG.

 

 

best,

Pres