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Pres

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In Topic: What To Do With All My Early Pieces?

07 February 2016 - 10:31 AM

As a reminder to the other end of this story, maybe some of you would benefit from an older post about mugs.

 

http://community.cer...-your-mugs-for/

 

I think this strand hit a lot of the entire aesthetic gambit. In some ways it even answers the question of what to do with bad or poorly done work. Read what is not there as well as what is there.

 

 

best,

Pres


In Topic: What To Do With All My Early Pieces?

06 February 2016 - 02:00 PM

One of the hardest things for a beginner to do is to throw everything out before the lesson is learned. Think about it, did you keep your practice sheets for penmanship, your brush stroke practice sheets when learning to use brushes, do you publish the stories you wrote in HS? When I first took ceramics in college, I was in an eight week session, I threw everyday, for about 6 hrs. Did not keep a thing until the  last 3-4 days of the 6th week, then kept everything. Totaled out to about 9 pots. They were not perfect, but they were the best I could do with that short amount of time under my belt. I took ceramics during the following year in regular sessions and ended up with about 10-12 well thrown, but not very creative pots. Over the years, I have thrown away many more pieces than I have kept, both because I was demonstrating or just not satisfied. Now days I have a tendency to throw it out if doesn't please me the minute it comes off the wet wheel. Used to be I would throw it, decorate it, trim it, handle it if needed then chuck it. I don't waste the time anymore as those lessons have been learned.

 

 

best,

Pres


In Topic: Annoyed At Postal Service

06 February 2016 - 06:32 AM

Everything I ship is bubble wrapped and packed in a box with very high compression. If there is any rattle to the box, it will arrive with broken items.  I usually ship chalice and patens in a single 14X14X14 box, and yes, I still use popcorn!

 

 

 

best,

pres


In Topic: Dippers, I Need Glazing Ideas For Many, Many Bowls

05 February 2016 - 10:49 PM

I have had to do a lot of bowls at one time, and used two colors, poured a thin coat on the inside of the one, then dipped the outside, and then dipped the first color on the whole thing, or 3/4. By suing two very compatible colors you can get some pretty good glaze breaking effects.

 

best,

pres


In Topic: Community Challenge #5

05 February 2016 - 09:48 AM

Slab roller on the cheap-

 

https://video.search...rt=mozilla&tt=b

 

Nerd

Used these sorts of sticks often at HS, but had a groove routed on the side to allow the wire cutter handles to sit in. Easier to hold, and helped to hold things in place.

 

 

best,

PRes