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In Topic: Vendor Fee Doubled

Today, 09:05 AM

I co-chaired the craft show part of a festival years ago for a few years. Tried to get the powers that be that there was a price point for making the show work, and for being able to cover proper advertising and other incidentals for the show. As this was hosted at my school district, budget was minimal. We did compromise on a price that allowed me a budget to cover a good prep, and to not have to dip into funds for other events. Doing a show like this is a fine balance between perceived value and being cheap.

In Topic: What To Use To Hold Up My Bird Baths

Today, 08:59 AM

I have made a few bird baths for family. I just add 3 solid straps or wholes so they can be hung. You might consider a good thick thrown sleeve for your rod deep enough the rod fits in well, if too loose wrap rod with synthetic rope.


Just a thought.

In Topic: Reccomendations For Sc White Stoneware/porcelain

Yesterday, 03:52 PM

I'm definitely looking at a narrow range cone 5-6 body. I don't know if I will have problems with the glazes if I go to porcelain instead of a white stoneware.

In Topic: Reccomendations For Sc White Stoneware/porcelain

Yesterday, 10:23 AM

I have been considering a return to a white clay body with Standard Ceramics, ^6 range.


I fire manually, and make certain the ^6 cone tip touches the kiln shelf. ^7 is usually at 35 to 40 degrees off.

In Topic: Glaze Settling Out - What To Add?

25 April 2015 - 09:24 AM

I used to use epsom salts in every glaze I had. I kept a lidded container of water with as much Epsom salts in it as would dissolve. Every time I made a new glaze I would add 2Tbsp of this liquid to the glaze liquid, helped to keep glazes from settling or worse yet hard panning. If I had a glaze that settled out quickly, the next time I made it up I would add bentonite before mixing in water. When mixing up 15 glazes for HS studio, you get to learn your glazes pretty well after a year of so. Back then, I would look at the recipe and take interest in how much clay was involved in the formula, and how the glaze settled after mixing. Now I am more aware, and using Insight for more understanding of the glaze chemistry.