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Pres

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In Topic: Qotw: What Form Do You Least Enjoy Creating, Whether Thrown Or Handbuilt, And...

Today, 09:55 AM

Ssydney g throw a chuck which will allow your pot to be trimmed to nestle,secure it with a few dobs of clay and be supported by its shoulder. Can use the chuck again and again

A thick smoothed out bead of a silicone on the top/inside edge of a bisqued throwing chuck will do two things of help:

 

Less damage to the pot being trimmed as the silicone is cushiony,

The silicone will hold the piece in place a little better.

 

 

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Pres


In Topic: Any Good Extruding Tutorials?

23 September 2016 - 09:43 AM

Depending on the extruder, make certain to use the block that keeps you from going too far with the plunger. On the bailey this was a yellow bar that swung down to keep the clevis form going down too far. This protected your die from being warped when you had a center piece with some sort of support sticking up into the tube. With students extruding clay, if it became harder. . . the answer was pull on the handle harder! NOT!  Also make certain to use clay that is not too stiff.

 

 

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Pres


In Topic: Qotw: What Form Do You Least Enjoy Creating, Whether Thrown Or Handbuilt, And...

23 September 2016 - 07:53 AM

Made some large bowls in grad school 28" diameter. My sister in law has been using it as a magazine rack for years. They were as folks have said. . . boring. I am now making some bowls that use texture before shaping. They are pretty cool, but again with the larger ones you don't see much of the outside. 

 

 

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Pres


In Topic: Qotw: What Form Do You Least Enjoy Creating, Whether Thrown Or Handbuilt, And...

22 September 2016 - 03:28 PM

Sydney, 

I feel your pain. I had problems with long chalice stems for my communion sets. In the end I ended up making a chuck using basic plumbing parts that I use on my Griffin Grip. They are readily available at Lowes. You can see it in action at my blog site.

 

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Pres


In Topic: Equipment/tool Shaming/bullying

20 September 2016 - 03:44 PM

 



What I want to know is, do 2-D artists look down that way on others who sell prints of their work over and over?

 

Unfortunately.... yes... there is this tendency.

 

And some painters and other 2-d folks disparage photography as "something lesser".

 

GOOD work is what it is all about.  Nothing wrong with good INDUSTRIAL design work that is mass produced either.  As artists we should all appreciate good design wherever we see it.

 

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......................john

 

I remember my years of teaching animation, 2D and 3D on computers. There was one colleague of mine who thought that it was totally not ART. His arguments were more like the arguments used against photography in the earlier part of the 20th century. Myself, I believed that it was a new form of visualization, and that students needed exposure to that in the coming world. We started teaching it in the late 80's, and continued until I retired. The school district decided that the program should continue and hired accordingly. I had several students go on and work in video, game production, and other related fields. Most of them made much more than I, and seemed to have "job satisfaction" that is even better.

 

 

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Pres