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Pres

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In Topic: Qotw: Are There Redundant Things In Your Studio?

06 December 2016 - 07:29 PM

I guess the female sweater form that hangs on the wall is a redundant item. . . I had thought that it might make a great hump mold, but have never decided to use it. It does make an interesting statement hanging on the wall though, just can't figure out what that is. . . anymore.

 

 

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Pres


In Topic: What A Mess

06 December 2016 - 10:57 AM

Hmmmm, years ago, I was throwing large jars, @25", during the bisque, every one of them got spiral cracks from top to bottom, almost as if they were made of a wrapped ribbon like a spring. I thought of all of the issues possible, tried changing the way I threw them, and other things. . .same spiral cracks. So the last thing I tried was to readjust the bisque fire for a longer climb to 1100F. and then a longer climb to ^6, with a cool down to 900F. that entailed firing down. This happened with one clay body, and the bisque made all the difference in the survival of the forms. Glaze firing was as usual, with no problems.

 

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Pres


In Topic: Qotw: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall?

06 December 2016 - 10:48 AM

While throwing the other day, I realized something about the mirror thing. I have developed a habit of getting up off the wheel, and looking at the pots before cutting, often from a crouching angle, and above. This is a forced effort to get up and move more often, in response to getting older the T2D, and visitations of Arthur. So in the long run, having a mirror would be counter productive to the habit of more movement.

 

 

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Pres


In Topic: Opinion: Using A Non Glossy Liner? Tested Durability.

04 December 2016 - 05:04 PM

I have never liked glossy, as decoration get lost in gloss. However, when I started out I used same inside and out. Then decorated outside. Over the years I found that my Bristol type glaze really did not hold up well. The satin matt got effected by time, foods inside and liquids. So I went to a glossy liner, and then left the Bristol behind entirely. That said, If a glaze would hold up to vinegar, dishwashing detergent solutions, and was tested for total release of materials, I would definitely jump on it. Hope yours works that way for you, I think there are those out there that would love it, and others that would be doubtful of it-up to you to make the proof that it is a good and durable glaze.

 

 

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Pres 


In Topic: Homemade Griffin Grip

01 December 2016 - 05:44 PM

Just a little more fuel to the fire here, check out a later post of a GG chuck for stems as I posted earlier.

 

 

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Pres