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Throwing And Trimming Off The Hump

17 November 2015 - 08:12 AM

When using a "hump" of throwing clay as a trimming chuck, how do you keep the clay from sticking to the piece you're trimming?

Waterproof Power Strip Suggestions?

21 September 2015 - 08:48 AM

Can anyone recommend a good waterproof power strip? I only have one outlet (2 plugs) in my basement studio. It's right behind my wheel, and my wheel and my extra lamp are plugged into it. I'd like to be able to plug in things like my stick blender (for glazes) without having to unplug something else. But I'm guessing I ought to use something that will be safe (or at least relatively protected) from splashes of water and slip. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Looking For A New Clay Body

29 July 2015 - 11:29 AM

Help! I am looking for a new clay body. I need suggestions.


My goal is a ^5 or ^6 white clay (stoneware or porcelain) that:

1.  Fires a nice white, not yellowish or pinkish

2.  Is creamy smooth when wet

3.  Throws well, both small and largish

4.  Attaches (handles and such) without too much fuss (a little fuss is ok)

5.  Works okay for some handbuilding/slab work

6.  Reclaims well, without excessive hardpanning (and settles in water in such a way that I can end up with cleanish water that is safe to put down the drain)


Am I asking for too much? I’m not even mentioning anything about how it takes glazes, because that’s a whole other exploration.


Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions! (If you see this on more than one page or site, it’s because I’m casting this net as wide as I can.)


p.s. I've been using Standard 213, but the problem I'm having with hardpanning in the cleaning and throwing water buckets is driving me crazy.