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In Topic: Advice For A Home Studio

13 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

I work from a garden studio which has electricity but no running water and have used big buckets for years.  One thing you may find useful .... full buckets (of water, glaze, slip etc) are very heavy.  I get round this by standing them all on casters - the wheeled garden pot bases you can get from garden centres are ideal, or you can make your own (I've both) so the buckets/bins can be moved around easily.  This makes cleaning the studio so much easier as well.

The very best of luck with your studio


In Topic: What Would You Like Santa To Bring?

13 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

Thank you for this fun topic ..... I'm with Pres - I would LOVE more space - and I was going to mention more warmth .... maybe a wood-burner? but then I've just read the replies to the "Freezing" topic and it made me realise how very lucky I am to be where I am - so thanks for that too!


In Topic: Keeping First Pieces

04 December 2013 - 10:39 AM

My first "piece" was made forty years ago at my first adult pottery evening class ..... it was a pebble pot pig which I glazed with a glorious honey-coloured glaze with brown on top which gave a (sadly) unrepeatable but lovely finish!  It still graces my studio.  Thank you for this topic - it made me reminisce and gave me a nice feeling!


In Topic: Poor Instruction And The Cost

28 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

Reading through these posts, I find something to agree with in all of them, but the thing that jumped out for me was the critique about the handle being too big .... I had almost the exact experience with a teacher I didn't care for who kept on and on telling us, her class, what a professional she was. 


She too watched my working like a hawk but offered no advice or comment and when the work was finished - to my great disappointment - she then said she knew it would not turn out well whilst watching me make the "mistakes"


I was floored!  However, I will never, ever, try the same experiment again knowing now how badly I felt at the results ...... neither will I take another course with the same teacher, so swings and roundabouts really