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About Wendey

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  • Birthday 12/08/1951

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  • Location
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Interests
    Functional decorative pottery. I hate house work; one day I will be able to afford to pay someone to do it for me.
  1. Why do manufacturers make clays that fire to Cone 5 when most potters who make their own glazes fire to cone 6!????
  2. Wendey

    People Vase 1.jpg

    The masks evolved into Woods People Vases.
  3. Paint on Elmer's type glue and let it dry, spray starch and my favorite is hair spray cuz it dries quickly and works beautifully if you spray.
  4. I've used B-Mix 5 and it cracks reliably. B-Mix 5 with grog is fine.
  5. Clay is alkali; rubbing vinegar into your hands after throwing neutralizes and balances your skin's PH level. Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer. I put 50/50 vinegar and oil in a squirt bottle, shake it up and apply it after every throwing session. Wonderful stuff. There is also a product by Shiseido called Hadasui Skin and Body Lotion that you can get at TNT Market - a Chinese grocery chain, or stores carrying Japanese products.
  6. Michael Cardew - Pioneer Potter Robin Hopper - Functional Pottery Leila Philip - The Road Through Miyama - memoir about living in a small Japanese village as a pottery apprentice.
  7. I've been potting for 10 years or so mostly functional ware. Pots that are sturdy for everyday use, pots that look great on the counter or mantle. I fire electric cone 6 and especially like fake ash glazes; the way they run rivulets down the pots. I do fumed raku in a kiln I built myself. The mentor program connected me with Mark Cortright. He is a terrific teacher; I am ever so grateful.

  8. What the.......???? Lighten up! It was a simple test, results were shared. No need for attack; isn't this site about sharing and learning?
  9. I love, "My other car is a kiln"! Live, Laugh, Make Pottery or... Live, Laugh Buy Pottery Made Permanent by Fire Clay Makes my Day Mud Master Baker of Clay I Turn on a Wheel Wendey
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