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    Joy pots got a reaction from Stephen in sealing wood press molds   
    Hi,  I use corn starch on both the clay or a stamp or a press mold.  I apply it using a very soft fluffy brush.  I’ve also found the left over pieces of clay wedge back to reuse.
    Joy
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    Joy pots got a reaction from Hulk in What’s on your workbench?   
    Got a huge order of honey pots & mugs, just hope my back holds out as this may be the last large order I’m capable to make.
    Joy
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    Joy pots got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in What’s on your workbench?   
    Got a huge order of honey pots & mugs, just hope my back holds out as this may be the last large order I’m capable to make.
    Joy
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    Joy pots got a reaction from liambesaw in What’s on your workbench?   
    Got a huge order of honey pots & mugs, just hope my back holds out as this may be the last large order I’m capable to make.
    Joy
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    Joy pots got a reaction from Up in Smoke Pottery in What’s on your workbench?   
    Plastic from flower shops works the same as dry cleaner bags.
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    Joy pots got a reaction from Rae Reich in What’s on your workbench?   
    Plastic from flower shops works the same as dry cleaner bags.
    joy
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    Joy pots got a reaction from Pres in QotW: Are your handles the ear type, the D, droopy D or other shape?   
    I had a good look after they came out of the kiln, I previously said they were a D but on inspection they’re really ears
    joy
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    Joy pots got a reaction from Rae Reich in QotW: Are your handles the ear type, the D, droopy D or other shape?   
    I had a good look after they came out of the kiln, I previously said they were a D but on inspection they’re really ears
    joy
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    Joy pots got a reaction from yappystudent in Studio Tips: glazing, underglaze, and in-glaze   
    I cut out stencils from thick tablecloth vinyl & use iron oxide to stamp.  I use a tub with folded jersey cloth for a pad to keep the amounts of oxide  just right for a stamping  foam brush the pad allows the oxide to fill the stamping tool but not too much.  I stamp on top of a glazes  as control of the oxide is essential,  too little & the stamp fires faded too much & it is dark & messy.  I periodically add water with a small squirt bottle for moisture.
    joy
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    Joy pots reacted to Pres in QotW:Where do you obtain ceramics related information for insights   
    Magnolia Mud posted a question very recently, actually quite a few questions, but this one seemed to be one not asked yet: Where do you go to obtain more information (and/or background) on ceramic related topics, ideas, suggestions, insights, or questions you pick up from colleagues, general reading, online forums, in casual discussion, or your own pondering? 
     
    This strikes at the heart of why I am involved as a moderator and a contributor on the forum here. For years, there was no internet. . . yeah I'm that old.  Local libraries put their budget into things that would get the biggest audience. . . usually fiction. Magazine subscriptions were available, but in specialty mags you know that they can be expensive. Books were the biggest source of my information in the 70's to the late 80's. I searched local bookstores, went to Penn State for the textbooks used in the art department at the student bookstore, checked with professors about what books to read, and get and then ordered them in. Over the years, I developed a pretty nice library of which you have seen many in the Potters Quiz of the Week. Then came the internet, and the world changed. It was a safe place in the early years, kind of elitist to be on it, and yet so much specialty information existed and forums popped up with discussions on all sorts of things several devoted to Ceramics. They came and went, and evolved. Some became fractured by argumentation, others died from lack of interest of lack of participation.  Happy to say that our has not gone and seems relatively healthy.
    For me though, obtaining more information often calls for specialization, as in glazes chemistry, or firing techniques or some other area. Often this leads me to a thinking period (gestation) where the material is sifted and rethought to come to my own conclusions. Forms are usually that way, techniques with texture and decoration in the bare clay, and on the glazed surface. Much of it is a reformulation of old stuff, and new stuff, and Preston stuff.
     
    best,
    Pres 
     
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    Joy pots reacted to GEP in What’s on your workbench?   
    Elephants!

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    Joy pots reacted to Joseph Fireborn in Splash Pan Liner And Trimmings Catch   
    He needs to change the name of it then on the website, cause I think disposable and interchangeable are much different and sound a lot better marketing wise. I can see the need for that I guess if you recycle your clay. I just toss it all. Not worth the effort to me.
     
    I am sure he will sell it though a lot of people need it for their Giffon grips. I am surprised that they don't sell a device for wheels to block the trimmings flying everywhere.
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