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  1. I know how to use a GG; I don’t know if it is this specific one? Combo of the wheel (shimpco) and GG, or what. I’ve been successful on Brent wheel with GG, and I can trim on foam; I wanted to know if others had issues, and what they did to remedy......
  2. I’m not a production potter, and I loved using a GG when I took lessons and never had this problem
  3. rubber stop/disk of sorts doesn’t help; I slow the wheel down slowly, I knew about the wheels tendency to stop too fast; I can center, tighten the GG and have it immediately off center, so frustrated; it doesn’t matter if it’s a cup or a 5 pound pot; same resulted
  4. I am about to toss this thing through the window; I’m at a loss....I’ve had it about a year, have a shimpco whisper wheel. its taking me 15 minutes minimum to trim a wine cup; I have a bat under the trimmer, there is over 1/8” of play once it’s tight to the pottery; once I get something centered, it’s constantly knocked off center because the hands don’t grip tight enough? Out of 15 cups, I have 7 now that aren’t terrible but the doors are lopsided anyone else have issues like this? I called the place I got it from, “too bad”; this was supposed to make life faster and easier; I HATE trimming on a piece of foam, but even that’s better? any ideas?
  5. Hi all I did a craft fair this weekend, and most of my glaze colors are floating blue, country red with tan, and nutmeg; I am trying to stick mostly with those colors - I like the western, farmhouse, country look - so that is my style. I know most people feel we shouldn't try to market what we do to "trends", etc. but when I was looking at my display, I did think to myself that the colors are "winter" colors with the exception of the nutmeg. I have a show in the spring, and I was wondering if many people change over to lighter colors for spring shows? Keep the same core colors no matter what? Have you ever noticed any difference in spring sales if you typically use darker colors? Just wanted some thoughts based on more experience than I have
  6. One more.....can you put the glass on greenware and then fire to cone 06? Do you put it on Bisque and if so then do you fire it to a glass working range? Thank you all!
  7. Some funny, and great information! Thanks, can't wait to try it out!
  8. Some funny, and great information! Thanks, can't wait to try it out!
  9. WOW - THANK YOU EVERYONE... What I am wanting to try is using recycled glass, break it down into frit, and add that to small trays, tiles, and things like that nature. I know it can run, but I have no idea what the process is - meaning when I add the glass, is it typical to add clear glaze over the top? I don't even know where to start when working with this stuff, and I have no problem with my own experimentation, I just need a place to start - a general "how to". I will go back and read the posts that you all have suggested - THANK YOU...and I also did a "search" with no results- agreed the search engine here is not too good; I just don't know if for example when using ground glass, and small pieces for instance on trays of a decorative sort, if you are supposed to glaze over the top, just fire them and see what happens or what exactly a person is supposed to do - couldn't find much info on it at all. Thanks everyone - Charlene
  10. Hi all, I can't find much information already on glass infused pottery, how to do it, and the like - but I wanted to try using reclaimed bottles (bottle frit from the same manufacturer, same bottle type,etc)... can someone tell me or give me even basic information on how this process is done? I googled it but really didn't find much information on it - which I was kind of surprise. Very interesting - want to try it!! Thanks! Charlene
  11. What is Fimo? I am looking for a mold smaller than 2X2, I do leatherwork also, Tandy doesn't have anything that will work, but thanks for the suggestion - 4X4 is too large for what I need - back to the drawing board.....
  12. Hi all, I can't carve to save my life; I have been looking all over the internet for small candy molds, or other types of molds of a bucking bronc/cowboy and bull rider to no avail. I am looking for something about 1.75 inches tall, and even if I could just get silhoutte form would be a start. I tried to get drawings off of the internet, trace that on my clay, let my clay harden a little, then carve the outline, and I can't even do that right..... I emailed a few people on Etsy that make candy molds and they quoted me $50 each for a small mold with very little detail of what I am looking for....does anyone else have any other ideas? I tried searching soap molds, candy molds, ceramic molds (none that small).....I tried to make my own.....there are no cookie cutters that small that I can find; anyone have any suggestions? I want them to help decorate some of my larger items but there has to be something out there for those of us that are not artistic :0) Charlene
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