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  • Birthday July 3

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    Sydney, Australia
  • Interests
    Love UK potters Kate Malone's lush earthenware glazes & Magdelene Udundo's silken burninshed gourd shapes, US Peter Voulkas tortured platters, contemporary Japanese tableware, traditional Korean teabowls, Greek black/red pottery, &... Australian Les Blakebrough's Southern Ice porcelain, Gwyn Hanson Pigott's serene 'still life' pieces, Angela Mellor's stunning bonechina! ..... just to name a few!!

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  1. This is beautiful! Love mixed media works and the 'olde-world' feel of this piece!
  2. Hi Sylvia 'Burnt linseed oil' or 'burnt plate oil' are partly polymerised linseed oils used to change the viscosity of printing inks which are often very thick . The oils come in 3 or 4 grades 'thick - think molasses, down to thin - think cooking oil. If the oil is partly polymerised then it doesn't destroy the paper surface as the acidity in regular linseed oil does. For printing on clay that acidity doesn't matter , the oil will be fired off but the viscosity of the ink might matter. Are you making your ink from scratch or buying a commercial product and modifying it? '
  3. Hi Have been given a lot of lead bearing enamel powders from my grandmother's estate. These lead bearing enamels were used on copper and silver jewellery pieces. I met a potter many, many years ago who used enamels such as these sprinkled on top of low temperature lead bearing glazes in her ceramic work. She would fire the work and the enamel would sink into the glaze layer. Beautiful results. Having been given these enamels I would like to try a similar technique but can't find that potter's contact details. Am aware of safe handling concerns of lead as these types of enamel
  4. Thanks liambesaw! Just looked that up and found the Etsy shop. Am happy to start there as Canadian $ are similar to Australian so I know what I'm up for. The company is based in Canada https://yuyo.ca/keraflex-porcelain-sheet-a3-sheet-thickness-0-5mm-sold-by-1-sheet-kera005-bulk-prc-avlb/ Will contact them and see if direct shipping without the Etsy 'middleman' fees is possible. ta!
  5. Well...that's disappointing!! The Ceramic Art Cart webpage is blank. The Facebook groups seem to have their last posts in 2015-6. There is a European site that describes it but is a wholesaler and doesn't do smaller orders. It has been available at NCECA but I am a LONG way from there. Will keep looking. If someone knows a source of this product, please tell. Have found some of the previous discussions about this product... YES!! Just now found one of my old posts in 2014 asking for a recipe similar to Keraflex! Had long forgotten so am happy with t
  6. Yay!!!! Just found it!!! Brand name is 'Keraflex'. The company is called Ceramic Art Cart. Relief!! Thanks again for all your replies!
  7. Hi all. Thanks for the replies! No the paper clay product was not a ceramic fibre 'paper' for kiln shelves. It was , as Neil said, an unfired paperclay that you could manipulate like paper...think origami. There was only the one supplier and so it was expensive(!!!) but gave a beautiful translucency especially when used in lighting design. The video Min has suggested is a similar product but seems to be pre-fired. Robin calls it porcelain 'canvas'. An internet search brings up pre-fired products that are used by porcelain painters as a flat panel alternative to plates.
  8. Coming back to ceramics after years away. Remember there being a proprietary product of thin, high firing, fine clay sheets that could be cut with scissors. Was very white like porcelain. Could buy it a 2mm thin sheets. It's formula was a company secret but I think it had a high alumina content. Could only be bought from the manufacturer 's website in the US. Have seen it discussed on this site but getting no love from the Search tool and hoping someone knows the name of the product. Thanks in advance.
  9. ''my paper didn't have lines.'' Marcia ''I had an early high school encounter ... that affected me for YEARS. .......she made an example of me before the whole class. It was awful! .... for years I hid my "real" drawings. I knew I HAD to create but that fear of being ridiculed kept me hidden.'' oldlady ''..... reroute their lack of confidence to where they realized that yes they did have talent, but maybe not in flat drawing or painting, but maybe more in 3D clay, sculpture,'' Pres Story of my creative life! Irene
  10. My own name (Irene Charnas) is extremely unremarkable as a business name and the 'Mudslinger Ceramics' name rolled around in my head for a few months before I decided to register it...... and I was surprised no one had claimed it before me (in Australia). I liked how it rolled off the tongue, had multiple references in a ceramics context and a cheeky humour of the word 'mud-slinger'. I am complimented on it very often. The drawback of course, is that it only covers my ceramics work which is what I first wanted to sell. I later wished I had not made it so creatively specific when I decid
  11. Try a fine raku or sculpture paperclay mix from a ceramics supplier which will be strong enough if built on a wooden batt and not moved off it ......or get some dried out clay add 50/50 paper pulp or clean paper cat litter, add into hot water and mix thoroughly. Next morning knead and wedge before using. Both these paperclay mixes can be quite strong if not moved too often and can be fired later when you have access to a kiln. Paint a good layer of PVA glue to seal, let dry and then paint with acrylics or other decorative paints. Paper fibres help bond the clay particles and make a st
  12. Hi bciskepottery thank you! that's it, you are a gem! somewhere to start.......... off to the studio now to test my frustration levels with this ta!
  13. Hi all Have just flipped through the last 20 forum pages (eyes hurt!) looking for a PDF paper some very clever soul once posted last year on making your own ceramic tape sheets of porcelain, a 'homemade' version of Keraflex sheets......of course cannot find it! Have used the Search option with several combinations of words but still no luck! The primary binder was PVA glue that gave the thin translucent porcelain its plastic flexibility but with a bit of water would soften the glue base allowing complex shapes to be formed from the sheets. Much, much cheaper than buying Keraflex no ma
  14. Hi all Had our gallery's Christmas bash recently and a debate broke out about our personal definitions of who we are and what we do....... some thought 'potter' and 'pottery' was outdated, some kind of 1970's 'hippy' brown 'mug and jug' concept others said 'ceramicist' sounded like some inflated, interllectual self-justifying 'label' for a craft already practiced for thousands of years others thought 'ceramics' allowed for broader interpretations than functional wares and ALL were horrified that handmade artisan work could get lumped into 'paint-a-plate/hobby ceramics'!!
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