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About Claypple

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  • Birthday September 14

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  1. Left the forum. I think I will do the same. It was fun for a while. Best wishes!
  2. I think AtomicAxe did the right thing.
  3. No, he is from Bulgaria. 100% sure. And what he makes is VERY ethnic. I've been to Bulgaria once.
  4. I was just recently thinking how lucky I am WITH the mistakes! 1) Pulled the cylinder too fast once: got a beautiful curve! Looks great! 2) Another cylinder collapsed: I tucked it in and got a double bowl. Cannot repeat it again. 3) Pulled the corners of the slab too much. Wanted to smash it back to the ball, but wait ... doesn't it look like a color of the coat? (This is how the series of my "coat vases" started.) 4) Had some clay scraps, was about to toss it, but noticed it looked like a whale on the wave. Kept it. There is actually a test done by psychiatrists, called "Rorschach test". They show you inkblots that actually have no meaning and ask you what you see in them. They then analyze your interpretation. So what I see in crooked bowels or a bended plates of mine reminds me that test. The problem is, I am more successful when I make the mistakes! So, my question is: Do the professional artists still practice accidental art, or it is just a beginner's thing? Is your the most successful work was a result of your imagination (Jim, I mean WITHOUT taking hydrocodone/vicodin!) or it happened by accident?
  5. I think it would've been more helpful for you to ask WHY your glaze didn't turn red as supposed rather than blaming your "furious" students. Or just use a different glaze. Try Mayco maybe? They are more reliable; especially for the beginners.
  6. Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:37 AM weeble, on 07 Apr 2013 - 12:43 AM, said: So, if we leave the stuff in and let it burn, wouldn't it be detrimental for the elements of the kiln? I thought that is why we are using a sagger. I do realize the difference in amount of organic stuff we burn in sagger and what we press into the clay, but still...
  7. Stroke and Coat has: "Ruby Slippers", Candy apple red", Cinnamon Stix", "Hot Tamale" (- the latter is redder than red!). All of them are Santa/scarlert/blood/tomatoe red. ALL of them ARE FOOD SAFE. Coyote's "Red MBG019" is slightly on a cranberry side red, but still looks red for me and food safe as well. There are actually more commercial glazes of other colors that are not food safe. (Usually blue) Ironically, Coyote has "Iron Matt" that is not recommended for food use.
  8. Oldlady, what made you post this bitter-out-of-frustration post anyway? Looks like out of nowhere.
  9. Again! Spiritual?! What are you talking about? Didn't find any "Spirituality" in his blog. (Not that it matters) Good books, great artist, good potter, a complicated person. Sorry he is ill now. Sorry he was interrupted at the work shop. Definitely a language barrier for me with this word. In fact the other day one of my patients asked me how is my father doing. (He is really old, 91, but is doing great, independent, does not even need medications). After hearing the old man is doing fine, the patient said: "Is he SPIRITUAL? Maybe that is his secret?" No, he is not spiritual at all (whatever this word means). He just has a right life style, walks 4 miles every day and does not have a sweet tooth.
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