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Karen B

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About Karen B

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    Potter 1981-present
  • Birthday 01/01/1958

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    http://www.cavemadepottery.com

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    NJ
  • Interests
    Baseball, Animals, Yoga

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  1. Clay is leather hard, so I will sign as soon as wax sets. Thank you
  2. @neilestrick, I am having trouble with my wax when I attempt to sign like that. The wax chips when I write my name, and signature is a mess. Perhaps because my wax is old. Or maybe I need to use the melting kind rather than the jarred liquid wax?
  3. Marcia, when you have time, could you post a picture of your coils? I would greatly appreciate it. Karen
  4. Hi Jojess, I am going to say grog, (because that is what I use), in place of sand, (what you use). When I have grog stuck to the back of my plates, I rub the backs together and it comes off. Or I can use any fired flat bottom to rub off anything that sticks, like grog or kiln wash. The grog should be thin to avoid unevenness. I do leave the grog on my kiln shelves, however, I do rub the sides and bottom with a clean dry green scrubby before placing in the kiln to avoid any stray grains. I don't know if you saw it, but I described how to apply the grog to the shelf above. Hi Karen, t
  5. Hi Jojess, I am going to say grog, (because that is what I use), in place of sand, (what you use). When I have grog stuck to the back of my plates, I rub the backs together and it comes off. Or I can use any fired flat bottom to rub off anything that sticks, like grog or kiln wash. The grog should be thin to avoid unevenness. I do leave the grog on my kiln shelves, however, I do rub the sides and bottom with a clean dry green scrubby before placing in the kiln to avoid any stray grains. I don't know if you saw it, but I described how to apply the grog to the shelf above.
  6. Karen B

    3mugs

    Love your mugs!
  7. A word about putting grog (or sand) on your kiln shelves. I found that it doesn't need to be more than a thin coating. The easy way to get an even thin coating is to hold your hand about a foot or more over the shelf and sprinkle as you move over the entire surface. Of course you are far away from anything that doesn't need grog on it! Since putting grog on my kiln shelves, I have had no cracking.
  8. One of many hormones that are released when pregnant loosens joints, so care is needed with pressure and weight. All the best! ( I have 2 "babies" age 18 and 19)
  9. Karen B

    Some Pots

    Samples of the different pots I have made.
  10. I have a large plastic rain barrel which I fill with the hose right before we turn off the spigots for the winter. I've been using this for 10 years. Water is always nice and clear. It is pretty much sealed except for a plastic screwed in plug on the top and a spigot on the bottom with a mini hose. I thought this was temporary, but turned out to be all I needed.
  11. Yes, Mark, I did mistype "80" mesh. Thanks Norm for the source of information.
  12. As a follow-up to the problem with my hardened zinc: I put about 6 very lumpy cups of the zinc oxide in a heavy previously fired pot . I heated it to 700 degrees and held for 20 mins. After cooling enough to open, I found that the lumps broke up, but was not fine enough to mix in a glaze. It would never pass through the 800 mesh sieve. I tried sifting out the finest particles, but realized that I would never get the 2000 or so grams I would need. I commandeered an old coffee grinder from the kitchen and found that it did the job. It quickly made the zinc into a fine powder.
  13. Thank you so much! I am happy if I don't have to add the labor of mortar and pestle though.
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