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  1. or try rolling the slab between 2 sheets of thin plastic.
  2. Thanks Wahine, whether it count or not, I now know how to fix my problem
  3. Nancy's #2: Meditation I started pottery lessons 3 years ago and loved it from day 1. I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes a couple of months later and realised recently that pottery was my coping mechanism.
  4. If centering is not your problem, it could also be air bubbles in the clay.
  5. This is so interesting. Can't wait for the finals!
  6. Cannot help with your problem with coils but would like to say your work is amazing! Your first picture reminded me of an Arum Lily - they grow wild close to my house.
  7. You must be so relieved! Best of luck with further recovery. BTW bowls look great as well as the background!
  8. Heidi


    absolutely gorgeous
  9. What a nice idea! I will do this thanks very much
  10. Not as big a milestone as yours but after struggling for almost two years with centring clay I got a late (and slow) start in wheelwork. I recently saw a video on how to centre pots on the wheel and to trim without using coils of clay to hold the pots to the wheel. First try, my small pot flew off the wheel and broke. Second try I got it right and have gotten it right ever since. I felt quite proud of myself!
  11. Hello Marko, yes I was born in South Africa. Grew up in the "country" or farming areas outside Cape Town and moved to Cape Town to attend high school and stayed. Got married, had 3 kids and now that they are all grown decided this is the best time to start doing what I always wanted to do - pottery. I love it though still a hobby (expensive one) at this stage.

  12. Maorili, didn't need to speak your languange to see that your work is absolutely beautiful!
  13. Thanks for the tip. I haven't seen this before. Will certainly try on my next lot of bowls..
  14. Hi Cathy how're you doing?

  15. Greetings from Cape Town. What an enjoyable introduction (story). Good luck with the firing and please post pictures.
  16. Hi I'm Heidi living in Cape Town, South Africa. I am 45 yrs old and started pottery 2 years ago with once weekly classes on a Saturday morning. I was hooked after the first class and have been learning ever since. Besides my classes, I also learn via the internet and trying out lots of the stuff that I read about. I have just bought an old second hand pottery wheel but I do my firing at the local pottery supply store. I haven't sold anything yet but have made lots of functional items as gifts for family, friends and colleagues - and learning in the process. Nice to meet you all.
  17. By the way I want to use the slip on leatherhard stoneware for high fire and not for the pitfired pots. Yes, would love to make coloured slip in future
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