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About macdoodle

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  1. This was done upside down on a party store small punching bag balanced on -a glass? (i think it was) . the trick for me was to support the item and watch all as it dries to the point i could turn it over. The balloon loses air and changes the balancing act as it is drying. A higher quality ballon or punching bag may hold the air better. but the clay is shrinking on it so exterting some force on the air nside the balloon. Hope this gives you ideas.
  2. to confuse you some more- read this . http://digitalfire.com/4sight/education/copper_red_glazes_115.html
  3. havent been on forum for awhile - saw these beautiful shapes had to look into it. I would NOT use the traditional urushi as even dry, it could cause an allergic reaction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicodendron_vernicifluum
  4. this is a fast shot of a tester i used various oxides mixed with water brushed on - then green celdon over all - to cone10.
  5. August 9, 2013, 1:20 pm 58 Comments What Inspired You to Work in the Visual Arts? By THE NEW YORK TIMES This summer, The New York Times is publishing essays by its critics about the moments or works that prompted them to write about the arts, along with stories from readers about their own epiphanies. Previously we heard from readers who work in television, classical music, dance, pop music and video games. Next week, Holland Cotter will write about what set him on the path toward becoming an art critic for The Times. We want to hear from visual arts professionals about what inspired their careers. Whether you’re a painter, a sculptor, a gallery owner, a curator, an art teacher, an administrator for an arts organization, a museum security guard or any other professional in the visual arts, we want to hear about the works of art or related experiences that led you to dedicate yourself to the field. Please submit a comment below describing what you do and how an experience in the arts led you to your career. Keep submissions under 250 words. We will present some of your stories alongside Mr. Cotter’s essay. We look forward to reading about your artistic inspirations. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/what-inspired-you-to-work-in-the-visual-arts/?smid=tw-nytimes
  6. yes,but ..... i had to do it to figure out when it was and was not worth the effort. I have this piece that was ugly now after a lot of effort - it is super ugly! :Psrc="http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif"> - I keep it to remind me.
  7. "p.s. as regards to the Randy Au reference ... there is a HUGE difference between multiple glazing and firings that are done on purpose and those that are done to try to fix or hide stuff. " Chris, VERY TRUE: but , if anyone does, he knows what can be done and not .... and about all the temperatures .
  8. Ask Randy Au , he does beautiful multi fired works - http://flyingcupclay.blogspot.com/
  9. VERY Smart to plan ahead !! Plan for the worst then hope for the best. If i lived in tornado or hurricane country - I'd have big heavy bins of some sort or surround the chemicals with cheap cement blocks -on the bottom floor, in an outside shed (maybe dig the ground a bit lower inside the shed ) or use a basement if there is one- take the chemicals out only when in use or store small amounts for one or 2 uses out of the bins. also consider the possibility of flooding with storms. Earthquake strapping, meuseum putty and cabinet locks are a good first step. We "only" worry about earthquakes out here. Sturdy plastic containers do the trick in cabinets shelves that are made earthquake proof . Then it's the finished works that are of the most concern.. Earthquake proofing might actually benefit you too. google "earthquake preparedness" http://lafd.org/eqbook.pdf http://www.earthquak.../bookcases.html http://www.safe-t-pr...s-shelf-barrier Happy Reading!
  10. Sounds like a good reason to have a bonfire with friends . http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/adams/Pottery/pit.html
  11. Got a local school or community center even a day care center you can donate the recyclable clay to? Maybe head over there once in a while and help kids learn about making things with clay?
  12. will this be a good start? http://www.kentpotters.co.uk/glaze_db/glaze_db.html for temps its easy to convert - here is one site- http://www.albireo.ch/temperatureconverter/
  13. Happy reading -and working it out! If you use Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/adobe-flash-plugin-has-crashed or use http://mzl.la/LIoF7y Next to the picture and word Firefox adjust for your operating system if needed.
  14. besides watching the free excerpts shown below the for purchase CDs and books Support your local library. They have tons of info they bought so you can access it for free. I have very limited income, so I like to take books out and see if they are something I'd want to refer back to before I buy them.
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