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BeckyH

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    BeckyH got a reaction from rayaldridge in Community Challenge #2   
    Challenge #2. It was a motivational offer, not a retroactive prize. But if you ask really really nicely I would probably send you a batch anyway .
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    BeckyH got a reaction from Rebekah Krieger in Community Challenge #2   
    I'm no corporation, but I'll send a batch of brownies to anyone who finishes an entry!
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    BeckyH got a reaction from newby Jan in Community Challenge #2   
    I'm no corporation, but I'll send a batch of brownies to anyone who finishes an entry!
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    BeckyH got a reaction from Celia UK in Community Challenge #2   
    I'm no corporation, but I'll send a batch of brownies to anyone who finishes an entry!
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    BeckyH got a reaction from flowerdry in Community Challenge #2   
    A grasshopper walks into a bar.
    "Hey" says the bartender, "did you know there's a drink named after you?"
    "After me?" Asks the grasshopper, " why woukd anyone name a drink Bob?"
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    BeckyH got a reaction from florence w in Community Challenge #2   
    It's ok, I'm a professional baker. I make brownies in a 40 quart mixer. I don't know why mixers are sized in quarts. I have used a 120 quart one. The thing was taller than I am!
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    BeckyH got a reaction from Cavy Fire Studios in Community Challenge #2   
    I'm no corporation, but I'll send a batch of brownies to anyone who finishes an entry!
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    BeckyH got a reaction from pattial in Community Challenge #2   
    I'm no corporation, but I'll send a batch of brownies to anyone who finishes an entry!
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    BeckyH got a reaction from Chilly in Community Challenge #2   
    I'm no corporation, but I'll send a batch of brownies to anyone who finishes an entry!
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    BeckyH reacted to Rebekah Krieger in Artist Statement   
    Why does it seem every article warns away from using "artspeak" but then 80% of the statements I find are riddled with it? 
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    BeckyH reacted to Amy Eberhardt in When You Throw, What Do You Aim At?   
    "When You Throw, What Do You Aim At?"
     
    The wall?
     
    Forgive me, I just couldn't resist.
     
    I'm still very new to all of this playing in the mud, so my goals are pretty much just being able to make a recognizable cup/bowl/plate or whatever. So far, so good. I do hope to get to the point where I can reproduce something that pleases me or others. i.e. a set of cups. It may not sound like much, but at this point, it's a fairly lofty goal for me.
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    BeckyH got a reaction from Rebekah Krieger in Quick Consignment Deal - Need Confirmation :)   
    If you have product ready to go that othewise would sit in your house/studio doing nothing, and you can afford to gamble $250.00, go for it! Write and attach your own price tags, or get written confirmation of the prices before the start of sales. Keep your own inventory list, and check any unsold product against it and sales receipts. Agree on a policy concerning breakage-who pays, how much, etc.
    Write it up as a contract, get it signed and see if you can sell your wares.
    If the seller won't give you a signed contract, walk away.
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    BeckyH got a reaction from Min in Co-Op   
    If you enjoy the company and interaction with other artists you might enjoy being a partner. The community aspects of a co-op are as important as the cost/benefit ratio. There could be ways to maximize the usefulness of being at the store-advertise the the artist on duty and have some work in progress that folks can ask about . Pump up your sales by show adding your work on those days.
    And if you get your buy-in payment back, you could try it for six months and see how it works for you.
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    BeckyH reacted to Benzine in Copying ... Myself!   
    Careful Chris, I heard the person you're copying is pretty litigious...
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    BeckyH got a reaction from hershey8 in Non-Legal Ways To Address Copying Issue   
    In your situation, I would find private studio space. Unless you want to try to patent your process, you can't really stop someone else from trying to replicate it.
    That said, whatever work another person does with your process will stil be different from your work.
    Imagine if the inventor of the potters wheel had said "I spent years making this thing work! No-one else can make pottery using this technique!". Or if there was a copyright fight over calculus.
    In papermaking, there are different additives you put in your pulp to help it bind together. You use different ones depending on the type of fiber you're using. If you mix them together, you get some neat effects. I did this by mistake. Later I learned that someone tried to patent mixing those two additives together, as a unique process.
    Personally, I like to share stuff. I share recipes and ideas all the time. Maybe someone else will do niftier things with my idea than I could.
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    BeckyH got a reaction from porcelainbyAntoinette in Act Of Vandalism . . . Or Is Turnabout Fair Play?   
    At least a piece by Ai Wei Wei is replaceable, somewhat. Unlike the piece Ai dropped as a statement. Destroying the irreplaceable for political commentary is no more commendable than destroying current work is.
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    BeckyH got a reaction from BRL in 3D Printing Clay   
    There are places that 3D print ceramics. Shapeways is one company that will do so. I'm not sure if ceramic printers are available for home use yet, but it won't be long.
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    BeckyH got a reaction from Idaho Potter in Cracking In Mold   
    When does it crack? What shape is the object you are casting? Long, narrow stems will crack where they attach to the bowl of a goblet. Plates and bowls tend to crack across the bottom.
    A few possible reasons:
    The differences in thickness of different parts of the object are great enough that they dry at very different rates.
    You are dumping the extra slip before the casting is thick enough.
    You are letting your casting get too dry in the mold. You should pull it out when it is leather hard.
    Do you use a defloculant? If your slip is sludgy instead of smooth and creamy the differences in viscosity can cause problems.
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    BeckyH got a reaction from JessicaGrayCeramics in Wanted to share this tile technique...   
    To make different size tiles, just cut the grid to the size you want. You can use an exatco knife, or scissors if the grid is thin enough.
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    BeckyH reacted to Dancing Earth Creations in Soda, Glazes, And Wine   
    Thanks. I thought it might be that for the school bus--it looked odd when it came out but the Bailey's looked fine. I am in a community studio and I have no control over the firing. Recently I had a plate that was obviously underfired and they decided there was a cold spot in the kiln and won't load there anymore. We have a ceramic sale coming up and now I'm concerned about selling pieces that are not food safe. Fortunately I did not like how the school bus looked and stopped using it. Is there anyway to tell if a piece is underfired if it's not obvious? I've been testing the Woo Blue glaze but there is only so much wine I can drink. ;-)
    Karen
     
     
     
     
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    BeckyH got a reaction from TypicalGirl in Any tape that will stick to bone dry clay?   
    Did you see the recently posted video about this very topic? Damp newsprint is the way to go! Cheap, sticks well, peels off cleanly.
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