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  • Birthday 12/29/1956

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    Saltillo Mississippi
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    Porcelain, ceramics, throwing, etc

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  1. nancylee: As I got older, I learned that I have to be smarter with any ball size of clay that I work with. When I was young, I could use force and technique in combination with each other. The turning point for me came when we came to the USA in 1999 and I was faced with a totally different sitting position at the wheel and ended up with lots of trouble with my arms. I was forced to adjust. Mel Jacobson taught me during a workshop to make sure that I sit at a comfortable level with my knees and arms; for me that is level with the wheel head, so that I can use the leverage of my body to he
  2. Emma, porcelain clay is normally drier and because it has a larger particle size it is not so sticky ( plastic) My studio table is covered with Masonite( kitchen counter top) Unless your porcelain is very soft, it is better to use non absorbing surfaces ( including when you roll clay out) while you work with it, because it will stay workable for longer. That being said, there is good advice on rolling pins. If you roll your clay between two layers of paper or plastic, even fabric; interfacing ( the very thick one available from fabric stores used to stiffen up cuffs and collars) will preve
  3. If it is porcelain clay, you can give your silicone rolling pin a try.
  4. One of my best experiences ever was with a blind person in one of my workshops. Everyone encouraged me to make sure she was included in the workshop, which was not hard for me, because I also worked in various environments with people with special needs. What I found however, was that my language was much more descriptive than when I would work with people that can see. Also: at one stage I had a 12 inch bottle thrown on the wheel. I called her to feel and experience the bottle and I asked her to tell me where the irregularities in the wall was. She could pinpoint them on the exact right
  5. Where do I introduce myself on this forum?

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    2. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Hi Antoinette and again: welcome! You could write about your e-course in the topic: "Clay Events" (last one on the page to the left). See you around. Glad to have you here! My regards to Koos.

    3. ChenowethArts

      ChenowethArts

      Welcome Antoinette!...looks like you are already making introductions :)

      From you name (upper rh corner pulldown) -->My Settings -->General Account Settings --> See the "Profile Information" header (mid-page); next to that is a link-button "Edit About Me Page" You can put as little or as much as you like there.

    4. porcelainbyAntoinette

      porcelainbyAntoinette

      Thank you everyone. I kind of just dropped in! Need a good bit of time to review all the information that I see on this forum.Look like a generous bunch of you here. Hope I'll be able to bring my part....

  6. Wheel thrown and press molded Southern Ice porcelain. Electric fired to ^10
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