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Diane Puckett

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    Diane Puckett reacted to Chris Campbell in Troubles With Curves   
    Ok Norm ... So translate floc/defloc to an easy to remember formula when working with slip ... so you can apply it to surfaces without it cracking as it dries .... I can never remember which I am supposed to do! Neither choice seems intuitive to me.
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from clay lover in Is Wet Clay Really The Universal Adhesive?   
    After you have finished laughing, google Slick Balls.
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from BRL in Going Over To The Dark Side With A Pug Mill-Never Thought I'd Say That   
    Good for you! It may never pay for itself in clay but it may in medical bills.
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    Diane Puckett reacted to neilestrick in Uneven Top Edge And Thickness Of Wall On Pots   
    Walls that are not even thickness all the way around can be caused by several things. First, it can come from the clay not being centered properly. Make sure yo cone it at least 3 times to get a smooth consistent ball and don't have any wobbles. Second, it can be from opening off center. Make sure your arms are anchored to your legs and your hands are anchored together when you open. But if you're centering and opening on center, then it can be caused by starting your pull before you have established the pinch all the way around the pot. So when you do a pull, make your pinch at the bottom, right against the wheel head, with your outside hand, and let the wheel go around a couple times before you start pulling up.
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from Babs in Wedging Table Surface Options   
    Hey, what are you doing up there in the Great Frozen Tundra? The canvas is not repaired, the photo gallery is still not updated...
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from Babs in Why Decorate Pots?   
    There are a couple of videos on you tube in which Alan C-G demonstrates his brush work. makes it sooooo easy!Hich 30degC and Over 40 for a week is toooo hot for me.Mixing glazes and hoping the brain is not fried. Pottery shed corrugated iron.Who needs a sauna?
    Thanks! I will look for the videos.It is snowing here. I am planning on a cold day in the studio tomorrow, but that beats a warm day in an office.
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from mregecko in Black Mountain / Shino -- First Experience   
    Congratulations!
     
    And now someone else will have to answer your questions.
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    Diane Puckett reacted to akin4843 in Wedging Table Surface Options   
    I use concrete stepping stones on top a table made out of an old singer sewing machine base...very sturdy and the concrete works great!
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    Diane Puckett reacted to jrgpots in Cristobalite, Please Teach Me   
    My grandfather's hobby has influenced me. I remember driving down a road in the middle of nowhere when my grandfather cried out to stop. We stopped. He jumped out and started hammering at some rhyolithe at the edge of the road. When we got home we broke up the stuff to find Apache tears, drops of obsidian. Now I tend to look for rocks and clay also.
     
    Funny how people influence us.
     
    Jed
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    Diane Puckett reacted to Benzine in Kilns For Dummies?   
    I don't know if society want "dummies" operating kilns....
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    Diane Puckett reacted to Pres in Kilns For Dummies?   
    Thanks Marcia, link was not pasted in.xcxsf!@@#
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from Cath in Teaching Creativity?   
    Interesting question, Chris.
     
    I think we can teach skills and techniques, and we can inspire and encourage creativity. Good teachers show us techniques and encourage us to find ways to incorporate them into our own designs. Not-so-inspiring teachers demand that we do what they do exactly the way they so it.
     
    I have known people who are very good at making superb products according to specifications. They cannot solve any problems which require adjusting those specs. Interestingly, they are incapable of visualizing what something will look like without seeing it. Their inability to imagine what various options would look like seems to render them incapable of coming up with their own designs. They can follow all the technical rules in making an artistic product, but it tends to be stilted and uninspired. I assume this is some sort of biological effect, and that trying to teach them otherwise would be like trying to teach someone who is color blind to see colors they are incapable of seeing.
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from Carol Eaton in Potter/ceramicist: Pottery/ceramics?   
    Potter, and proud of it. Unless I am in NYC, where I morph into a ceramic artist.
     
    Y'all have a drama-free, muddy holiday season.
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from mrpeders in Blue Rutile   
    I think the Potter's Choice glazes are the ones people keep saying need to be really thick for good results, so that could be part of the problem. Read the following.
     
    http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/4164-amaco-potters-choice-glazes/
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in What aspect of clay work is the most frustrating? | May 28, 2013   
    Being alone in a solo studio. I miss the camaraderie, inspiration, and problem solving assistance of other potters.
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from Juli Long in What aspect of clay work is the most frustrating? | May 28, 2013   
    Being alone in a solo studio. I miss the camaraderie, inspiration, and problem solving assistance of other potters.
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    Diane Puckett reacted to jrgpots in Does Temperature Of Clay Matter When Throwing?   
    I keep my clay in 5 gallon buckets. I have placed a 40 watt light bulb in the bucket I plan on using the next day. It warms the clay without melting the bucket. I hate cold clay! I guess I should clarify that the light bulb is in a socket and turned on....
     
    Jed
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    Diane Puckett reacted to Marcia Selsor in Which Artist Would You Love To Work Beside In Their Studio For One Week? Who And Why? | July 17, 2013   
    I have a second person, Jane Jermyn, an Irish potter whose work I admire.
     
    Marcia
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    Diane Puckett got a reaction from Rebekah Krieger in If You Could Have Three People From The Ceramics World, Living Or Dead To Dinner, Who Would You Choose? Why? | July 9, 2013   
    If Jim was coming to dinner, I would eat off a grand piano with a Giffin grip centerpiece.
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    Diane Puckett reacted to Benzine in Made In China: Takeshi Yasuda   
    Also, that Michael Jackson sculpture above, is really creeping me out...
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    Diane Puckett reacted to oldlady in Turkey Baster For Glazing   
    some work well for so many purposes.  the one i got at dollar tree last week won't pick up anything much and it dribbles.  sort of like my ex.............not going there.
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    Diane Puckett reacted to Chris Campbell in Glaze Room Exhaust   
    I must be a very boring glaze mixer .... Dust in your hair means you are having a lot more fun than I am!
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    Diane Puckett reacted to TJR in So, She Came Into My Booth, And That's When The Trouble Started   
    The sign should say in bold letters;"No crackpots allowed. Thank-you."
    TJR.
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    Diane Puckett reacted to Chris Campbell in Ceramic review article by Chris Campbell   
    Thank you!! I have not received my issue yet so have not seen it. Wish it would arrive.
    I am resting up tonight after teaching day one of a workshop on Skinner blends. A great group and we are having fun.
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    Diane Puckett reacted to Celia UK in Glaze fit   
    Thanks Marcia. Think I need to narrow down my testing to reduce the variables. Once I have a new batch I think I'll do some systematic test fires and just change 1 variable at a time - as a former teacher, I should know that that's good scientific investigative practice! It's only the cost factor of firing the kiln that stops me doing this - want to get on with making final pieces! I guess this is a case of more haste, less speed and time taken at this stage will pay dividends in the long run.
     
    As generally i only want a thin glaze then bisquing higher would help with that I believe, by making the clay less porous?
     
    I am in the UK - well spotted! It always surprises me that the US hasn't ever gone metric - I thought we were the dinosaurs! I have just joined a local Potter's Group, so I will be able to pick other members' brains there too, in the new year.
     
    In the meantime I'll keep my fingers crossed until I open the latest glaze firing, in the morning.
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