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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from sarita in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    I wonder if the Admins might consider making the challenge its own section, like "In The Studio," for example! Lotsa people seem interested, so this has the potential to REALLY jam up other forum topics. It'd be a great way to keep things nice 'n tidy, not to mention easy to find!
    My topic suggestion is "heritage." Like, make a piece that's about one's cultural background! We have a pretty diverse group here; could be fun!
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from dricherson in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    I wonder if the Admins might consider making the challenge its own section, like "In The Studio," for example! Lotsa people seem interested, so this has the potential to REALLY jam up other forum topics. It'd be a great way to keep things nice 'n tidy, not to mention easy to find!
    My topic suggestion is "heritage." Like, make a piece that's about one's cultural background! We have a pretty diverse group here; could be fun!
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Mark (Marko) Madrazo in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    I wonder if the Admins might consider making the challenge its own section, like "In The Studio," for example! Lotsa people seem interested, so this has the potential to REALLY jam up other forum topics. It'd be a great way to keep things nice 'n tidy, not to mention easy to find!
    My topic suggestion is "heritage." Like, make a piece that's about one's cultural background! We have a pretty diverse group here; could be fun!
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Benzine in I'm Looking For Old Talc-Do You Have Any?   
    Imagines Mark meeting a talc dealer on a street corner, exchanging cash for baggies of sweet, sweet vintage talc...
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Athfzk in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I work in lowfire, so a turned foot is 100% essential for me. I gotta have the space inside to glaze up so my piece won't pee all over. My feet tend to go pretty deep, as to prevent my glaze from pooping all over my kiln shelf.
    TECHNICAL TERMZ
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Pugaboo in Going Price Of Mugs   
    Holy mackeral, I am late to this show!
    Mugs...
    Well, when I first started, my mugs were pretty ugly, but had nice illustrations, and I sold them for $10-$15 because I was really insecure starting out (like we ALL ARE!! ). This was about six years ago. Now, my work goes from $30-$150, depending on the size, glaze quality, and visual aesthetic of the illustration. I'm actually going to raise my prices a little, due to it being so dang difficult for me to throw anymore, but like this awesomely encouraging forum has said to my pouty guinea butt, "Quality over quantity!"
    Giselle, I LOVE your work. ♥ It's so very sweet and homey, perfect for gifts!!
    Crazypotterlady, you are so undercharging. Omg. Your work makes me weep!
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to High Bridge Pottery in Lead Glaze Recipes (No Safety Lectures Please)   
    Always been interested to melt some Lead into glass, how are you sourcing it?
     
    What is Sodium Uranate? All I could find was about urine samples sodium content 
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Pugaboo in Can I Tumblestack Underglaze Greenware For The Bisque Fire?   
    Never really had a problem here with that, and underglaze is my whole world. The only thing you wanna watch out for is fuming, which causes color to appear on adjacent ware. I've found underglazes heavy in cobalt or chrome are more prone to it, but it doesn't happen too often.
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from myzer in Can I Tumblestack Underglaze Greenware For The Bisque Fire?   
    Never really had a problem here with that, and underglaze is my whole world. The only thing you wanna watch out for is fuming, which causes color to appear on adjacent ware. I've found underglazes heavy in cobalt or chrome are more prone to it, but it doesn't happen too often.
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Going Price Of Mugs   
    Holy mackeral, I am late to this show!
    Mugs...
    Well, when I first started, my mugs were pretty ugly, but had nice illustrations, and I sold them for $10-$15 because I was really insecure starting out (like we ALL ARE!! ). This was about six years ago. Now, my work goes from $30-$150, depending on the size, glaze quality, and visual aesthetic of the illustration. I'm actually going to raise my prices a little, due to it being so dang difficult for me to throw anymore, but like this awesomely encouraging forum has said to my pouty guinea butt, "Quality over quantity!"
    Giselle, I LOVE your work. ♥ It's so very sweet and homey, perfect for gifts!!
    Crazypotterlady, you are so undercharging. Omg. Your work makes me weep!
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from oldlady in Going Price Of Mugs   
    Holy mackeral, I am late to this show!
    Mugs...
    Well, when I first started, my mugs were pretty ugly, but had nice illustrations, and I sold them for $10-$15 because I was really insecure starting out (like we ALL ARE!! ). This was about six years ago. Now, my work goes from $30-$150, depending on the size, glaze quality, and visual aesthetic of the illustration. I'm actually going to raise my prices a little, due to it being so dang difficult for me to throw anymore, but like this awesomely encouraging forum has said to my pouty guinea butt, "Quality over quantity!"
    Giselle, I LOVE your work. ♥ It's so very sweet and homey, perfect for gifts!!
    Crazypotterlady, you are so undercharging. Omg. Your work makes me weep!
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from crazypotterlady in Going Price Of Mugs   
    Holy mackeral, I am late to this show!
    Mugs...
    Well, when I first started, my mugs were pretty ugly, but had nice illustrations, and I sold them for $10-$15 because I was really insecure starting out (like we ALL ARE!! ). This was about six years ago. Now, my work goes from $30-$150, depending on the size, glaze quality, and visual aesthetic of the illustration. I'm actually going to raise my prices a little, due to it being so dang difficult for me to throw anymore, but like this awesomely encouraging forum has said to my pouty guinea butt, "Quality over quantity!"
    Giselle, I LOVE your work. ♥ It's so very sweet and homey, perfect for gifts!!
    Crazypotterlady, you are so undercharging. Omg. Your work makes me weep!
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Chris Campbell in Underglazes Vs Glazes   
    Underglazes are for decorating ... They do not seal the surface or make it food safe. They will not prevent stains or color absorption. They are most often used under glazes.
     
    Glazes when properly matched to the clay and properly fired, seal the surface with a glass like layer making the wares suitable for utilitarian use.
     
    A glaze that does not move much during firing can be used for decorating but an underglaze cannot be used as a glaze.
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Celia UK in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    Water/sea or similar that allows for colour and/or form interpretations.
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    I wonder if the Admins might consider making the challenge its own section, like "In The Studio," for example! Lotsa people seem interested, so this has the potential to REALLY jam up other forum topics. It'd be a great way to keep things nice 'n tidy, not to mention easy to find!
    My topic suggestion is "heritage." Like, make a piece that's about one's cultural background! We have a pretty diverse group here; could be fun!
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from LeeU in Pit Fire Poo   
    I will be the first rabbit poo pioneer!!! You just wait!
    ...err...I better ask the landlord, first...
     
    But hey! Check THIS out--rabbit poop totally kills the competition! Ooooh, I'm excited now...
     
    N = Nitrogen %          P = Phosphorus  %          K = Potassium%
     
    Material                          N                P               K       
     
    Rabbit Manure             2.4           1.4             0.6  
     
    Chicken Manure          1.6            1.5             0.9
     
    Cow Manure                 0.6            0.2             0.5
     
    Horse Manure              0.7            0.2             0.6
     
    Pig Manure                    0.5            0.3             0.5
     
    Sheep Manure              0.7            0.3             0.9
     
    Duck Manure                 0.6            1.4             0.5
     
    Worm Castings             0.5            0.5             0.3
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Marcia Selsor in Pit Fire Poo   
    I can't speak to the burning quality of bunny scat, but there is a difference between horse and cow manure. Cow pies should be very dry..frisbee quality. Horse turds are more cubic and have a higher nitrogen content. The horse turds are good for adding to saggar or trash can burns for good blacks. When I fired class loads of work , our pit was about 8-10 ft. long, 3 feet wide and about 30 inches deep with a ledge about 10" up from the bottom to support grills or metal refrigerator shelfs.The fire and built up coals were on the bottom.
    Bunny poo mixed with pine may work in a pit or also you could try it on a trash can or a brick above ground "pit". The pine shavings will help the burn.
     
    Marcia
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to phill in Yunomi   
    Good idea. I love the yunomi shape. I don't use them for tea all that much, but I just like to use them for anything. You will get a lot of flak from some people if you are not from Japan or don't have their specified "credentials" to be calling your work yunomi, but I think that is hogwash. Don't let others get to you, and make what you enjoy.
     
    John's advice is great. The same goes for mugs...or anything really. Drink a lot of hot drinks out of a lot of mugs, and you will quickly find things you like and don't like about the pieces you are using. Obviously everything is preferential to your likes and dislikes, but that's part of what makes your art interesting to others. 
     
    I prefer tall feet on my cups, because I have this idea in my head of a child in class that desperately wants to be called on by the teacher, and this child is standing on the chair with their hand as high as it can go to get the teacher's attention. The cup is begging to be used. And I started really liking a drainage hole so that when it is washed in a dishwasher it doesn't collect a pond of dirty food water. 
     
    here are a few of mine:
     







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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Biglou13 in Outdoor Sculpture In Earthenware--Best Body?   
    Hello!
    So, I'm planning on making two gargoyles to protect my home. Sadly, my kiln is a tired old man and only likes to fire in earthenware. Anyone here have experience with this? I was thinking a heavily grogged terracotta that is fired to ^03 might be my best option, but I'm not sure. The statues will not be glazed, as South Dakota winters are lethal to glazed ware!!
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