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    Marko got a reaction from Piedmont Pottery in Is it too late to start learning ceramics for me?   
    Too late is never to begin. 
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    Marko got a reaction from Roberta12 in Is it too late to start learning ceramics for me?   
    Too late is never to begin. 
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    Marko got a reaction from Hulk in Is it too late to start learning ceramics for me?   
    Too late is never to begin. 
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    Marko got a reaction from Bill Kielb in Is it too late to start learning ceramics for me?   
    Too late is never to begin. 
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    Marko got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Is it too late to start learning ceramics for me?   
    Too late is never to begin. 
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    Marko got a reaction from Pres in Loaning Out College Equipment   
    The University i use to work at wouldn't lead a paper clip out. And you could be reprimanded and or fired if caught. Seriously. 
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    Marko got a reaction from neilestrick in Shelves of another kind   
    Neil, the first 8 came fright with the Kiln. But on a separate pallet.  They looked fine when I opened the 2 boxes.  This was last October.  I was very disappointed and when I sent pictures to Paragon, i had to wait a month to get new ones. And that happened again on the replacements.  I will just go with the old and new ones in combo now. Later I will go get some of those 1/2" x 26" from Roadrunner Ceramics in San Antonio. What I didn't  think to do at first. I love those people at RC.  Oh I did tell them at Paragon that maybe they could check with The Ceramic Store and have them check their shelf supplier. 
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    Marko reacted to LeeU in Ceramics Monthly May 2020   
    Tooting my own horn here.  My little article on using a spreadsheet and storage carts for home studio organizational efficiency is the Quick Tip for the month! I received this from  the Acquisitions and Content Editor  "... after reading a post of yours on the Ceramic Arts Network Forum thread “Where do you keep it once you made it?” in which you described your spreadsheet and storage system for keeping track of inventory. This is such a concise, organized way of managing finished pottery, and we think readers would love to learn more. Would you be willing to write a short article on your method for Ceramics Monthly?" Cool, huh?   Thanks, Prez, for asking the question! 


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    Marko reacted to liambesaw in Firing text into clay   
    Screen print onto newsprint or rice paper. Be sure any words are backwards.  Then simply wet the bisque with a spray bottle, apply the paper underglaze side down, and spray the back of the newsprint and use a sponge to dab it on.  Then you can smooth it with a rubber rib and gently lift it off like a temporary tattoo.
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    Marko got a reaction from Hulk in Firing text into clay   
    Thanks. Ill have to give it a go. Have a great New Year.
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    Marko got a reaction from JeffK in Firing text into clay   
    The vines are preesed. But the lettering is decal. You can find a ceramic decal printer online. Here's one I use
    https://www.milestonedecalart.com/
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    Marko got a reaction from Roberta12 in Firing text into clay   
    The vines are preesed. But the lettering is decal. You can find a ceramic decal printer online. Here's one I use
    https://www.milestonedecalart.com/
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    Marko reacted to Joseph Fireborn in Quick Question: Sea Shells - Cone 6 - Which Type?   
    Okay. Just an update.
     
    I have been soaking the tile 3 days. I also kept the shell to see how it would collapse. I stored it on a shelve. Today I looked at it and pulled out the tile. The only difference I can see in the tile is the white spots inside of the marks are gone. The brownish crusty edges are still there. 
     
    Here are pics. I will continue to soak for another few weeks to see what happens.
     
    Sorry about the lighting differences. Just quick snap. I have to wet down the broken up seashell to clean it up with a mask on. I will be sure to dispose of those right away while they can still be picked up next time.
     
    Thoughts? I really hope those marks are permanent as they seem.
     
    Right after Firing: 
     

     
    3 Days Later:
     

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    Marko reacted to Joseph Fireborn in Quick Question: Sea Shells - Cone 6 - Which Type?   
    Thanks for more info. I am just going to test it after I go on vacation this summer. Gonna scoop up a ton of shells with my son then try firing them in bowls and stuff and just see what happens. I was just curious if only certain types worked well, but all the reading I have found seems it doesn't really matter. 
     
    So I guess this thread is concluded! 
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    Marko reacted to LeeU in Quick Question: Sea Shells - Cone 6 - Which Type?   
    I actually know nothing, truth be told, but  I imagine some nice effects could be gotten from rough, salty shells if perfection is not sought, but the question is how much would the clay pull away and leave cracks or craters, and whether or not that was desired. 
     
    Here is a snippet I had read and filed in my "Tips" folder-don't remember the source but do remember reading other comments about the shells holding up when used like wadding, and then turning to powder a few days after firing.
     
    " Technically, no. You will not be able to use a shell on a pottery vessel and then fire it, with the expectation that the shell will remain in tact and in place, for several reasons (shrinkage rates and the shell will burn out). However....shells are frequently used to prop up pottery vessels during wood firings, this keeps the vessel off the shelf and leaves a gorgeous shell indent in your work. Usually oyster and scallop shells are used for this. A natural glaze forms on the vessel due to the high amounts of ash settling over it, the shells minerals help to add some texture and shape into this glaze forming process."
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    Marko reacted to Pres in Plates - Slump & Hump   
    There are hump mold systems out there for use on the wheel. I have a few molds and the fittings from one such company. I had thought to try throwing the paten plates for communion sets n that way. I threw several, but found in the long run for what I wanted they were not quite right. Thing is, by throwing it upside down you can start with a slab, pull a foot ring, and thicken rims etc all in a pretty easy process. Thickness is also easier, as you are rolling out the slab. Also is the plaster hump allows for pretty even drying and minimal handling.
     
     
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Marko reacted to Chris Campbell in Plates - Slump & Hump   
    Another idea is to throw a few hump molds.
    Load the clay on a bat and smooth it on your wheel until you get the inside shapes you want your plates to be.
    Let them set up to leather hard and use to make a few plates.
    When you are done, simply re-cycle the clay.
     
    I like making my molds out of clay because this process does not leave you with a whole bunch of heavy plaster molds or bulky styrofoam molds.
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    Marko got a reaction from Joseph Fireborn in Plates - Slump & Hump   
    Make them. Your family will have a piece of you for the future generations in the work you do.
     
    I think Mea is right about how much time you will spend learning and making your molds. If you have lots of time, go for it, but if the wife is waiting, throw em, so she don't throw you out, LOL JK. 
     
    I don't have any good read, except what the tribe is saying here.
     
    I am going to try Chris's method. It sound like a quicker way a than making mold.
     
    And do not forget that you have to store the molds when not in use. 
     
    Best wishes Joseph.
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    Marko reacted to Chris Campbell in Here Is How To Get Wax Resist Out Of A Brush   
    In case you have to use up the stuff you already have on hand ...
    a trick from an old Ceramics Monthly was to gently rub some liquid soap into the brush before using it to prevent the wax from sticking in the first place.
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    Marko reacted to neilestrick in Here Is How To Get Wax Resist Out Of A Brush   
    It's not labeled with a brand. It's just their house brand I guess.
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    Marko reacted to neilestrick in Here Is How To Get Wax Resist Out Of A Brush   
    Thanks for the tip!
     
    I use the wax resist from Ceramic Supply. It rinses out clean with just water, and never gums up the brushes.
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    Marko reacted to docweathers in Here Is How To Get Wax Resist Out Of A Brush   
    I had always been very diligent every time I used wax resist to quickly scrub out the resist. This kind of worked to make a brush flat last a bit longer, but slowly wax was building up in it. The other day I forgot to wash out the brush at all, a trashed brush, I thought. I found a quick way to make it come perfectly clean again. I took a small glass jar  and put a little water and dish soap in the bottom. I stuck the brush in it and put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds, until the water was slightly boiling. I pull it out of the microwave, swished around in the solution. The brush was absolutely clean, like brand-new, no wax.
     
    I thought others might find this  discovery useful.
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    Marko reacted to ChenowethArts in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    Something that is more like a sketch problem might have a broad reach...like, start with one cubic inch of clay and make something functional? something whimsical? something humanoid?
     
    These could be quicker turnaround projects while the quarterly thing happen,
    'just a thought,
    -Paul
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    Marko reacted to Cavy Fire Studios 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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    Marko reacted to rayaldridge in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    I hope the next challenge will avoid too specific a goal.  I participated in a couple, but I just wasn't interested enough to devote time to a specific form that was narrowly defined.  And at the moment, not interested in tile, though I've made quite a few over the years.
     
    I tend to find the more nebulously defined challenges more thought provoking.
     
    Still, my suggestion is the albarello, or medicine jar.  It's a simple form, but can take many shapes and if we're not sticklers for authenticity, many decorative approaches.
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