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Rae Reich

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  1. Love where you're going with your decoration "pushing the envelope" of your forms!!
  2. Love the contrast of the red clay and the fat white glaze of the top pic! Does that glaze have tin ?
  3. I worked with a male potter, short with potter muscles, who made tall slender mugs with narrow extruded handles. I'm a average sized woman of slender build who makes sturdy, broad-based mugs with beefy handles. Go figure. My non-ware work, tho, is definitely more feminine looking as it usually decorated with freehand drawn and carved floral designs.
  4. Yikes! I pictured ten cylinders that were 10" tall and of the same (10") diameter! THAT would be a challenge
  5. Thanks, Lady! Just spent some quality time exploring your Kim Kirchman info. Seems like something similar can be done on bisque, per Preeta's video. Back to the original question, tho, for a form of tracing paper similar to graphite transfer, but with underglaze, wetting the whole transfer wouldn't work. A dry process is what is wanted.
  6. So it's like painting behind glass - you lay in the highlights first and work "backwards"? Still leaves room for improv. I like this very much.
  7. $15 for 6 9"x9" sheets seems expensive to this stingy potter. I would be trying to make my own by coating various papers with underglaze to see what would both hold the material and release it. First I would try regular tracing paper and then spray on hairspray as a fixative. There's an acid free paste for paper that doesn't wrinkle it called Yes! (Amazon) that might make a good medium for the underglaze. It doesn't make the paper too stiff to bend around a pot.
  8. I've never seen anything like this - is it an Italian product? What is it usually used for? I like the design.
  9. Small edit, Pres. In Basic 1. Cut cylinders vertically (we know what you meant, but if you print out for hand-outs)
  10. I, too, have a question about the definition of "leather hard". To me, it means leather-like in that it's still a little flexible and still damp enough that sanding is impractical and produces lumps, not dust. So, "sanding of leather hard clay" - not possible. Sweeping up the trimmings, though - possibly. Lots of trimmings.
  11. Joseph, you are so right! May I copy this to send to my granddaughter?
  12. Well done! Nice use of the hem gauge for scale! My friend, the professional seamstress, had all her employees save their hair cleaned from combs and brushes and she used it for pin cushion stuffing. Many of us know that running your needle (or diaper pin - that's how old I am) through your hair helps it to slide through fabric due to hair's natural oils.
  13. Gorgeous! Looks complicated - 4 screens? Hand painting? Airbrushed rim? I'm in love â¤ï¸
  14. My favorite set! Love the colors and the free-form tracery. It looks very light for ceramic.
  15. Yes! Dipping in water eliminates those pesky bubble voids at handles and attachments and intricate do-dads. Especially useful when dipping tall pieces to lessen glaze build-up on the part that's immersed longest.
  16. Most ceramic and glass used in clothing and jewelry is in the form of BEADS. I don't see this word in your outline. I suspect that this keyword would turn up more applications. Interesting field of inquiry.
  17. Is this a portrait of a goat you know? He seems to be such a specific character.
  18. This is a very vague story, but I met a potter 20-25 years ago who told me that as a (maybe chem/clay) student at (???) USC or UCLA (???) she glazed a pot with a uranium yellow which was displayed (somewhere on site - physics dept?) in a special case ( ??).
  19. Thank you for your detailed post - I could picture every step as you described it. Beautiful work!
  20. Key word is look of birch trees. I have 3 birch trees in my yard. The bark is beautiful. However the actual birch tree is the biggest pain in the butt. It drops leaves year round, along with the leaves you get nice limbs that fall off near winter. The tree loses like 50-60% of its little limbs, and they don't all drop real quick. I go out and pickup limbs and rake leaves almost every day. This morning I picked up over 20 limbs. Freaking birch trees. I am going to eventually cut them down, or sell this house! ahahha anyways, beautiful work! You see "chore," I see firewood and kindling. Soun
  21. If you do, make them with some texture or smooth-bottomed vessels of cold liquids will cling to the coaster when condensation forms and the coaster will crash when the vessel is lifted. #learnedfromexperience
  22. Wow! Being in the right place at the right time really worked for you! (As well as careful management of resources.) I am utterly jealous and impressed.
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