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    LinR got a reaction from rox54 in Easy way to clean off unwanted glaze from bisqueware   
    If you're looking to clean up narrow waxed areas a wet Qtip works.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in QotW: Does the weather interfere with your production/exploration of Ceramics?   
    Well this heat we're enduring on the wet coast certainly interferes with getting anything done.I can barely get the necessities of the day done.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Roberta12 in QotW: Does the weather interfere with your production/exploration of Ceramics?   
    Well this heat we're enduring on the wet coast certainly interferes with getting anything done.I can barely get the necessities of the day done.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Pres in QotW: Does the weather interfere with your production/exploration of Ceramics?   
    Well this heat we're enduring on the wet coast certainly interferes with getting anything done.I can barely get the necessities of the day done.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Roberta12 in Keeping a 22" Platter from Sagging   
    Thrift stores are a great place to find shapes for moulds.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Pyewackette in Lotion allergies   
    Use disposable  gloves for glazing to keep the oil off the bisque, unless you are allergic to the synthetic gloves.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Roberta12 in Lotion allergies   
    Use disposable  gloves for glazing to keep the oil off the bisque, unless you are allergic to the synthetic gloves.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Pyewackette in Question about alternative finishes for ceramics & acceptance by ceramic artists   
    Some of the replies seem to want to put ceramics into a narrow box.  A question about not properly firing.  Pit fired work and raku leave the item very fragile.  Neither would either of these techniques survive being outside.  Are they then not ceramic?  Does glazing a piece make it ceramic?  What about terra sig. or firing to maturity with no other finish.  Does applying gold leaf to a piece render it no longer ceramic?  Ceramics is a huge field.  That is what makes it so interesting.  You never stop learning when you are involved in ceramics.  Lets just enjoy all there is in this wonderful world of clay.
    Lin
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    LinR reacted to Hulk in What’s on your workbench?   
    Set o' mugs

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    LinR got a reaction from Hulk in anyone drying work outside?   
    I dry work outside too.  I try to keep it in dappled sunlight if possible.  If the sun is direct I make sure I turn it so that one side doesn't get more sun than another.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Pres in QotW: Now that Spring is on the way what will be your first task in the studio?   
    First job will be to raise the vent panel on the roof of the kiln shed.  Almost did it last week but put it off.  On the weekend we had a doozy of a storm with heavy rain, hail and 90 k/hr winds which would have blown the panel off despite the dozen or so bricks weighing it down.   I guess I'll procrastinate a bit longer.
    Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from GoneFishing in Question about alternative finishes for ceramics & acceptance by ceramic artists   
    Some of the replies seem to want to put ceramics into a narrow box.  A question about not properly firing.  Pit fired work and raku leave the item very fragile.  Neither would either of these techniques survive being outside.  Are they then not ceramic?  Does glazing a piece make it ceramic?  What about terra sig. or firing to maturity with no other finish.  Does applying gold leaf to a piece render it no longer ceramic?  Ceramics is a huge field.  That is what makes it so interesting.  You never stop learning when you are involved in ceramics.  Lets just enjoy all there is in this wonderful world of clay.
    Lin
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    LinR reacted to Russ in Question about alternative finishes for ceramics & acceptance by ceramic artists   
    How about this? We ARE the ceramic community. Ill throw up one of my cold finished pieces.
    Either you say yep its ok or you say no not cool. What say ye ceramic community?
     

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    LinR got a reaction from liambesaw in Question about alternative finishes for ceramics & acceptance by ceramic artists   
    Some of the replies seem to want to put ceramics into a narrow box.  A question about not properly firing.  Pit fired work and raku leave the item very fragile.  Neither would either of these techniques survive being outside.  Are they then not ceramic?  Does glazing a piece make it ceramic?  What about terra sig. or firing to maturity with no other finish.  Does applying gold leaf to a piece render it no longer ceramic?  Ceramics is a huge field.  That is what makes it so interesting.  You never stop learning when you are involved in ceramics.  Lets just enjoy all there is in this wonderful world of clay.
    Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Min in Question about alternative finishes for ceramics & acceptance by ceramic artists   
    Some of the replies seem to want to put ceramics into a narrow box.  A question about not properly firing.  Pit fired work and raku leave the item very fragile.  Neither would either of these techniques survive being outside.  Are they then not ceramic?  Does glazing a piece make it ceramic?  What about terra sig. or firing to maturity with no other finish.  Does applying gold leaf to a piece render it no longer ceramic?  Ceramics is a huge field.  That is what makes it so interesting.  You never stop learning when you are involved in ceramics.  Lets just enjoy all there is in this wonderful world of clay.
    Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from andryea in Emergency kiln furniture   
    Do you have any broken pieces of shelf?  I use small pieces of broken shelf to give me the height I need when the posts don't do it.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Chilly in Emergency kiln furniture   
    Do you have any broken pieces of shelf?  I use small pieces of broken shelf to give me the height I need when the posts don't do it.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from shawnhar in Sawdust in my kiln?   
    Shawnhar if you sawdust fire with pots that have been bisqued at the usual temps you loose the burnished surface, that is if you burnished them.  We bisque fired our burnished pieces to 018  and then smoke fired and the low bisque retained the burnish.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Hulk in Add ing colour to texture   
    Thanks for that recommendation Hulk. I like the idea of charging the brush with water before picking up the underglaze.  Lin
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    LinR reacted to LinR in Stiff hands   
    I have been going through hand problems for several month.  I suggest that you find out from your Dr just what the problem is.  Mine has been partly relieved with exercise, contrast  and ball release of the flexor muscles of the forearm.  However now I am developing trigger finger so the trials go on.  Exercise:  put your hands together in the prayer position.  With the hands held close to the chest and heels of the hands kept together move your hands down as far as you can and keep the position for 15 seconds.  The other one is hard to describe:  stretch arms out at your side with palms facing the floor.  Brig your wrists back as far as possible.  You will look like a little girl showing off her new dress!Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Hands On in Stiff hands   
    I have been going through hand problems for several month.  I suggest that you find out from your Dr just what the problem is.  Mine has been partly relieved with exercise, contrast  and ball release of the flexor muscles of the forearm.  However now I am developing trigger finger so the trials go on.  Exercise:  put your hands together in the prayer position.  With the hands held close to the chest and heels of the hands kept together move your hands down as far as you can and keep the position for 15 seconds.  The other one is hard to describe:  stretch arms out at your side with palms facing the floor.  Brig your wrists back as far as possible.  You will look like a little girl showing off her new dress!Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Hands On in Stiff hands   
    Ball release:  use a lacross ball or a tennis ball  on a table and roll it up and down from wrist to elbow with your forearm  palm down.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Roberta12 in Home made jewelry racks   
    Ouch!  My method was to place 3 posts in a row.  On top of that was a 1 inch post with a hole in the middle on its side..  The wire went through the 3 holes.  The middle post kept the wire from sagging.  I don't think you can have much distance between supports of the wire if you have much weight at all on the wire.  This method used the kiln furniture that I already had.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Roberta12 in Home made jewelry racks   
    I have done something similar but with  a post in the middle of the wire to prevent sagging.  Lin
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    LinR got a reaction from Bill Kielb in Home made jewelry racks   
    I have done something similar but with  a post in the middle of the wire to prevent sagging.  Lin
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