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  1. Thanks! I would never have found that site! I am sure it will be helpful!
  2. I think this will be great for him. I simply think staying busy with creative activities is good for everyone.
  3. I am too, because I am amazed at what the other children are doing. My kids are home-schooled and no TV at all....Games are very restricted, so when they finish their daily curriculum, there is nothing else, except to find something educational. I really do think the best thing about home schooling is that I have been able to give my children the gift of time...I really believe, that all children have gifts, but often don't have the chance to find them. They can't come up with a whim and talk me into financing just anything. I will know when it is the right thing, for a particular child. I have to feel in my heart their wants and subsequent needs are sincere...There is NO money to waste here and everything comes with a sacrifice...Which is just fine...because I also believe sacrifice can be a gift. This child also has some cerebral palsy...He no longer wears leg braces and does really well, except for he does have hand tremors...I think doing pottery will be wonderful for him. He will overcome this! Cannot wait!
  4. Thanks! We've been around the block....One is wood-turning and another is wool/fiber spinning, including raising our own sheep/angora rabbits...We eventually find our way. I will get the cone chart. He is interested in dinnerware, so going to try and keep him focused on that for quite a while. I never thought of ceramics textbooks...My kids LOVE books and I don't mind buying books for reference...They will re-read them over and over again. I am trying to get the things he needs to follow through on some projects. One thing about these kids...When they get to the point where I will buy something like a lathe, spinning wheel, and now pottery wheel.....They seriously will take it from 0 to blast-off....I love it!
  5. Just bought the "Surface Design for Ceramics" for $13.34...Again from Amazon. Can you tell I have 0% knowledge of this art???? And complete faith in all of you! Thank you! Needless to say...This is one reason we have no air-conditioning, clothes dryer, and heat our house and water with wood....I waste my money on my kids! HA! Not really wasted...Hopefully a gift he will carry with him through-out his lifetime...So it's the least I can do for him and the others....
  6. Thanks! This child wants to make dinnerware..,,Don't know what the fascination is..He barely eats. But he is fascinated with dinnerware and I definitely want them to be safe. I have so much to learn!
  7. The fine print from the makers of commercial glazes state it was tested under their firing conditions but each user needs to test for their particular clay body, kiln, and firing schedule. They extend no liability coverage to users should something go wrong with a pot you make and sell. Because you don't know the ingredients of commercial glazes, you really don't know what they are using to get those bright colors or for what they tested the glazes. As the seller of the item, you are ultimately responsible for the products you use . . . not the manufacturer. Also, if you layer the glazes, the companies do not test for that. So, two safe glazes could result in one bad glaze. Same for home made glazes, combinations change everything. Oh boy! You are scaring me! HA!
  8. Yes...I did confuse the two. I thought it was remarkable what the dad was doing and we have written back and forth. I hoped it would give encouragement to our Sweet Mennonite friend, to know someone that had figured out how to do this one handed.
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