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  1. Picked up a bag each of Grolleg, McNamee, NZ, Helmer, and FHC: let the clay body tests continue.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Joseph: It will be over a month before I get done testing various parameters. I work with a five clay blend recipe.

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Oh my mistake. Fun stuff?

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Ah that's not too bad. Did a little maths and it comes out at £0.90 a kg and I pay £0.70 a kg

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  2. Mothers Day: A good mom will let her kids eat batter off the beaters: a great mom will turn it off first.

  3. Made a slip from my new clay formula and cast my 12 x16 arched tile mold yesterday. Popped it out of the mold and hour later and it is still perfectly flat this afternoon. First time that has happened.

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Congrats, your hard work paying off mate.

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Joseph: so far all I have to do is roll and cut. I do not touch them again until they are bone dry. No turning or weighting- cuts labor way down.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      looks like you may be onto something!

       

  4. Ordered technical grade/s of kaolins and one ball clay. Iron content is 0.08 which translates to super white porcelain.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Mark- check your email.

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Iron content is a typo I just now seen: should read 0.18%

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      How much $ per #? I am curious how cheap of stuff we are getting?

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  5. Picking up 3 stoneware and 4 porcelain clay bodies Tuesday: along with a list of modifiers. It is time to put to use what Ron roy taught me.

    1. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      clay bodies is always something I have avoided.

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Awesome stuff. Best of luck.

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Joel: clay formulation is actually easier than glaze. Then again I had an old pro teaching me.

  6. Leaving for KC in about 2 hours to meet up with Ron Roy tomorrow. I will back in KC on Thursday or Friday. See you there!

    1. Joseph Fireborn
    2. Babs

      Babs

      YOur worldly probs may all be solved! Good luck Glaze nerd.

  7. Closing on my office/warehouse in a couple of more days. The question now becomes: what studio toy should I buy?

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    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      so i have been contemplating this, and I think you need a 6x6 dance floor in the middle of the studio so when a good song comes on you can just drop what your doing and break down. for example:

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      If you're really feeling groovy you can mirror the ceiling so your disco ball really lights up the place.

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      And, glazenerd, it's life I'm high on. Thank you very much. :D LOL

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  8. Recieved my first commissioned work today. A large tile mural at City Hall depicting city history. The high school art class and local college art class will be involved. I get to mix in my beloved crystalline pieces as well.

    1. firenflux

      firenflux

      That's cool, congrats!

    2. Joseph Fireborn
    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      The VFW is now involved: want to add a sculpted war memorial.

  9. Got to spend a couple of hours picking the brain of a local glass artist. Gathering info on fusing glass onto fired porcelain pieces.Perhaps late this spring I will make my first attempts.

  10. I thought Community Challenge #5 would be a cake walk because I am a tile guy. After seeing just a few posts, I am getting very very nervous. Forgot how talented the people are in here. Do judges take bribes?

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Paul: what I like about your work the most: always outside of the box.

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Bruce: I know it is a challenge: just having some fun with it. Stirring the pot with a little throw down.

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      I have had good results from offering a virtual foot rub. ;)

       

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  11. I have been on the forum for roughly a month now. I must say it is an honor to see the works of so many talented and gifted people. The willingness to share knowledge and information is also commendable. Just thought it needed to be said.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Joel: those who think they know it all are the ones who have stopped learning.

    2. Chris Campbell

      Chris Campbell

      I think pottery is an area where your vista is constantly expanding ... The more you learn, the less you know for sure. The narrower your focus, the wider your possibilities.

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      The more years in ceramics it seem the less I know

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  12. It was a delight touring your gallery, not only artistic, but exceptional execution of the craft. Most impressive!! Bravo!!

  13. If you do not believe in your work, neither will anyone else.

  14. What is the difference between arrogance and confidence? Arrogance requires a voice, confidence is assured even when silent.

  15. Da Vinci left the Mona Lisa unfinished; deeming it one of his poorest works. The worst critic you will have in life- is you!

    1. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Isn't that amazing!

       

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I am learning that more and more each day. Thanks for the reminder.

  16. Art is imagination, interpretation, and emotion. and craft is the knowledge of how to use the medium to create it.

    1. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      The ions of art and craft! Well said glazenerd.

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