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  1. Hi I totally agree, Its way too hard to express onself the way you would in person. Just think about those smiley symbols, If I actually lived in a world where people continually winked at me I'd probably be totally creeped out. Its kind the same thing..... T.
  2. I just pushed something...mark board as read... I can't tell if it worked or not as i don't know what it is supposed to do. T I also just noticed that on the forums page, it shows no views for this post.... T
  3. I appear not to be signed in, can't look at my profile but can write a post. Anyone else having this problem? Thanks T
  4. Super News from the Great White North! Excellent eh! All the best T
  5. Hi there, Thanks! It took me about 3 months from start to finish. It was a really big thing to do and cost me a few sleepless nights. The miracle was that not one single tile got broken or needed to be remade. If I remember correctly there are about 200 tiles. I wish that I had invested in one of those mountable time frame cameras that take a picture every two minutes or so. I think that would have been better of me zooming all over the place. Anyway I learned from this and agree with John, if you really want it to be something great hire hire hire someone. T
  6. Hi there, I made a video of me making a big mural. The biggest thing to learn is move the camera SLOWLY. You can always get help with the Teci stuff but jerky and fast moving scenes are terrible to watch. This is what not to do
  7. Hi Maybe someone could point me in the right direction here. I normally use commerical transparent glaze and fire to 1000C. This glaze works fine and fits my clay. I have the chance to get my hands on about 100kgs of another brand of commerical glaze, (very cheaply hence the question) however this glaze pings and shows very fine cracks on the test pieces, not fitting the clay properly. I have no real experience in glaze mixing, where could I start in adding a flux? What would help? Thanks Trina
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    I was born in PG and went to school there !

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    dog

    thanks, I made it to order for someone whose dog had died and they wanted to have a memory. Trina
  10. Good topic. Interestingly enough I was just interviewed by a friend of mine who works for a sustainability group in Brussels. She is writing a piece about the enviromental impact of the industrial ceramic industry. She was using me 'the lone potter' as a comparison not only in terms of energy use but job creation / tourisim ect. I would be happy to post it here if anyone is interested once I get a copy. T
  11. Rat dog I love your posts, I can't even imagine digging my own clay and then trying to figure out how it can be made better. Good for you! T
  12. I am not an expert, but that seems a little low to me. I normally start a low fire terra cotta off at 980C - 1050 depending on the finish. Have you had this problem with other pieces? I haven't forgot the picture, just have been busy last few days. T
  13. Hi Thanks for replying. I used local red earthenware. The clay is a bit coarse and contain granules. May be you are right, it was influenced by coarse matter. I thought, the blackish like mildew. I am not an expert, but that seems a little low to me. I normally start a low fire terra cotta off at 980C - 1050 depending on the finish. Have you had this problem with other pieces? I haven't forgot the picture, just have been busy last few days. T Hi again, What temp are you firing at? I will take a picture of my pot with the same problem, to compare. T Hi The temperature was 950C (1742F).
  14. Hi Thanks for replying. I used local red earthenware. The clay is a bit coarse and contain granules. May be you are right, it was influenced by coarse matter. I thought, the blackish like mildew. Hi again, What temp are you firing at? I will take a picture of my pot with the same problem, to compare. T
  15. Hello, Is this a clay body that you normally use with that sig. I have had this happen to me when I combined a very groggy crude terra cotta with sig. Not sure though.... T
  16. Not sure where my reply went, trying again... Great video, what is the little push back to the centre thingy you got goin on? Are you just recompressing the clay? You did it on both mugs. I must do some more wheel work. T
  17. Hi Another idea is: Find a ceramic artist in your area, and get them to make your buttons. Probably cheaper and cleaner for your studio in the long run. You can have a look on ESTY and there are loads of button people. I use glass eyes in some of my work which I get other artists to make for me, its just easier than learning how to make them myself. T
  18. Hi there, When I first saw this imagine, I knew I had seen it before but just couldn't remember where and when. It just came to me, it is a French hand warmer mid 17th century. The Met Museum has one in its collection. Please don't think my memory is that good, I think I saw it on the british version of the road show. T
  19. Thanks for the link, I had a look at the site. I am looking for something maybe a bit simplier. I was just thinking about the basics. I normally cut structures up and hollow and reattach, but though it might be interesting to learn a bit more about it. T
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