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    thunderbird

    waiting to be fired
  2. Keep meaning to reply to this post for ages, thank you for sharing your spoon rest ideas with us.... great post! T
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    Angelina.jpg

    you just do the best figures! love them T
  4. yip did that and the little circle goes around and around then it suddenly sends me back to the home page.... i will keep trying.... thanks for caring!
  5. Is anyone else having problems downloading images into the gallery?
  6. Hi there, I am refiring it as it is broken in three pieces, and the break has destroyed the pattern on the front so I have made a new back out of paper clay filled the gaps with white earthenwear paperclay, and then re-touched the design, and will fire again. I learned this tecnique from a german who specializes in ceramic restoration work in Germany. It works great and has a better result than glue ect... T Sounds very interesting. How do you get the clay colors and glaze (?) to match? Hi there, Well in this case it is not that hard, the tile is terracotta covered with what looks like a white engobe that has been painted on. So I just do painting using a palette of stains, then cover the whole thing with a clear glaze. I will do this one on both sides just to give it a bit of extra strength. - Will post a picture of the end result. T
  7. Hi there, I am refiring it as it is broken in three pieces, and the break has destroyed the pattern on the front so I have made a new back out of paper clay filled the gaps with white earthenwear paperclay, and then re-touched the design, and will fire again. I learned this tecnique from a german who specializes in ceramic restoration work in Germany. It works great and has a better result than glue ect... T
  8. OK did it....lets see what happens thanks T
  9. Hi there, A friend of mine removed a tile from a wall in order to save the mural. Unfortunately one of the tiles got broken. I have removed as much of the tile glue and cement from the back as I feel comfortable doing. I have repaired tiles in the past but none that have been contaminated in this way. If there are still some bits (tiny) of cement on the back what do you think it is going to do in the kiln. I plan on refiring at about 1000C. Any advice gratefully recieved! Trina
  10. Hi there, I looks to me like these were fired on a tree type stand that has right angle prongs coming out of it, so that only a small point on the inside of the bangle is affected. T
  11. Hi there, There are lots of natural red garnets where I live. I find them from time to time, i have tried to fire them, Low fire 1000C, they don't explode but they do turn black. The heat must change them in some way as polishing ect doesn't change them back. I have seen some artists firing stones with silver clay or those type of products at around 700C, haven't tried it myself so don't know for sure how it works. T
  12. HI there, I use iron in some of my pieces...these have all been fired in place at 1000C. T
  13. I just love paperclay and make my own as needed so it never really gets a chance to mold. Generally I use one roll of toilet paper to about 1 kg of white earthenware clay. I dont have any experience raku 'ing' it generally I low fire it to about 1000C. One quality that I find get is that you can still carve, shape or drill into it easily after it has been fired. It definately drys well and reconstitues easily. T
  14. Thanks guys, I would say more like and ache generally, but with a actually pain when i extend the wrist. I am sure nothing too seriuos probably just over did it on the first day back. Have been eating marmite for some extra b vitamin. just getting older i guess.... it happens. T
  15. So i get back from my 6 week trip, all crazy excited to get back to the studio, think 'Hey I'll just through a few little bowls'. You know just to get back into it and have something to play around wíth this weekend and I woke up this morning with my wrist a hummmmming Eek who knew, trust me I was humbled.... T P.S on a more exciting note: my art centre is having an evening with Paul Bryn Davies. He is going to a demonstrate drawing fairies and dragons. If you don't know him he has drawn the jackets for at least 15 Stephen King novels. Ya!
  16. I have one small kiln outside under a porch at my house, I live in very dry conditions but had to make sure that the kiln is covered when not in use. I really suffered from some growing rusty spots. I use this kiln for smaller objects or tests, so maybe that it is not in regular use has something to do with it as I havent had any problems with my other equipment. T
  17. Hi there, I saw the most amazing pots / decorative vessels that where made out of black and white layered clay sliced up relayered and rolled out. They almost looked like very earthy versions of milliflor. I will have a look to see if I got some good photos. It was just great to see all the professional galleries, talk with some of those dedicated potters just living the dream. It is just amzing to see all the talent that is out there! As you can imagine saw paintings and more paintings, galleries till my feet hurt and my eyeballs were ringing maybe it is time to get over my fears of oil paints and attack a canvas or two. T
  18. That is another super good idea! I will definately follow the blog... T
  19. Hello all, Back from my 6 week north america trip and can hardly wait to get back to the studio tomorrow. Saw some great galleries, great work and now full of inspiration! Wooo Wee watch this space! T
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