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  1. "Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive." Mel Brooks
  2. Why, well because I am too darn lazy to drive the hour and half to the closest pottery store....
  3. Hi there, Ok I am making tiles all the time, the best quickest way I have ofund to make a tile is: Get two slats of wood to the thickness that you want your tiles to be. Get some plaster board cut into lenghts of about 20 cm larger than the lenght of the tiles and get the plaster board cut as long as possible. Then put his on the floor, get your block of clay and wire cutter, slice the clay off the slab using your slates directly onto the board, dont cut it to tile shape yet, pick up your block of clay and move it to the next space get the slats ready cut again, move up, repeat. Once you get the plaster board full, trim them with a pattern of the tile( I have a wooden tile with a handle) and pizza cutter. Start again on the next plaster board, once completed you can stack it onto the first one. This hold everything good and flat. Dont try to move or pick up tiles when they are still wet this will cause you warpage ect. I find plaster mould are only really useful if making a relief series and you really need the proper pressing equipment. Let me know how you get on. Trina P.S I just foulnd a video that shows exactly what I am talking about....
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    Deep Ocean

    This is my favorite on too! Which is amazing because I normally dislike blue glaze, but the form just really suits it. COngrats! Trina
  5. You could make kaolin grog from powdered firebricks. Sincerely, Arnold Howard Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com Hi there, Thanks for your reply, are we talkin powdered as in dust? I am planning to do something sculptural in terra cotto and burn it in a pit fire so I know the temps arent going to be more than whatever the fire brick was fired at. I was thinking of rice sized bits. Trina So I smashed up my fire brick wacked it into my clay, decided to make two very large tiles / masks and am now hoping for the best. I did only use the finest dust and will use the rice sized bits for my original idea.... will keep you posted . Trina
  6. You could make kaolin grog from powdered firebricks. Sincerely, Arnold Howard Paragon Industries, L.P., Mesquite, Texas USA ahoward@paragonweb.com / www.paragonweb.com Hi there, Thanks for your reply, are we talkin powdered as in dust? I am planning to do something sculptural in terra cotto and burn it in a pit fire so I know the temps arent going to be more than whatever the fire brick was fired at. I was thinking of rice sized bits. Trina
  7. Hi there, Can anyone share ideas with me about 'homemade' grog. I have some chimney bricks which I am considering bashing up and adding to some low fire terracotta clay body. Thanks in advance Trina
  8. love the form, cant say i like the glaze though, that is just me, blue is one color that to me can look a bit hard. Have you considered to model this kind figure on a hangman style string. If you have not seen them you set up a piece of wood i use a right angle with a foot and clamp it to the work table. Then use a string as the plum line that goes through your figure. This keeps the legs totally straight and makes putting in a base super easy. Thanks for sharing your work, Trina
  9. Hi I will have a look at the make up of the clay I use. I am in spain so the brands are different. I am making tile murals in relief all the time and so far have had only minimal warpage. One thing I do do though is carve out the backs of tiles that get really thick. I will let you know.... Trina
  10. love the crawl, is it a glaze or ..... would look great on a polar bear. trina
  11. My love affair with clay goes something like this: me: Clay I love you Clay: silence me: really I love you please I am begging you love me back Clay: grunt me: I LOVE YOU please........... Clay: we'll see and so it goes
  12. HI there, I have had that happen to me with uncompatible engobes or slips but not with glaze. I too would be interested in an answer...Trina
  13. Oh dear God I just added something to the gallery.....can I take it?! heheheheh ummmm.... Ya! I can Trina
  14. What happened to Randal? Is that what you are talking about, a real shame to lose someone on this forum with so much talent and helpful ideas....I missed the post but someone really seemed to annoy him....pity Trina
  15. Hi there,, nope you are not silly.... I just have big problems trying to download pictures onto this site. I love looking at galleries of the works of others and posting my own. I am trying to build my own web page at the moment and I can tell you that is not easy either... I will try again to post somthing Trina
  16. OK but don't say you haven't been warned eh? Trina Made me laugh! You know I am from Canada,eh? Most of us don't say "eh" all the time. We do say "oot and aboot." Can't help it. It's our dipthong talking, eh? TJR I am a great white norther myself, hense the salt and pepper shakers in my profile picture. Trina
  17. You can also get ceramic paints that you can seal by baking them in a house hold oven for a few minutes. Not sure how well it works as I have not tried it myself but have seen it in art supply stores. Trina
  18. Thanks for your vote of confidence! I love to make animals that are more form and texture than anything else. I haven't been able to make any for w while because of other commitments, yesterday i had time and made one. I just felt good and I loved it. These pieces reflect that i think. The funny part is some people who look at them just don't get it and others love them as much as me. It is sometimes hard to stay true to your work without having feelings of getting more commercial, but at the end of the day you only get better as an artist when you can truely express yourself and the viewer can feel it and understand. Trina
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