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Mark C.

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About Mark C.

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  • Birthday 03/15/1953

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    Near Arcata Ca-redwood rain forest
  • Interests
    Diving-underwater photo-salvage diving-dive Travel
    Extreme offshore tuna fishing off north coast of Ca.

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  1. Those coyotes are Wiley welcome to the forum
  2. Do not let clay get into your septic system. Make a separate system for clay hand washing-do a search on main page as this has been covered many times. You will need a pump or carry out the water since you are below ground level
  3. That a VERY fair price Pres. I sold a 231 this year for more $ in worse condition (350$) Folks should jump on it.
  4. As a show board member we just voted to have our 48th annual North Country Fair on the 3rd week in September. Now we all know its up to the state,county and city to approve this down the line but we are moving ahead with the assumption that it will happen-we mailed and emailed out the apps and will make the final go or no go in late August. We are holding the funds until then so it will be easy to cancel the event if needed. I think shows in the fall will move forward as ours is. Summer shows are more iffy for sure.My guess some will happen and others will not and some will morph into sm
  5. Spring orders are rolling in (wholesale) and local sales are at a all time high min some venues. I had the best 1st quarter at one market alsmost tied the 4th quarter at same market. This summer looks to be a strong one with local tourists . Last year we had more tourists than normal; and this year we all think there will be more with current situtaion with shots in arms happening now. By fall shows may be back as well.My slow done schule has taken a beating-I need a new plan
  6. I hate space cadets no matter what or where they are. I would not give up that shop was just not the right one. Finding the right shop is hard but well worth the outcome in the long run
  7. Frozen pots if wet enough will die. Usually if fired they will crack as well. Dry the pots well then freezing will not hurt them
  8. I have had my bag of bone ash forever (maybe 35 years) and I'm thinking its not synthetic . I do not use Epson salts in it as it stays floating just fine-the glaze is always a bit thick anyway. Never added iron to it. It can turn red on its own in spots
  9. I use a 30 inch Baily electric slab roller. There is no difference Manuel or electric -except faster and easier other than that same slab with each type.
  10. For small shipments I use my PayPal usps account (big discount) for boxes that hold 3 pots or more its cheaper to use my UPS account at 30% off thru ICan membership(back then it was a different name)-potters council). I got the discount when I joined up 9 years ago and its good until cancelled with UPS after you sign up. Pirate ship is for USPS service it looks like only
  11. I use a barium glaze on the outside (not the lip that you drink out of) of a few wares. I use a white liner on inside and lip in thesse situations .All cone 10 reduction fired .
  12. I have written several threads on packing as many other have as well-use the search on main page. I use UPS as I have a 30% discount with them for heavy packeages they are best rate or fed ex ground (they seem to be tougher on handling I think) I wrap each pot (mug in a piece of cardboard . I use clay boxes for thios as I have a ton of them.Cut them a bit oversize of height of mugs and roll the mug up in cardboard an tape. This makes an inner pad and then I stuff the mugs in a box very tight so thay cannot move (I did a photo thread on this if can find it) I would fill boxes and
  13. My suggestion is to make a new mold which just brings the sides straight up on same slow outward level-put a seal grove in mold where lip terminates (a cut line for cutting later) and this new say 1 inch height will be where extra clay is held as mold lever drop. (just like Peters extra cottle ring does above) This is not like your drawing at all where clay goes sideways.The mold continues on same plane as your glass straight up just an inch or two more. This is extra (called a spew is standard practice in mold making ) mold need extra room at top to hold extra slip so when lev
  14. My guess is yes its sublimated and most likely not fired on or fired below decal temps .
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