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  1. Our local arts centre expands from 1 room of retail to 3 for the month before christmas. Work from 35 artisans, limited entry, 1 artist overseeing a room at a time, and central cash. It was off the hook! The potters (including me) could barely keep mugs in the displays. Platters, bowls, spoon rests, functional pottery was flying out of there. The weavers were running out of dish towels, the handmade bath and body vendor was constantly out of different products. People were craving local, handmade, home and body luxury. Half the folks I spoke to were regulars, the other half had never been. Her
  2. I second hand sanitizer, especially if it smells half decent.
  3. This is a good idea. For some reason, my last batch of AR was super "fluffy" for lack of a better word. 2 of my other glazes were as well, and appeared thicker despite the SG measuring the same as my last batch. I suspect it's the difference between the old chemicals I inherited and the new chemicals I've purchased. I can defloc with sodium silicate yes?
  4. I looooove using broccoli elastic bands. Plus i lose them constantly and they are cheap. I'm struggling with my Alabama rain sliding off my mug trims when I layer over my other glazes. I'm going to try to thin it to keep some on the rim but I'm struggling because the thing I love about the glaze (super dreamy drips and swirly movement) seems to be what is pulling my glaze off the rim. Also please excuse my zombie reanimation of this thread.
  5. Correction! Our local arts centre sale will happen indoors (currently) but they've got a great system that doesn't require most vendors to be present at each day (they have someone in each room, and someone managing cash at the exit). So they expect to be able to operate like any standard retail location. Which is awesome. Because this is actually where I tend to buy all of my christmas gifts. Edit to add: I live in a province of 5 million with about 20 new cases a day that is in phase 3 of reopening.
  6. Awesome thread. It's fitting well with 370 for me. I ended up going with the 10 after seeing John Britt's experiments with it. Thanks!
  7. This is the Alabama Rain over Alberta Yellow, and then the one in the background is Alabama Rain over chun celadon with alberta yellow on top.
  8. Yup - light pink. I don't let it get thick because it will pinhole. It seems very very happy on Plainsman 370 which is what I've got above. I like mixing it with Alberta Yellow as well. I've gotten some pretty lovely swirling goodness from it as a 2nd layer. So far chun celadon is the only one I get drips on, spearmint I get a long consistent pull down, but it's fairly stable on Alberta Yellow and on it's own. (when I chuck Alberta Yellow on top I just get this overall fun swirly pink).
  9. Yes, the Alabama Rain runs on top of the other glazes. It's actually more restrained on the spearmint. On top of chun celadon I actually get drips all the way down handles and to the shelf (from like, the top 3rd of the mug).
  10. Thanks @Roberta12 Yes - Alabama rain w/10% rutile on spearmint is so fun! And the inventory system is necessary. I live 400km from the supply shop and I don't want to pay for shipping. So I do a lot of work to predict!
  11. Does anyone else's drying plaster get a weird furry powdery thing happening the day after reclaim drying? I inherited this from the woman who sold me essentially her entire studio. It just brushes off, but it will cover substantial amounts of the plaster. Thanks in advance potter friends.
  12. Thank you for all the advice. I actually feel like I've got a system (printed out on a sheet, each item is checked as I add it), but as it turns out, I was anemic (!) hence the exhaustion and sleepiness. I've gone through and checked my quantities and I definitely have more copper in stock than I should, and the new bag of rutile isn't opened. I have a master tracking sheet with quantities for ordering and this has come in handy. So it appears that I failed to add both rutile and copper! I like the ideas of playing with the clear and adding some different colours. I might do that since I now h
  13. DO NOT MAKE GLAZE WHEN SLEEP DEPRIVED So... I've made this one glaze a few times, a spearmint, and I love it. It has rutile and copper carbonite as colorants. Well, I made a few more litres the other day and glazed and fired and it was clear. Totally clear. I went through my notes and noticed that I did not check off the rutile, so I think I failed to add it. I thought I added the copper carbonite but I really question that since there's not a hint of green. Also, according to my inventory worksheet, I should be out of copper, but I still have some left it the bag. I did add it to the oth
  14. Hi Babs I throw pretty somewhat on the wet side, but not too much. I usually compress the rim on every pull. And I didn't use any slip on this. Min - when you think weight bearing are you thinking in the kiln or during drying?
  15. Hi Min They were all wheel thrown. I've never had this type of split show up, but I've also never blown up anything in the kiln, let alone multiple bowls in one firing. The one that split after the bisque was a small wine cup, the two that I saw after the glaze fire were a small mixing bowl and another wine cup. Thanks!
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