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  1. Hi everyone! Thank you for your advice. I made my own jewelry racks, purchased 10 g wire rods for them, spent forever cutting 14 gauge wire and bending them into hooks. All. my earrings turned out beautifully! I now have them up for sale on my etsy
  2. Thank you!! And I love your bowls. I am going to give the bat plate another go.
  3. Oh, I thought it was such a cool idea at the time... I have gone and made plant markers. One side is the plant name, the other side is sgraffito of the plant. They have a rectangle face with a triangular stake. I did it without thinking them through and now I’m totally at a loss for how I’m going to like, fire them with glaze, haha. Any suggestions? I’d at least like the faces of the rectangles to be glazed. But Ive tried thinking of all sorts of configurations like balancing them on my jewelry racks while holding them in place somehow or even hand building a custom rack for them where i
  4. Yeah, that's what I'm doing. Literally right now at my desk, hah.
  5. Yes, that is probably it. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my post. I really appreciate it. Poor ole bat pie plate. Alas. I may just make another one. I learned a lot makign this one and now I know how to do it quickly.
  6. Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time! I'll try to respond to things 1.) No, I didn't use plaster. 2.) To be perfectly honest, I don't remember if this was some clay I had reclaimed from my own fresh bag or fresh clay straight from my bag. 3.) It wasn't very dry when I actually created the sgraffito. It was leatherhard/at the perfect stage of drying. Actually, this was my best sgraffito'ing I've ever done. Le sigh. 4.) I totally could have slapped on the Amaco Underglaze too thick. I DO tend to get "paint happy" and I should have more patience between coats. It's very eas
  7. https://imgur.com/a/UOSkElv I recently got a batch of some sgraffito bisqueware back from the kiln (I do not operate the kiln, someone else does). I painted black underglaze onto leatherhard 06 clay. For the first time, I used Amaco Velvet Black (in the past, I'd used Speedball). There were some mugs, some earrings, small plates, etc. wit sgraffito. Several of the items had chips in some places, especially my bat pie plate. I've never had this happen before. Was it me? Did I just make the underglaze too thick in spots? Was it a kiln thing? The person who operated it did seem...dist
  8. Thanks, Bill. I will hold on to this when I get to the point in life when I can make my own glazes. I'm very excited about this.
  9. Hello all! I am looking for a clear glaze that isn't super glossy or super cloudy for the exterior of some sgraffito work I've done. (Specifically, amacao black velvet on a white clay body but I use other colors and clays also). It seems like to be truly clear, it would have to be quite glossy. I do have the glossy Mayco SW-004 Zinc-Free Clear. I found this thread and this person was looking for the same thing, but I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share photo examples of using the Mayco SW002 or another Cone 6 appropriate product. https://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/to
  10. Thank you for checking! I emailed the ceramic shop but haven't heard back. Yes, I've made some other earrings and I made sure i made them bigger. At least this is a step up from where I made some earrings and forgot to put ANY holes in where I could turn them into actual earrings haha
  11. Roberta, thank you for your response. Do you happen to have an idea of what size guage wire this might be: https://www.theceramicshop.com/product/1641/bead-tree-rep-set-of-122wire/ I ask because it is the wire pieces that the bead/jewelry tree from Roselli uses and I have fitted my earrings onto this very tree yesterday and it was a great fit. I'd like to order the same size. i suppose I could just order the replacement wire that they sell. But I'd rather order a large roll and cut it to make the size I want.
  12. Hi! Yes, trust me I've been all over the ceramic shop. I've looked at all. I am just broke and for the time being can't order multiple racks. Eventually I do want to make my own, though! Good news: I went back to the woman who owns the clay supply shop here and has been a teacher. This time, I physically took my earrings, showed her photos. My earrings fit on her jewelry tree (which she got from the ceramic shop) and I explained to her what I hoped to do-make hooks to hang earrings from for this batch. I don't think it seems that complicated. She assured me I should be able to make order
  13. hey oldlady, eventually I'd like to make my own rack, yes. I won't get into the complicated reason why I can't do that for this firing but suffice it to say, I don't have the time to make my own rack, etc. for it this time.
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