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Cate Donoghue

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  1. John, you never cease to amaze me with your ingenuity. Thanks for this! Cate
  2. Amaco's layering is lovely in the charts, but it's definitely not as easy to reproduce as it looks. Do follow Chris's advice Also, they glaze the whole cup in both glazes, and many combos I suspect are not stable or foodsafe, especially the Palladium and Saturation Metallic. Look closely at the pics - many are pinholed - so just don't assume they are good fits to all clay
  3. LOL. I was watching a Simon Leach video the other day and he was talking about potters trying to be all "Japaneezy" I think was the term. Made me giggle From someone who thinks it's hilarious to see Western potters pretending they're 19th century Japanese potters, thanks for the above. Jim
  4. Activist, Helpful and Fun (the helpful is because my goal is to use most of my creations as donations to animal rescues and animal rights groups for fundraisers)
  5. Thanks all! I have decided that I will refrain from selling ovenware, but I might try to play with stuff for myself, just for the sake of fun. Cate
  6. I am trying to make some casseroles that will be over safe. Is B-Mix a good choice for a mid-fire casserole? Will I have to give instructions to make sure the casserole is not placed in a pre-heated oven? I looked through the old posts but couldn't find what the options are here. Thanks all! Cate
  7. I went to remove a SSC that I thought was just slightly stuck (didn't use kiln wash) and anded up with 5 stitches in a finger when it snapped. LOL. Yeah, I was bright that day. These days I don't even trust kiln wash. When I roll out slabs I cut up a bunch of small squares and use those under the cones. Overkill, sure, but... Cate
  8. Thanks Diana! I've made a few molds successfully, but this was doing me in
  9. Thank you both so very much! I hadn't thought about an expendable plaster piece. I'll give it a try
  10. I have a wonderful book on mold making. I've watched videos and looked around for this, but I'm stumped. Normally, in making a two part mold, you bury half the original in clay, pour plaster, coat the first plaster piece with release (after keying it), remove the clay "bed" the held the other half and cast the remaining piece. However, all the articles and books etc like to demonstrate with things like plasticene and found objects. How do you bury clay in clay without destroying it? Do I just need to remake it oversized and fire it first? Or am I missing something obvious? Thanks guys Cate
  11. I was reading this article: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/pottery-making-techniques/handbuilding-techniques/tips-for-using-soft-slabs-to-make-pottery/ I was wondering if anyone can clue me in to a source for building the frames? The angled ones, like the one on the top in the picture of the three frames. Are they available as molding or some kind of frame material that I can buy and just cut to size and miter the corners? Thanks! Cate
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