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  1. I've watched a lot of videos, and I still don't get it. "Trim your pots when they are LEATHER HARD." "Attach handles when mug is as soft as possible." SO which is it? If things are too dry, or if there is too much difference in moisture content of mug and handle you can expect cracks where the handle meets the mug.. I'm getting my fair share of them. Maybe the answer is to throw mugs that are perfect and need no trimming. RIGHT. I'm using stoneware clay from Standard. How can I avoid cracks. How am I supposed to repair cracks before firing? ja
  2. So my whining on another thread about dealing with "infirmaries" brought on a suggestion for extruding by Min. (IP: 173.180.69.79) Posted Wednesday at 11:41 AM @Pres, how about using an electric caulking gun? Ryobi makes an inexpensive one ($40 in Canada) 500 lbs of push force. I know the battery and charger would be expensive but if you already have those? After about a week of thinkin
  3. Hi - I am using porcelain for the first time, and while I knew it was persnickety, I am having an unexpected problem: it keeps breaking while I'm glazing. While one pot was a very thin (too thin probably) vase, I have had multiple cup handles break in the middle or away from their attachment site. The handles were not pulled - they were coils that I smoothed with a sponge, so I wondered if maybe the clay was not compressed enough? The handles were relatively small but the cup was small and thin, too, so I don't think that is the problem. It is a cone 10 Narra porcelain, and they were bisqu
  4. From the album: 2014 Featured Artist Pieces

    This is a bowl that I ruined as I was putting in the kiln to bisque fire. Originally it had braided handles to match the braid that runs around the top. As I was pulling my hands out I tapped on of the bone try handles with my little finger and it broke off. I removed it from the kiln shaved off the stump and cut off the other handle then decided I did not like it without handles drilled holes to add the beaded handles after it was fired. It is glazed in coyotes celadon line of glazes In Key line, Sedona Sunset and Sapphire. The handles are heavy duty wire with multi colored glass beads. The

    © Terry Buffington

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