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Fun with Texture by Lindsay MacArthur
I mainly make functional stoneware pieces fired to ^6 in an electric kiln. I want to experiment with some fun textering and embedding and was looking for ideas. For example, I know a potter who occasionally fires some pieces wrapped in gauze and has even done a couple of pieces where she wrapped...
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February 12th 04 06:26 PM
by Nancy Albin Go to last post
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Christmas houses? by Bill DeWitt
I was thinking about starting to make my own Christmas town houses. So far my idea is to press some tiles in the shape of walls and roofs and bonding them together. This is (IMO) better than attempting to make a multipart mold and slip casting it. But since I don't know the pro's and con's of...
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December 17th 05 11:45 AM
by plodder Go to last post
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Reclaiming clay - how-to? by Bubbles
Hi guys! What I have been doing up until now is to slop my lefotovers (a LOT when you are a newbie on the wheel!) into a 10-liter bucket. Then I crunch the bits down into maximum 2 cm bits or less. But is 10 liters of clay too much to reclaim at once on a gypsum board? Am I being too...
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July 9th 05 11:40 PM
by Steve Mills Go to last post
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Chemistry basics for potters? by Bubbles_
Hi everyone I have litterally only had about 3 lessons in Chemistry during my schooling, due to a change of systems late in high-school. And those 3 lessons were so far over my head, you wouldn't believe it. Now, especially considering the problems I am having using other peoples' glazes, I...
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October 13th 07 10:25 AM
by Bubbles_ Go to last post
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Land Rover Commercial by MIKandCOL
Have you seen the land rover commercial where a couple guys are walking along the road hitchiking? One of the guys says his goal in life is to work with ceramics and pottery. A land rover picks them up and suddenly the guy changes his mind, thinking he would like to have a luxurious and obviously...
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March 27th 04 12:58 PM
by Eddie Daughton Go to last post
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Fine hairline cracks in bisque ware by JM
Hi all, I have a problem which has left myself, and my pottery teacher as puzzled as the pots. Recently my ware has developed fine hairline cracking during bisque firing. All ware is thoroughly dried before firing (when pots are both fired at college and at home) - so I don't damp is not the...
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December 1st 04 08:51 PM
by annemarie Go to last post
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Biggest blunders? by Bubbles
Hi guys! You are being so quiet these days and I love to read from you - so starting a topic I am pretty sure most of you will have input to! What have been your biggest blunders? Either technical or practical - I don't care - I just want to know what big mistakes you have made (potterywise) and...
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September 17th 04 08:17 AM
by annemarie Go to last post
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Single Fire Cone 6 Oxidation by DKat
I have posted this in the single firing group and no one seems home so I'm reposting here. I'm about to dive into single firing. The only issue I see is Oxidation has a rather flat and dull pallet in general. For color I'm currently using Pinnel's Green, Randy's Red, Honey, and Floating...
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November 20th 06 05:58 AM
by Elaine Stutt Go to last post
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About ourselves by annemarie
Its ages since we talked about ourselves, where we lived, what we do. Bubbles and I were discussing it in the "revive a dead dinner bell" thread. We thought it was a good ideas, so I will start. I live in New Zealand in the Wellington Region. http://www.wellingtonnz.com/ A site about...
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May 20th 05 01:16 PM
by Bob Masta Go to last post
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porcelain firing by Susie Thompson
I've built something which is very, very fragile. It will finally need firing to 1250C to mature the clay - at which point I suspect that the clay will be beginning to 'soften' and not be able to take its own weight. What I need to do is to biscuit fire to a sufficiently high enough...
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November 2nd 06 01:05 AM
by DKat Go to last post
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Anyone building their own kilns? by Byrd
I am trying to get started doing some glass and pottery crafting. I am having to do it on my own and with the aid of some books. I live 150 mi from the nearest school with any similar art programs and probably couldn't afford the tuition if it was next store, we're barely affording keeping the...
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May 15th 07 02:51 PM
by Moonraker Go to last post
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Questions on Ingredients by dkat
Well just posting has gotten me to the point of ordering ingredients. Now I'm stuck on which ones. Can anyone tell my why one over the other? Is the more expensive necessarily the better buy (or visa versa)? whiting Snocal 40 whiting Vicron 2511 Wollastonite W10 200M Wollastonite W20 352M
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July 21st 04 03:48 AM
by dkat Go to last post
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A pugged clay problem by JM
Hi all, Yesterday I machine pugged some re-claimed clay (as usual), but noticed that the clay's properties werent smooth. The clay could be 'torn' and was ragged when done so. When I pug my clay - I put it through the machine several times to make sure its the same consistency...
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March 27th 06 04:52 AM
by DKat Go to last post
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Them wobbles - wheel throwing by Bubbles_
Yeah - here I am again! Nag nag nag! LOL! So - I have been doing some pretty good work on the wheel lately. When I finally realized that I was using too firm clay, the centering go a lot easier! But - even if I have wedged the clay thoroughly just before slapping it on the wheel, I sometimes...
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November 17th 07 04:12 AM
by Rob Morley Go to last post
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Röhmertopf? by Bubbles
Hi folks Hubby is giving me new challenges. This time, he has asked me to make a röhmertopf. I have started, but now I am having misgivings. The clay I use is a high-fire clay that can be fired to 1350 C. But I know that it has to be low-fired (1000 C), in order to be able to absorb some of the...
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November 21st 05 03:42 AM
by Bubbles Go to last post
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craft/art article by Grayson Perry by Xtra News
What do you all think of this article?? Be really interested to hear, do you like his work. I love it, but it sure is controversial. I listened to him give a talk a couple months ago. A very interesting man. Anyway here is the...
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June 4th 05 04:48 AM
by A & V Go to last post
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looking for kiln by Sonya Ledet
I am looking for a used kiln. I have tried News Ads and here. Any Ideas on where to look?
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May 26th 05 12:00 AM
by Robert Rockhill Go to last post
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Texture ideas please by Meridith Davis
Hi. I am new to this news group. I am taking a ceramics 2 class this semester at college. I have been enjoying lately using material pieces to texture my clay. What I am needing help on for idea is on using other items. I have heard something about using items like grass and such to texture pieces,...
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November 24th 04 11:25 PM
by Paul Harrop Go to last post
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Saving my pipes - setting up a home studio by Bubbles
Hi everyone! After 2 months of stress and aching muscles, we have finally moved into our house. In the basement, I have my own room for pottery! YAY!!! There is a kitchen counter there with a kitchen sink. It would be great if I could do something so that I can use the sink to wash stuff,...
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April 5th 05 03:20 PM
by Bob Masta Go to last post
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Jelly Jars by Bob Masta
The latest Ceramics Monthly has a great article on Willam Sawhill's Crystalline Glazes. Besides this subject, it also mentions that "His fall project for many years was making jelly jars, which were then filled with mom's garden-fresh, homemade blackberry jam, offered as presents to friends and...
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November 8th 03 10:39 PM
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