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Insight-Live Glaze Database Training

Judging by the number of members who have signed up to use Insight-Live, and then not logged-in, or only logged-in once, it appears there i…

Started by George LewterLatest Reply

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Darvan/dispersant & slip that the need 4 non-Newtonian thixotropic character reversel in wheelwork.

We have a lot of recycled white slip waste offcuts which I have tried to get to a point through the pugmill to be able to do wheelwork . I…

Started by Andre Johann Strydom

1 Aug 13, 2019
Reply by Norm Stuart

Slip Casting

I'm attempting to slip cast the mug in the photo. Would I be able to do this in a two piece mould? Will this handle prove hand to fill with…

Started by Rebekah Nicholas

0 Apr 25, 2019

Leather hard to glaze fired weight difference

Hi all. I've made my first set of dinner plates and have just finished trimming them. I think they might be a bit heavy. I was wondering if…

Started by Tom Humphries

4 May 25, 2017
Reply by Norm Stuart

Insight-Live Glaze Database Training

Judging by the number of members who have signed up to use Insight-Live, and then not logged-in, or only logged-in once, it appears there i…

Started by George Lewter

6 Oct 8, 2014
Reply by Darthe Hues

Throwing questions

Just a couple of things that came to mind whilst in the garage earlier... I don't have any batts, and cut my pots from the wheel after thr…

Started by Tom Humphries

14 Jul 6, 2014
Reply by Leo Villaroman

Brand new to cone 6 glazing/firing

I am hoping that you all may be able to help me through my next phase.  I began at a pottery studio 8 months ago.  To say that I've fallen…

Started by Tess Harrigan

1 Aug 21, 2013
Reply by John Forstall

Ceramics Conferences

Have you been to any  ceramics conferences?  What is good or bad about them and how do they compare to workshops. 

Started by George Lewter

2 Sep 22, 2012
Reply by Nadine Mercader

Web presence?

A study group/course I would be very interested in is one about creating a web presence, particularly creating a web site.  Anyone else and…

Started by Kathy Ransom

7 Aug 14, 2012
Reply by Brian Guffey

Cone 6 firing stuck top

Hi all, I fired this at cone 6. The glaze is firebrick over seaweed sprayed. The problem is the top is stuck on.  The glaze is barely touch…

Started by Randy Clay

4 Mar 6, 2012
Reply by Donna Ferrara

Accounting class Introduction

This class was offered in the Spring of 2012 and completed in early May. It will be offered again, if there is sufficient interest. There w…

Started by George Lewter

8 Feb 20, 2012
Reply by Beverly Beu Haas



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