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"Norm - as always you are a fountain of knowledge! Thanks for all the info. It looks…"

Tom Humphries replied Sep 7, 2014 to Cone 6 tests with Digital Fire Bases

6 Apr 26, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Thanks for the reply kabe, I was going to bisque fire them together. And was plannin…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 30, 2014 to lidded jars - contact points - glazing

4 Jun 30, 2014
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"Yes I'd actually stumbled across Issac Button before, those were the days! Amazing t…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 25, 2014 to Inspiration?

6 Jun 29, 2014
Reply by Kabe Burleson

"If you have your previous Biog on your computer why not post it here? I have no idea…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 25, 2014 to Artist Bio statement?

1 Jun 25, 2014
Reply by Tom Humphries

"Are you guys using a clay pad to sit your bats on, or bat pin system? My wheel doesn…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 25, 2014 to Throwing questions

14 Jul 6, 2014
Reply by Leo Villaroman

"I like to watch potters work on youtube, its amazing how many different ways there a…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 24, 2014 to Inspiration?

6 Jun 29, 2014
Reply by Kabe Burleson

"Thanks for the suggestion Kabe. It's actually working ok the way I'm doing it, just…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 24, 2014 to Throwing questions

14 Jul 6, 2014
Reply by Leo Villaroman

"Wow they must have been very large mugs :) But yes I guess I just need to practice l…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 14, 2014 to Throwing questions

14 Jul 6, 2014
Reply by Leo Villaroman

"Thanks for your reply Nadine, I made a vase about that high but it still seems very…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 14, 2014 to Throwing questions

14 Jul 6, 2014
Reply by Leo Villaroman

"Thanks Norm, that makes sense. I have now used similar spreadsheets to the one you…"

Tom Humphries replied Jun 5, 2014 to Analysis to Formula Glaze Chemistry Calculations

7 Jun 5, 2014
Reply by Tom Humphries

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