Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
I would like to offer a couple of tools or tips that I have figured out in the last few months. 1. when working with greenware that is just about dry the metal screen that is used for screen doors is a quick way to clean up and smooth your ware. some where between a scotchbrite and a rasp in it's efficiency.
2) I have found a way to virtually eliminate glaze waste and clean up time for those of you that like to dip dunk and pour. I use a plastic tobogin type kids toy that I have cut a…
I would like to share a trick that I figured out for trimming pieces with uneven lips. If you've seen my curly bowls. You can imagine that it might be hard to trim. But I figured out that I could throw a thick cylinder to fit on the inside. I usually slant the lip so that there is more surface area touching the leather hard pot. Then I use that rubbery stuff that you put under a rug to keep your rug from slipping. You can find it in a hardware store. I place that between the cylinder…Continue
I enjoy the occasional cone 6 salt firing. I also enjoy raku and aluminum foil saggar. I have not been able to find any twelve step program to help me with these addictions so I was wondering if it would be appropriate to post any photos of these works. I like the fact that this site is so cone specific and really don't want to confuse people who may just be learning the specifics of firing temperatures. Any comments?