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some cool tools and tricks that I have found this last year

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…


Added by Christopher Cisper on November 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

A really cool trick to trim uneven pots.

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…


Added by Christopher Cisper on November 27, 2012 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

I have a confession to make.

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?

Added by Christopher Cisper on April 13, 2012 at 10:14am — 5 Comments


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