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New Sondahl beginning pottery videos available
The new videos (3 hours worth) for beginning wheel thrown potters are now available. You can read the details on my webpage at this link: There are also the two hours of DVD's for intermediate potters...
14 years ago
 
JOMON Women Potters
"It is thought that Jomon pottery was made by women, as was the practice in most early societies, especially before the use of the potter's wheel." ~ ART HISTORY, edited by Marilyn Stockstad. A new...
14 years ago 2
 
Drying Greenware
What's the best way to dry greenware? I've been storing it wrapped loosely with thin plastic sheeting but it takes weeks to dry this way. Is there a faster (safe) way? Thanks, Fred Assuming you're...
14 years ago 10
 
Frema wheels
I am looking for feedack on Frema wheels, anyone? Thanks, I bought a Frema from Pottery Supply House in Ontario this fall and had it shipped to me here in Nfld. It is their 3/4 horsepower reversible...
14 years ago 1
 
Frit question
I'm pretty much a newbie at this whole pottery thing, and am in the process of getting into glaze mixing. I'm confused about frits. Do frits only make it safe to *handle* certain glaze ingredients...
14 years ago 4
 
Flat tiles?
I am attempting to make some test tiles for glaze testing. I made a 1/4" slab from various clays, then cut 3"x3" tiles. I even remembered to put a hole in each for later organizing, and to partially...
14 years ago 3
 
Newbie ramblings
My 4-year-old son was pootling about in our garage-cum-studio(-cum-toolshed) and he prodded a slab of reclaimed red earthenware that was drying out on a plaster slab. He said "Mummy, what's all this...
14 years ago 4
 
Slab Question
I've been looking at the roller posts and saw that some of you use 30" slab rollers which makes me wonder, how thick a slab do you roll out? I've been rolling thin slabs for hand building, from 1/8"...
14 years ago 2
 
Cone 4 Glazes
I am having trouble sourcing C4 glazes. They are to go on quite textured non functional pieces, usually in conjunction with oxides (parts with glaze and parts with oxide, not necessarily oxide under...
14 years ago 1
 
Hi ya.
It's been sometime since i last wrote,and my email address has changed.I'm still working in my kitchen, but i'v taken your good advice and joined a class,it's fab, handbuilding is great but it's the...
14 years ago 6
 
Beginner having fun
Hello, I inherited my mum's home pottery stuff after she passed away last summer. There's a small top-loading kiln, some clays, glazes, tools, books, and a bunch of pots she made or bought because she...
14 years ago 9
 
cremation
Over the years I've had many cats (9) who have died of old age and I've buried them on my property but I am running out of space. I was wondering if I could cremate the next one in my kiln and if so,...
14 years ago 7
 
Need a place in South Florida to pour, fire, etc.
Hello, all, I'm not a potter - rather a librarian doing a research question. My patron has a mold that he has made himself for a ceramic mug. He lives in South Florida. He's looking for a place where...
14 years ago 5
 
Last Day!
Today is the deadline for sending in your Strictly Functional entries! anyone here have any experience with Strictly Functional? Ientered last year but didn't make it, so I'm trying again. Good luck...
14 years ago 1
 
Pot lids that end up not fitting :-(
Hi everyone, and Happy New Year!!! I have been off the computer since before Christmas (it was sitting on the dining room table!), and am glad to be back! My problem is this: I make globe-shapes that...
14 years ago 6