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Vulcan pot pinch versus using index and long finger?
Here's me again - full of questions! :-D Okay - today I actually managed to center well and ended up with 2 bowls that I lifted off the wheel. I tried getting my fingers around the vulcan pot pinch,...
15 years ago 3
 
How do you get into "the zone"?
Hi again! Okay - frustration has set in, and is not doing me any good. Centering is NOT like riding a bike! After months away from my wheel, centering has me completely bamboozled again. Not being...
15 years ago 10
 
Funny feel to my clay
Hi again all you lovely people! Was in the workshop again today and had some clay (reclaimed) that had gone too dry and I had rolled thin and sprayed with water, layered and left in plastic to soften...
15 years ago 2
 
buying clay in bags?
Hello, can anyone describe the best way to mix and prepare larger amounts of clay from bags (dry), without having clay mixer and pugmill? Or perhaps with just a pugmill (like Venco)? Any experiences?...
15 years ago 4
 
Capodimonte Fine Porcelain Figurines
Does anyone know where I can find out the history of Capodimonte porcelain figurine and centerpiece moulding and firing? Who were / are the artisans? What was the time period it began? What were the...
15 years ago 1
 
FA: Fine Asian / Oriental Art, Lots of Items
Up for auction are some wonderful pieces of Asian / Oriental art. Great items if you're into feng shui (art of placement in accordance w/ nature and energy flow) or just looking for the perfect accent...
15 years ago
 
Wondering about making words to place on pieces
Hi guys What with the discussion about stamps, I was wondering if anyone has tried stamping into a wet piece of clay, then letting the clay dry - then taking another piece of clay and pressing it into...
15 years ago 8
 
Pottery Wheel for sale
Creative Industries Clay Boss Sturdy steel frame construction and a large 14" wheel head. Develops up to 1/2 HP. Centers up over 50 lbs of clay. Splash pan included. I bought it three months ago and...
15 years ago
 
Question - How to get Airbrush effect?
I am not currently able to get an airbrush setup....but really like the aibrush effect...shading of glazes....softer looare there any ideas or technques that can be used that get this type of...
15 years ago 14
 
Re: Letter Stamps
I have used Leather tools for this. You have to find a leather craft supply store near you and look for the letter sets. There are several sizes and fonts of letter sets. I have used these stamps to...
15 years ago
 
need letter set - 3/16" - (if on stamp not reversed)
Hi, I'm looking for a letter set, 5/32" - 3/16" high (caps only). Stand-alone letters or on stamps. If on stamps, then not reversed. (would produce a reversed image if you inked it...) They need to be...
15 years ago 6
 
Throwing left, right and seldom center!
Hi folks! I am finally back at my wheel after many months not being able to use it for one reason or another. I realize that it will take me a while to get "the feeling" back, but in the mean time, I...
15 years ago 19
 
Skutt kiln
Does anyone have any information (or can point me to a link) for a Skutt 231X kiln? I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy one. I've googled and can't find any info on this model, so I'm assuming...
15 years ago 4
 
standard 112 clay
Hi Everyone, About a year ago we had a discussion about a problem with Standard #112 clay getting cracks in it. It seems it might have been a manufacturing problem. Does anyone know if that has been...
15 years ago 2
 
"ned ware"??
I was chatting to someone about a beautiful red-glazed piece which had veins of a purple glaze sprayed on ... I swear they said it was "ned ware". I didn't have my wits about me at the time and so...
15 years ago