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Waterproofing and Frostproofing Clay Pots by Bill H
Hello I have some clay pots that I have brought back from Africa, they are clay that has been fired in a kiln but not glazed. The clay after firing is a terrcotta colour. I need to protect them from the UK elements, rain and frost, no room indoors! Someone suggested painting them with PVA glue...
August 25th 05 03:53 PM
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Kiln Cart? by Pete Snell
Hi All; Has anyone here ever built a cart to move a kiln around? Space is getting to be at a premium in the shop, and I'd like to be able to move the smaller kiln into an out of the way spot when not in use. I don't want to wheel it across the back yard or anything like that, just want to be able...
August 24th 05 03:40 PM
by Pete Snell Go to last post
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Get as many free crochet patterns as you like. by Sophia Stavropoulou
Dear crochet-knitters and crochet-lovers great news ! http://www.crochetmania.com Are you looking for exquisite crochet patterns? Do you want to start learning how to crochet? THIS is the right PLACE.
August 23rd 05 02:32 PM
by Sophia Stavropoulou Go to last post
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My online gallery by Kasia
Hello, My name is Joaquim Hock, i'm a Belgian artist and I invite you to visit my online gallery. My biggest influences in art, was the half-funny, half serious science called "pataphysics", created by the French poet and playwright Alfred Jarry (1873 - 1907). Pataphysics is the science of...
August 22nd 05 09:58 AM
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Molds Lifespan by tyggr
Can anyone tell me what the expected life span of cast on a ceramic mold is?
August 19th 05 09:49 PM
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Slab Roller Instructions by Suzan
Hi! Does anyone know of any instructions for building a slab roller? Thanks, Suzan
August 19th 05 04:48 PM
by Pete Snell Go to last post
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Raku Propane Burner Instructions by Marni Lee
Does anyone know of instructions for building a burner assembly for a Raku kiln? Marni
August 19th 05 05:36 AM
by Marni Lee Go to last post
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Process color glazes? by Charles P Lamb
I've been looking at mass produced "collector's plates". They seem to use a silk screened application of glazes to produce images in a great variety of colors. I'd always thought it was hard to get the colors exact with glazes. Is it possible to get process color compatible glazes? Charles P....
August 19th 05 02:52 AM
by steve [email protected] Go to last post
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Capodimonte Comacchio by Guideltapo
Hallo. Does anybody know why there is sometimes the word "Comacchio" above the Capodimonte brand in the bottom of the famous ceramics ? See photo he http://pages.tias.com/8731/PictPage/1922699049.html Thanks for a reply Guideltapo
August 18th 05 06:56 AM
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Grip to bring the rim in? by Bubbles
Me again! Nag, nag, nag! HEhe! I know the 3-4-finger "grip" to bring in the sides of a pot, but there is a special grip used to bring in the top! I just don't have it described or displayed in any of my 10-12 books that describe throwing!!! ARGH!!! Could someone describe the grip, or, even...
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August 18th 05 02:36 AM
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Harvesting wild clay by mr y
OK, so I'm a newbie, and an urban refugee to boot. Can any of you point me in the direction of websites and/or publications that discuss how to identify and collect clay from the wild? I'm doing fine on store-bought, but I'd like to try to expand my horizons a bit. Thanks Mr Y
August 17th 05 10:03 PM
by Eddie Daughton Go to last post
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Nylon fibers in clay? by Bubbles
Hi Been reading and read about adding nylon fibers to clay that you will be making slabs out of, in order to strengthen the slabs. But..... nylon melts, doesn't it? I don't get this at all! Marianne
August 16th 05 12:08 AM
by steve [email protected] Go to last post
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Melika by Gary D.
Tyring to find out the origins of some pottery, a coffee set to be precise. Blue and white design. About 30 years old, so not antique. On the bottom of the pieces it says either Melika or Meliha, Germany. Very difficult to be sure if it's Melika or Meliha, or even possibly something else - the...
August 15th 05 08:21 PM
by Hugh Lyon-Sach Go to last post
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Wiring off the wheel,tip. by plodder
Hi all, just joined your group after reading some of your postings. There was some talk about wiring off pots and I thought I could share a tip with you by way of introduction: If, as I do, you slide your pots onto a selection of small wooden boards it can create a'sticky' problem when you later...
August 15th 05 08:17 PM
by Jake Loddington Go to last post
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How do you get into "the zone"? by Bubbles
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 able to center, is throwing me off center, if you know what I mean. The "right" music seems to help....
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August 12th 05 01:25 AM
by Jim Aberle Go to last post
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Vulcan pot pinch versus using index and long finger? by Bubbles
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, but I couldn't spread them wide enough appart and ended up using index and long fingers...
August 9th 05 11:02 PM
by Lori Go to last post
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Pictures of hand placements? by Bubbles
Hi folks! Me again! Avid learning taking place! Hehe! I want to print and laminate pictures of hand positions during various operations of throwing and then laminate them and hang them in front of my wheel for very quick reference. I have been picture-googling for pictures, but ended up at...
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August 9th 05 04:36 PM
by Lori Go to last post
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Funny feel to my clay by Bubbles
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 up. When I kneaded it today, it seemed almost like plastecine/plastelina - really plastic-like on...
July 31st 05 10:37 PM
by Xtra News Go to last post
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buying clay in bags? by mj
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? thanks
July 30th 05 08:26 PM
by Bubbles Go to last post
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Capodimonte Fine Porcelain Figurines by jenways
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 markings etc... How did their fame spread... Thanks
July 28th 05 05:29 PM
by DKat Go to last post
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