The Guilty Pleasure Something you do in the studio that you know is WRONG.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:22 PM
My teacher/prof aslways said to wash all your equipment when you move from one glaze to the next.
What I do... I mix up my white glaze. Then I USE THE SAME PROPELLOR without washing, and mix up my Celadon. Then I mix up my purple glaze. Then I mix up my Temmoku,[iron saturate]. After everything, I might run the propellor in a bucket of almost clean water.But, I did not wash between glazes.!!!!
What do you do, that you know in your heart of hearts, you should not be doing![I AM TALKING ABOUT STUDIO PRACTISE HERE, NOT ANYTHING ELSE YOU MIGHT BE THINKING ABOUT. caps lock on again! I give up.
WHEN I WAS WRITING THIS, MY TWO 13 YEAR OLD BOYS WERE BATTING A BALOON AROUND THE ROOM BEHIND MY HEAD AND MY 15 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS TALKING LOUDLY IN MY EAR. I AM SURPRISED THAT THIS EVEN MAKES SENSE!
Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:52 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:20 PM
I have actually learned very proper, correct ways of doing everything from her, but I am often lazy and impatient, so I mess up. I finally realized it is better to do things right, and take my time, then rush, and have sloppy work. Well, I am learning that.
Northern Woods Pottery
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:02 AM
Yes. New potters are tempted to wedge clay the way they knead dough for bread (or the way they've seen dough kneaded). That mixes the clay just fine but can actually wedge air into the clay. You probably just need to learn to wedge in a spiral way so that the clay looks sort of like a nautilus shell. The sure way to get air out is to to use the cut-and-slap method. Just google "wedging clay" to find videos showing how to do both.
"But it does move," said Galileo under his breath.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:35 PM
I only wash my mixer say from Iron to whites or clears-same with mixing sticks.
I have just bought one of those pod coffee machines - it makes wonderful cappuchino - so that's my guilty (but so nice) pleasure
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:22 PM
Kiln Repair Tech
Owner, Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:35 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:48 PM
Oh, and there's canvas on my wedging board - because otherwise there'd be chunks of plaster in my clay.
(NB: I don't do pottery as a full-time job, so this doesn't bother me....but I know there are bunches of you out there just cringing at this!)
Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:52 PM
I Always sieve my slip before pouring. I always use a timer to remind when to decant. There is so many rules that I follow, and will never break, because the rule makes sense to me.
But, I do remove the bungs just after the kiln completed it's cycle (when I am at the studio at that moment) and close it again at 750C (1382F). I open my top bungs at 220C (428F). I crack open the door at 180C (356F), and will remove a new piece immediately if I had remembered to put it in the front.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:06 PM
and i play my bass in the studio,though i dont feel the slightest guilt about that, maybe we should have an online jugband studio collaboration!
Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:58 AM
Have to have my coffee in the studio. Lately I find I leave the heat on longer than I should, too cold here at night to not keep a small heater on. Clean ups-very lax on this, usually clean up after a session, but often just before a new start-bad idea. Yes I have canvas on my concrete wedging table, and have other things besides ceramics stored in the studio.