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Posted 21 Dec 2012haha nice.
I actually made a similar piece a week ago but someone in the studio chipped a corner off for me so I made another yesterday. Fun form to make, I actually thought about how it could make a cool planter form upside down when I was working on it..
Obviously someone else saw it and thought that too
Posted 4 Dec 2012tee hee, that's an ugly mug
Would like one though, it's sure to be a collectors piece after they are all destroyed.
Posted 1 Dec 2012http://www.steveirvi...m/goldleaf.html
he uses gold leaf on pots after fire, you can also get silver leaf. I think that is the best use for them as you actually get the properties that make them so unique. You could also metal turn them, etc... for cool effects. I've also heard about using some gold in the kiln but am not sure what the process is called, it's also used for gold designs like gold leaf, but is suppose to be very tricky to get right, though it might be more permanent for dinner ware.
But like John said, why use gold for reds if you can use copper? I haven't mixed up an glazes personally but i imagine it would take a fair pile of gold powder to get color from it.
Posted 30 Nov 2012Bed and Breakfast Ceramic Experience. Could be pretty cool, I can see the best customers being couples who want to just get a new experience.
Obviously it would be hard to get a full ceramics class in a weekend, especially if you want to include trips to galleries, etc... But it would be a cool vacation xperience to see the in and outs of the studio, play with clay, see galleries. And I don't know, maybe you fire and mail pieces to them at a later date?
You'd need to include a shipping fee and limit pieces to a certian size, maybe have a project that everyone gets to do. A slab box or something. Something easy to create in a day, then they just pick a one color glaze or a two tone you have samples of (you bisque/glaze/fire Monday after they leave)
Posted 26 Nov 2012I'd think that any heat gun no matter the price (in the USA at least) has to conform to safety standards so unless you are swimming with it the danger of shock should be pretty low if even non-existant.
The price should only effect the durability/lengetivity. You are just as likely to get shocked if you drop an expensive one in the same bucket of water.
I've only used a hairdryer in the studio myself and it tends to work fine. Have used it to dry/stack several pieces so far.
We also have a heat gun but I'd have to go unplug it, bring it back... The hair dryer is right behind me on the wall.
One concern with the heat gun, I guess someone in the past set one down on the plastic wheel basin and melted it. More likely to happen with heat gun or torch. Also more likely to burn yourself.
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