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Posted 21 May 2013I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'd like to learn a little about YOU through your work! Got a website?
Sorry I don't have a website. I took my first classes in ceramics at the age most people are thinking about retiring. I have always loved ceramics, but for most of my life I didn't think I had any artistic talent and was too intimidated to try. My husband talked me into taking a class at the local art center and I was hooked. As I got older, I finally decided, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I'm having a great time learning on the internet and taking workshops. How lucky you are to have such wonderful support.
My work is in a local art gallery and you can see some of it here: http://joiedevivrega...ood/fran-gross/
Posted 21 May 2013Good morning all!
I have only posted a few times, but take full advantage of the knowledge the group has to offer. I often wonder about appearances and personalities of the talented artists and craftsmen in our group. I recently (a few months ago), had a segment filmed about me and my art by my local public television station. I would like to invite you to meet me........... at Common Ground 413. You can google it.
I just watched the video and it was wonderful. Thank you for sharing. You are indeed lucky to live in an area the supports the arts!
Posted 27 Feb 2013A side issue to glaze disposal that I have been wondering about: What do you do with the water that you use to wash out the brushes and pouring utensils when you glaze? ( I use commercial glaze and brush on almost all of my glazes.) There is quite a bit of sediment in the bottom of the bucket. I have been dumping the water in the far corner of my back yard but now have a new puppy that likes to eat grass and am a little concerned dumping the water with the sediment in the bottom.
Settle out all the sediments til the water layer is clear, dry them out, and then they are needing to be disposed of as "unknown content" potentially toxic wastes. If you are a private hobby potter...... use a household hazardous waste day. If you are a business...... you have potential other issues. But likely you are what is known as a a "small generator"...and below the regulatory threshold for needing a toxic waste handler.
It actually is a bit of a conundrum for the folks that are "in between". How to get right of the stuff. You CAN contract with a waste handler. But it is expensive. But you typically CAN'T use the "household" days (legally).
Make a THICK bisque fired stoneware bowl "crucible". Put the dried out old sediments into it. Fire it to a temperature that the mass sinters into a hard fused lump.... but does not metly into a glass. Throw it in the landfill.....it is pretty stable. FOr a cone 9-10 stoneware firing operation........ firing this to about cone 4-6 is usually adequate.
If you are not using soluble materials in your glazes .... the clear water content should not be an issue to opour on the grass. Get the MSDSs for the commercial glazes to figure out what THEY are using in the mixes.
Thanks for the information. I don't generate much waste so I think your suggestion to fire the sediments is probably best for me. At the community studio where I took classes, we just washed everything down the drain since they had a trap. Don't know what they did with the solids.
Posted 26 Feb 2013A side issue to glaze disposal that I have been wondering about: What do you do with the water that you use to wash out the brushes and pouring utensils when you glaze? ( I use commercial glaze and brush on almost all of my glazes.) There is quite a bit of sediment in the bottom of the bucket. I have been dumping the water in the far corner of my back yard but now have a new puppy that likes to eat grass and am a little concerned dumping the water with the sediment in the bottom.
Posted 7 Feb 2013Hi
Just cruising around in the web and found this site. Thought it was interesting http://www.veniceclayartists.com
Thanks for sharing. I checked it out last night and couldn't pry myself away for two hours.
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