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Posted 14 Jan 2013http://art224.files....ark_envy001.pdf
I have just read this article, and it was good to read something that I have always believed to be true (without 'real proof'). I also always get mildly irritated by crafters referring to their work as 'art'.
What say you?
Posted 13 Jul 2012Hi there
Ok, first thing. I live in South Africa. There is no way that I am ordering clay from the USA! I am also very stingy, and would not mind to save some $$$ making/mixing something myself. I buy my glaze wholesale these days, and was shocked when I discovered that it is about a 1/3 what the supplier charged me ...
I have been using a terracotta based slip with added oxides for the last year. But it gives me a lot of added on labour, as I have to sand each piece after a bisque firing to get rid of the roughness. Another supplier gave me a bucket of his black stoneware slip, and I love the smoothness of it. But the price is scary. I will have to add another 10% on my annual price rise, if I go this route. My customers will be unhappy ...
Does anyone know what oxides to add to a white clay body to turn it black after firing? And the quantities? I would really appreciate it.
Posted 14 Jun 2012I will play on the wheel this weekend :-)
I got a wheel last month, and have to admit that I cannot wait to get on it. I have been watching a lot of youtube videos the last couple of weeks, know what I want to make and I need to reward myself with some playtime at the studio after a hectic few weeks.
(I might even try the spoonrests too :-)
- Member Title:
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- 48 years old
- October 25, 1964
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Lampworker, slipcaster, moldmaker