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Posted 5 Jan 2013I tend to use the soft no as well. Most people who haven't worked in ceramics have no idea what goes into making a glaze. They think of it like paint, where you just tint it to the color you want. I explain that it will take at least a half dozen tests, and my labor rate is $75 per hour (that's what I get for kiln repair), so they'll end up with a $500 mug in the end. Educating your customers is always good.
Thanks... completely agree.
Posted 4 Jan 2013For some reason, I'm having difficulty loading a picture. Thought I had - but apparently not.
First - thanks for the input and I agree saying "no" is the best path to take for all the reasons given.
Having said that, the customer doesn't expect an exact duplicate and DID order (and paid for) 4 custom thrown dinner plates.
Jim's right, though, I'm more interested in the white glaze - will keep trying to upload.
Posted 5 Dec 2012IF you're draping around two corners, it won't work because the clay is shrinking as it dries and the board is not. If just around one corner, you could get away with putting something between the form and the clay so its not stuck to the form as it dries. My current go-to favorite is an old paper towel, but if I'm drying slowly a piece of saran wrap works just fine as long as I cover both sides
thanks... Saran Wrap's a real pain - delighted to hear a paper towel works as well!
Posted 2 Dec 2012Or you could work within a negative right angle. When using wood forms, try sprinkling bal clay or corn starch on the surface to eliminate the clay from sticking to a rigid form. I use newsprint paper between clay and forms when necessary. The link is definitely overkill for business card size, but you will get the idea.
Thank you! I like the idea of corn starch - will try that next time around.
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