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Posted 25 May 2013
Posted 25 May 2013That is one sanitized area .I knew teaching was a clean but I never thought is was that clean.
Keep in mind, I haven't use it much yet. You should see the Ceramics area in my classroom. Much more "broke in".
I'm honestly not that clean of a potter. Now my college instructor, he wore nice khakis and a button up/ Polo shirt everyday, and got nothing on him. Of course that's easy to do, when he only needed a thimble of water to throw something.
Famous potters from a bygone era, Nan and Jim McKinnel were the neatest potters I ever met (in both senses of word "neat"). I can still see Nan daintily wiping clay off her fingers with a handkerchief and Jim throwing with a bow tie on. I did a demo for one of their classes one time and when I walked in in cut-offs and t-shirt (that probably said something like "Legalize Marijuana Now!"), the class gasped.
Posted 25 May 2013
Cut some 4" plastic pipe, add ends, fill the pipe with gravel to the height you want, you have booties.
Wow, Pres, that's a great idea!
Posted 25 May 2013I was just now looking at the griffin grips and would it be very difficult to make your own? It looks just like a few spirals, a top plate with some slots in it, and grabbers that slip into the bottom plate? Like I know I would have to think carefully about how they will attach, but I don't think it would be too hard to make?
Just my opinion, mind you, but a Griffin Grip is not worth the time to make or the money to buy. Taping on center is soooo much faster (and a skill every potter should have) and for difficult shapes chucks and humps work so much better and don't cost a penny.
Posted 24 May 2013Oh dear heavens... I want access to a wood kiln so bad! I did a little shino firing at a University class, and loved it to death. About the only thing so far that gets me as wobbly knee'd as Raku.
Yes, Stephen Hill, I like your oxidation surfaces just fine... but talk all you want, it's just not the same thing...
No, it's not the same thing but just as good.
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