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Posted 23 May 2013The decals I have been around and it was years ago -you applied over a fired glaze then fired to cone 017 if I recall. I do not recall cheap in any ceramic process unless you mean pit firing.
You can print your own decals with the right stuff-Google may be of help on this-there have been a few articles in the ceramic rags on this.
Posted 23 May 2013I did a long time ago-now its one more thing to break. I really just need to see the side of the pot my head is close to. I will say that I have straighted up to view now and again but thats also just good to move around on the seat after a throwing session.I tend to fill a ware board get up and move it and repeat.
Posted 22 May 2013(go get your own attorney. )
This is why I have to have a business liability insurance policy .
To many people these days do the above and if you have things you want to keep its what you must do.
As far as coping my pottery for the past 40 years I could care less as its plain hard work with clay -glazes and firing to pull off anything close to a copy.
It isnt rocket science its a whole lot more work.Thats why after all this time its still a learning curve.
Posted 22 May 2013My young potter fiend has a new peter pugger and it ruins his porcelian as far as legs (only good for small pots) and he puts his slop from pan into it. I would like to know this answer-maybe no one throws larger forms with pugged clay???
I almost boughta peter/P but he taked me out of it.
I bought a few extra splash pans with the money I saved.
Posted 22 May 2013Pres said(When throwing plates, you can become more consistent size wise by weighing out the amounts, 4-5 lbs. use calipers if it is important to get same size. Use wetter clay to throw plates than you normally use. Watch rim thickness, and make certain after opened up to compress the bottom well-I use a large wooden rim that is curved slightly for mine laying it on its side partway. Throw on bats to aid in removal. If you are doing these things, I don't know what the problem is, but maybe this will help. Considering the time frame you are talking about here, you may find rolling out a thick slab, placing it on a bat, trimming to size compressing the bottom, and then lifting a rim easier. I don't know. Plates do take some practice.)
I think this covers it all -use calipers to bring it out to the final withh and use bats-Make them thicker than you think and trim the excess off making the foot.Plates are yet another learned skill. Maybe do some salad plates to get the hang of it on a smaller form.
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