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11  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Re: any potters out there!? on: March 18, 2009 04:52:42 PM
Yay potters! Im in highschool and have been doing pottery for the past 3 years. I love it.   Cheesy

I broke my leg last year and ever since then I throw funny. My right leg still isnt very strong so I throw lefthanded on my kick wheel even though I am righthanded. It works pretty well but I still have a fair amount of pain so I also do alot of handbuilding and tile making.

odd-artist, I understand your pain over the damaged kiln! At school we had a bit of a disaster with the raku kiln. We store it outside because we have no room and thats where we fire the thing, but this winter the janitor hit it with a snowplow!  Shocked Its almost totally crushed and I have to rebuild it. (Im one of 3 senior potters so this is kinda my job.)
12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Re: glazing techniques? on: March 18, 2009 04:38:00 PM
Shaving cream? never heard of that one.

I often make pottery with carvings or drawing on it so when I glaze it I paint over the detail then wipe it with a sponge- the glaze stays in the details only. Then I leave the rest plain, glaze with another color, or with clear. Works pretty good but sometimes the glazes melt together and look funny.

Other things:

Use tape or wax to leave areas without glaze.

Marbles or glass in the bottoms of stuff leaves and awesome effect, but remember the finished product will not be food-safe.

Watered down glaze in a spray bottle. Over another color looks good.



13  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tub Girl on: March 13, 2009 09:24:19 PM
I use the cement and tile floor spaces in the basement for handbuilding. The cement works great for texture or when stuff is a bit wet.
14  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Fullmetal Alchemist Mug on: March 13, 2009 09:17:51 PM
I love it! And now I want my own.  Cheesy People like Edward Cullen but Edward Elric is clearly the way to go.  Kiss
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Rebecca - a bra for us with great boobs on: February 04, 2009 05:15:14 PM
 Cheesy That looks awesome. Great job!
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: First Attempt at Vintage Beaded Jewellery on: January 29, 2009 08:05:09 PM
Oh I like!  Cheesy The centerpiecs for both are great and I love how you incorporated the chain.
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: ugh, what should I do with this? my immense crocheted nightmare. on: January 29, 2009 07:46:14 PM
I kinda thought it was a old man breakdancing at first.  Tongue OOPs. I like it though.
18  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: My first coil vase! on: January 28, 2009 09:19:16 PM
I looks great!  Cheesy  Is the bottom thrown? It really smoosh and flat. I love the twisted look of the sides.
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: ALL NEW GRAFFITI BANGLES!!!! IMAGE HEAVY! on: January 27, 2009 01:47:44 PM
I like!  Cheesy The green one is my favorite, it looks so mossy and cool.
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Four Element Bracelets on: January 27, 2009 01:45:01 PM
Very nice. Smiley Isnt yellow the traditional colour for air? Im not really sure. Not that it matters if it is of course.

What kind of stones did you use?
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