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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2010 01:45:57 PM »

these are great!!

i did pottery some 20 years ago and struggled awfully on the wheel... after about 2 years i still got wonky pots....so altho i just could not get the knack i still loved it - it was such fun!!!
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2010 06:32:34 AM »

LOVE THEM!!! I wish I could do this.
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2010 06:56:17 AM »

Wow thats is awesome.  I wish I had that skill or could find a class like that.
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010 05:43:56 PM »

I love all the glazes you chose! I also really love the "kinda bud vase",  the white one with the brown strokes that look like tree branches. What clay body did you use?

It has taken me 1 1/2 years to start making the kinds of vessels that *you* made your first course. I'm impressed!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010 10:19:10 AM »

Thank you UUmom2many, SherNWT and Hippie9 for your lovely comments. The clay used was a either St Thomas or Draycott White - the little white one is St Thomas, with a black oxide wax resist and tin white glaze.
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2010 09:57:12 AM »


You did a great job. I'm amazed that you produced such nice pieces with so little experience. I took a pottery class years ago and I could never get the clay centered on the wheel well enough that anything turned out well. I could do "pinch pots" but that was about it. Raku glazes turned out great though.  Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2010 02:27:16 PM »

I'm super curious about melting marbles in the bottoms of things!! did you fire it at a cone 10? or maybe a cone 6? I figure glass melts around 1,000-1200 degrees so i'm wondering if a cone 10 firing would be too much for them?
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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2010 05:38:00 AM »

Lovely work! I really like the glaze combinations the colours you've selected work really well together.
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2010 02:55:31 PM »

Lex87, you would not believe how many I threw and discarded to get this little lot...luckily for us, our college reclaims all the clay so we can throw as much as we want! That particular one was celadon glaze, red and blue underglaze and wax resist with black oxide...nothing like using as many decorating techniques as possible! Wink

Johnarae89, I am not sure what the cones are used in our oven, but was fired to stoneware, and done at the glazing stage so I think maybe 1200 degrees, whatever that works out to be. Just be aware, that too much glass will bulge your pot so less is definitely more. I learnt the hard way.... Tongue

Thank you so much, littlewrenpottery, glad you liked 'em.
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