mel jacobson on tue 21 dec 10
those pesky kiln scabs on the bottoms of pots are
really a pain.
i purchased years ago, a standard 8 inch grinder wheel for
a bench grinder. hit it with a hammer and it fell into four pieces.
hold one of the triangles in your hand and rub with vigor on
the bottom of the pot. the pointy edges work great for cover galleries.
i have very rough clay. it is an issue. so, before every sale
i hold the pot up, and scrub it with vigor on the bottom. show the custom=
how to clean it....and then i take a standard mug and do a final
they laugh. just use the bottom of a mug to clean off any
people that buy my stuff know it is not fine porcelain.
it is part of my aesthetic. peasant work.
you can buy a course sanding paper for an
angle grinder...(paper backing) at
any hardware store...like a 4-6 inch...glue it with epoxy (or gorilla glue)
on a board, just rub your pots on that. you can pick any
grit that suits you..
from: minnetonka, mn
clayart link: http://www.visi.com/~melpots/clayart.html
new book: http://www.21stcenturykilns.com
Paul Haigh on wed 22 dec 10
I use an el-cheapo tool stone/grinding stone. You know the ones- 2 sides wi=
th one finer than the other. Flat, cheap, effective, last forever
Wiley Hill Mudworks
Lee Love on wed 22 dec 10
On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 7:19 AM, Paul Haigh wrote:
> I use an el-cheapo tool stone/grinding stone. You know the ones- 2 sides =
>finer than the other. Flat, cheap, effective, last forever
I used to use one broken in half until I found the diamond hand
polishers. Not only do you get a smoother foot, it is fast, and
still relatively cheap. Also, there are different notions of
They are also great on woodfired pots that have a ruff patina.
Sometimes the lips of pots with Shigiraki type inclusions need
smoothing. The diamond pads work well for this.
=3DA0Lee, a Mashiko potter in Minneapolis
=3D93Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel
the artistry moving through and be silent.=3D94 --Rumi