Vicki Katz on thu 14 jan 99
I have learned so much from Clayart. I am amazed & fascinated by the
diffferent tools potters use. So many are made by hand. Would anyone else be
interested in a tool making workshop/demonstration at NCECA ? I know the
poster/schedule for this year is already out, perhaps at a round-table. It is
sometimes difficult to imagine the tools made by such creative people. Just an
Stacey Klopp on fri 15 jan 99
yes, yes and yes again. everyone crafts tools to their own specific needs and
the tools are works of art in their own right. i personally would LOVE to see
these creations and even watxh how they are made. maybe some year we all could
have a "tool trade" similar to the mug trade.
stacey in nj (will this weather ever go away??one more day of freezing rain
and ill go batty!)
Paula Sibrack on sat 16 jan 99
Vicky, I have given a toot making work shop for my professional clay group, CT
Clay Artists, and would be glad to share my knowledge. Perhaps an informal
presentation in the clayart room> Want to organize it? Paula Sibrack Marian,
Rick Sherman on sat 16 jan 99
>>I have learned so much from Clayart. I am amazed & fascinated by the
diffferent tools potters use. So many are made by hand. Would anyone
else be interested in a tool making workshop/demonstration at NCECA ?
I know the poster/schedule for this year is already out, perhaps at a
round-table. It is sometimes difficult to imagine the tools made by
such creative people. Just an idea...
You have a good idea. Perhaps some on-going session like the Glaze
Doctor and Kiln Doctor introduced by Vivika Heino when she was on the
board. Think about how you would like to see such a session operate and
who might be its first "Tool Doctors," and introduce the idea to the
NCECA Board for 2000. Perhaps some of us on Clayart can offer
suggestions and assist with the proposal.
San Joses, CA USofA
CNW on mon 18 jan 99
This suggestion about a tool workshop is great!! I would also love to see
brush making added if possible. I know that Highwater clays here in NC sells
hand made brushes by a local potter I wonder if he would be interested in
doing that part?
And as an aside is there any body out there in western NC or central NC that
uses 'hair of the dog' clay body or has highwater mix it? I'd like to try
some before I have Highwater mix a batch for me. It sounds like what I've
been looking for.
Celia in Catawba, NC where I no pugmill de-airing or otherwise but I do have
lots of hairy animals.
Andi Runt on mon 18 jan 99
Along these lines, I'd love to see a Bison trimming tool: would someone who
has one please bring it to the clayart room at NCECA? (there's nothing
like real "hands on" investigation, especially for us potters!)
Andi in State College, PA where sunshine and the January thaw are finally
upon us after many days of sleet and freezing rain.
Impressions in Pottery
State College, PA