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degrees of twaddle

updated mon 30 sep 02

 

Pat Southwood on sun 29 sep 02


Janet,
I thought you would like that one! Honest, its true, its true....I picked
up" The Thames and Hudson manual of pottery and ceramics" by David Hamilton
(probably not THAT David Hamilton!) in the Oxfam shop yesterday,
Bargain @1.99. A lovely book for clay anoraks.
On page 75 it quite categorically states :")
"There are several different grades of sodium silicate, identified by their
potency, measured in "degrees of twaddle" (TW) These grades should not be
confused, and the correct type should be used for each type of clay."

I didnt know it came in different grades!

Isn't the English language a wonderful thing!

I would love to come to your ceramica mexicana but its way too far.
Off to the P.V. at the Sainsbury Centre tommorrow for the "SLIP" exhibition
with work from Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and others from the European
Ceramic Work Centre, should be good. I will nod respectfully at the Rie's
and Coper's from you'all.
Best Wishes.
Pat.
Norfolk. U.K




----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet Kaiser"
To:
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 2:51 AM
Subject: Degrees of Twaddle


Pat! Are you pulling the communal clay art leg?

If NOT, where on earth did the expression come from? Tell us more! I have
never heard of it (not that that says much) but it is truly delightful! :-)
Made my day...

Janet

Working hard trying to contact as many potters as possible and arm-wrestle
them into coming to the CERAMICA MEXICANA talk and discussion with Mexican
potter, Elizabeth Ross. Whoever said organising potters is, "like herding
cats", got it in one!

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>Apparently sodium silicate comes in different potencies which are rather
>delightfully measured in "degrees of twaddle".

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Sender:


Janet Kaiser

The Chapel of Art . Capel Celfyddyd
8 Marine Crescent, Criccieth LL52 0EA, Wales, UK
Tel: 01766-523570 URL: http://www.the-coa.org.uk

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Janet Kaiser on sun 29 sep 02


Pat! Are you pulling the communal clay art leg?

If NOT, where on earth did the expression come from? Tell us more! I have
never heard of it (not that that says much) but it is truly delightful! :-)
Made my day...

Janet

Working hard trying to contact as many potters as possible and arm-wrestle
them into coming to the CERAMICA MEXICANA talk and discussion with Mexican
potter, Elizabeth Ross. Whoever said organising potters is, "like herding
cats", got it in one!

*********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********


>Apparently sodium silicate comes in different potencies which are rather
>delightfully measured in "degrees of twaddle".

*******************************************
Sender:


Janet Kaiser

The Chapel of Art =95 Capel Celfyddyd
8 Marine Crescent, Criccieth LL52 0EA, Wales, UK
Tel: 01766-523570 URL: http://www.the-coa.org.uk