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isn't clay the greatest art form?

updated tue 12 sep 06

 

j isaac on mon 11 sep 06


Hey all,
I'm picking up my plastic tomorrow.. Maybe I will have some semblance of order!!! Probably not.
I know all of you are so talented, and have worked for so long, and I have only just started 6 months ago, but I just need to tell. Omg I love it again!!!! I made a tear drop picture with a narrow opening!!!! I can't believe it! 12-14 inches tall ummmm no. 9.(10, handle counts) lol. I also made 2 vessels, very narrow on the bottom, comes up fat, and then closes narrow. 7"-61/4. grrr just couldn't get that extra 3/4 wide.The first one came out with a larger opening, so I put a lid on it. I meant to and that's my story....I wish I was talented enough to to coller it to a spout, yet I don't have one of those sticks, so it's diff to get these hands inside to make the shape right.Isn't this the greatest art form? I love it. I can't wait till my eye surgery and I can do this with 2!!!!! The Sky's the limit!!!
I have also beginning to burnish my things. I find porcelain is easier to do then stoneware. My DH gets kits that help. The diff in my bone dry is fabulous.


The Pretend Potter

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Wayne Seidl on mon 11 sep 06


Hey "Pretend":
You keep that up and you're not going to be pretending for long .

You say you "...don't have one of those sticks...".

Sure you do! Nature provides yet again. It's called a tree branch, and =
I'm
sure there's one right near your place, unless you live in Antarctica, =
or
above the Arctic Circle. Just find one that's about the (bent) shape and
diameter you need, and use that. You can trim it with a razor knife if =
you
haven't anything else available. I don't think the tree will mind much, =
if
you're careful. And yes, clay IS the greatest art form!
Best,
Wayne Seidl
Key West FL
"...I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in =
letting
others do for me what I should have been doing with my own hands."
---Ralph Waldo Emerson



-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of j isaac
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 3:32 PM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Isn't clay the greatest art form?

Hey all,
snip
I meant to and that's my story....I wish I was talented enough to to =
coller
it to a spout, yet I don't have one of those sticks, so it's diff to get
these hands inside to make the shape right
snip

Nancy Braches on mon 11 sep 06


Hi there

just a tip that may help you. I have a chopstick that I have put in the center of a throwing sponge, I then took a rubberband (thin one) and pulled the sponge around the chopstick, put the band around it and it makes a perfect throwing stick. Easier and cheaper than buying on and it doubles to get the water out of the bottom of those narrow bottles.

Nancy
Hilltop Pottery

j isaac wrote: Hey all,
I'm picking up my plastic tomorrow.. Maybe I will have some semblance of order!!! Probably not.
I know all of you are so talented, and have worked for so long, and I have only just started 6 months ago, but I just need to tell. Omg I love it again!!!! I made a tear drop picture with a narrow opening!!!! I can't believe it! 12-14 inches tall ummmm no. 9.(10, handle counts) lol. I also made 2 vessels, very narrow on the bottom, comes up fat, and then closes narrow. 7"-61/4. grrr just couldn't get that extra 3/4 wide.The first one came out with a larger opening, so I put a lid on it. I meant to and that's my story....I wish I was talented enough to to coller it to a spout, yet I don't have one of those sticks, so it's diff to get these hands inside to make the shape right.Isn't this the greatest art form? I love it. I can't wait till my eye surgery and I can do this with 2!!!!! The Sky's the limit!!!
I have also beginning to burnish my things. I find porcelain is easier to do then stoneware. My DH gets kits that help. The diff in my bone dry is fabulous.


The Pretend Potter

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