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Spraying Glazes

I have been spraying glazes this week. Recently, I started using the inexpensive spray guns from Harbor Freight ( picture to right) They are on sale right now for $14.99 . From time to time they go on sale for $9.99.
Check their flyer for 20% off....
http://www.harborfreight.com/20-oz-high-volume-low-pressure-gravity-feed-spray-gun-47016.htmlThe friction in the glaze destroys the gun and I discard them. I also do not use the spray cup that comes with them. I use Dekups from www.tcpgobal.com

The 20 oz dekups containers are sold in two packs. You also need 
to purchase plastic liners ( they are 
much like baby bottle liners)
Before spraying, the cup is on the
table top and the spray gun deairs
the container. Then, invert and 
spray. You will also need the adapter
pictured on the right ( T-11). It fits
in the top of the dekups and screws
onto the spray gun.

All spray guns need an adapter to hook up to your compressor hose.
I spray at 40 psi. Best of luck!

On Demand Clay Lectures



Check out this website for lively discussions about clay. Each session costs $15 and may be viewed at your convenience. The approach is to inform and discuss new approaches to ceramics.


Objective Clay Workshops


A group of 12 potters came together at the Utilitarian Clay Symposium in 2012. They formed a group called Objective Clay to provide connection and support for one another. They were featured in the February issue of Ceramics Monthly and are now teaching workshops throughout the US. This years line up will be in Florida, Oregon, Montana, and New Jersey.

I plan to sign up for the class at The Archie Bray in Helena, Montana. 
This workshop will feature 8 of its members with two demonstrations each day in a symposium setting. There will be discussions about style, marketing, social media, and support. ( May 20 -21) Cost $300

Pottery Wall Pockets



I have been making pottery wall pockets for an upcoming outdoor show. The terra cotta clay is the easiest to use. You can make the piece, allow it to dry, and rub a wash on the outside. I single fire them to cone 05. You also can put a transparent clear glaze on the inside so that the plants will stay moist.

Revised Water Blue (cone 6) Recipe

I am trying the revised Water Blue Glaze recipe. Due to the higher EPK content, the glaze is more of a greenish turquoise. The original water blue recipe produced crazing. This recipe does not.

Water Blue Revision
cone 6

Gerstley Borate          6%
Ferro Frit 3110          59%
EPK Kaolin                22%
Silica                        13%
Add:
Copper Carbonate         2%
Bentonite                     3%

Part-time ceramic job opportunity, Highlands, NC


Part time job opportunity at The Bascom, Highlands, NC
3 - 6 months
must have Bachelor's degree
$30 / hour + studio access

ODYSSEY CO-OP GALLERY

The Odyssey Co-Op Gallery is located in Asheville, NC.   There are 25 fabulous artists affiliated with the gallery. Please check out their online presence.

Wooden Drape Molds


Krueger Pottery supply sells wooden drape molds at a very reasonable price. They are sold separately or as groups. 


GR Pottery has a large selection of wooden drape molds in all different shapes and sizes.    http://www.grpotteryforms.com/642674/forms/

I made this platter on this mold.


Madison Valley Arts Festival, August 12, 2017

The Madison Valley Arts Festival will take place in beautiful downtown Ennis, Montana. ( Saturday, August 12, 2017) This is a one day outdoor festival in its 22nd year. Peter T Park ,in front of First Madison Valley Bank, is the location. There are 50 artists booths, food vendors, and music.
You can download an application from the Ennis Arts Association website....
www.ennisartsassociation.org  Hope to see you there!! Application deadline is April 14, 2017!!!!

Kiln Fillers

Most of us have our favorite pieces to make, but also know that filling the kiln to maximum; utilizing those small spaces between bowls, vases, etc. ; will allow us to continue our craft. Each year I change up what those kiln fillers will be. If I know I'm doing a Christmas show, there will be ornaments in those spaces. Outdoor shows call for flowers or small animal critters. I also like a price point that will allow a new collector to have a piece of pottery. Some folks will buy one huge piece, but others would rather have 5 small pieces for the same price.

Here are a few recent fillers....
*hedgehog toothpick holder
*small dish for soap, rings, etc
*salt and pepper shakers
*Montana ornament
*small bowl
*toasting cup
*little owl


I also use these kiln fillers as hostess gifts ( 2 toasting cups and a bottle of huckleberry vodka), gift tags, soap on a small dish, small bowl with truffles,  etc.  The options are endless.