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jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #5930111

Can you guess what this will be, besides a mess? Well, I will show you when I complete it, Maybe today And just think...all those sales going on today. Probably did not need anything.
JoAnne

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imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #5930929

Looks like a nice batch of extruded clay to me----whatcha gonna make???
jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

December 27, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #5931076

A birdhouse, here it is.
JoAnne

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imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #5931412

I'll give you my address, and you can ship it to me as soon as it's fired!! That's just beautiful---I love how you used the leaves. Do you make them individually, or do you use a mold? And how did you do make the logs so realistic? VERY nice piece!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 6, 2009
5:02 PM

Post #5973331

Love that!! Is it designed to be mounted or hung? How will you or have you finish(ed) it?
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 9, 2009
4:19 AM

Post #5983996

Oh, wow, that is gorgeous! I'd like to find a local place to fire things. I've not sculpted since high school and I was good at it, plus I loved it!
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 10, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #5988194

Joanne, Do you do most of your work with coils?

I do a lot with coils only I roll out bigger ones and flatten them out. The studio where I am working has and extruder but it is used by many people and I go tired of having to clean up after others before I could work and then cleaning up after myself. That brought me to the fat coils flattened out it actually works very well when I make large figures.
texasrockgarden
Canyon Lake, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 20, 2009
5:47 AM

Post #6027128

Love the bird house. I am a bird house person too. They are really fun to make and it is so rewarding when birds build nests in one you made.

If you color any of your bird house will it be with glazes or do you use colored slips to decorate your work?

This is a picture of a piece done by Texas Folk potter, Carl Block, who's trademark is Terra Cotta Clay and colored slips.

Jerry

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zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 20, 2009
2:04 PM

Post #6027818

What fun.

A practical question, how do you clean them out? So many birds will not use the bird house if it isn't clean.
jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2009
6:04 AM

Post #6035077

Texas,
I only use glazes. Don't know anything about about colored slips. Maybe I should learn, tell me about it when you find time. Always like to learn new techniques.
Thanks,
JoAnne
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 22, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #6035846

I remember doing them but not quite how -mixed some powder into the slip and painted with it. It can add an interesting extra dimension to what you're painting...would love to hear more though...
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 22, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #6037040

The sticky at the top of the forum has recipes. I have my stain recipe there.

Stains are put on a piece and then the surface is wiped. The stain then stays in the indentations. Another way I use them is to dab them on with a sponge to give a textured look to a piece.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 22, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6037102

Fun. Powders, liquids, or just anything appropriate?
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 23, 2009
11:48 AM

Post #6039577

liquids using the recipe I posted. If it gets thick it will flux so if you put it on the bottom of a pot make sure it is thin.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 23, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #6039717

Duh, sorry!! Shoulda figured that out since I read it!! Don't think I was ever allowed to put anything on the bottom...
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 23, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #6040382

No glaze on the bottom. Both Terra sigillata and stains can go on the bottom as long as you keep the stain thin.

Terra sigillata is just a refined clay with colorant so it doesn't stick.

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