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original oval platter request

updated sat 2 jun 07


Michelle Rhodes on mon 4 jun 07

Thanks Lili K,
Well, I've made a bunch of oval platters by the rolled/tossed slab and
thrown rim method, and I have to say it worked really well and was a
pleasure. I painted the edges and one inch or so down on the rims
with water based wax resist. I covered with newspapers with a hole cut
out. They are drying without warping. I have not put a foot on. I
like the design without a foot, but I will fire on wads . Lili do your
platters have a foot and how do you set them up for firing? I will be
doing ^10 reduction, and if they're up on wads can they bridge across
shelves or will they need to be on their own shelves? Would you wad
every six inches or so?


Michelle Rhodes in Gardiner, NY
On Jun 4, 2007, at 12:56 PM, Lili Krakowski wrote:

> I gotta tell you, Eleanor it never occurred to me to make SQUARE or
> odd
> shaped platters by this method of rolling out the base and throwing
> the rim.
> Which goes to show...
> Thank you for the kind things you say about my directions. And, since
> you
> brought it up. Books. I love to write for PMI because I know they go
> to
> the wide audience which, on the other end, I address with my pottery.
> is a workshop in print, a workshop available to anyone who has access
> to a
> good library system, or can afford the [relatively] modest subscription
> cost.
> There is a plethora of good books on the market. Andrew Lubow, the
> other
> day, asked for just OP book recommendations!
> Well! Counts, and Woody, and Kenny, and and and....SO many books,
> excellent, wonderful, indispensable....I do not care to add another,
> when I
> can say it all here and there.
> I am on ClayArt as a way of teaching. Vince and Lee do NOT need my
> input,
> but I think it matters that another viewpoint be presented. If I
> tangle
> with them sometimes it is just to let people out there know "Hey there
> is
> another viewpoint...."
> However. Down to business. And, as I said, YOU brought it up.
> It is several hours past High Time for CM and PMI to organize a new
> book on
> the basis of the two volume QUESTIONS books they did too many years
> back.
> Taking basic hardcore topics such as they have published all along;
> how to
> make spouts, and how to extrude this and that, and how to make a bird
> house,
> and oval platters, and how to do whatever--and combine with material
> from
> the Archives and publish AS A BOOK. "We" get repeat questions over
> and over
> and over. How do I recycle clay? What do I need when starting out
> with
> glazes? Plaster is giving me a pain in the butt.
> Such a book would not cost all that much to buy. And would help
> endless
> numbers of people.
> Are rising prices going to affect us? Sure they are. Many is the
> sincere
> pottery novice who has been taking classes at the Y or the Community
> Center
> and now finds that those extra gallons of gas are too costly. Many is
> the
> sincere potter who sees food prices going up, and wonders is it
> selfish to
> set up a studio. (Well, if you build your own out of salvaged
> materials you
> can do it...)
> A copy of this post goes to CM and PMI.
> Let's see. I bet a response from ClayArters would help the
> cause...People
> are always rattling on about "giving back" which sounds half way
> between
> returning things to a store, and cows chewing cud. BUT we on ClayArt
> have
> benefited immensely from each other, from who has given what...Time to
> give
> some more....
> Lili Krakowski
> Be of good courage
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