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fwd: my platters sag when i trim the foot ring

updated fri 19 mar 10


Marcia Selsor on thu 18 mar 10

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> From: Marcia Selsor
> Date: March 18, 2010 3:47:52 PM CDT
> To: Judy Smith
> Subject: Re: My platters sag when I trim the foot ring
> Use a damp sponge under the center.
> The plate will weigh the sponge down only so far.
> Marcia Selsor
> On Mar 18, 2010, at 1:53 PM, Judy Smith wrote:
>> I am making large platters out of cone 6 B-mix. I find that the best =
>> to trim the foot ring is when they are leather hard, but they =3D
sometimes sag
>> down in the middle while I am trimming them. I have tried making =3D
>> without foot rings, but I don't like the look. I have tried letting =3D
>> clay harden more, but the clay gets rubbery and it chatters when I =3D
trim. I
>> have tried throwing a clay support to put under the inverted platter, =
>> this makes it hard to center the inverted platter. I have tried =3D
>> thicker platters, but I get S cracks because I like thin rims. How =3D
do you
>> support your platter centers when you trim? Is there some neat trick =
that I
>> don't know? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Judy Smith
>> Nashville, TN
> Marcia Selsor

Marcia Selsor