Brian Haviland on wed 23 jun 04
At 09:49 PM 6/19/04 -0600, you wrote:
>For a really good studio exercise that will take you much
>farther as a craftsperson, don't let yourself get away with that any more.
>If you let a piece get too dry for a particular part of the process, then do
>something else with the piece or scrap it. You do that a few times, and
>pretty soon you don't let things get too dry any more. Your work will
>benefit, and your time will be better spent. Leaving yourself the escape
>valve of a way to rehydrate things that have gotten too dry is careless
>craftsmanship and poor use of your time.
Thank you Vince...I used to spend to much time trying to save
vessels that got to dry on me. I have now learned to set enough
time aside to do attachments or cover vessels with plastic so
i can get back to them and dryness is no longer a factor in my studio.
Why anyone would spend any ammount of time to re-hydrate mugs
is beyond me. I have learned from this list all kinds of time saving ideas
and now my time is better spent doing my craft..Raise the bar and learn to
arrange your time better...
Fountain city, Indiana
Haviland Stone Pottery & Raku
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