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updated mon 28 jun 04


Bert Gibson on mon 28 jun 04

> Ellen Currans wrote:
> I know this sounds like of lot of fussing,
> > but I
> > think glazing the outside first gives a better coat of glaze without
> > any finger
> > marks or drips to detract from the texture.

You must be a woman after my own heart! When my teacher saw me "fussing"
over the drips and finger marks he told me "if you want perfect, go to
Walmart". I've gotten much better at glazing with experience, less
"clean-up" needed, but I am still a source for amusement ( or amazement,
lol ) for my classmates.

I did start trying stamping and spiraling with the rib on my last two
of pots. I did have sticking problems and texture that wasn't strong enough
to maintain its pattern thru the glaze, but I have started the learning
process.:) I have just been less than satisfied with the textures and
patterns I've found so far to use, but I do keep collecting.

My grandfather owned a ranch out in West Texas. The breed of cow he raise
was called Beefmaster and his brand was a horizontal "B". So
"lazybbeefmaster". It was a way for this city boy to maintain the heritage
in some small way. For the same reason, I would call it "Lazy B Pottery" if
I ever got to the point I felt the quality of my pots was good enough to
offer for sale.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my questions. The description and
explanation of your process is more guidance than I could have hoped for.
Thank you very much.

Bert Gibson

Gene and Dolita Dohrman on mon 28 jun 04

Dear Ellen, You are the perfect example of what Clayart is all about. =
have shared so much information about your personal style and taken the =
to write detailed instructions. It is almost a mini workshop. This =
have been sent directly to 'Bert' but you chose to share it with all of =
Thank you so much.
Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY