Monthly Archives: August 2016

Musical Mold Moving

The shelves are finished and put in place. They are already pretty full. If we were just moving molds temporarily house on the pool table, we would be finished. However, like with the Carousel shelves, we are moving lots more. … Continue reading

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What’s New 8/13/16

Decals Please see yesterday’s blog Decal Diva (just scroll down). We have added 10 white ware salad bowls to the selection. They measure 6 1/4″ diameter and 2 1/4″deep.     Prices for the round Carousel Horse decals. If we … Continue reading

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Decal Diva

This is the  Workshop offered on Thursday, August 18th in which you learn how to apply decals to previously glazed and fired white ware. For purposes of the workshop Dollar Tree items were purchased. (Cups in our studio cost $5 … Continue reading

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Star Trek Mugs

Just finished these mugs for the USS Renegade (Youngstown Star Trek Club) to sell at the Steel City Comic Con this weekend. They aren’t quite as professional as those made commercially but they are handmade and hand-painted. The club is … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Gnome

Here’s how Sunday went — did some running in the morning, took a nap, started glazing Star Trek mugs that I painted SAturday. After glazing all 32 mugs and loading the kiln I decided to do something fun for myself. … Continue reading

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We Discovered Gold!

Overglazes and Lusters Information about the use of ceramic overglazes and lusters or third fired colors. Paint with Precious Metals like gold, and platinum! Apply over fired glaze to add brilliant accents that’ll make your project look like a billion bucks! … Continue reading

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Make It Sparkle

We added another specialty product to our inventory yesterday–glitter . Sparklers Brush-On Glitter These premixed glitter colors are permanent and won’t flake or rub off. They work on almost any craft surface (except washable fabric). They can be applied directly … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

 Gifts for our Family We glazed this large frog for our daughter-in-law Vanessa’s birthday and are excited to see how it turns out. It is in the kiln tonight. Nowell 0318, it  is about 12″ long, a really large garden frog. (Picture … Continue reading

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Carousel Cookies

Last year I purchased some Hartland Stoneware Carousel Cookie Molds. For some reason I ended up with a goat, a lion, and an elephant but no carousel horse. So I just ordered the horse mold this evening. It does not appear … Continue reading

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Underglazes

Duncan still makes and sells the original Cover Coat underglaze that is used to paint greenware utility pieces. One usually finishes the piece with clear gloss glaze after the first firing, but that is not always the case. Cover Coats … Continue reading

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