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    Hi i am new to this forum and new to pottery.
    I tried to sign upto pottery leasons in the evening at my local college but there wasn't enough interest so they cancelled it.
    I have made a few pots. some have turned out ok and others haven't. I am currently waiting to collect some that are being fired at a shop i pass once a week. The one i have finished a week or so ago has started to crack whilst drying out, so i am guessing it will end up in the bin lol.

    I currently use eartheware clay as i have been told it is the best for Bonsai pots and is quite frost resistant???
    One trouble i am having is the finished colour (terracotta) i do not want to glaze them but want the colour to be of a dark brown. So the question i am reallyseeking is how do i get from terracotta colour to dark brown?
    I did try (on the now cracked pot) to mix some ash in with my clay but i dont know if that is a good idea.
    I really need some leassons but as i said its not going to happen at the minute.
    Sorry to throw so much at you all in one go. Any advice would be fantastic.
    All the best
    Last edited by stumpy; 11-11-2008, 06:32 PM.

  • #2
    sorry maybe this could be moved to pottery ceramics for me .


    • #3
      Hi Stumpy and welcome along!

      I recognise your name from another forum you frequent! You helped me once with a question about my little tree! (I had a different name on there ...can't remember what now!) I'm afraid it was a short lived hobby though, I couldn't keep up with looking after it so gave it to a good home.

      Sorry I can't help with your query on here. It might be easier to re-post if you think it's in the wrong place. I'm sure you will get some help, there are lots of friendly helpful crafters here.

      Kind Regards.
      Fair Do

      Fair Do's!


      • #4
        Sorry can't help with your question but hello and welcome

        Sally Wright


        • #5
          hiya and from me as well, sorry I can't help but theres bound to be somebody who can
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          • #6
            Hi Stumpy and to the forum.. Sorry I can't help with your question too...



            • #7
              Thanks all . Hopefuly someone will come along who will be able to help, fingers crossed anyway.


              • #8
                hi & to the forum, hope you get the help you need soon