27 November 2016

Back again.. and in the studio

Well here I am back again and in the studio after a few family happenings and then a long awaited holiday.

I'll post more about the holiday soon...

however in the meantime I have an order for a Christmas bird hanger.  The client asked for one larger than I usually make so I needed to work out shrinkage rates...

the formula I used is one I was given while in college:

Shrinkage Percentage of clay = 100 - shrinkage % = X/100 = Y

Finished size required divided by shrinkage allowance = size to make

example:  if the clay has 8% shrinkage then 100 minus 8 = 92
92 divided by 100 = .92

if finished size required is 12cm then the size to make now is 12 divided by .92 = 13.04

So I drew up a new template to the new size and they are now drying!

Thanks for stopping by... more posts soon I promise :^)

03 November 2016

No posts for a while

I'm taking some time out from my blog and from Facebook.
 You can still follow me on Instagram @potterybyanna

I'll be back.