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by peter cummings
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: How to Tell Good Art from Bad?
Replies: 19
Views: 21687

Re: How to Tell Good Art from Bad?

Interesting , as I'm studying, and at the stage, again, of thinking about what makes up my arts practice.. Best take on looking at art is a short one and I cant remember where I found it. What is the artist trying to achieve ? Do they achieve it ? Was it worth doing ? the big one. Ben Shahn put out ...
by peter cummings
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New colour for bubble.
Replies: 10
Views: 5729

Re: New colour for bubble.

Now if farmers could produce square eggs think of the money saving in packaging.
The size really puts it differently. And I like the title/idea. I'm coming to accept that people will always have their own truths.
Good luck with it, and enjoy the time in action.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: buying glass
Replies: 14
Views: 9331

Re: buying glass

Yes, it is a very small market so there's not much competition, or sales for those companies anyway. We've about the same land area as the US and 1/10 the population so freight around the country is steep too. Try http://www.axessglass.com/About/Location.aspx who are in Broadmeadows, north of melbou...
by peter cummings
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: 3D printing with glass powder
Replies: 28
Views: 22566

Re: 3D printing with glass powder

Thanks Brock.
Impressive filming too.
We've got plenty of sand outback, pity we used to be well up on technology.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: 3D printing with glass powder
Replies: 28
Views: 22566

Re: 3D printing with glass powder

Question is, when did the new title of designer take over from the artist, as the person who designed the factory produced products? Is the line in the sand drawn in competitions or training? This comment on a blog re the ranamok glass prize in australia. absolutely breathtaking. She won a couple of...
by peter cummings
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: Color theory and interaction
Replies: 6
Views: 6183

Re: Color theory and interaction

and a big thank you from me too.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: Body talk exhibition.
Replies: 0
Views: 3092

Body talk exhibition.

Now here's an exhibition/competition whose subject really interests me.
http://www.glasmuseet.dk/en2010/exhibitions/forthcoming/bodytalk.html
Came in the gas weekly.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polishing with a sandblaster
Replies: 20
Views: 12730

Re: Polishing with a sandblaster

Hi Cynthia. My first try with the little gravity fed pot was in the back yard. The dust is harmless. You've got summer over there, and we've seen pic's of the bad forest fires. As we learnt, when you get extreme temps and winds you can get superfires that move faster and hotter than what we were use...
by peter cummings
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polishing with a sandblaster
Replies: 20
Views: 12730

Re: Polishing with a sandblaster

Rick. Some things I found. Soda wont cut into untouched glass, the ?skin needs to be broken. That said its main benefit is smoothing or semi polish, and you dont need to mask the untouched glass. It packs down into the pressure pot, so some pros have a rocking/shaking mechanism. I'm trying a pipe wi...
by peter cummings
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polishing with a sandblaster
Replies: 20
Views: 12730

Re: Polishing with a sandblaster

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SAND-BLASTER-GRAVITY-FEED-AMPRO-TOOLS-QUALITY-NEW-/200387402439?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ea8051ac7 I got this half the price at a cheap car tool place, and a big pack of bi carb soda at the supermarket. Well worth the try and experiment. I'ver now bought ...
by peter cummings
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: I think I've got it!!
Replies: 9
Views: 6619

Re: I think I've got it!!

For anyone in the US who's read Shaun McNiff, Trust the Process. Haydo has worked it out himself, and hit the hammer on the head.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandstone disc for flat lap?
Replies: 10
Views: 6654

Re: Sandstone disc for flat lap?

Yes Jen, the big wheel was mild steel and showed a fair amount of rust. A quick wipe with a pot scrubber cleaned it. Cleaning between different grits is a hassle. Nearly worth a few seperate plates. My potters wheel has pins pointing up to hold the batts. Pins going down would be a bit trickier, but...
by peter cummings
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandstone disc for flat lap?
Replies: 10
Views: 6654

Re: Sandstone disc for flat lap?

I've put a 13 inch steel plate, 6 mm thick onto my pottery wheel. Drilled holes for the centre and drive pins. Bought diaamond wheels from His. Goes great. I used an old steel lap, about 24 inch, with loose grits. You put grit and water in the centre and it works its way out. A beautiful singing noi...
by peter cummings
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polishing with a sandblaster
Replies: 20
Views: 12730

Re: Polishing with a sandblaster

Have you tried the soda yet Cynthia ?
I've tried the range of grits, to pumice and cerium. Very messy and not successful.
Soda worked a lot better than 400 or 600s/c. especially after a SiC 200 blast.
Who else has tried soda?
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: Art versus craft!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4629

Re: Art versus craft!!!

You should of all told me how good a kiln controller is.

I thought we did. Congrats. And as I saw on a recent post, just 'cause there are 8 steps or 16, you don't have to use them all.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: CNC glass scoring from Thomas Carr
Replies: 16
Views: 10277

Re: CNC glass scoring from Thomas Carr

A quick note.
These folk have a terrific reputation. Aussie.
http://rolanddg.com.au/index
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: CNC glass scoring from Thomas Carr
Replies: 16
Views: 10277

Re: CNC glass scoring from Thomas Carr

Hi , and I hope all is going well for you. I met Brad at his workshop a few months ago. He was talking about getting parts and plans to build his own CNC machinery. He was confident it would work well, said plans and the parts system was pretty well organised now. Hope he saees your post, or if not ...
by peter cummings
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 6670

Re: New Panels

Really a wow factor there. I'm fascinated by the way our local surrounds and personality come out in our work. That picture against the mountains made me stare at the tall piece in particular and see where you're coming from, literally.Wonderful, and thank you.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: photos from Susan Taylor Glasgow curated warm glass show
Replies: 0
Views: 5134

Re: upcoming Susan Taylor Glasgow curated warm glass show

"Yipee. A show that will exhibit the difference between the medium and the voice.

Wish I could see it."
Yipee from me too. But I hope it doesn't have to be just text and photo imagery to be a voice. If any pics come up in the adds I hope to find them.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26583

warm glass dictionary

I think "etch" is the process as it is used for printing plates, as well as the light polishing, frosting, the shading and cut through design of flashed glass, and the deep "rotting" of Maurice Marinot. I"m just really glad that engraving hasn"t been put under etching as it often is.I'm working on a...

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