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About Denice

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  • Birthday 10/15/1952

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    Wichita, Kansas
  • Interests
    Remodeling projects, gardening and restoring classic cars.

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  1. I haven't added a new avatar since I lost my old one in the last change. Denice
  2. Mark that glaze brought back some college memories from the 70's. I still collect glaze formula's but usually don't get around to testing them. Once in a while I will need something new so while I am testing a particular glaze I might as well test them all. Denice
  3. I was acquainted with a local high school ceramics teacher who didn't have any kilns to fire in while the school was remodeling and putting in new kilns. She got some low fire clay and started doing Raku in a old Weber grill. Denice
  4. Great photo brings back so many memories, I was probably just starting college I got a late start. Denice
  5. I have another big tile on my work table and firing my third glass test firing today. I am testing four different glasses a wine bottle, clear drinking glass, window glass and a blue tempered glass. So far the wine bottle glass melts and looks the best. I haven't got a complete melt on the other three yet. Denice
  6. I will glaze a piece of greenware and stick it in a firing when I need to fill the kiln. It is usually just glaze I have sitting around, sometimes I get pin holing but usually have good luck. I prefer to work with bisque. Denice
  7. Not so much rock and rolling going on right now, my husband bought a new welder a few weeks ago. Once he get tired of welding and warm weather is here to stay we will be turning up the stereo. We are in our late 60's, people tell us we act much younger. We are usually one of the last people to leave a party if it is a good one. Denice
  8. I listen to old shows on the television that I have seen, I don't need to look up at them. I also listen to old rock and roll, I switch back and forth between them. My husband's shop is next to mine, if he has a oldies station on the sounds good I will turn it on also. We open the door between us and sing and dance the afternoon away, lots of fun. Denice
  9. I have three digital scales, the largest capacity one has a digital clock on it and it eats up my battery. I remove it when I am not using it and tape it to the scale so it will be there when I need it. Denice
  10. If I have a light firing I will add extra shelves to get a more consistent firing. I don't have to do this very often I have a test kiln, a small kiln and a large Skutt. My small paragon went out last year it was 45 years old. Thought I could get by without it but I couldn't ended up searching for another small kiln. Found a nearly new Blue Diamond at a estate sell. Denice
  11. Have you considered taking a pottery class for signing up for a seminar that involves doing a wood firing? Denice
  12. Sabotage does happen in school situations. I had my work chopped up with a axe on Christmas break when I was in high school. Someone was really pissed at me, the only reason I could come up it the art teacher had me grade his papers handed in by students. The worse grade I ever gave was a D and that was when someone didn't try and just scribbled a design. It didn't really bother me I just started on new work. Denice
  13. I think you will lose most of the smoke finish no matter what temperature you refire at if our firing in a electric kiln. I had some pots in a pit firing in college as part of a research project, The archeologist ended the firing way too soon so none of the pots were even close to being fired. There were nice and smoky but delicate to the touch, I refired them at C04 and lost most of the smoke. Denice
  14. Stay away from Disney, this happened 36 years ago when my son was 2 years old. I put him in a daycare to socialize him, he worked at my store with me since birth but needed to play with other children. The daycare had a large room painted with Disney characters, I don't know how Disney found out about it but they sent a letter and told them to paint over them or they would sue them. This was a private daycare facility that had around 15 children and at least 10 years before their was the internet. Denice
  15. Gabby my mother in-law is doing great, she didn't end up with any physical problems and she has her speech back. She still mixes up or forgets a few words but who doesn't do that. It gives us a little time to find a assisted living facility for her, there is always a waiting list. She had 5 mini strokes and going to need some surgery in the future, my husband spent the night with her. I spent most of the day working on the tile, it weighed 12lbs when I started on it and I have taken 4 lbs off of it but I still have a lot of carving to do. Denice
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