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Rebekah Krieger

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Rebekah Krieger last won the day on January 31 2016

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About Rebekah Krieger

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    The extraordinary clay bender
  • Birthday 12/26/1979

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  1. Kiln brick question

  2. Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas

    I was wondering where it went- so sad
  3. My most favorite - sculpting or wheel throwing my least favorite - coming back too late to put handles on and to trim. (Every. Single. Time.) I need to be better about covering them in plastic.
  4. Can My Sculpture Be Considered A Mug?

    I have the 500 bowls book and realize some of them do not seem very functional. But anyone who labels an artists work for them is pretentious. The maker can make whatever the f they want. "art is what you can get away with" -Warhol but I would like to add "art is what the maker feels is an expression in creative form"
  5. To Me

    I love cobalt (probably too much) but I can take the meaning from it. "Sometimes you have to make a lot of ugly mugs to make the sort of art you want to make. " I just recently smashed 2/3 of my inventory and realize there was a lot of soul in them, but they were poorly made or were good intentions that needed more practice. A lot of experimentation of techniques to see what I enjoyed. It's hard to accept that you poured your heart into a piece that is ugly. It's harder to realize most of your work is ugly. But it's growth to recognize what "is" ugly.
  6. Kiln brick question

  7. Kiln brick question

    The bricks did not have any writing in picture. The guy said there are numbers but he wasn't tech savvy to send me pic (someone else took the main photo) he told me I was welcome to go down and look. It's an hour Drive in south Milwaukee so I will have to wait for the opportunity to check. He said he had all sizes , s"some that look like a pie shape" (which I am hoping are arch bricks) I don't suppose anyone would be willing to fire a test brick for me... (my electric kiln has only been fired to cone 7
  8. Very elementary

    One more thing I don't think was mentioned.... bone dry clay is probably the most fragile state of clay. Putting it in an oven for 500* will make it more fragile.
  9. Indie and go fund me efforts

    Glazenerd- I know what you mean. others would feel as though they can claim responsibility for my success. (As a Capricorn that is not acceptable to me haha) I am surprised by the lack of etiquette from (some of) the ones I have contributed to. It will take balance with my life to pursue ceramics. With raising 4 kids, running a household, and being a realtor in a hot market, it's not easy. I know it will happen some day.... although I fear it will happen later in my life.
  10. Kiln brick question

    I was thinking of making it slightly bigger
  11. Using Albany slip

    Thanks min! John, that's an excellent idea. I am hoping it put together a mini test salt kiln and use the Albany on some classic looking forms. Do you think I would have too much flux in the salt kiln? I will have to test.
  12. Kiln brick question

    The book says that it is approximately 12 ft.³ It appears much smaller to me .
  13. Indie and go fund me efforts

    I just wanted to add that this is not intended to be a self loathing, draining, or negative post. I reread it and realize it might come across that way. I'm generally a very optimistic person and very goal driven. But I'm trying to figure out if it's something inside of me or something about my work that needs to progress to feel this way.
  14. I'm completely guilty of #3. With 4 kids and work as a realtor, I can barely get to my mugs on time to put a handle on them. 70% scrap rate lately
  15. This year I have contributed to 3 different fundraisers for potters to get the equipment they needed and one potter to attend nceca who couldn't afford it (I didn't afford it that year... oddly enough) In 2 cases I didn't even get a thank you or acknowledgment that I contributed. Thinking about this, I felt a bit jealous. I didn't feel like my work was good enough to ever gain support to get a dream kiln. Why did I find myself contributing to their efforts but Unworthy of contribution for my own? If/ when you do contribute to these efforts, what makes it worthy of your contribution? I would love to raise 10-20k to build a wood fired kiln with salt chamber. But I feel like my work has more growing to do before I am worthy of such a project.