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  1. Lou I'll trade you some worlds best kitty litter for Albany slip #for#

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      Biglou13

      Corrected its Alberta.....   but I have about 2 pounds of Avery....  it's so rare I'm afraid to experiment with it.....

       

  2. Exhausted ... wood firing today!!

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      Biglou13

      i agree joseph F   there were a few treats...  i post pics soon

       

       

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  3. Exhausted ... wood firing today!!

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      Biglou13

      not a satisfying firing.   learned much. overall poor results.

       

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  4. Exhausted ... wood firing today!!

  5. Just participated in a wood firing, I had some excellent results. Will post photos after pots are cleaned up!

  6. Why is it so hard to find a direction...

  7. Heading to Yosemite, Kings, and Sequoia next week, be gone for 8 days. Hope to have wifi. Hope to see some potters and potteries

    1. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      Have fun. I made the same run many years ago., on a whim. I was supposed to camp in sequoia.....my campground was. Covered by 4 feet of snow..I had one jacket and 1 pair of pants...didn't think to check I was living in sunny SoCal.......it still I was an an amazing time. Have fun

       

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  8. Glaze day in am after a few days fishing crabs and halibut-back to it for spring gallery orders

  9. I had a small test tile melt glaze onto the shelf. I was able to chisel most of it off but there is still a small amount of glaze adhered to the shelf. Can I kiln wash over that 1-inch spot or does every bit of glaze have to be removed?

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      Biglou13

      Grind as much off as you can like^^^ she said. Grinder is cheap @ harbor freight.

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  10. After a month of conquering 4qt bowls, I'm finding myself much happier with 8 pounds of clay and just a 3qt bowl. Yes. That makes be about a 'quart low'...but we've known that for a while, right?

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      Biglou13

      i love the way potters think..... everyone else (non potter)

      is thinking GREAT BOWL.....

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  11. After a month of conquering 4qt bowls, I'm finding myself much happier with 8 pounds of clay and just a 3qt bowl. Yes. That makes be about a 'quart low'...but we've known that for a while, right?

    1. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      dealing with less icecream...... the struggle is real!!!

       

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  12. I made a mug from 4 lbs of clay, mostly as a joke. One of the first things to sell...

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      Biglou13

      I'm so making a monster mug next day in studio!!!

       

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  13. someone asked me to make a garlic shredder which was unfamiliar to me. I looked online and bought one to study. Does anyone make them and if so, what do you use to make the "bumps" that do the shredding? Thanks

  14. Finally going to be firing with my power burner tomorrow, had a month with no free time at all :( let's hope it works.

    1. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      yeah, i cant wait to do more work on mine!!!!

       

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  15. forgot how finicky porcelin can be.........

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      Biglou13

      Hi, haven't made in awhile buts yes still making, never used mark and daves .... Who makes that.... It's been about a year since throwing porcelain, I had it figured out second day....clay was too wet day one. And it took a day for "it" to click....... I'm throwing a modified Cushing/Galloway body.

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  16. forgot how finicky porcelin can be.........

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      Biglou13

      Hi, haven't made in awhile buts yes still making, never used mark and daves .... Who makes that.... It's been about a year since throwing porcelain, I had it figured out second day....clay was too wet day one. And it took a day for "it" to click....... I'm throwing a modified Cushing/Galloway body.

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  17. A couple of months ago I was looking for gray clay about 55 miles from Slapout when the property owner drove past an abandoned, early 20th c. tenant house falling in on itself. I asked do you want those bricks, and would you trade pottery for them? He can't wait for me to get the bricks so he can enjoy some pottery!!! The house has two chimneys and several pillars for footings. Should be enough for a kiln or two. :>)

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      Biglou13

      Unless you you fire very very very low. Most architectural bricks will not make a good kiln

  18. got the bricks lined up for wood burning kiln...location gets pulled last minute

  19. laid brick today!!!

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      Biglou13

      nothing suprer coolyet just warm ups for train kiln build

       

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  20. I am glaze depressed. I can't find any commercial glazes I like, and I can't seem to find a simple glaze to mix on my own = (.

  21. I am glaze depressed. I can't find any commercial glazes I like, and I can't seem to find a simple glaze to mix on my own = (.

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      Biglou13

      All glazes are simple to make and mix....the difficulty lies witin yourself....

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  22. Selling everyday until x-mss eve as usual. Working on the last two kiln loads for this year as well.

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      Biglou13

      Mark I've learned a lot about pottery related work ethic from your posts

  23. Getting packed and ready for my sale this weekend. Does anyone else get stage fright for these things?

    1. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      Yes, I did yesterday, Subconsciously all week,then consciously yesterday. I didn't even finish setting up before I started selling stuff, For a 5 hour show I killed it! I'm sure you will also.!!!

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      Biglou13

      Clear, oatmeal rust, shino with shino rio splash, falls creek shino, vc71 / crimson, VC 71/BOB, vc71/ fcs under randys red/ vc71/ local,ash glaze, local,ash glaze, / seaworld, / ice blue, / bob 2. I was shooting for 100 cups for a trunk show given just under a months notice. I thnk I'm shy of 80.. I realiize I'm no production potter. 20 cups max per,sitting was all I could muster. The wiggle wire while I like was subconcious decision not to trim.then I limited the number do cup...

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