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  1. So I had a bag of grit spill on the porch, I cleaned up most of it    turns out my cats,   one is named  shino,  likes the fine grit dirt bath...  I let them out in backyard today, when I called them in, yes they come when called,  they had some gray dust on them ....Well they found the spot where I had spilled some Alberta  slip.....  high class kitties..... regular dirt is no longer good enough.....

     

  2. made glazes toaday

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      On my agenda for tomorrow. 

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      on my agenda for every single day of the future. = )

  3. Exhausted ... wood firing today!!

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    2. Biglou13

      Biglou13

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

       

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Those are the best firings sometimes. 

    4. Biglou13

      Biglou13

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

       

       

  4. prototyping/desogn idea for hand built form...(big word for messing around with idea, for playing with clay)

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      Euphemisms are fun...

  5. well after crashing some mugs and reading about productivity, yesterday while studio sitting threw 7 mugs with handles (for the record ihave made kept less than a dozen handles, me no like) about 10 trinket dishes, and 2 medium plates. looking at others' shelves i was productive.... (but not at production potter level)

    1. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      I don't know how long you've been at this but don't compare yourself to high production potters.

    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Whenever I do that I feel like a huge failure but the truth is I don't enjoy that kind of work anyway. I like working in batches of 2-6.

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Hope that came across as encouraging, not rude. Was meant to be encouraging.

  6. was @ coop for a short period today, i threw 6 somewhat strict cylinders. destined to be mugs, i fumbled the ware board crashing all six, and had 0% dissapointment!!!!!! i cut what was cutable to check and im doing OK!!!!

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Big: throwing, dropping, fumbling stumbling: it all produces art.

    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Well ... at least you learned something about your work from it! I'm so sorry though!

       

  7. forgot how finicky porcelin can be.........

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    2. Biglou13

      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.

    3. Biglou13

      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.

    4. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Daves is a Laguna porcelain body-you can get it at Axners in FL.Its not as bright white as some.

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

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Wonderful. :( Any other places that might be available?

    2. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      still looking desperately

       

  9. my kiln building class is coming to close....i relaize my recent work is architecturally influnenced ... go figure...

  10. sunshine cobb workshop... and broke in wood burning pizza oven we built as pert of class

  11. cutting metal and learning to weld (all wood fired kiln building skills)!!!!!! the angle grider an metal brush leaves hand comfortrably numb.

  12. laid brick today!!!

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    2. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      nothing suprer coolyet just warm ups for train kiln build

       

    3. Tyler Miller

      Tyler Miller

      Even still. How big are you planning?

    4. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      What kinda brick didja use? :3

  13. From last Wednesday's show I received a small order /commission......(so it starts, not sure I'm ready).

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Dang right, you are! :) Just start small. Overburdening oneself from commissions will make you crazy! :)

    2. Joseph Fireborn
  14. I did a little 5 hour show (dislike) on Wednesday. I made enough to pay rent!!! ( I dislike less now)

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Omg isn't that just the best feeling in the world? Huge congrats!!!

    1. Crusty

      Crusty

      Looking good, how many colors are you going to use? I seen your wood firing albumn earlier today, nice work..

    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      I like the wiggle wire bottoms. I'm usually all for a trimmed foot, but I do like that alternative. Looks like you will be busy glazin'.

    3. Biglou13

      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...

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      Excellent. Those panoramic photos, would make good framed wall art for your studio, or home in general.

  15. I think I've found a rhythym in throwing... 5 cups / cylinders .... Then do something else (like mess aroundd here) then repeat. This as production potter as am going to get.....

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Come over and help me paint! Gaaah, going nuts!

  16. I actually enjoyed trimming tonight....

    1. Crusty

      Crusty

      I should have sent my tea pot to you.. I got a little to deep and well, you know what happened..

    2. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Teapot becomes flower pot? :)

    3. Crusty

      Crusty

      Tea pot is in salvage bucket.. It could have been a flower pot, I was kinda flustered at myself though..

  17. New wood fired pieces in gallery, ANAGAMA treats! !!!!

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    2. Min

      Min

      You must have hands like leather to throw with the granite chunks. Nice work!

    3. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      Wasn't to bad, surprisingly. The cleaning and sanding has my hands raw.

    4. Babs

      Babs

      blown away! Just so nice.

  18. Zen practice....http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/gallery/image/4332-image/

  19. Starting to trickle in some new wood fired pieces into gallery

  20. Starting to trickle in some new wood fired pieces.

  21. I got cut twice today handling, new woodfied pieces.....I'm still smiling!!!

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    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      Very nice. I was going to ask what kind of clay you were using, but I forgot, you have your own "Brand"...

    3. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      Actually this one laguna 900

      One of the few I buy, and performs superb in wood fire plain, and the first high fire shino I tested

      . Yes all those were right it is hard work making clay.

       

    4. Benzine

      Benzine

      I have no doubt it is. I'll leave the clay mixing up to someone else. Reclaiming is as close as I want to get...

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