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  1. "Unread content" doesn't seem to be working as it used to.

  2. Moved to the dark side.  Booked a a traditional (glass) leading class, and 10 weeks of studio-time".

    Till working with clay tho'  

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Nah---no dark side to it....just a way to have fun, learn, create, and probably cross fertilize!  

  3. How did your further testing go?

    My father passed two weeks ago, and I want to use his ashes in trinket trays for the family.  Will also use them in some fused glass work.

    1. Denice

      Denice

      I am so sorry for your loss,  make sure you take the time to recover.  I hope you get the information you need to complete your trays for your family.   Denice

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Sorry to hear about your loss.

    3. oldlady

      oldlady

      so sorry to hear the bad news.  hope you are able to make something to remind you of him.  thinking of you.

  4. Oh dear, attended a glass fusing course and now I'm being drawn away from clay.  So tempting.

     

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    2. LeeU

      LeeU

      What he said! 

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      rabbit hole -be careful 

    4. Denice

      Denice

      I have done glass fusing in the past, it was interesting and fun.  Kind of like a kid with a new toy,  but the thrill wore off quickly.  I still needed to get my hands in clay.   Denice

  5. It's wet and cold, so sitting here preparing notes for running a "Slip-Casting and Mould-Making" session at next year's Potters' Camp.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      I am pretty much off until after Jan. 1. So now to finally clean my pig studio, and prep for new testing.

    2. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      Getting my name on the list already Ann!!

  6. Some interesting stuff at Blists Hill and Coalport museums in Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.  The first "thermometer", seger cones, bottle kilns

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      very interesting. Thanks for posting the pictures,

       

  7. Wow, three days ago, I had the "most-liked-content" on here!

  8. Hello new-look forum.  Feel like a newbie!

  9. Potter's Camp photos uploaded to gallery. Seems like all the portrait format are upside down.

  10. Off to Potter's Camp first thing in the morning :-). Out of contact till next Monday.

  11. Wondering where Evelyne Schoenmann and Guinea have gone

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Evelyne is busy with a conference coming up, and other things that are filling her time up. She does check in at times

    2. claygram

      claygram

      I also think often of guinea and wonder how she is --such a wonderful artist with such a beautiful spirit

    3. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Hi my friends. Thanks Chilly for asking and thank you Pres for standing in for me. I am crazy busy, but I will come here more often, now that I am in Switzerland again after a long time in Asia and then Italy. Love you all!

       

  12. Pots are ready to take to Potter's Camp. Phew.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Posting comments about pottery camps requires you post pictures of the event-- forum rules. Okay, so I made that up- pics please.

    2. Chilly

      Chilly

      Bisqued pots are in my gallery. Camp starts on 2 August, so no photos yet.

       

  13. First firing of porcelain is cooling down. Won't get opened until tomorrow late afternoon. Can't wait........

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    2. Roberta12
    3. Chilly

      Chilly

      Yes, photos tomorrow,

      All seemed OK. :-)

    4. Chilly

      Chilly

      Photos in gallery, and in "Can't throw, can extrude" thread.

       

  14. My poor back. Cut, slam wedged 25kg of porcelain. One bag too hard, the other too soft.

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      That can be tough, but for me after the cut and slam, wedge with cone or ramshead to restretch contracted spine.

    3. karenkstudio

      karenkstudio

      If the hard bag is not completely dry, cut it in a few chunks and wrap each in a

      very damp hand towel for a day or two.

    4. Min

      Min

      you sound like Goldilocks, hope your next bag is just right : )

  15. Winter has returned! Farewell spring!

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    2. terrim8
    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Well I was wrong, spring isn't here. Summer is here. It's pretty darn hot.

  16. Threw two whole pots today, then destroyed one.

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    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I destroy about 95% of what I make. I have a whole shelving unit full of stuff I am going to hammer and trash next week. Keeps me on my toes!

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Do you throw away because it isn't good or because your not satisfied with it?

  17. Can't get into the studio. Fresh paving laid between house and greenhouse door. Not allowed to walk on it yet. Which book do I want to re-read?

    1. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Forget the book. Go press your hand in the cement, write initials, dates. LOL

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Of Mice and Men- John Steinbech. back.. something like that. Not read it in 40 years, but still remember it well.

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      "Thank you for arguing." That is one of my most recommended books to almost anyone who asks me about a book to read.

  18. Hurrah, the forum is back

  19. Discharged from fracture clinic. Now I can start getting back to a normal life. Physio says it could take another 8 months before shoulder returns to "normal". I'm cool with that.

    1. vinks

      vinks

      Wishing Good health!

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Not bad. Time zooms by. You will get there. Glad you got some good results!

  20. Discharged from fracture clinic. Now I can start getting back to a normal life. Physio says it could take another 8 months before shoulder returns to "normal". I'm cool with that.

  21. Can't sleep. Titanium plate and screws in my collarbone ! Feeling positive tho' :-)

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    2. rakukuku

      rakukuku

      Ouch, I feel your pain, Get well soon.

    3. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      When I had my 2 shoulder surgeries, I had to sleep in my recliner for a month each time. If you have one you might try it...Hang in there and recover soon, Chilly!

    4. Chilly

      Chilly

      Sleeping definitely the worst thing. Pile of pillows is helping. And busy during the day.

  22. Forum's quiet. Where have you all been?

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    2. Denice

      Denice

      I couldn't get on either, I even e-mailed Joseph to see if he could get on. CMF accidently locked me out one time, so I was just checking I wasn't the only one.

    3. terrim8

      terrim8

      I think there was something wrong with the website.

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Yes. Jennifer got it fixed. She is the head administrator for CAD.

       

  23. It's official. Surgery two weeks time to fix my collarbone. Gotta get some clay finished first.

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    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      I wish you minimal pain and fast recovery.

    3. Min

      Min

      I'm sure it will be a big relief to get it fixed. All the best with your recovery : )

    4. terrim8

      terrim8

      Good luck Chilly, hope you recover quickly.

  24. Sold my "Throwdown" style Pierced vase to "painter" at the pottery class. Picture in gallery.

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    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Her secret is, she does ALL the carving and then, only then, does she pop the cutouts. That way she has the integrity of the clay and can do much more intricate work.

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      I love pierced work so I thought you might like this tip. Not to take away from your vase which I think is absolutely gorgeous. :)

    4. Chilly

      Chilly

      Thanks Giselle, I like the cut it all, then remove it process. The clay has to be just the right hardness, Too soft and it doesn't cut, too hard and you end up scraping it out. Will try this technique on the next one tho'.

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