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NFallon

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About NFallon

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  • Birthday 05/22/1951

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    http://rockpondpottery.bigcartel.com

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    Edge of a New Hampshire Pond
  1. Two knee operations, rehab, a hectic work schedule, and the fact that the site doesn't allow me to sign in using my tablet...it has been a while since I posted. It has also been a while since I worked in the studio...but 2017 is another year. Looking forward to getting my hands in wet clay again. Happy Holidays

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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Merry Christmas and Happy Pottery in the New Year.

    3. oldlady

      oldlady

      good news! now you can get sane again.

    4. dhPotter

      dhPotter

      Excellent news! Go get 'em.

  2. Kiln cooling . Experimenting with two commercial glazes.

  3. Show Us Your Teapots

    Thanks for the kind words, Misfit, and a keen eye on my logo design.
  4. Show Us Your Teapots

    I am coming to this subject a bit late. Travels and work have interfered with my CAD lurking. I have posted one of my teapots here. Others are on my websites. I know this is going to sound oxymoronic because teapots are time consuming, but I mostly create teapots because my time in the studio is limited (day job). I find the rhythm of throwing, drying, assembling, drying more, bisque firing, glazing and glaze firing works for me. As for handles I use both side handles and handmade cane handles. I try to compliment the teapot by the choice of the handle. A few years ago I developed a “fly-wayâ€, exaggerated thumb rest for my side handles. (I have no idea why I call it a fly-away rest other than it seems to fly off the handle.) The inspiration was my mother-in-law. In her advanced age she had trouble holding a full teapot…even a small one. The ergonomic thumb rest allows the thumb to work in concert with the fingers to grip the handle without the need to squeeze the hand. Peace………..
  5. Finally getting a bisque firing completed today. Too many distractions these past three months.

  6. From our UK friends at the BBC, a new series is beginning this fall that follows the baking competition that is also produced by the same team. The link below has the story. YouTube has a promotional video. Search the title of this post. http://realscreen.com/2015/09/17/sky-vision-love-shape-pottery-format-for-mipcom/ For us outside the U.S. we will need to wait next year to catch it.
  7. Amazon Handmade

    Marko....I will be interested to learn how your experience with Amazon works out. I have also been made aware that Facebook is marketing a similar site. Add with Etsy and a few other sites for artists, it is getting crowded in this space. IMO, Etsy lost their way a while back...Will be interested to see who fills the void.
  8. Creative Industries Model Mp/controler

    Great question. I have the same situation. Older 40-year old CI wheel has a very responsive foot pedal, while the new CI wheel has a slight latency when up. I can live with it, but would prefer the response of the old wheel. I would have to believe the good folks at Speedball read this forum. Maybe they could weigh in.
  9. Wedging Tables

    Opps... Clarification..... The Formica is covered with canvas
  10. Wedging Tables

    Old Formica counter top I took out of the kitchen when I remodeled and replaced them with granite counter tops. Probably 10 years old not...not as old as TJR's...but does the job without much fuss...... Neil
  11. Sheet Pan Racks For Drying?

    I have two. As Chris suggested, used or wholesale restaurant supply stores are a great place to find these. I only bought the racks. I cut 1/8 inch plywood for the trays. A few pieces of newspaper under the wet ware allows the clay to dry. Plastic clothes protector from the local dry cleaner can cover each plywood tray for uniform drying when needed.....Neil
  12. Red letter day yesterday. 25 days from having my knee replaced I was able to go into the studio and throw for a few hours. I'm becoming human again!

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    2. Chris Campbell

      Chris Campbell

      Then you must have timed it right! Good times ahead.

    3. PRankin

      PRankin

      Great news. Good luck.

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Congratulations! :D

  13. Could Use Some Throwing Help

    Nothing seems wrong to me. With practice your walls will be thinner (if you want that). I would bet if you took an entire week and each day threw 20 cylinders from one pound clay balls, your last ten cylinders would be taller than your first ten. Plus you would be well on your way to mastering cylinders. The genesis of most forms. Have fun.....Neil
  14. Adding to the list of people congratulating you on the purchase. Having your own kiln just adds to the exploration. Enjoy......Neil
  15. Surgery Tuesday to replace my entire right knee. Rehab began yesterday. It looks hopefully be released today. Will work the old flywheel kickwheel into rehab routine when I can. Oh the drugs are so good. Sings "what a drag it is getting old" ( showing my age too)

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    2. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      I am glad the surgery went well and that you are feeling all right. Best wishes for a quick recovery!

       

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Rehab is the key factor on the outcome-do it no matter what.

    4. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Ah man, I wish you a speedy recovery.

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