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    LeeU reacted to Gabby in Man in checkered shirt looking at one of MY bowls (shelf right) at the reception for   
    I think it is great that you went.
    This way you can see very concretely whose day you made richer because you shared your work. 
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    LeeU reacted to Denice in The challenge to Self these days is my old nemesis--lack of patience. So, to push mys   
    That is what it looks like, it is suppose to throw better.   I remember potters putting beer in when they were mixing clay they thought it would mold faster.   Denice
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    LeeU reacted to dhPotter in Back to work for two weeks then a new hip for my wife-two weeks off for me then to ca   
    Before long she will feel better than new. No pain, yippee! Mobility, yippee! 
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    LeeU reacted to Gabby in Oh well...I submitted two of my "Hidden Masks" (that reference domestic violence and   
    I think an artist needs sometimes to do this, make the courageous submission rather than playing it safe. A different venue might have taken them.
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    LeeU reacted to Roberta12 in Oh well...I submitted two of my "Hidden Masks" (that reference domestic violence and   
    Getting ready to submit to a small show as well.  A person just never knows.
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    LeeU reacted to oldlady in Finished my 2019 detail budget and I can retain my helper who keeps me current with i   
    good for you!   if you really need some clothes, the thrift shops around here put everything in the store on sale for 50 percent off each monday.   when the original price for jeans is $5.99, you can see why i have a pile of them.   got a cashmere sweater for $5.00 last week.
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    LeeU reacted to glazenerd in Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific "glossary of terms." If som   
    Must say I am humbled by the generosity of my fellow forum members. Parts will need to be reviewed to ensure that the chemistry can be digested easily enough. Here is an example from the glossary:
    "Extensibility: the measured distance clay can be extended without rupture and the force ( yield point) required to extend it. More commonly expressed as " short" or "fat" clay in relation to its elastic properties."
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    LeeU reacted to glazenerd in Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific "glossary of terms." If som   
    Not that I disagree with the change in definition, but then possible confusion sets in when explaining the "stretched membrane" theory of plasticity. 
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    LeeU got a reaction from JohnnyK in Makin' pencil holders and utensil holders for the farmer's market, hope I can get the   
    Hey--don't knock it. Having a money job to fuel and support your dream job is smart--creativity put into practice throughout your endeavors.   Add business card/letter holders--people love them as gifts for people who have a desk at work or for their retail store card at the cash register.  Trust me on this! 
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    LeeU reacted to GEP in 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show, here I come!   
    @Gabby they always plan some talks and other special events, but I don’t think I will be part of those. I’ll just be in the exhibit hall with my pots.
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    LeeU got a reaction from GiselleNo5 in Aarrgghhh...we only got a few weeks notice that the guild I belong to is doing a raku   
    My landlord has been wonderful about allowing me to install the electric kiln (closed in back porch) & a studio (was the bedroom) in my trailer, but there is not an inch of space to spare & I'm not permitted to do anything out in the yard.  I did get my pieces done though, & will bisque this week. 
     
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    LeeU got a reaction from Gabby in Aarrgghhh...we only got a few weeks notice that the guild I belong to is doing a raku   
    My landlord has been wonderful about allowing me to install the electric kiln (closed in back porch) & a studio (was the bedroom) in my trailer, but there is not an inch of space to spare & I'm not permitted to do anything out in the yard.  I did get my pieces done though, & will bisque this week. 
     
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    LeeU reacted to Benzine in Aarrgghhh...we only got a few weeks notice that the guild I belong to is doing a raku   
    Careful, Raku is addictive...
    It's the gateway to other alternative firing methods.
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    LeeU got a reaction from terrim8 in bit of hair stuck out from the face shield while raku-ing today - its crispy - good t   
    Wow---sounds like you are lucky it wasn't worse than that! You might have needed a fryte wig! 
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    LeeU reacted to lgusten in Well, it's got nuthin to do with ceramics, but a big black bear just helped himself t   
    The bear stories are artistic inspiration.  We now have some fodder for our creative sides.  I have been working on a bear shape for my animal figures. 
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    LeeU got a reaction from Roberta12 in Started in on my first clay toy for a small event later this summer. Not so easy, but   
    So far I am aiming for a turtle on wheels-a pull toy. 
     

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    LeeU reacted to Up in Smoke Pottery in Hi--just curious about the traffic for your website--is it generating sales? Do you h   
    Lee U, sorry for the delay , at the current time, I do not sell from the website, I really don't think the photos do the pieces justice and do not show the depth of the coloring and patterns.   I did set a store up for the workshop, but decided to invoice them instead.  It would not be hard to activate it for the pottery pieces if I decide to go that route.
    I am not a huge techie, just got lucky with the use of meta keywords which helped me show up in searches.  Now as I understand it, the more clicks I get, the higher ranking I receive from internet searches, which helps keep me there.  I do a little social media, mainly on FB that links back to the site and vice versa.  Everything I did was done by following help files and reading a couple books on website building/design.
    Thanks for your kind words about our site and work.  Ha...the videos are cheesy, but get watched and shared  a lot.  I do need to do an updated Obvara one, got to talk one of my boys into being the camera guy again.
     
    Chad
     
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    LeeU got a reaction from Roberta12 in Just sent out my first "web site is live" notice. Maybe should not have, since the st   
    I am shipping at cost (pre-added into the prices) through the USPO, as I mostly have small pieces. I use repurposed materials to pack and send, not the pricey flat rate boxes. 
     
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    LeeU got a reaction from terrim8 in Falcon heavy launch, probably the best thing I have seen all year.   
    Envy.  As a kid, I saw a mid-'50's rocket launch from the swamp (with quicksand--I remember my aunt warning me not to go wading) directly across from Cape Canaveral. Have never forgotten the awe and majesty of that. I think about that uplifting (pun intended) experience sometimes when I am feeling really down about the idiocy/greed/hatefulness of the human species. 
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    LeeU got a reaction from terrim8 in Still freezing. I hate 'pages". Working on a small catalogue & things keep disapp   
    Problem is the conversion from Word etc. to Pages etc.and vice-versa is not always a two-way street. It is hard to shift from one system to another when one way is virtually automatic from years of experience and the "new" one has been perversely set up to be "backwards" & everything is in weird places. I feel your pain! 
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    LeeU got a reaction from High Bridge Pottery in Falcon heavy launch, probably the best thing I have seen all year.   
    Envy.  As a kid, I saw a mid-'50's rocket launch from the swamp (with quicksand--I remember my aunt warning me not to go wading) directly across from Cape Canaveral. Have never forgotten the awe and majesty of that. I think about that uplifting (pun intended) experience sometimes when I am feeling really down about the idiocy/greed/hatefulness of the human species. 
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    LeeU reacted to glazenerd in I am missing the moderators and key resource/info people who are (recently) not here   
    Guess I need to post a controversial topic that flies in the face of conventional pottery wisdom: that always seems to get the place hoppin.
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    LeeU reacted to Mark C. in I am thrilled to be turning down my first commission request! I am not going to do or   
    Feel the power of not loosing money.
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    LeeU got a reaction from Min in Moved to the dark side. Booked a a traditional (glass) leading class, and 10 weeks of   
    Nah---no dark side to it....just a way to have fun, learn, create, and probably cross fertilize!  
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    LeeU reacted to glazenerd in Happy with my firing of holiday gifts. I see myself getting better results (design &a   
    I have really enjoyed your "Mask" series. I like the art, but more so the emotions they encapsulate.
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