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    Gabby reacted to Mark C. for a status update, Last day selling pottery today-close booth at 3 pm and take it away.Very strong seaso   
    Last day selling pottery today-close booth at 3 pm and take it away.Very strong season this year for sales.Merry x-mas clay folks
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    Gabby reacted to JohnnyK for a status update, Hey, Pres, How 'bout this for QOTW: How do you see yourself in clay? One of the thing   
    Hey, Pres, How 'bout this for QOTW: How do you see yourself in clay?
    One of the things about taking college level Ceramics courses it the challenges you are presented with. In the last course I took on Raku the professor had a thing for Xian warriors...the terracotta army unearthed in China. One of our assignments was to sculpt a version of one of these figures...with a twist. We had to incorporate some aspect of our current life situation into the sculpture. I don't consider myself a sculptor, but I wanted to give it my best shot. Since my primary interests at this point in my life are ceramics, farming, and photography but none of the statues were suitable for the pottery or photography aspects, I chose the farmer idea. It was a real challenge, but a productive one. Here is a photo of my Raku "John Warrior" self-portrait. , and the challenge..."How do you see yourself in Clay".
     
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    Gabby reacted to LeeU for a status update, Happy happy. Got the last of my backlogged stock inventoried and properly stored (mea   
    Happy happy. Got the last of my backlogged stock inventoried and properly stored (means I can find it easily).  Only 6 months past my intended time frame-oh well, forward movement is forward movement and I'm not in a race, so I'll take it and just say thank you.   


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    Gabby reacted to LeeU for a status update, Hi-I can't lift & carry much over 20 lbs. myself. When 50 lbs+ of clay shows up a   
    Hi-I can't lift & carry much over 20 lbs. myself. When 50 lbs+ of clay shows up at my front door, I have to get it from the ground up the steps, up over a deep door lip, into the house, through the house, down steps, down another door drop of 3-4", and onto a back porch.  I bought a wheeled dolly-type gizmo called an UpCart---it smoothly goes up and down STAIRS! Rolls on specially configured  wheels--worth every penny, and it folds down flat and short.
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    Gabby reacted to LeeU for a status update, I am thrilled that I will have a worker bee coming next week to assist me with bringi   
    I am thrilled that I will have a worker bee coming next week to assist me with bringing my backlogged inventory current. I have forced myself stop making anything more until I get this done and all my remaining smalls are coded  for the web & stored in labeled drawers for easy access. Then I can get on with making some samples for a local shop keeper who is interested in a particular line.  
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    Gabby got a reaction from oldlady for a status update, Yesterday on a maybe 8" diameter sphere I outlined my family, from the back, in black   
    Yesterday on a maybe 8" diameter sphere I outlined my family, from the back, in black underglaze. I'll deliver it to the kiln tomorrow, and if it doesn't crack, I will need to decide what we five will all be looking at. I am thinking maybe Haystack Rock. It will be a centerpiece on a lazy Susan.
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    Gabby got a reaction from oldlady for a status update, Yesterday on a maybe 8" diameter sphere I outlined my family, from the back, in black   
    Yesterday on a maybe 8" diameter sphere I outlined my family, from the back, in black underglaze. I'll deliver it to the kiln tomorrow, and if it doesn't crack, I will need to decide what we five will all be looking at. I am thinking maybe Haystack Rock. It will be a centerpiece on a lazy Susan.
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    Gabby got a reaction from yappystudent for a status update, Last night was the first time I have found myself working in the studio in the middle   
    Last night was the first time I have found myself working in the studio in the middle of the night, up out of bed at midnight and impatient to try something.  After two hours I was back in bed. Lucky today isn't a teaching day!
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    Gabby got a reaction from yappystudent for a status update, This morning did a quick acrylic painting of a reclining rhino (a first for me), to p   
    This morning did a quick acrylic painting of a reclining rhino (a first for me), to prepare my eye to make a large wall tile with shallow relief of a rhino.
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    Gabby got a reaction from Min for a status update, I threw my first bowl today on my new Pacifica wheel and my first ever porcelain bowl   
    I threw my first bowl today on my new Pacifica wheel and my first ever porcelain bowl. 
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    Gabby got a reaction from Min for a status update, I threw my first bowl today on my new Pacifica wheel and my first ever porcelain bowl   
    I threw my first bowl today on my new Pacifica wheel and my first ever porcelain bowl. 
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