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  1. I burnt hand in the kitchen again! I'm getting a set of protective raku style gear for the kitchen :angry:

    Plus its such a bad time to have an injury!

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      terrim8

      I hate cookin. Problem is I like eatin. :(

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  2. I am finally back in the studio, hand- building. It is 23 degrees and I am snowed in. I won't get back to the wheel until spring.

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      terrim8

      I store it in the house. Using three heaters in the basement this morning. I will only run out to the shed if I forgot a tool or something. 

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  3. moved the wheel back into the basement from the outdoor shed.

    any other cold weather people starting to get cabin fever yet?

    It's a real thing :blink:

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      Looks like you're getting hit again? Guess they had snow in Maui too (at elevation - I know Mauna Kea usually has a white top) It's going up to -11 today :D so I can get some raku work done!!! 

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  4. I am finally back in the studio, hand- building. It is 23 degrees and I am snowed in. I won't get back to the wheel until spring.

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      same here but thinking about moving my wheel back into the basement today from its outdoor shed- not even my little gas heater can keep up to this cold!

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  5. The challenge to Self these days is my old nemesis--lack of patience. So, to push myself into either a state of growing frustration or a state of growing acceptance, I am making myself replay old scenes in the hidden objects game June's Journey. That is a game that requires mega patience, on steroids. Why? you ask. Because I let myself actually run out of clay--all three of my main types. I ordered some, and they are out of the one I need the most and need the fastest! Go figure.   Another lesson in patience, coming right up. (Yeah, they are getting in it and shipping it soon.):rolleyes:

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      same thing happened to me yesterday. I'm going to buy 10 boxes when it comes in!

       

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  6. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

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      terrim8

      should have said "a tad chilly" like the Brits :unsure:

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  7. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

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      terrim8

      wonder how much more "juice" it  will take at -27C to go to cone 6 in my little electric kiln today? (its in the same outdoor shed)

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  8. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      definitely ticks.  (& other creepy crawlies)

      At least its sunny now - arctic high. It just has to be a few weeks of this (I think) to clean up the bad critters. We were making fun of Toronto a week ago too. They had on ski-goggles walking around TO :) and we were basking in chinooks. Seems to be a thing right across the country- making fun of the poor ________ with the cold weather....like Winterpeg. 

      Could be worse : Kugluktuk - its like this all winter plus its dark :(

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  9. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

  10. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

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      terrim8

      We've had it good for about 10 years now with warmer winters but this used to be standard fare for the prairies. I still have the warm clothes minus a pair of wool pants that were a favorite- miss them :) Just think of all the pine beetle that will be toast!

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  11. still haven't had a chance to make any cone 10 stuff but I'll get there. Maybe we can go in the spring for a change?

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      terrim8

      wouldn't it be great if that actually worked?  (butt freezing) Like that "cool sculpting" you see advertised all over the place :o

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  12. been trying some mold making. Think I prefer the wheel.

     

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      terrim8

      Thank you ! Got up this morning and had a look at yesterday's disaster & thought of another way to tackle it. You're right about time and having to just do it to learn.

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  13. raku'd all morning & then I get into the kitchen tonight and burn my hand from the steam of a microwave dinner. Looks like I should have kept the raku gloves on.

     

  14. Over this past weekend I had a conversation with a woman who’s dad has mild dementia. It was at a sale I was doing and she literally jumped when she saw my porcelain polar bears. They are just little standing bears, nothing spectacular. She told me her dad and her have gone on yearly vacations since her mum passed away a few years back. In the spring she is taking him to the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat where they care for orphaned or injured bears. She said he has always loved polar bears but with his dementia his memory is slipping so she bought him a bear to put beside his bed to remind him of the trip they will be taking. Thought it was really touching and appreciated that she took the time to tell me the story even though it made her cry.

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      terrim8

      it's definitely a long grieving process - glad the bear helped a bit- maybe for both of them :)  Going thru this myself now with my Mom.  We bring Italian cold cuts, cheeses & olives  & sourdough bread - stuff they don't serve at her care home. 

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  15. Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum.  Has anyone tried Tom Buck's dry mix substitute?  Or do you think its less problematic to just go with Gillespie Borate?

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      another evaporite mineral! - I just bought a 50 lb bag of Laguna Gerstley Borate so I didn't need a substitute. Started mixing up glazes today. Will add a few touches to the raku kiln in the morning so I can operate it by myself, then I'll have more pictures for the gallery.

       

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  16. Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum.  Has anyone tried Tom Buck's dry mix substitute?  Or do you think its less problematic to just go with Gillespie Borate?

  17. Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum.  Has anyone tried Tom Buck's dry mix substitute?  Or do you think its less problematic to just go with Gillespie Borate?

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      OK with me as long as I can make my recipes!

       

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  18. Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum.  Has anyone tried Tom Buck's dry mix substitute?  Or do you think its less problematic to just go with Gillespie Borate?

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      terrim8

      I thought they went out of production? Guess I'll check at the store today. I have to make dipping glazes.

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  19. bit of hair stuck out from the face shield while raku-ing today - its crispy - good thing I have a hair appt on Fry-day :rolleyes:

  20. bit of hair stuck out from the face shield while raku-ing today - its crispy - good thing I have a hair appt on Fry-day :rolleyes:

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      terrim8

      I kept the avatar because of the similarities. 

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  21. bit of hair stuck out from the face shield while raku-ing today - its crispy - good thing I have a hair appt on Fry-day :rolleyes:

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      See that picture above . That's from heavy reduction at Medalta. That was fun. So's the new kiln :ph34r:

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  22. going to get a new burner today :mellow:

  23. Got  my 2 new raku kilns sprayed with rigidizer. Now they just need the kiln shed finished to get them protected from the weather. Last year it snowed -22" around Sept. 15th. First frost ( its late this year) is expected next weekend. Happy to have those kilns out of the studio. I now have 3 raku kilns outside the dining room patio door.  It makes it easy to read the pyrometer.3rakukilnssmall.jpg.26fc1b75a9b0421dd52ddab4ccaa9ae1.jpg

  24. Got  my 2 new raku kilns sprayed with rigidizer. Now they just need the kiln shed finished to get them protected from the weather. Last year it snowed -22" around Sept. 15th. First frost ( its late this year) is expected next weekend. Happy to have those kilns out of the studio. I now have 3 raku kilns outside the dining room patio door.  It makes it easy to read the pyrometer.3rakukilnssmall.jpg.26fc1b75a9b0421dd52ddab4ccaa9ae1.jpg

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      You sprayed the whole inside with rigidizer? I just did around the base rim , where the top sits. This is my first raku kiln- I guess if I have to do it over, at least the basket is good. Should I go get more rigidizer to spray the whole inside? Plus, I have burner problems- see my update. I'm learning the hard way. Much of my stuff is recycled. The insulation blanket was recycled & dusty. I picked up the burner that a drill crew left behind from a job. The bricks at the base were recycled from an old kiln, etc. I probably have to get a better tiger torch tomorrow.

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  25. anyone have a good patching mix for bisque? Thinking of trying to use paper clay as the patch material but the body is regular clay.

     

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