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  1. Had a long discussion with the math professor from SIU-E about writing math equations for crystalline glaze: she thought it was doable. Interesting!

  2. Just shipped my first commissioned Horsehair Raku jar with very positive review...

  3. Had a long discussion with the math professor from SIU-E about writing math equations for crystalline glaze: she thought it was doable. Interesting!

  4. I was just reminded how fragile bone-dry greenware is when I was transporting a stack of berry bowls from my studio to my garage to load into the kiln...broke 2. Will open the kiln this afternoon to unload 40 pieces and get ready for glazing and horsehair Raku...

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      glazenerd

      I HAD the bad habit of picking up green ware by the rim- again HAD!! 

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  5. What's on my workbench? Nothing...becasue it's all in the kiln!! (Finally). Yee Haw. 

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      glazenerd

      Is that a N.H. Yeehaw or a Texas Yeehaw? Trying to gauge your enthusiasm.

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  6. Finished four chapters, have drawn several charts and graphs. About 35% done! but have most outlines done. Took off Febuary and most of this month, have to go back shortly.

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      glazenerd

      Somehow the address of my rabbit hole has leaked out.

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  7. Finished four chapters, have drawn several charts and graphs. About 35% done! but have most outlines done. Took off Febuary and most of this month, have to go back shortly.

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      glazenerd

      Yes, clay and slip chemistry in specific terms. A chapter on diagnostics. Should be done spring of 2020. Then I will have some MOR and dilameter testing done for specifics: so late summer 2020.

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  8. Two glaze fires going simo-back at it.

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      glazenerd

      Let production begin!

  9. Who's going to NCECA and needs a roommate? Pm me.

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      glazenerd

      Enjoy it Callie, lots to see. I will not be there, but Ron Roy will be. I hope you two get a chance to meet. 

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  10. Oh well...I submitted two of my "Hidden Masks" (that reference domestic violence and suicide)  for a juried exhibit,  but got notice I was not accepted. Phooey. ..maybe shoulda gone with the bowls! 

     

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      glazenerd

      Your mask series is important: do not let it take a back seat to popularity.

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  11. Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific  "glossary of terms." If someone would be kind enough to stop by an uncross my eyes, much appreciated.

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      glazenerd

      Correct Min. All the more reason I found the unsolicited offers to help most generous. Some technical review will still be required. 

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  12. Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific  "glossary of terms." If someone would be kind enough to stop by an uncross my eyes, much appreciated.

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      glazenerd

      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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  13. Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific  "glossary of terms." If someone would be kind enough to stop by an uncross my eyes, much appreciated.

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      glazenerd

      Alice: for the record: the post you made about information over load was not "silly" as you described it above. I have certainly made many information dumps along the way. I enjoy the chemistry as much as you enjoy making floral platters. So remembering the level of experience is not misplaced. Perhaps in the future some notation, some structured way so everyone can respond. 

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  14. Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific  "glossary of terms." If someone would be kind enough to stop by an uncross my eyes, much appreciated.

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      glazenerd

      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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  15. Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific  "glossary of terms." If someone would be kind enough to stop by an uncross my eyes, much appreciated.

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      glazenerd

      Potters are a passionate bunch. Some have passion for the process, the technique, the result,  the product, and some the technical. Finding the balance  that turns knowledge into information requires a learned skill set of its own. Some of us find the technical every bit as joyous as the perfectly formed piece. Just like any glaze: application is everything. And just like a favorite piece, you want to share it.

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  16. Spent the last few days writing a clay chemistry specific  "glossary of terms." If someone would be kind enough to stop by an uncross my eyes, much appreciated.

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      glazenerd

      Most kind of you Alice. It will take several more months /year to compile .Many terms have been replaced by modern lingo. Still trying to figure out how to correlate the new and the old.

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  17. Off for awhile now. So I am going to read a book written long ago by one of the foremost slip chemist.

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      glazenerd

      Horton introduced the "stretched membrane" theory of plasticity in 1948

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  18. Off for awhile now. So I am going to read a book written long ago by one of the foremost slip chemist.

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      glazenerd

      Fine Ceramics, Technology and Applications: F.H. Norton 1970

      West, Lawrence, and Johnson worked on the "water hull" concept, sometimes referred to as the "solvated layer."  The basis of modern slip principles.

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  19. Lovely feedback received from a recipient of one of my snowflake mobiles.  Happy potter.

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      glazenerd

      Satisfying feeling to know your hard work is appreciated.

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  20. In Shanghai airport on my way to Australia for Christmas and the only thing that I can seem to access is this forum ;D. Not blocked by their fire wall.

  21. Last Glaze day of the year for me on Monday-sale is going strong now at my pottery booth-I'm closing two days to glaze and fire-also I do not want to go 18 days this year  selling only 15 maximum selling days from now on.

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      glazenerd

      I know you have the count but I was curious: how many plates, cups, spoon rest,  etc. do you make a year?

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  22. Started to glaze the bowls but got an order for a dozen medium, tri-tube bud vases too...the first job for the extruder...

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      glazenerd

      Clever use of glaze: creates visual interest. Well done!

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  23. 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.

     

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      glazenerd

      Next time throw the dinner in the raku on the down fire. Funny how life works sometimes.

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  24. Started to glaze the bowls but got an order for a dozen medium, tri-tube bud vases too...the first job for the extruder...

  25. 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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      glazenerd

      Seems to be going around. Had a little accident earlier this year: can't lift more than 20-25lbs with my left arm without it going numb. Have not thrown anything since March. Hopefully it will heal up soon...by you have my empathy.

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