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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Started to glaze the bowls but got an order for a dozen medium, tri-tube bud vases too...the first job for the extruder...

  16. 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.

    1. glazenerd

      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.

  17. Oy. Has it really been six months since I've been on here??? 

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Yes, glad to see some new work: very nice.

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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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      glazenerd

      Terri:

      given your background: study ulexite.

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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:

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      glazenerd

      Is your avatar an after raku self portrait? :o

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  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:

  21. 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.  

  22. Have to cancel my next weekend art fair due to broken elbow  1st canceled show ever

    (cracked radius bone)

    I was in my old apple tree when a 5 inch limb broke and I fell about 7 feet.1st ever broken bone.Two weeks in sling no clay for at least a month. kiln is firing last glaze fire now.just coming to terms with this setback

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Heal quickly friend. Resist that workaholic, got to get it done driver. From a fellow workaholic.

      t

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  23.  Glaze fire today as well as the demo this am.Another glaze is cooling-big art fair in Nev. in 2 weeks

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      glazenerd

      The cycle of business continues.

  24. After 1.5~ years working as a receptionist and saving money I have moved to Stoke-on-Trent to find a job in a pottery factory :lol:

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Good news indeed Joel. I am familiar with the Stoke on Trent area and it's long history in pottery. Several museums I have strolled through online, and several active potteries. Looking forward to your future pottery pieces.

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  25. A pile of pots is in the kiln for a bisque firing...managed to fill the kiln to within 1" of the top...half of it belongs to a couple of friends. Will open in the AM

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      glazenerd

      Have been enjoying your most recent works. Visually appealing.

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