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AndyL

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  1. A Shaman is a quiet concious of the World not just a skilled technician.
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    The Eclipse? I'll watch it tomorrow. The light will be better.
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    Strive to consider more than immediate needs and only your own future,
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    All ART is Folk Art.
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    Sometimes.....I like to be playful in using words with a good deal of their meaning as much in the nature of what they say.....as their physical presents.
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    Hold out your hand in your mind's eye In it an apple, an unlimited supply in it 6 - 9 seeds with your skills, wisdom, ability to communicate and your humanity When your seeds grow ulitimately it is impossible to know the amount of trees and apples that will come from them
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    OL, Any piece you make will survive in shards or intact for 20,000 years or more. Your essense will be in it. So you see..... just make a piece you're satisfied with...release it to history and you will have liked the Pres's thoughts twice.
  8. There's a trick I know as a model railroader that may work.Try it experimentally to a small area of your piece first though. Automobile brake fluid. We use it to remove paint from boxcars and engines.....just let it soak for awhile is what I've found works by experience AND NO HARSH abrasion to remove the paint PLEASE!
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    I've had unexpected results in a piece I've made. Never a mistake...the trick is to figure out what happened to recreate it when wanted or never when not. BUT most importantly observe and figure out how to make the unplanned result a jumping off point for creating better works.
  10. I'll be buying my first kiln soon and so far the choice seems to between a Skutt or L&L. Any opinions about either??
  11. Heck, Marcia ​I can empathise​ I found the I found the Inquisition a PITA but moveable type made things bearable.
  12. Too Many Active Potter or Potters with estates have had their books go un-reprinted too long. IMO Lynn Peters among others. IMO they should either actively ask their publisher to reissue/or print on request individually, to consider at least allowing their books to go to video downloads on their publishers print; or go to CAD if their publisher will at least allow a short term license for CAD to sell Publish on request vids or publish on request books What other OUT OF PRINT Books would you like re-published or go to vid too?
  13. How long will the plastic of a 5 gallon bucket be good for before it become brittle and breaks to the point of spilling glazes onto my studio floor?
  14. II feel there is a need to have an archive someware organized like a Chappell Book of the glazes/CAD Glaze Recipe Archive, etc that are Dangerous to use. it could be referenced not to use them until a safe technology happens to make them safe, a new mining of chemicals that give them these safe properties, they needed to be remade for historical restorations or responsible potter(s)/manufacture's of pottery can reformulate with new chemicals
  15. I agree there are a great many things potentially dangerous. IMO a record of dangerous ceramic formulas and processes may be getting forgotten or lost entirely. At the very least archiving what available knowledge of past, current and future ones should safely stored. To put out a broad example consider the loss to the world if the COMPLETE collection of a current major world library was totally gone? Knowledge should not be lost like the Library of Alexandria...or Ceramic Knowledge like undecipherable glyphs because the knowledge to understand them was not preserved.
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    I know what you mean Lucille I've a habit of looking at pottery in most films and television programs too.
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    As I Grow I will live Confidently And Fiercely I Will Try to Be THE Strongest Person I Can And Work In MY Community To Help IT Grow
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    Reread books and you may discover things your growth now allows you to appreciate.
  19. I do it in the quiet moments while pieces are air drying enough firm up so I can continue to work. They're more good luck pieces to me and not dieties. Making them relaxes me, helps me organize the next step in the current piece's build and doodle maquettes for future work in 3D
  20. Recently it was announced a plastic eating bacteria was found. I suspect this is a chemosynthetic (sp?) of some sort. I take from this Darwin didn't express it quite right. It's not survival of the fittest. It the ability to look outside the box, observe, build on past experience, sometimes let dumb luck find something and take a shot at a way to create to express your art... not someone that says....I won't even take a shot at this, Success is taking a shot at being (in a way) an omnivore and exploiting all sources to make your art and find a niche that works for you. Just to digress a moment. judging by the chemosythesising (sp?) bacteria & life found by black smokers in the deep part of the oceans.I suspect (fossil) fuels are actually renewable created by this sort of chemosynthetic bacteria in the Earth's rock layers. IMO oil fields that should be depleted are still producing fuels of some type and new fuel fields are being found because of this
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    Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me. Grow as you go You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth Or be Friendly I'd rather BE Friendly See more THAN surface BE MORE THAN SURFACE! Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness See MORE THAN Surface ​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE! BE MORE than SURFACE! Change to see the future Change a be the future.... Go as you Grow A cacophony to some.....become the symphony
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    Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me. Grow as you go You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth Or be Friendly I'd rather BE Friendly See more THAN surface BE MORE THAN SURFACE! Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness See MORE THAN Surface ​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE! BE MORE than SURFACE! Change to see the future Change a be the future.... Go as you Grow
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    Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me. Grow as you go You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth Or be Friendly I'd rather BE Friendly See more THAN surface BE MORE THAN SURFACE! Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness See MORE THAN Surface ​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE! BE MORE than SURFACE! Change to see the future Change a be the future....
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    Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me. Grow as you go You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth Or be Friendly I'd rather BE Friendly See more THAN surface BE MORE THAN SURFACE! Everyone's roots has a touch of darkness See MORE THAN Surface ​SEE MORE THAN SURFACE! BE MORE than SURFACE!
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    Life....A cacophony to some..... a symphony to me. Grow as you go You can live life with a sour pickle in your mouth Or be Friendly I'd rather BE Friendly See more THAN surface BE MORE THAN SURFACE!
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