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  1. Busy with pottery class assignments. Trying my hand at slipware there and at home. 

    1. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      Are you going to be making your own molds too, or just getting a feel for the process? Have fun either way!

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      By slipware I meant slip decorating. That's what they call it on Youtube searches, oops. At any rate it's good fun, TY!

  2. Class in progress, yay! 

  3. Intended mid-fire turning into a second low fire. Oodles of mosaic tiles being glazed to justify space. 

  4. Bisque firing waiting to emerge, with any luck a mid fire in the next day or three. 

  5. Derp! there it is. 

  6. Is there a Q of the week this week? -can't find it. 

  7. The rains have come. Trying to develop some big vessels to repeat for sale. 

    1. Gabby

      Gabby

      Rain much better than smoke.

      Does this mean you are sketching? 

      Will you coil build? 

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Luckily no smoke on the coast. Slab over a bowl I found as well as using the big maple leaf press mold, and ty for asking. 

    3. lgusten

      lgusten

      Glad you did not have to contend  with the smoke.  Looking forward to seeing your new works.

  8. Waiting for stuff to dry again. 

  9. Big leaf maple leaf bowls. 

  10. Decorating the big blank bowl in the photo I last posted. 

  11. Sprained my ankle and scraped myself up rolling down a 20 foot hill, while trying to pick peaches. I got extremely lucky. 

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    2. Gabby

      Gabby

      I wish you a very good recovery from the sprain. I hope the cat and the view from your studio offer some quality time while you stay off that foot. [I broke a foot a few years ago and was very lucky my dog was a bulldog who wasn't much for long and speedy walks anyway].

    3. Pres

      Pres

      Ouch! Be careful of the strain. 

       

      best,

      Pres

    4. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      TYVM for the well wishes. It was very exciting at the time but I'm almost back on my feet. Overextended with a fruit picker on  a steep overgrown slope, feet went out from underneath me, and to my surprise once I got rolling gravity was in control. Badly sprained right foot, much of my left leg scraped and bruised black. Managed not to hit a short metal stake that used to hold up washed-out retaining wall but lots of partly-trimmed brush trunks poking out. Did not hit head, neck, or my back on the concrete at the bottom.  Advice: don't overextend, or pick fruit wearing shorts. 

      @Igusten: I do have quite a few in the freezer already, the skunks are enjoying the nearly full 5 gallon bucket sitting up under the tree at present. I'll make a stab collecting it tomorrow. 

      @Denice: The idea of your toe makes me cringe. Ow.  

      @Gabby thank the powers that be for lazy animal companions. whenever I'm sick or hurt the big cat abandons me completely, the little one sticks to me like glue to the point of annoyance. 

      @Pres ty and I'll be careful. 

  12. One pic of most recent fire in gallery. 

  13. Waiting for a load to cool in the wee hours but it's mostly re-fires. 

  14. The frustration of not having a dry load to fire. :mellow:

    1. Denice

      Denice

      You can put the work in your home oven at it's lowest setting,  I do this sometimes when we have a long humid period.   I have also heard about speeding up drying in a microwave but I have never tried it.    Denice

    2. Gabby

      Gabby

      How big a kiln did you acquire? How much work do you have time to do in a typical week? (This is one reason I won't ever have a kiln. I make only a few pieces a week)

  15. Building up a glaze load. Another firing in a day or so. 

  16. Kiln cracked, can't wait to open it. Don't worry I won't post more pics right away. 

  17. Maiolica is friggin' hard. 

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    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Thanks for the advice and the link. Mainly I'm just grumbling but the advice is appreciated. I have watched that video and some others, but that's not exactly what I'm trying to do. Her work is more Majolica, I'm trying to adapt Maiolica and go for something like an 'ancient but refined' (?) look. I'm working on three different experiments that are Maiolica/Majolica-like. It's hard to describe even to myself but I'll know it when I see it. The oxide was an impulse because I figured it would give me nice clear black, stable lines to paint underglazes over at bisque stage. I also tried one with black underglaze outlining on sandy clay, and another with a smooth black clay body with lighter values of slip painting. All are still in the greenware stage but I'm enjoying the process, except for the oxide. I may have to take a trip to buy black mason stain and ask the pottery store folks about the other materials you mentioned for outlining. Here's an image of the oxide (right) and underglaze (left) pieces as-is: 1234015688_Majolicaexperimenttwovesselsgreenware.jpg.d13f465e8c445a4aea8727971bd91b34.jpg

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Have you thought about pseudo mishima where you wax over a glaze and scratch in the drawing and fill with underglaze? It looks like what you are doing may work with that technique.

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    4. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Sounds like a good suggestion. I'd certainly have more control over my outlines that way. 

  18. Bing cherries $1.99 for 3lbs, yay summer! Sketching some 'maiolica-like' drawings to trace on my pots. 

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Wow what a bargain,  I thought we had a pretty good price at $1.99 a pound,  they have to be shipped a long way so I think that is the best they can do.    Bing cherries are suppose to build up your immune system so eat as many as you can.      Denice

  19. Maiolica month. Largest vessels I can slab, coil, etc. Sold a cracked birdbath I painted for larks and it got me thinking. 

  20. Bought a used shop sink complete with stand and hardware for $20. Is everyone on vacation??

    1. Gabby

      Gabby

      Congrats on the shop sink. I don't know what I would do without mine. (I think lots of people may be preparing for summer craft shows. I teach a Summer intensive starting tomorrow and going for five hectic weeks, so I will be less present until end of July).

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Good luck with the teaching position. 

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Actually I am running out of things to say, and most of my posts strike me as being redundant. 

  21. Kiln opening #6 tonight. Finally gave my neighbor his mug. 

    1. Gabby

      Gabby

      Looking forward to seeing a photo!

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      It was mainly bisque and tests, but one was my first attempt at majolica -birdbath that's going into a yard sale tomorrow. Has a crack through the center, which I 'fixed' with aquarium sealant. I'll post a pic of it ASAP. ty for the encouragement:)

    3. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Still looking for the images of the bird bath. It did sell at the yard sale despite a crack going right through the bottom (sealed with aquarium silicone). 

  22. Forming mosaic tiles in low-fire clay today. Did a sketch for a gourd vase. 

    1. Denice

      Denice

      I made a small mosaic  small mural  18"x24" several years ago, it was for a arched inset in a wall.  I made a pattern of the arch and cut the tiles with in the arch.  It was a one time firing so I went ahead and glazed it at the leather hard stage.  The pattern I painted was a big help in putting it back together,  just like a jig saw puzzle.  with the shrinkage of the tiles I got the grout space I needed.     Denice

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      The pattern sounds like a great idea. 

  23. Working on a vase today as a break from working on a drawing and vice versa. 

  24. Raining. Good day for research on Youtube. 

  25. There's rumor of a glorified yard sale later this month, making some pinched dishes for it. 

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