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  1. Another long drive today to pick up firing cones and a few other things. The countdown begins. 

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      would it be cheaper to order online than drive?

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Not if you consider the 3 bags of clay I bought, and the indescribably beautiful drive up the coast and through the forest. If you think I was complaining clearly you misunderstand. 

  2. Bartered some time trimming slip forms at the local store that fires my work in exchange for kiln services. Only broke one piece! 

  3. Big leaf maple leaf bowls. 

  4. 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

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

  6. 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. 

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

  8. 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!

  9. Class in progress, yay! 

  10. Cold on it's way out but not gone. Once better I have some work to pick up and will be bartering work time for kiln firings at a local shop. 

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

  12. Drumming my fingers, waiting to go pick up my kiln in Eugene. Weather and appointments in the way.  

    1. dhPotter

      dhPotter

      Where did you decide to put the new kiln? Last word I saw, you couldn't put it in the shed. 

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

       Still unsettled as to it's final location. 

  13. 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. 

  14. Have a cold. Think I re-caught something we used to call the Humboldt Crud, there must be a southern Oregon version. Not getting a lot of anything done. 

  15. Hi Folks, sorry I'm back. How's everyone been? Mixed bag for me the last few months while I sold/bought places to live and moved from ID to OR.  No time for clay until recently, found my motivation with renewed interest. 

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    2. Min

      Min

      Back to clay sounds waaaay better than moving! Glad you are back! Are you on the coast?

    3. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Yes Min, southern coast. Very rainy and blustery but I like it so much better than the upper great basin!

    4. Min

      Min

      Beaches are so beautiful along there, lucky lady!

  16. I have chosen an electrician. ***confetti***

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    3. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      How's it going???

    4. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      It's going! I don't want to jinx anything. 

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

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

  19. Joined the local Artist's co-op gallery and ended up as secretary board member...trip to Humboldt on hold 'till January. 

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

  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. Made it over to Georgie's pottery supply in Eugene yesterday with a friend. First time I've been able to hand pick my stuff. Friend who owns pottery store still firing my stuff in exchange for trimming. Switched from jewelry, just not my bag after giving it a good try, to mosaics. I like the fine art aspect. 

    1. DirtRoads

      DirtRoads

      I buy a few things from them.  Looks like a fabulous operation.  Nice you are close enough to go there.

    2. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      If you ever get a chance be sure to hit them in person with enough time to browse, we only had about 20 min before they closed. I heard the one in Portland is bigger and better. 

  23. 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. 

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

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