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    yappystudent reacted to AndreaB for a status update, So excited My first regional entry and one of my submissions has been chosen.   
    So excited My first regional entry and one of my submissions has been chosen.
     
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    yappystudent reacted to Joseph Fireborn for a status update, How is everyone? It has been a while. Just wanted to check in and say I love and miss   
    How is everyone? It has been a while. Just wanted to check in and say I love and miss you all! Fired my kiln today. First time in 8 months I have even touched a pot. Made me realize how much I miss this community. Hope everyone's pots are great and their glazes are perfection!
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    yappystudent reacted to lgusten for a status update, So excited I can barely contain myself. Kiln is ordered!!!! Space is ready for it!!!!   
    So excited I can barely contain myself.  Kiln is ordered!!!! Space is ready for it!!!!  Been a long time coming.
     
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    yappystudent reacted to LeeU for a status update, Yee haw----1843 and climbing--never gets old.   
    Yee haw----1843 and climbing--never gets old.
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    yappystudent reacted to Gabby for a status update, Yesterday on a maybe 8" diameter sphere I outlined my family, from the back, in black   
    Yesterday on a maybe 8" diameter sphere I outlined my family, from the back, in black underglaze. I'll deliver it to the kiln tomorrow, and if it doesn't crack, I will need to decide what we five will all be looking at. I am thinking maybe Haystack Rock. It will be a centerpiece on a lazy Susan.
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    yappystudent reacted to lgusten for a status update, Finally, going to take the plunge and buy my first kiln. I am feeling a little scared   
    Finally, going to take the plunge and buy my first kiln.  I am feeling a little scared....I have some  experience firing someone else's kiln...but it has been a few years.  
    My space in the basement is all wired, got a great vent area....the house had an old oil furnace removed 30- 30 years ago, but the chimney still has the vent and the opening is close to where the kiln is going.  
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    yappystudent reacted to Gabby for a status update, Last night was the first time I have found myself working in the studio in the middle   
    Last night was the first time I have found myself working in the studio in the middle of the night, up out of bed at midnight and impatient to try something.  After two hours I was back in bed. Lucky today isn't a teaching day!
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    yappystudent reacted to Marcia Selsor for a status update, Taking my little demo kiln to Art in the Beartooths on Sat. for our art center's annu   
    Taking my little demo kiln to Art in the Beartooths on Sat. for our art center's annual fundraiser. I will be firing saggars and obvara. The top piece will be auctioned off. Looking like nice cool weather for the event. Enjoy your weekend.
     
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    yappystudent reacted to LeeU for a status update, I've been largly out of commission due to having my work table break and having to sa   
    I've been largly out of commission due to having my work table break and having to save up and wait for a new one to arrive. I got it today and it is great--5' instead of 4, and much stronger.  Yee haw! 
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    yappystudent reacted to Gabby for a status update, This morning did a quick acrylic painting of a reclining rhino (a first for me), to p   
    This morning did a quick acrylic painting of a reclining rhino (a first for me), to prepare my eye to make a large wall tile with shallow relief of a rhino.
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    yappystudent got a reaction from Roberta12 for a status update, The plug is installed. Now to cut the cement board.   
    The plug is installed. Now to cut the cement board. 
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    yappystudent got a reaction from Joseph Fireborn for a status update, I have chosen an electrician. ***confetti***   
    I have chosen an electrician. ***confetti***
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    yappystudent got a reaction from Joseph Fireborn for a status update, I have chosen an electrician. ***confetti***   
    I have chosen an electrician. ***confetti***
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    yappystudent got a reaction from Min for a status update, Ordered my first kiln, the KM818 from Skutt. 240v configuration. 4-6wks. Yay! (I hope   
    Ordered my first kiln, the KM818 from Skutt. 240v configuration. 4-6wks. Yay! (I hope). Thanks to all for their input on my choice. 
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    yappystudent reacted to jbstudios for a status update, Hi! I ended up here because of your heading "single firing an electric kiln to ^6! I   
    Hi! I ended up here because of your heading "single firing an electric kiln to ^6! I used to visit your area (Antietam and Shepherdstown) frequently when I lived in Maryland. Now I live on an island 10 miles off the coast of Maine where electricity costs 70 cents a KWH!!!! Unfortunately I am addicted to making ceramics.
    Luckily I can sell my pots through a co-op here in the summer. Between  costs for boat freight for clay and  electricity,   I don't know if I could afford to sell at wholesale.
    As you can surmise, it would be fantastic to be able to save a firing for each piece. Did it take you a long time to figure out how to successfully once-fire?
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    yappystudent got a reaction from Benzine for a status update, So I'm buying a kiln. Probably a Skutt from Georgie's. How do you like them bananas?   
    So I'm buying a kiln. Probably a Skutt from Georgie's. How do you like them bananas?
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    yappystudent reacted to Mark C. for a status update, Mixed up two clay bodies (50/50)for fellow potter who is 83 yr old.Its 500# and I wil   
    Mixed up two clay bodies (50/50)for fellow potter who is 83 yr old.Its 500# and I will drop it off to her in next few days .It less than a two hour job with the Peter pugger.I do this every year for her.I hope someone does it for me when I'm 83.
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    yappystudent reacted to Joseph Fireborn for a status update, Just peeked in my kiln full of test tiles with wood ash mixtures, pastes, and soda wa   
    Just peeked in my kiln full of test tiles with wood ash mixtures, pastes, and soda washes. Some very very promising results. Can't wait for the next 250F to cool so I can open that beast and spend days looking at every inch of every tile! It has been way too long since I have run a kiln load full of tiles. 
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    yappystudent reacted to Mark C. for a status update, This is the week of shipping one mug at a time-its brutal   
    This is the week of shipping one mug at a time-its brutal
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    yappystudent reacted to LeeU for a status update, The way I approach creating now is so radically different from how I approached it in   
    The way I approach creating now is so radically different from how I approached it in the past. To a much appreciated extent, I am discovering the continuation of Self, which s a good thing, however slowly I get on with it.
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    yappystudent reacted to 1515art for a status update, Was in S F at the Asian art museum on other business with the museum store and the st   
    Was in S F at the Asian art museum on other business with the museum store and the store director invited me into their first annual sale for local artists at the museum. I thanked her and declined, very nice to get the offer for one of the spots, but it seems like a lot of trouble dragging a bunch of big fragile ceramics around the city to and from the car only to lug most if not all home and paying a huge commission in the process. Probably a mistake passing, but it just doesn't feel like a good fit for me at the moment. Might be something someone else local might want to investigate, there may be an opening for the sale and the director is planning to make this sale annually.
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