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  1. Another glaze day in am

    1. Joseph F

      Joseph F

      Nice! When do you break for holiday? 

  2. We have close relatives who are evacuated now and do not know whether they still have a house standing.Its very bad scene now as the fires move around with the big winds.

    1. Joseph F

      Joseph F

      Be safe! Hope all is not lost.

    2. Denice


      I have seen the photo on TV they are devastating, people are digging through ashes and then the poor wineries.  Kansas had fires like this earlier this summer,  killing thousands of livestock animals.   It was caused by drought and poor management of land.  We have a invasive cedar tree here that needs to be kept cleared off the land.  They fill the property in no time and  go up like roman candle fireworks when they catch on fire.  They are trying to get landowners to clear them,  I haven't seen any of that happening.   Denice

    3. Benzine


      My thoughts are with all those affected by these fires.  

      I couldn't believe how quickly the fires took hold.  They seemed to come out of nowhere, but of course this could just be because the news didn't initially cover it.

  3. Just got an order for some specialty glazed tumblers and mugs for new to open shop in Burlington VT. Its a friend who has a store here locally as well that I sell to .

  4. Firing last glaze  fire before out of state show 1000 miles from here.

    Boulder City NV

    1. Pres


      Get some rest before driving out!;)

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Busy time for us-we are 30 days out on escrow on wifes house sale-just signed in new renters today. I am taking a large wholesale order on trip to drop off in Santa Barbara as my nephew is getting married on beach weekend after art show  so I'm staying south-my wife flys down next week to SB for wedding and we return via medical appointment in SF on way home.

      I will get rested in next few days while packing up. As you know sleep is harder when you are older.I'm making the drive south to Boulder City over parts of 3 days so the longest day will be only about 9 hours drive..

      I'm done making work and last kiln is cooling for two days.

      I plan on swimming in the ocean for 4 days while visiting my sister in Summerland near SB.

    3. Pres


      Should be fun, and I am sure that four days of soaking in the ocean will do you good. . .like a fish back in water.  I am trying to fill a bisque load, 25# pickling crock, 20# pickling crock, bunch of mugs, apple bakers, and batter bowls. Going to try working with the 630 on some teapots before the weather freezes me out of the shop. Also have to finish up next Springs Communion set orders.




  5. unloading two glaze fire this afternoon-I have about 4 sake sets in them.One is a wedding gift

  6. another Glaze day on Friday-to kilns again.firing a bisque tonight

  7. Two glaze fires cooling time to go fishing

  8. yesterdays throw list was 50 spoon rests-30 sponge holders-40 soap dishes-24 cereal bowls-4 large bowls-work time now

  9. Bisquing today as well as throwing for upcoming shows next month

  10. Back from a 3 day eclipse trip-it was super-I took some shots with my 300mm and a 1x4 teleconverter-to tired to look at them after an 8 hour drive

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      we drove down from Red Lodge 180 miles. Had 2 minutes of totality and not much in the way of traffic.

      looking forward to your photos. I used a digital camera for a totality shot.

    3. karenkstudio


      Viewed eclipse at local living History Farm Museum.I set up a small display


    4. karenkstudio


      .....helped in their gift shop, and sold a few things.Viewed the eclipse until the last sliver of the moon cleared the sun. Many hit the road after totality creating bumper to bumper congestion.

  11. Taking a week off from throwing-summer break

    1. glazenerd


      Back to diving?

    2. Denice


      Have fun. Denice

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Woking on apple presses and boats-wind has made ocean undoable-filling pottery orders from finished stock as well


  12. Glazing fish this am-kiln is loaded and waiting for them.

    1. glazenerd


      Can I have the recipe for fish glaze?

    2. terrim8


      Fish Glaze >>>Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

      To make the browned butter lime sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. ...

      Season salmon with salt and pepper, to taste. ...

      Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat.

    3. glazenerd
  13. Last night of eating fresh caught albacore from last weeks fishing trip-glaze day in am.

    1. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Fresh caught, from last weeks fishing? How come?

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      caught on Thursday -ate for 3 nights-Vacume packed the rest on Friday.

  14. Looks like I may be away this week in Oregon Tuna fishing-getting the boat ready

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      sounds like a great adventure!


    2. jrgpots
  15. Not doing anything in or with clay today-day off from studio

    1. Denice


      Haven't been able to work in my studio for several days. My big Skutt needed rewiring. My husband decided we needed to put some more concrete board on the walls while it was out of the room. Hopefully I will have my studio back in a couple of days.

  16. Two glaze fires unloading this afternoon

  17. Two glaze fires cooling for a few days

  18. working on a few small tray forms for press molds

    1. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      What's a few. Like a million an hour? LOL

      Do you have to have special clay for a press mold?

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I cut the master on a tablesaw

      made the plaster press mold. I use regular porcelain for the small ones-I'm testing these at next show to see if they sell.

  19. Glaze day on Monday-two kilns

  20. Loading another bisque in big kiln today.

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      had enough left over to load the big electric as well-so its going -TOU rates are low on weekends

  21. unloading two kilns on the 5th for August show and summer gallery orders

  22. Firing two glaze kilns today

  23. refinishing 32 pieces of two racks-big job -almost done

    1. glazenerd



  24. refinishing my racks this week-crappy job but its needed every 5 years

  25. Glaze day in am-two kilns to glazes and load

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      10 hours of glazing and loading-mowed lawn moved a 1/2 ton into studio-burnt out now-life of a potter-not for the everyone