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  1. Monday glaze day-been nursing pulled back muscle all week

    1. Min

      Min

      ouch! Pulled the muscles down my right side a couple weeks ago, still need help loading the kiln and lifting boxes of clay. Hope you heal fast, hard to slow down isn't it?!!

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Could not put socks on for a few days and no I do not heal fast at 65 anymore. I took this week off from glaze firing and am only moving lighter loads.I may take two days to glaze and load two kilns this week instead of 1

  2. Sun and rain sun and rain-up to 34 inches for the year for rain less for the sun

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Mark is that the average rain fall you get every year.   We have had a little over a inch of moisture since last November.  I just noticed that you had your 65th birthday in March, congratulations.  I had my 65th October 15 last year.  I  am going to draw off of my husbands Social Security,  I will get more money that way.   I have to wait until I am 66 and he has to enroll also.   My husband is still working and is retiring next October.    Denice

  3. Another middle 60s day great for drying out pots-This past week has been great weather for pottery drying outside

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      It snowed here yesterday, and this morning we had wind chills near zero...

    2. terrim8

      terrim8

      #**!!@^% its -10 here right now. The pond is still frozen. I'm feeding the poor robins and other birds. Not supposed to go over negative temps until Monday. Ice age anyone?

  4. Friday is glaze day

    Saturday fire two glaze fires

  5. Back to throwing today-sunny and pots are outside drying in sun-65 degrees today

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Today was warmer in the shop 48F., wearing insulated pants, base layer 2 sweatshirt. Throwing honey jars, and mugs lately. Don't ever seem to get warm even when back in the house.

       

       

  6. Never got over 50 degrees at home today and raining and we are freezing after a month in Molokai 

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Is this your last blast of winter?  We have been in the 80's already but it is suppose to be in the 60's and rainy all week.  Last year it dropped down to 10 degrees one night at the end of March  and cut down on the population of wasps that chase us around every summer.  Denice

  7. salt fire came out really nice .

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Post some photos when you get back.   Denice

  8.  salt fire two is unloading today at 9.30 MolokaI TIME ZONE

  9. Salt kiln firing today on Molokai

  10. salt kiln loading afternoon

  11. salt kiln glaze day at Molokai Art Center-starts at 2pm-then I load kiln.

  12. Salt kiln is coming together -I'll try to take some more photos.should be done today.

  13. cloudy and cooler today -76 degrees with light trade winds

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      We got the salt kiln lined today with fiber .

    2. Min

      Min

      Really enjoy seeing the build in progress, thanks!  Can't wait to see how the pots come out. 

  14. snowed last night-winter wonderland here this morning.Very rare for us indeed-into the 20's tonight

    1. Denice

      Denice

      We got a ice storm overnight,  it thundered and lightning and rain a quarter inch of ice.   My son is visiting from Palau and is freezing.  Denice

    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      We should have snow on the ground, and a week ago, we did.  Most of it melted over the weekend, and woke up to thunderstorms this morning. 

      Last year at this time, it was in the 60s and 70s!

    3. Denice

      Denice

      We had another ice storm last night,  we only had two cold nights last year.  It is suppose to be in the high 50's next week.   I only worked in my studio yesterday for a couple of hours, it was to cold and my heater wasn't cutting it.   Denice

  15. Dropped off work at 5 outlets yesterday-only two more to cover before the tropics-I'm taking the lead that Pres started.

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      by this time of winter I am envious. My arms are aching from the snow shoveling. Enjoy the Tropics.

      Marcia

       

  16. Glaze kiln is cooling for an afternoon unload-next glaze will be in late March-big break

  17. Monday glaze day and tax account day.Last load before my trip

  18. Two kilns cooling today

  19. Took the day off and caught 100#s of herring for bait.Two glaze fires in am for me now.

    1. Min

      Min

      Herring rake?

  20. 1st bisque of the year-glaze day on Monday

  21. 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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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      nice thing to do, Mark. Good of you to help her. 

      marcia

       

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I have used and liked her work for the past 35+ years. We had the same teacher.She can no longer lift a box of clay.

      but a pug she can handle.She gave up shows long ago but still supplies a few outlets.

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      we're all getting older.

      You have a good heart!

      Marcia

  22. Cleaned studio-back to work in clay on the 31st-taxes almost done

  23. This is the week of shipping one mug at a time-its brutal

    1. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Hang in there Mark. 

    2. What?

      What?

      I didn't read anything in the Feb 2018 issue of Ceramics Monthly about the brutality Mark C has to face shipping out one mug at a time. Nice write up.  I think a while back you mentioned you were contributing to an editorial. Always nice to see and read articles from people I have meet here and in person.

  24. Last load of clay and dry materials today-this will feel good when done my helper bailed and I moved all 19 tons solo-I still can without hurting myself at my age.Clay is good for the body  right?

  25. Been a strange week of customer requests after the xmas season-swapping mugs-broken bowls to replace-Getting in the way of tax data entry-studio is closed for 4 weeks.

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