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  1. Electric kiln hard wire connection just gave out after 15-20 years. I had to replace the metal box and rewire the connections.Minor setback of a few hours for a parts run

  2. Go time in the pottery world for me-every outlet needs pots NOW. I'm making my rounds today after setting up my booth wit h pots.

    1. Min

      Min

      Yuppers! 3 shops today, pots for another shipped out last Wed. Good luck with your annual winter booth at your local spot. 

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Looks to be a good season for us all.

  3. setting up my Christmas booth this afternoon in town-pots go in  the  booth  in am

  4. going crabbing this am on the ocean

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Just stop by the house around 4:30 AM, I am usually crabby about then.

  5. Packing a  8 piece dinnerware set for UPS as well as 24 mugs and glasses to another Vermont business via UPS.I need to get this out before they get rough with packages during the Holidays-I'm right at my cutoff ship dates

  6. Good luck on the hunt Pres

    1. Pres

      Pres

      I'm back! Drove a 9 point buck out to a young hunter on Friday afternoon. . . his first rifle buck and largest deer. Have seen lots of deer, and have hiked nearly 20,000 steps each of two days, and something like 70 flights of stairs. Good exercise for a diabetic.

       

      best,

      Pres

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I know a few hunters myself-weather its deer-ducks or geese. Me I stick to hunting in the sea-mostly Tuna halibut and a few rockfish.

    3. Pres

      Pres

      Yeah, if I were where you are I might also. At the same time, we both get wet one way or another.

       

      best,

      Pres

  7. Two GAS kilns firing today

  8. Glaze day turned into two days.

  9. Its  Glaze day for the car kiln.

  10. Lou I'll trade you some worlds best kitty litter for Albany slip #for#

    1. Biglou13

      Biglou13

      Corrected its Alberta.....   but I have about 2 pounds of Avery....  it's so rare I'm afraid to experiment with it.....

       

  11. loading bisque today in car kiln

  12. Big kiln firing tonight-little kiln cooling from yesterdays fire.Outlets are moving pots as the season is starting strong.

  13. Shipped off 42 forms (mugs and tumblers) to VT today-A friend just opened a new gift store there. The box weighed 55#s-I double boxed it as its a 3,000 mile trip

  14. firing large gas kiln today-rain stopped and its sunny-time to get the boat ready for crabbing

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Mark send some of that sunshine my way, it has been gloomy, foggy and misty for days.  Our nice weekend hasn't showed up yet, no sunshine.   Denice

  15. loaded small gas kiln today-glaze day tomorrow for big kiln.Need to get some more wares shipped to VT next week.

  16. two bisques going today

    must be the holidays soon

    everyone wants work NOW

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      You were talking about slowing down...:)

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      this is slow for me

  17. unloading two kilns today and making pots in this weeks heat wave

  18. Firing two glaze fires today-seem like it was only a few days ago but its been two weeks

  19. Another glaze day in am

    1. Joseph F

      Joseph F

      Nice! When do you break for holiday? 

  20. 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

      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

      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.

  21. 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 .

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

    Boulder City NV

    1. Pres

      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

      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.

       

      best,

      Pres

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

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

  25. Two glaze fires cooling time to go fishing

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