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  1. In Honolulu this week. We get on cruise ship on Saturday. 

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    2. Min

      Min

      Have a wonderful trip!

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      One other off then radar thing is the early morning fish wholesale market-its opens at dark 30 and is worth going to to see them auction off all the days giant tuna and all restaurant fish for all of the islands-I did it 20 years ago and it was a highlite.Check it out

    4. Pres

      Pres

      Bishop Museum today was great. New building, and some additions I had hot seen. In ten years this town has really built up. We are at the Ohana about one block from the International Market place. Nice room. I could only do a few days at Aulani, price and boredom.

  2. Rain once more here, pots are taking a long time to dry, but makes it easier to assemble after throwing lots of pieces.

     

    1. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      Rain...? What's that? We haven't seen rain here in the Sacramento, CA area since early May and probably won't be seeing it for another 2 months. Something to look forward to along with the shorter days...more time to spend in the studio when the sun goes down :)

  3. Took an afternoon off after grinding bottoms of latest glaze load. Went Kayaking with my grand daughter.

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      Living the dream Pres... Minus the grinding I would imagine.

    2. Pres

      Pres

      Oh yeah, but grinding is even easier now. Got a diamond disc a few conferences ago, glued it onto a bat, attached to wheel with sponge of water, grinding is actually fine!

    3. Benzine

      Benzine

      Then indeed, living the dream.

  4. Crazy things happen. . . another tip to be published in Ceramics Monthly this next month.

    1. GEP

      GEP

      Congrats, and I’m looking forward to reading it! I’m working on one too, to be published in a few months. 

    2. Pres

      Pres

      Mine is really so simple, posted it here a while back.

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Congrats to both of you.

  5. Working on a wedding jar for a nephew in June.

     

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      Saw the first one in the first Penland Craft Book of Ceramics. 

    3. Sputty
    4. Benzine

      Benzine

      " Years ago I saw a jar made bey the Larson's, I believe. remembered it over the years and stole the idea. "

      And then more recently, I stole the idea from Pres...

  6. Honey jars and mugs dleivered to Savannah Bee. Whew!

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    2. Gabby

      Gabby

      I always love those honey pots, quite the prettiest I have seen anywhere.

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      sounds fair for both parties price wise 

    4. Pres

      Pres

      Hope so, as this is my first time with wholesale.

      best,

      Pres

  7. 87F. Yesterday.. .  . weather is nice, and presently I do not need it! Next week when I get back from GA I have more chalices and patens to do, and some funerary urns to do. Working on cleanup and try working with the white clay.

    1. Denice

      Denice

      I heard your area was having some high heat,  we have had stormy weather for several days.  It is moving out and it is going to get hot.  What white clay are you working with?  I am always looking for a clay that fires white at C6, strong but doesn't feel like cream cheese like B-mix.    Denice

  8. First of Communion presentation sets went out. 13 more to go out. Honey jars and mugs are moving along. Whew.

    1. Gabby

      Gabby

      Do you have photos on your blog? I don't know what a Communion Presentation set is.

    2. Pres

      Pres

      They are the chalice and paten sets. They are used as a presentation to ordinands into the ministry with high community service, academic achievement and religious commitment. It is called the Hickman award. I have them posted in last years blog postings. My sets are completed with the Order of St. Luke logo, stamped on the plates which are actually larger than the standard paten that was used with the wafers for communion, but of late the churches are going to the broken bread communion and intinction. Intinction requires a wider bowl on the chalice to allow for dipping of the wafer or bread. Almost too wide to be drinkable, but not quite.

       

      best,

      Pres

  9. Bisque of chalice and patens, including first of new honey jars. Glaze Monday and Tuesday

     

  10. Snow, Snow, Snow, Oh NO!

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Hopefully your last storm,  it suppose to be 77 today.  We have gotten a total of 1 inch of snow this year, still in a drought.    Denice

    2. Pres

      Pres

      11 inches yesterday, will probably all be melted off by the end of the week. I would not want to be in a drought, but at the same time, some warmer weather will allow me to get into the frozen shop!

  11. I have posted PKQotW #42 and added the Answer key to #41.

    Sorry to be so far behind. . .

  12. Back from NCECA yesterday. All unpacked, and doing laundry. Exhausting week, but well worth the time and effort. Lots of demos, lectures and other to visit.

  13. PQotW #41 is posted for your perusal. Kiln builders should have an easy time of it!

  14. Tower computer is up and running with all software installed. Now maybe I can catch up on things, nice to be back to a large screen for using word processor,OCR, and browser all at once.

     

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Tower of Power

    2. Pres

      Pres

      Yeah it is i7 8700K processor 16gig of RAM and a new Mobo to handle it all.

       

       

  15. Answer Key to PQotW 40 is up for your perusal and education.

     

    best,

    Pres

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      I always post the keys in the first post with the questions. If anyone has a better suggestion of where to put the answer key, I will be happy to make the adjustment.

    3. S. Dean

      S. Dean

      Thanks Pres!

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      thanks Pres.

       

  16. In the midst of rebuilding my tower. CPU was 6yrs old, went dead. Requires a new Mobo, CPU and RAM as everything was out of date. . .no longer manufactured, and none out there. Oh well, should be up and running tomorrow.

     

    best,

    Pres

     

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      yes. Hope it all works out.

       

       

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Pres:

      My Windows 98 (remember that version) is still purring like a kitten downstairs.

    4. Pres

      Pres

      Yeah this machine of mine had a 6 core processor, and a 2 tb drive with a 120gb SSD drive. I had built it myself 5 years ago for 3D design and animation, along with running various other machines like a stencil cutter. It has run well,  but many times they do go POOF! Still trying to get the  new board up and running, but have help from the Mobo manufacturer.

       

      best,

      Pres

  17. 1F. this morning! Kids in school for make up day for sub freezing temps a few days ago. Today no wind.

     

  18. Okay guys, I think we have had enough of a vacation, I have just posted PQothW 40. Did you think I was getting lazy?

     

    best,

    Pres

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      I have concrete everywhere. Right now, the ice is terrible! Have a post hole digger that has a 4" flat blade weighs about 15# so it will scrape up ice well without a lot of chopping work.

       

       

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Just wait until the thaw

    4. Pres

      Pres

      Not on a public sidewalk, we don't dare.

  19. Will be heading home on Monday late. Having a great time. Very little pottery. Hope to be up and running by Wed. However, we are not looking forward to the frigid temps.

    best,

    Pres

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    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      You might consider an extra week of warmth

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I feel for you if you got home with all the airport backups . from the tropics to a deep freeze . Should be warming up in day our two.It got into the  upper 30's last night here.

    4. Pres

      Pres

      We are home! Got in last night at 2:30 after the drive from BWI. Weather last night was icy coming out, but as we got closer to home the temps rose, and it was a balmy 36 when we got in. This morning was 38, and all is good. They are looking for 50 by end of the week!

       

  20. Folks, I will be away for about 10 days. No. . . not more hunting. . . My wife and I are going to the Southern Caribbean, on a cruise. It is our 45th anniversary, and has been planned for several months now. Also, I will not have the quiz and the question of the week this week or next week. I will be dropping in now and then til Friday, but then not certain if I will be on afterwards.

     

    best,

    Pres

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    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Enjoy sir and madam!

       

    3. Min

      Min

      BonVoyage! and Congratulations!

       

       

  21. Tis the time of year, bring on Good Cheer, Respect for all, Peace on Earth and Blessings of Prosperity, Love and Happiness.

     

    best,

    Pres

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    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I like the bag o money season-then the time off.

    3. Pres

      Pres

      Oh bbbaaaa Humbug Mark, such is the life of a hard working potter!:);)

  22. PQothW # 39 is ready to tease your gray matter!

     

     

    best,

    Pres

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      grey matter is all thats left

    2. Pres

      Pres

      Can never remember English, or American spelling!

       

      best,

      Pres

  23. PQothW #38 is up. . . . good luck!

     

     

  24. PQothW#37 is ready for your viewing/participation.

     

    Best,

    Pres

  25. Away again. . . play nice:)Back Saturday night.

     

    best,

    Pres

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