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High Bridge Pottery

Somebody today asked me why I keep making tall drinking vessels. I said, you know me :D
Yesterday, 09:31 AM
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GiselleNo5

I just posted a gallery of pictures of Friday's display. I welcome feedback! There are lots of things I'll do differently next time.
Aug 02 2015 03:47 PM
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    Grype
    I laughed at the popping up at people thing. Shelves do look bigger in the photos. Interesting that people handled middle more. Either way not too much to worry about just improve and learn like u said. I bet others will have better comments who actually do shows unlike me. I was just coming from a consumer stand point. I like ur pots a lot was surprised u didn't sell much. But I guess it happens.
    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Oh, no, I really value it. I had a couple people send private messages and I have gotten completely unique perspectives from every single person. Also I can't exactly ask my customers what they think of my display, they're hardly going to give an honest critique! LOL People would come up and I would have this moment to decide whether I stood up and startled them or stayed sitting down and watched them creepily from between the shelves. I felt like I was hunting wabbits.
    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Thank you, by the way. This kiln load had barely any "whoops" to it. A couple things had to be ground off but no bubbling, nothing to be refired for the first time ever. Shocking. ;)
    Yesterday, 01:19 AM
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Cavy Fire Studios

I wanna throw...but it's 100F outside and the air's thick with smoke. C'mon autumn! :'(
Aug 01 2015 03:22 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    We've been in the mid to upper 90's. Heat index here has been 105 to 110. Lots of stomach cramps.
    Aug 02 2015 10:46 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Drink lots of water! I was in Santa Maria for the day a couple weeks ago. It was only about 101 but we were driving around shopping for clothes so we were constantly in and out of the car. I wasn't drinking enough water at all, and I ended up with heat exhaustion. I didn't feel that bad until the next day and then I was laid out. Not fun and I cannot recommend it. I do think it hit me worse than normal because I had just gotten over the flu. But man, drink water by the gallon.
    Yesterday, 12:42 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Indeed, GiselleNo5. I drink about 8 to 16 glasses a day. It's after 10am right now and I'm soaking wet. It's a good sauna. Thanks for your advice.
    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
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Mark C.

Gone fishing on Sunday
Aug 01 2015 12:18 PM
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bciskepottery

NC Clay Club blog site just posted a notice for sale of pottery studio equipment in the Hampton, VA area. Wheels, kilns, pug mill, tools, etc.
Aug 01 2015 09:05 AM
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GiselleNo5

This evening is my very first show ever. I'm excited and also slightly terrified! My kiln load yesterday came out beautiful with lots of new designs to sell and my dad helped me build display shelves last weekend. Babysitter is coming soon and after that it's a mad scramble!
Jul 31 2015 01:11 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    ... succeeded!" :) That was, I think, the best moment for me.
    Aug 02 2015 01:41 AM
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    Grype
    Thanks for the follow up. Interesting day it sounds like. I would keep making what you love and just find people who like it.
    Aug 02 2015 09:01 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    :) :)
    Aug 02 2015 02:32 PM
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Grype

Running a bisque and a test kiln firing. Cleaning the house and spending time with my son. Can the day get any better?
Jul 31 2015 08:11 AM
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    Benzine
    Well, personally, I could do without the cleaning...
    Jul 31 2015 12:22 PM
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    Grype
    Hahaha, wife works, I stay home with my son all day. Cleaning is my duty!
    Jul 31 2015 12:40 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Looking after family and home while making pottery, sound great to me :D
    Aug 01 2015 05:44 AM
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Benzine

A heads up, to those up North. There are several kilns and wheels up for bid on Govdeals. Also, for anyone in Arizona, there is a front load Paragon kiln.
Jul 30 2015 07:49 PM
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    jrgpots
    The one in AZ looks good. There is a 40 cf alpine in UT also looks great
    Jul 31 2015 05:59 PM
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    Benzine
    Yeah, that Alpine is out of my wheel house... And price range.
    Jul 31 2015 08:25 PM
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Mark C.

Packing up last kiln load for big summer show a few states away.
Jul 30 2015 05:04 PM
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    jrgpots
    When do you go to Bullfrog/Overton Az?
    Jul 31 2015 10:28 AM
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    Mark C.
    Never-I do the boulder City Neveda show on 1st weekend of Oct.
    TempeAZ in Dec.as well
    Jul 31 2015 10:33 AM
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Marcia Selsor

added pictures to two previous posts. QOTW and throwing thin
Jul 30 2015 01:23 PM
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Crusty

Moving is done.. Working on the kiln room rite now.. All brick and concrete :)
Jul 29 2015 06:38 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Getting pains in my left thumb and thumb pad. And some tingling in my fingers too. Is that carpal tunnel?
Jul 29 2015 01:58 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Talk to a therapist or google hand exercises to relieve the pain.Stretching individual fingers back one at a time, placing the hand flat on a table face down pull up each finger. there are more.


    Jul 30 2015 12:15 PM
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    rakukuku
    my hubby had it and yes it was tingling. he had a nerve test to confirm and surgery on each hand. a permanant fix. see a hand specialist.
    Jul 30 2015 01:25 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I had surgery on both hands in 1982. I can get the tingling again but I give myself a break, exercise the wrist bends and finger stretches.
    Jul 30 2015 08:13 PM
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Marcia Selsor

fast trip to San Antonio to get clay and pick up pieces from a show. Hope is can be a one day trip.
Jul 28 2015 08:36 PM
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Marcia Selsor

cleaned the studio and rolling raku slabs. May fire a bisque tonight.
Jul 28 2015 07:05 AM
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PRankin

Exciting day today. The electrician finished wiring my 220 line out to the garage AND I ordered a kiln!
Jul 27 2015 02:56 PM