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crazypotterlady

I'm new to CAD although I have been working with clay for 45+ years. Recently retired and am back to throwing pots all year (~20 hrs a wk). Been working on some new styles using bright colors, sgraffito and firing to ^6 (after working at ^10 reduction since '70). Just posted some pics of my new work. What do you think? I'm doing some craft fairs and in a few galleries.
Today, 12:57 PM
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Mark C.

two glaze fires today.
Today, 10:28 AM
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Mark C.

Glaze day today-another large kiln load
Yesterday, 10:10 AM
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Marcia Selsor

posted some pics from Tuscany V in the forum.
Jun 28 2015 12:35 PM
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    Benzine
    Marcia, the pictures don't load, either in the preview, or if I click on them.
    Jun 28 2015 08:14 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/9640-ceramics-in-tuscany-v/page-2#entry87925 I can see them and bciskepottery liked them.
    Try again.

    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
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    Benzine
    Weird. Your direct link worked, but if I try and go through your profile, into your gallery, they still don't load.
    Great work as usual, by the way.
    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
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LeeU

I've been largely offline due to two surgeries and recovery time I think the whole world should know that it took me the equivalent of over 3 days to cull through -- judiciously picking and choosing only some things to check on -- CAD forums, Facebook, and LinkedIn! I empathize w/Evelyn..my studio is essentially shut down for now-just can't do it yet.
Jun 27 2015 05:00 PM
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    Grype
    PT can do amazing things. I used to not be able to put my arms above my shoulders. Now I can put my son on my shoulders. It's worth taking the time to do it right. Best to you.
    Jun 27 2015 08:52 PM
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    PRankin
    Just worry about healing and recuperating and taking care of yourself. The pottery will still be there when you are able to give it attention.
    Jun 28 2015 09:04 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Well that's no fun. I hope you will spinning your wheel again soon.
    Jun 28 2015 12:45 PM
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Evelyne Schoenmann

I have been at the hand surgeons this morning and got an appointment for carpal tunnel surgery: September 25th. No working with clay for 3 month after surgery.... BooHoo
Jun 26 2015 08:00 AM
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    vinks
    Best wishes for quick recovery ..
    Jun 27 2015 12:03 PM
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    Mark C.
    find a good phisical therapist now and do your exercises.
    This is a small easy surgery-no sweat.
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    I'm overwhelmed! Thank you all so much for your kind words and your advice. I will keep you in the loop. September 25th I need all the prayers I can get from you. And to all who have to have surgery in the near future: all the best for a quick healing! Thinking of you too!
    Today, 11:29 AM
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Chilly

Four days later, three mugs are glazed. One-handed, all by myself!
Jun 23 2015 01:15 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Good on you. And ditto everything bciskepottery said.
    Jun 26 2015 10:32 AM
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    alabama
    How is the broken shoulder doing?
    Jun 28 2015 03:36 PM
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    Chilly
    It's getting better, thanks. Down fro 12 tabs a day to just 2. Hoping to drop those soon. Pain is mainly gone, just aches now. And frustrated at how bad I am at one-finreg trypong !! lol
    Yesterday, 06:32 AM
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ChenowethArts

My 'bill paying job' is seriously cutting into my clay-related activity...of all the nerve! *grin*
Jun 22 2015 09:13 AM
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    Mark C.
    clay is my bill paying job!
    Jun 23 2015 01:13 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Mark, my eyes are turning green. ;)
    Jun 23 2015 07:01 PM
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    SusanL
    Hello there! Am back at my home in SA after visiting my hubby and son in Slovakia..... Talk about something disrupting your claywork!! Wish we can get a stable home environment now so I can get our lives back on track. So in the meantime I just smile and do what I can when I can.
    Yesterday, 01:07 AM
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Cavy Fire Studios

Some of you awesome folk have worried about Guinea, but I'm alive. Been a bit too sore for clay lately, but I've been drawing a lot. I have lots of new ideas for clay stuff, too, when my joints feel up to it. I wanna get funky! ^_^
Jun 20 2015 02:01 PM
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    rakukuku
    hmmm guinea, its good to get off the hamster wheel once in awhile. drawing is good.
    Jun 21 2015 03:37 PM
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    LeeU
    You have a great spirit..maybe I could shore myself up better with some drawing-thanks for the inspiration.
    Jun 27 2015 05:04 PM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    It's been frustrating as heck... even painting is exhausting to me nowadays. But, we just gotta keep trying, I suppose. :3
    Jun 27 2015 11:18 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

It's been wet, hot and humid here lately. And very little wind to cool down with. I got my fan and an exhaust ceiling fan going and it still get around 90 degrees. But I plan to make some more mugs and fire a small load starting tomorrow evening. When it is cooler. How's your weather?
Jun 19 2015 09:07 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Good on you Amy. That's the positive mental atitude we all need.
    Jun 22 2015 09:08 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Here in Switzerland it's rainy and cold. Temps in the 64 F... (sad Smilie here)
    Jun 23 2015 12:50 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Evelyne, please send some of that cool down my way. ;)
    Jun 23 2015 07:03 PM
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LeeU

Posted some Gallery pics from my recent single fire-I am sold on that method, at least for some things!
Jun 19 2015 05:26 PM
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    alabama
    Just out of curiosity, when did the double firing method begin? 20th c?
    Jun 19 2015 05:41 PM
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    Chris Campbell
    From what I have been told it started in the large pottery factories in England (?) when breakage by less skilled workers became an issue. Bisque firing means less loses than single firing. Don't know if that is true but it sounds right.
    Jun 19 2015 07:22 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    The books say that you have to bisque fire first when applying glaze. Nonsense. I just did 2 single firings (high fire) without problems either for the clay or the glaze. Perfect firings. I can understand that you are happy with single firings, Lee.
    Jun 23 2015 12:45 PM
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ChenowethArts

Still glazing...the more I glaze, the larger the kiln seems to get as I load it. Whazupwidat? :)
Jun 19 2015 08:43 AM
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    alabama
    It like looking inside an empty canvas tent, when it appears larger inside than the outside.
    Jun 19 2015 05:51 PM
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    Chris Campbell

    Hmmm ... My kilns are looking smaller as my stream of consciousness project gets wildly bigger and bigger ... Cannot fire as we are currently in a heat wave. And now may have to re load these kilns to fit it all in.
    Jun 19 2015 07:25 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I think I saw Bugs Bunny do something like dat. That crazy rabbit. :)
    Jun 19 2015 11:13 PM
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Grype

I think attaching handles is my favorite part of a mug right now. So much comes from the way the handle looks attached to different forms. It really makes or breaks the form.
Jun 17 2015 09:16 PM
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    alabama
    If you think putting on mug handles is fun, wait til you pull spouts on pitchers, take a straight edge, center the spout, and back of pitcher, make allighnment marks, pull and attach the handle. Then find out that its been attached to one side!!! I didn't attach a crooked handle..must have been the dogs. "No good deed goes unpunished"! Take in a stray animal and it messes with the handles.
    Jun 18 2015 11:30 AM
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    Grype
    My puppy snatched up my finishing sponge yesterday. I was looking everywhere for it, then I came in and found it everywhere. I didn't think about her messing with my handles as well! No wonder!
    Jun 18 2015 11:34 AM
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    Denice
    A handle can make or break a pot.
    Jun 18 2015 12:59 PM
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Crusty

Bisque load going in today. mostly bowls.
Jun 17 2015 09:23 AM
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CroneRanger

We are moving into a much better house than we originally thought. It has a two car garage with my name on it for a studio!!!!
Jun 16 2015 03:57 PM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    that is probably the best news a potter can ever get!! how amazing for you.

    Jun 17 2015 08:22 AM
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    Denice
    I started in a corner of a garage. Since then I have had a small out building studio and one in a basement. I'm back in the garage again but it's a separate room in a large garage. It has all the bells and whistles.
    Jun 18 2015 01:04 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I started in a corner of my living room ... :D
    Jun 18 2015 10:31 PM