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While in DC recently I was able to spend a few hours at the Freer/Shackler Museum of Asian Art. The exhibit "Chigusa and the Art of Tea" is worth a look. It is a small exhibit but informative. The Freer is a wonderful treasure in the capital. The permanent collections are eye candy.
Mixed up my first glazes tonight! Of course, I flubbed up the first one by not re-reading the advice I was given and starting with too much water. So that will have to evaporate. Oh well, at least I learned something!
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After 16 years with my bailey wheel, I replaced the potentiometer in the foot pedal. It is running and stopping just fine. The problem was that all of a sudden it would lurch when I turned on the motor. It is now fine.
Apr 16 2014 06:46 PM
Yesterday, 07:50 AM
after 16 years without any repairs to my Bailey wheel, today I replaced the potentiometer
Just found out I won third place in the Texas Clay Art Association's 2014 Six-pack show. It was a small foil sagger-fired pot.
Glaze fire cooling off as we speak! OOOh the excitement!
Apr 13 2014 09:39 PM
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Apr 15 2014 08:07 AM
Was asked today by a Clay Club newbie how many years I'd been working with pottery, and then shocked her by saying "since September". Made me feel pretty good! It led to a good conversation about practice frequency, goals, and research.
hoping the weather holds out for firing...
Apr 10 2014 11:24 AM
Apr 12 2014 10:12 PM
I wish you good luck!
Apr 15 2014 08:09 AM
*grumble* let my plates get too dry before trimming. Dangit!
Apr 10 2014 09:26 AM
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Apr 10 2014 10:12 PM
Hummph. Wasn't piriformis in spasm. It was all of lower back, particulary right-hand-side. Banned from kick-wheel. Banned from sitting still for longer than 20 minutes. Good job I can hand-build standing up.
Just spent most ofthe day throwing, took Neil's advice and thre for a shorter time broken by periods of other work.
BAck ok tonight, but I also have a daily yoga practice which saves me from myself.
Good luck with your recovery.. does biking count as sitting?
Apr 09 2014 03:41 AM
After a year of procrastinating, I finally printed my first batch of HP LaserJet decals, got them on test pots over the weekend, and am firing them today. Keeping my fingers crossed.