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A day off from the wood firing.Demos tomorrow by Trey Hill and my old friend, Josh DeWeeswe. Then unload and Clean up Monday.
resting after the wood firing and before demos by Trey Hill of U of Montana and my old friend, Josh DeWeese of Montana State. Love being back in Montana
Long day yesterday. Shifts for firing began at 9 pm. Great crew firing the kiln. Should be a good productive way to spend a few days firing the kiln.
Apr 13 2017 08:08 AM
Second pottery class tonight. Saw a raku firing done for the first time. Threw another pot, started a hand-built berry bowl and sig stamp. got to show off a couple of my self-made jewelery molds. Glazed my things for raku firing next week. Fun times.
Apr 12 2017 07:41 AM
Bought two more books today...got my own copy of Traditional Pottery of Papua New Guinea and ceramics:A world guide to traditional techniques, which I haven't read! I read TP of Papua NG about 30 years ago.....
Apr 12 2017 06:48 AM
Apr 14 2017 11:33 PM
tis is a first for me, Threw in the morning trimmed in the afternoon and loaded that evening. Had to get the firing done. Lost three pieces out of about 50. But now I have enough to fill my allotted amount for the up coming wood firing. So happy to be getting some finished pieces soon. It has been a while since I broke down my studio in Nov.The electricity was connected to my kiln shed last Thurs. All kilns are functioning after their 1780 mile journey north.
Apr 10 2017 06:39 AM
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Apr 10 2017 07:45 AM
Maybe (just maybe) I have found the magic bulltet: 3 days after throwing, my porcelain test body still had enough moisture left to trim easily.
I donated some pots to a raffle and there were several murmurs of excitement from friends. One even came up and bought a bowl that was't in the raffle - my first ever actual sale.
Hi there what would be the best clay for ovenware I have E S original ES/55 stoneware would this clay be ok to withstand the heat in the oven, also I have CWE earthenware which I'm not using it fires too 1160c could I treat this as a mid temperature clay and would it be vitrified
Apr 06 2017 08:26 AM
Started a short (1 month only) pottery class last night. Touched a wheel for the first time in 8 years. Given my past experiences I think I was a trooper. Made a pot-thing sort of then ran out of time. Hand built a couple more. It was very mellow. Long drive there/back. To my surprise we'll be given KEYS TO THE STUDIO and can come in and basically do 'lab' work unsupervised any time there isn't another class on. This is a fully equipped college pottery room and I'm delight...
Fired my first bisque in Red Lodge last night. After several different delays due to online missing attachments on both sides, myself and the electric company, I finally have power to the kilns, Just in time to prepare for next week's wood firing with the Red Lodge clay Center.
Apr 06 2017 11:24 AM