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Grype

In the morning I am mixing 20x5 bases and adding non-toxic additives to find a liner glaze I like. Needs no drips while glazing, a nice glossy melt, and durable inside! Hoping I can find a nice grey/white.
Jul 20 2015 09:10 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Still room in the Alternative firing workshop at Bracker's Good earth Clays, Lawrence, Kansas, Sept. 26-27. Early bird fees good until Aug. 15.
Jul 20 2015 06:04 AM
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Chris Campbell

Home from my workshop ... a great group of students and a wet, busy, fun week.
Jul 19 2015 02:10 PM
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GiselleNo5

Before I got sick, I'd been waiting for 40 lbs of recycled B-Mix kin a pillowcase to dry out enough to wedge. It took FOREVER. I wasn't even worried about having to stay out of the studio for two weeks. Well, I went in to wedge it last night ... it was hard as a rock and I have to start over. :( :( :(
Jul 19 2015 12:41 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    Good to hear that you are feeling better. Not so good that your clay isn't cooperating :)
    Jul 20 2015 03:50 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Haha! Thank you, I've been madly glazing and shipping tocatch up. When I carved into the huge mass, it was still leathery about 1/2" under the surface, so I have hopes that if I wrap it in soaked towels for a few days that will reconstitute the outside and I can start wedging.
    Jul 20 2015 11:21 AM
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    Diesel Clay
    You might be able to cut and slam at this point to even things out. I find the pillowcase method doesn't dry as evenly as I'd like it to, but it does have some other convenient points.

    Jul 20 2015 10:32 PM
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PRankin

I just contracted an electrician who will draw a 220 line out to my garage. Work will be done this week and then I'm ordering a kiln. Yay!
Jul 19 2015 08:01 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Good for you Paul. I'm sure you will be enjoy it when it gets there.
    Jul 20 2015 07:05 PM
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    PRankin
    Oldlady, I know what I am getting and gave the electrician the specs and he is installing the appropriate wiring and outlet.
    Jul 20 2015 10:43 PM
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    PRankin
    Thanks for the congrats guys.

    Jul 20 2015 10:43 PM
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Cavy Fire Studios

For the first time in MONTHS, I was able to wedge a whole 25lb bag of clay today! ^_^ Poop on you, arthritis! :)
Jul 18 2015 03:08 PM
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    Diesel Clay
    Yay! May it continue!
    Jul 19 2015 11:37 AM
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    rakukuku
    awesome considering a guinea only weighs about 2 lbs!
    Jul 19 2015 12:07 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Woooohoooo!

    Rakukuku: hahaha!
    Jul 19 2015 12:36 PM
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Mark C.

Pots going to 3 Galleries today-sales are up with tourists this year
Jul 18 2015 11:36 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    You are a clay making, kiln busting, glazing mainiac. Awesome! Wish I wish I had you talent.
    Jul 18 2015 06:00 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Wow, that's awesome! Economy seems to be improving a bit. :)
    Jul 19 2015 12:37 PM
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Grype

Test Kiln Firing!
Jul 17 2015 11:09 AM
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NFallon

Surgery Tuesday to replace my entire right knee. Rehab began yesterday. It looks hopefully be released today. Will work the old flywheel kickwheel into rehab routine when I can. Oh the drugs are so good. Sings "what a drag it is getting old" ( showing my age too)
Jul 16 2015 09:35 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    I am glad the surgery went well and that you are feeling all right. Best wishes for a quick recovery!

    Jul 17 2015 10:00 AM
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    Mark C.
    Rehab is the key factor on the outcome-do it no matter what.
    Jul 17 2015 09:03 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Ah man, I wish you a speedy recovery.
    Jul 18 2015 06:02 PM
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ChenowethArts

1500 pounds of clay..mixed, pugged, de-aired, and packaged for 'mellowing'. Sing it with me: "You load 16 tons and whadaya get, another day older and deeper in debt..." (yep, I just told my age again).
Jul 16 2015 08:29 AM
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    Diesel Clay
    A process man am I and I'm tellin you no lie..

    I'm not that old and I know those ones.

    Jul 16 2015 09:35 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    ... at least you have a pug mill Paul... I dont :-(
    Jul 17 2015 10:02 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    You Da Man! woot woot!
    Jul 18 2015 05:58 PM
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Marcia Selsor

preparing for two Alternative Firing workshops in Las Cruces NM 9/11-14 (sold out)and at Brackers in Lawrence, KS.9/26-27. Anyone from here coming?
Jul 15 2015 05:25 PM
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    karenk
    I plan to be there. I've been looking for a hands-on workshop similar to this that's within reasonable driving distance from my home.
    Jul 16 2015 09:31 AM
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    firefly
    I've signed up for the workshop at Brackers - really looking forward to it!
    Jul 16 2015 05:10 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    firefly. I can't send you a message on your page. private email me and I'll send you the handout.

    Jul 16 2015 07:18 PM
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Marcia Selsor

preparing for workshops in NM and KS. anyone from here coming?
Jul 15 2015 03:17 PM
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GiselleNo5

I'm dying to get back in the studio after two weeks sick. I have glazing, throwing, recycling, and lots and lots of cleaning to do.
Jul 14 2015 12:13 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    I'd prescribe a healthy dose of clay work as the best therapy...welcome back!
    Jul 15 2015 04:19 AM
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    Grype
    Welcome to the world of the living. GO MAKE MORE BEAUTIFUL THINGS.
    Jul 15 2015 11:07 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    My best wishes! Send that bug into the desert....
    Jul 17 2015 10:04 AM
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Mark C.

Starting a two day glazing cycle-mixed witha little throwing
Jul 14 2015 10:27 AM
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Marcia Selsor

another extremely hot muggy day in south Texas. I have a friend coming in August to fire with me. I hope we get a break with the heat.
Jul 13 2015 08:54 AM
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    Denice
    I sympathize with you, were having extreme heat warnings here also. Have to garden before I can even have a cup of coffee in the morning.
    Jul 13 2015 11:31 AM