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ChenowethArts

Doing some re-arrangeing in the university studio...adding a mini-gallery for advanced clay students (approx. 4'x5' area).
Jul 27 2015 11:15 AM
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Cavy Fire Studios

My clay creation was interrupted by a HORRIBLY abscessed premolar whose root canal just about killed me, but it's 74F today, my tooth's finally shut up, and it's terracotta throwin' time!! ^_^
Jul 26 2015 12:15 PM
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    Denice
    I've had two root canals and they both had to be redone. The first one I was allergic to the silver points used in it. The second one was just a curvy tooth that was difficult.
    Jul 27 2015 09:33 AM
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    Diesel Clay
    Ouch Man! That cool water bucket is gonna feel good.
    Jul 28 2015 04:18 PM
  • Mark (Marko) Madrazo's Photo
    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Ouch! hope you get well soon.
    Jul 29 2015 01:51 PM
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Mark C.

Glazed and Loaded two kilns today-one is firing the car kiln will in am-getting to be like work. I'm ready for summer tuna fishing time off.
Jul 24 2015 10:17 PM
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    Mark C.
    I'm fishing albacore-a tightly regulated fishery and they run 15-30#s-The ones you're thinking about are atlantic bluefin-its on the other coast
    Jul 25 2015 01:57 PM
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    Grype
    Ahh.. Good luck!
    Jul 25 2015 03:54 PM
  • Mark (Marko) Madrazo's Photo
    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Do you ever sleep? lol

    Jul 29 2015 01:52 PM
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ChenowethArts

Pretty bummed at the moment. I just found out that Jillian Johnson, one of the casualties in the Louisiannna theater shooting, was a Design Major my first year here at Belmont U.
Jul 24 2015 12:30 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    Thanks, All! Your sentiments are much appreciated.
    -Paul
    Jul 26 2015 05:59 AM
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    Diesel Clay
    Love and support to you and her family.
    Jul 26 2015 09:43 AM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Oh that's so awful... I'm so sorry, Paul. Such an unnecessary tragedy!! :'(
    Jul 26 2015 12:47 PM
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Marcia Selsor

ired my raku finally but one of the glaze not acting right. Wonder if too much humidity could be the reason faulty pyrometer or a mistake in mixing? My pyrometers went crazy last time i was firing.
Jul 24 2015 08:40 AM
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    karenk
    I use commercial raku glazes. The copper glaze gives me the greatest variation in color; from iridescent green to all copper to
    some copper with iridescent other colors which vary according to
    way the light strikes my slab pieces when hung on the wall. I'm not sure why there's such variation.
    Jul 26 2015 01:44 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I like my mixed glazes as well but something went wrong. Last time it was this humid and hot, my pyrometers looked like geiger counters jumping around. I have been mixing my own raku glazes for decades.

    Jul 27 2015 12:34 PM
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ChenowethArts

Whew! This muggy-sauna weather has slowed me to grinding halt...but I am catching up on all those nagging, non-production, clay-related activities :)
Jul 24 2015 06:59 AM
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Marcia Selsor

fired my raku finally but one of the glaze not acting right. Wonder if too much humidity could be the reason or a mistake in mixing?
Jul 24 2015 06:21 AM
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Marcia Selsor

fired my raku finally but glazes not acting right. Wonder if too much humidity could be the reason?
Jul 24 2015 06:06 AM
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crazypotterlady

I know I'm new to CAD forum, but I'm not new to pottery. How do I get out of the "newbie " designation on the forum? Is it number of posts or...?
Jul 23 2015 08:59 PM
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    GEP
    You can change the designation after you've made 30 posts.
    Jul 23 2015 09:47 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    It has to do with your activity on this site rather than your actual stage of expertise. I am a clay beginner but I'm super outgoing so my designation showed as advanced after like 2 weeks. :)
    Jul 24 2015 01:07 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    welcome to the forum!

    Jul 24 2015 08:50 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Must put off raku firing until the weather cools down a little.
Jul 21 2015 07:47 AM
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    Benzine
    I've never fired in that cold, nor do I want to. I'd go with too hot though. You don't have to dress in layers.
    Jul 22 2015 04:20 PM
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    Grype
    20 below. woo wee that's cold.
    Jul 22 2015 08:17 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    not in front of the kiln!
    Great colors though.

    Jul 23 2015 02:26 PM
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alabama

Don't ya hate insomnia? My day starts in a few hours!
Jul 21 2015 02:21 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    It certainly isn't fun...'sorry.
    Jul 22 2015 06:28 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    I feel your pain. The last two nights, my mind would not stop so I lay there for hours. Sometimes I just get up and go to work but I kept hoping I would go back to sleep.
    Jul 24 2015 01:11 AM
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    Mark C.
    work harder sleep better-thats my motto
    Jul 25 2015 01:24 AM
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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