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Rebekah Krieger

Bisque firing a load today!
Apr 06 2014 09:13 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    Happy firing Rebekah! I have a glaze fire going in the kiln...
    Apr 07 2014 04:23 AM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    Ooh exciting Evelyne!! Hopefully you post some pictures of your kiln opening? My firing went good. Now I get to glaze.

    Apr 07 2014 08:22 AM
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Stellaria

Ordered my own glazes for the first time! I decided to give glazemixer.com a try - we'll see how it goes. I ordered Diana's Fake Ash, Jeannie's Purple, and the CAD ^6 Eggshell. Excited to get experimenting again!
Apr 04 2014 07:24 PM
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Biglou13

Frustrated was unable to trim yesterday's practice. I need to remind myself porcelain is quirky. I you can't rush poreclain. It took substandard trimming on a few pieces before I realized. Then it took me way to long to switch gears and be productive. :(
Apr 04 2014 06:07 PM
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    Min
    There are a lot of metrosexual men out there who are as high maintenance as porcelain! : )
    Apr 05 2014 10:00 PM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    I switch all the time between porcelain and stoneware. It's easier on my back to use porcelain. But I love making stoneware mugs and bowls.
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    Apr 07 2014 08:24 AM
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    Pres
    Any sort of clay in the Spring time can be quirky as you never know if the moisture level in the air is going to slow or speed drying. Spring is the thing, not the clay
    Apr 07 2014 09:08 AM
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Biglou13

Frustrated yesterday's practice was not properly dry to,trim
Apr 04 2014 06:01 PM
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JLowes

So I have half of my inventory I hope to take to my first show of Spring is in the kiln bisque firing. About two thirds are new designs I hope will sell well.
Apr 04 2014 08:54 AM
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    JLowes
    So, only one unsatisfactory pot in the whole load. A handle detached itself at the top join. It looks like someone forgot to score and slip...oops. Need to decide how to go...handle...no handle. All the raku destined pieces from the load are fired and turned out well.
    Apr 08 2014 09:16 AM
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Biglou13

Cylinders practice today. Not a thousand yet.....(see gallery)
Apr 03 2014 10:20 PM
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Stellaria

I got a short tips session on throwing and trimming plates today while waiting in line to order my lunch! One of the local production potters I know was there with his family. He always gives good tips, too :)
Apr 03 2014 04:06 PM
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stephsteph

Getting some goodness from a glaze test fire this morning, and excited about spending 2 weeks in China!
Apr 03 2014 01:19 PM
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    Babs
    share your images, love to see them!
    Apr 04 2014 05:26 PM
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Stellaria

Whyyyyy does learning how to throw plates have to be SO HARD!! I should totally be able to do this without all this practicing crap. Yup. Ok, back to practicing. UGH!
Apr 03 2014 10:06 AM
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    Chris Campbell
    Hey, I am impressed that you find time to do all this practicing!! Focus on how thrilled everyone will be to eat off their own hand made plate ... really!
    Apr 03 2014 12:07 PM
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    Tyler Miller
    I'm a believer in mathos pathei -- if it's not painful and difficult, you're not really learning. Keep up the practice! You'll have stunning plates soon!
    Apr 03 2014 12:31 PM
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    Stellaria
    You're probably right. But I don't have to like it!
    It probably doesn't help that all of my joints hate me right now, so the clay gets the better of me half the time. I made 3 that looked decent and didn't flop within 10 minutes. We'll see if I can keep it up.
    Apr 03 2014 02:02 PM
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ChenowethArts

Just one-third of the way through the term and my sanity may depend on the closest ball of stoneware I can get my hands on...gotta have a clay 'fix' soon!
Apr 01 2014 07:07 AM
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Rebekah Krieger

Beautiful Outside- I should probably take my splash pan outside to clean it. (i just scrape it out in the winter because I don't want the clay water down the drain)
Mar 31 2014 08:39 AM
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    Chris Campbell
    Yes, finally caught some warmth and hung my hummingbird feeder ... They might still be in Florida but I need to see the feeder!
    Mar 31 2014 07:36 PM
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Biglou13

First raku (western raku). Me likes. See gallery
Mar 28 2014 08:18 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Spring is here! Nice examples Biglou. I think I will glaze some slabs. The sun finally came out today.

    Mar 28 2014 10:00 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    Of course, we dare not call this 'fun' or 'playing with fire'...but as Ben says, "it's addictive".
    Mar 29 2014 11:49 AM
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    Biglou13
    I see custom tiles for oven back splash soon
    Mar 29 2014 12:43 PM
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Biglou13

I've only thought about functional pottery, today I made my own glaze and had my first raku experience!!!
Mar 28 2014 08:05 PM
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    Benzine
    That's a full day. You deserve to kick your feet up, and have a cold beverage!
    Mar 28 2014 08:26 PM
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Chilly

Hobbled out to studio (piriformis in spasm) spent a pain-free hour so absorbed in modelling new mug shape, hobbled back indoors for lunch
Mar 28 2014 09:35 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    Hobbled to Gobbled...works for me :)
    Mar 28 2014 03:32 PM
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    Min
    Ouch, I feel your pain. Takes a long time to heal doesn't it!
    Mar 31 2014 04:41 PM
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Marcia Selsor

I just posted a funny image to this topic What Has Been Your Worst Re Encounter Of A Piece Of Your Pottery?
Mar 24 2014 07:39 PM