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MatthewV

I made a mug from 4 lbs of clay, mostly as a joke. One of the first things to sell...
Apr 10 2016 12:38 AM
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    rakukuku
    hey, size matters.
    Apr 12 2016 02:31 PM
  • Mark (Marko) Madrazo's Photo
    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I did that today. A nice lady on Etsy requested a 24oz coffee cup. It might be a little bigger. But she said she loves coffee that much and more. hehe
    Apr 13 2016 11:32 PM
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    Frances Newquist
    Rick Berman Salku/Raku Workshop at Tin Barn Pottery, The Plains, VA May 14-15. Registration open. 703-330-1040
    Apr 15 2016 01:27 PM
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Biglou13

well after crashing some mugs and reading about productivity, yesterday while studio sitting threw 7 mugs with handles (for the record ihave made kept less than a dozen handles, me no like) about 10 trinket dishes, and 2 medium plates. looking at others' shelves i was productive.... (but not at production potter level)
Apr 09 2016 08:55 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I don't know how long you've been at this but don't compare yourself to high production potters.
    Apr 11 2016 01:58 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Whenever I do that I feel like a huge failure but the truth is I don't enjoy that kind of work anyway. I like working in batches of 2-6.
    Apr 11 2016 01:59 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Hope that came across as encouraging, not rude. Was meant to be encouraging.
    Apr 11 2016 01:59 AM
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D.M.Ernst

someone asked me to make a garlic shredder which was unfamiliar to me. I looked online and bought one to study. Does anyone make them and if so, what do you use to make the "bumps" that do the shredding? Thanks
Apr 09 2016 10:57 AM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Tell them to buy a garlic crusher, they are the best xD
    Apr 10 2016 03:20 PM
  • GiselleNo5's Photo
    GiselleNo5
    Slip trailing and leave it extra pointy.

    Apr 11 2016 02:00 AM
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    D.M.Ernst
    Thanks Min, many good ideas on the previous thread. Wish I had asked sooner wouldn't have wasted so much time trying things.
    Apr 11 2016 02:01 PM
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GiselleNo5

My niece and I were playing, "If I Had a Million Dollars". I said I would give her a private performance by her favorite band. She said she would give me a lifetime supply of glazes. Awwwwwwwww.
Apr 07 2016 08:55 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I'm in California, so if I had a million dollars I'd buy a one-room shack with an outhouse in the back yard and with the dollar left over I'd buy a soda.
    Apr 11 2016 01:56 AM
  • Mark (Marko) Madrazo's Photo
    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I would definitely smile and laugh a lot. Then travel with my wife.
    Apr 13 2016 11:30 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    :)
    Apr 14 2016 09:27 PM
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Benzine

Went to an online site to buy some materials for "Magic Mud", ended up splurging on a Mudtool sponge and Do All Trim Tool, and a bevel cutter...
Apr 07 2016 08:45 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I did well through the venders exhibition. No brushes this year. BUT the new diamond tool veneer got me. My new set of diamond tips were back ordered and arrived yesterday.Now I can finish getting the wedding off the word fired pieces.

    Apr 09 2016 07:42 AM
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    Benzine
    Diesel, I'm glad you like the trimmer. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but after watching some demo videos, I just had to buy it.
    Apr 09 2016 09:19 AM
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    Joseph F.
    I have the do it all trimmer as well, I used it for a very long time, it is a great tool. I ended up buying some byson tools. now I just use those.
    Apr 10 2016 10:06 AM
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rakukuku

just added a photo of a recent sculpture. Bunnies worshiping a magnificent carrot. Sort of like people looking up at redwoods.
Apr 07 2016 03:01 PM
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    glazenerd
    While I enjoy the whimsical sense of your pieces: underneath it is some serious talent.
    Apr 07 2016 05:31 PM
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    rakukuku
    what a kind remark. thanks. it did have a few technical issues and was raku fired.
    Apr 07 2016 07:54 PM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Raku, I LOVE 'em! ALL of them! <3 You do, indeed, have some serious talent there! **thumbs up**

    Apr 08 2016 10:19 AM
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GiselleNo5

I've enjoyed so much getting to see the process of many of you on Instagram! If you use it regularly, let me know what your account is and I'll stop by and say hi!
Apr 06 2016 01:48 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    me too :D really cool seeing all your stuff being made.
    Apr 07 2016 07:40 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Joel: This made me laugh because I feel like I post tons of stuff being made but nothing ever appears to be finished. :)
    Apr 07 2016 08:50 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I went and looked at your account (to make sure I was thinking of the right person) and I realized I only see maybe 1/5 of your posts in my feed. Grrr Instagram.

    Apr 07 2016 08:53 PM
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ChenowethArts

Looking at a licensing agreement for logo use that will mean a busy summer of handbuilding...crunching numbers & schedule carefully.
Apr 06 2016 04:27 AM
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    glazenerd
    Paul: as a business decision- very smart indeed. Niche markets bring big money.
    Apr 06 2016 04:43 PM
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    karenkstudio
    please suggest resources for information on licensing and how this would aid potters.
    Apr 06 2016 07:28 PM
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Biglou13

was @ coop for a short period today, i threw 6 somewhat strict cylinders. destined to be mugs, i fumbled the ware board crashing all six, and had 0% dissapointment!!!!!! i cut what was cutable to check and im doing OK!!!!
Apr 05 2016 06:07 PM
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    glazenerd
    Big: throwing, dropping, fumbling stumbling: it all produces art.
    Apr 05 2016 07:17 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Well ... at least you learned something about your work from it! I'm so sorry though!

    Apr 06 2016 01:22 PM
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High Bridge Pottery

Finally going to be firing with my power burner tomorrow, had a month with no free time at all :( let's hope it works.
Apr 05 2016 02:16 PM
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    High Bridge Pottery
    Had it open and I managed to crack about 25% of the pots. It did go from room temp to 400c in 30 min on the lowest setting. I need a smaller burner for the very start I think. All cone 9's and 10's down except right at the flue where cone 10 was starting to go.
    Apr 07 2016 03:21 PM
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    Joseph F.
    stinks about the pots cracking but part of testing! how did the ones that didn't crack turn out? Wonderful stuff? You will figure out the firing stuff, look how far you have came!
    Apr 07 2016 04:02 PM
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    glazenerd
    Joel- consider yourself a Trekkie- boldly going where no potter has gone before.
    Apr 07 2016 05:33 PM
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Marcia Selsor

still cleaning off the wood fired pieces from pre-NCECA conference. Got a totally black piece in wood and a light white with a touch of tan in the wood-soda kiln. similar small sculptures. Interesting.
Apr 05 2016 07:46 AM
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    glazenerd
    Pics please?
    Apr 05 2016 07:17 PM
  • Marcia Selsor's Photo
    Marcia Selsor
    ok.
    the word fired work was put in my gallery yesterday except for the sculptures.
    Soaked the crusty shells off overnight. Also fix a broken irrigation pipe and got some flowers for the garden. and writing an article before I go.


    Apr 05 2016 07:59 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    posted them in gallery this morning (wed.)

    Apr 06 2016 07:23 AM
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Marcia Selsor

organizing the studio and getting ready for Potters Council trip to Barcelona. Arranging workshop needs for Scotland Potters Association because I doubt I can get much through heightened security at this point. Time flies!
Apr 04 2016 06:34 AM
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Marcia Selsor

reorganizing my studio. Antoinette uses a shoe holder for a wall of tools in the pouches. She lines each pouch with a plastic cup. Brilliant. She is much taller than me. I am cutting the shoe holder into sections: one by the wheel, one by my glaze table and one by the slab roller.
Apr 02 2016 08:21 AM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Genius strikes again! Thanks for the tip, Marcia! I just happen to have one of those old shoe organizers hanging around. If I ever get back into my studio, I think I'm going to have to repurpose that thing! :D
    Apr 02 2016 10:27 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    It is a really good was to organize tools...ribs, trimming tools, brushes, sticks, sponges.
    Apr 03 2016 06:06 AM
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    vinks
    What an indespensable tip...Thanks for sharing,Marcia..
    Apr 04 2016 05:03 AM
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glazenerd

Ordered technical grade/s of kaolins and one ball clay. Iron content is 0.08 which translates to super white porcelain.
Apr 01 2016 06:15 PM
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    glazenerd
    Mark- check your email.
    Apr 01 2016 10:37 PM
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    glazenerd
    Iron content is a typo I just now seen: should read 0.18%
    Apr 01 2016 10:38 PM
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    Joseph F.
    How much $ per #? I am curious how cheap of stuff we are getting?
    Apr 02 2016 11:11 AM
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Mark C.

cooling a glaze and bisque fire-firing a glaze fire as well.
Mar 31 2016 02:35 PM