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Marcia Selsor

working in the studio and a drop of 2 degrees for the highs is expected this week My friend is coming to fire with me next weekend.
Aug 09 2015 06:34 AM
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    DirtRoads
    Yeah a cold front is moving through my area too ... only 95 degrees on Wednesday!
    Aug 10 2015 10:13 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Yay, I went to my first craft market today. My wife and I had a great time. There was only about 15 vendors, but I was the only potter. I sold almost everything and even got some commissions. I want to thank you all, for your kindness, acceptance and support. Along with all your great advice I was able to feel confident that I could do this. It wasn't about the money, but it was ok, but just knowing that I have friendships that care about me, makes me a millionair. I couldn't have don...
Aug 08 2015 09:06 PM
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Mark (Marko) Madrazo

Went to the bone doctor and got a shot in the tunnel. Carpal tunnel, that is, nuk nuk nuk. Feeling better.
Aug 07 2015 07:31 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Thanks Evelyne, it was corticosteroid. No surgery need yet. My PA said it's at an early stage, so will just monitor it for now, with some follow ups. The pains not to bad.
    Aug 08 2015 11:18 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Glad you got some relief.

    Aug 08 2015 03:37 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Thanks Marcia. It still gets numb at times, but the pain has subsided. Amen!
    Aug 08 2015 08:50 PM
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Marcia Selsor

even with the air conditioner on in my studio, the sweat was running into my eyes. Finished trimming and went into the house.
Aug 06 2015 04:34 PM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Marcia and Mark are in Texas, which is literally the frying pan of the USA. I would pretty much die if I lived there, haha! Their summers are routinely 40-45c every year. It's sadly getting that way here in eastern Washington state, too... blech!
    Aug 08 2015 10:52 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    we had a frost once for 4 hours in the ten years we've been here.

    Aug 08 2015 03:32 PM
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    DirtRoads
    We have an excessive heat warning here for the next 2 days. Fortunately my place stays cool. Have you considered adding a swamp cooler? My family uses those in airplane hangers and they work great.
    Aug 09 2015 06:29 AM
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Grype

Cleaned Garage Studio. Needed it. Getting ready to do a lot of glaze work this weekend.
Aug 06 2015 03:29 PM
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    Grype
    Kiln going! Lots of random combinations. Only time will tell when I open that thing up if its terrible or not. Haven't glazed like this in a while.
    Aug 08 2015 10:04 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I'm sure it will be good.
    Aug 09 2015 08:27 PM
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Cavy Fire Studios

Darnit, the heat finally broke (gonna be 80! Yippee!), and I'm stuck cleaning house. It'd be a perfect trimming day, too. I think I'll try and underglaze later on, though. Pics? :)
Aug 05 2015 11:59 AM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Haaaa...well...more like a puff here and there, but I'm tryin'!
    Aug 05 2015 01:41 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    LOL Sounds like me. "I'm going to do all the dishes! All of them! Then clean the WHOLE kitchen. Ooh, goody, telephone!" ;)
    Aug 05 2015 03:39 PM
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    Denice
    Lucky you I heard on the weather we might have a break in the heat in Sept because of El Nino.
    Aug 06 2015 09:18 AM
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Evelyne Schoenmann

Back from a super masterclass with Marc Leuthold and Martin McWilliam in Germany!
Aug 05 2015 07:32 AM
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    Denice
    I hope you came back filled with inspiration.
    Aug 05 2015 09:37 AM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Daß ist so ganz toll. ^_^ Ich hoffe daß Sie sehr viele Spaß hatten. :3
    Aug 05 2015 12:22 PM
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crazypotterlady

Just posted some new photos done in arrangements. Made a series of them to put on cards for a mailing.
Aug 04 2015 07:07 PM
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Amy Eberhardt

Weehheeeheeeheeee!! My new pyrometer arrived today. Now I can do Raku any old time I want!!!! :D
Aug 04 2015 06:19 PM
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Marcia Selsor

I'll be filling in for Evelyne for QOTW while she is at a workshop in Germany with no internet.
Aug 04 2015 09:23 AM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Ruhroh! This could be dangerous! Just kidding! Looking forward to your QoTW, Marcia. :D
    Aug 04 2015 09:49 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    oh, Amy!

    Aug 04 2015 01:35 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    What would be the danger, Amy?
    Aug 05 2015 07:31 AM
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High Bridge Pottery

Somebody today asked me why I keep making tall drinking vessels. I said, you know me :D
Aug 03 2015 09:31 AM
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GiselleNo5

I just posted a gallery of pictures of Friday's display. I welcome feedback! There are lots of things I'll do differently next time.
Aug 02 2015 03:47 PM
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    Grype
    I laughed at the popping up at people thing. Shelves do look bigger in the photos. Interesting that people handled middle more. Either way not too much to worry about just improve and learn like u said. I bet others will have better comments who actually do shows unlike me. I was just coming from a consumer stand point. I like ur pots a lot was surprised u didn't sell much. But I guess it happens.
    Aug 03 2015 01:06 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Oh, no, I really value it. I had a couple people send private messages and I have gotten completely unique perspectives from every single person. Also I can't exactly ask my customers what they think of my display, they're hardly going to give an honest critique! LOL People would come up and I would have this moment to decide whether I stood up and startled them or stayed sitting down and watched them creepily from between the shelves. I felt like I was hunting wabbits.
    Aug 03 2015 01:18 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Thank you, by the way. This kiln load had barely any "whoops" to it. A couple things had to be ground off but no bubbling, nothing to be refired for the first time ever. Shocking. ;)
    Aug 03 2015 01:19 AM
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Cavy Fire Studios

I wanna throw...but it's 100F outside and the air's thick with smoke. C'mon autumn! :'(
Aug 01 2015 03:22 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    We've been in the mid to upper 90's. Heat index here has been 105 to 110. Lots of stomach cramps.
    Aug 02 2015 10:46 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Drink lots of water! I was in Santa Maria for the day a couple weeks ago. It was only about 101 but we were driving around shopping for clothes so we were constantly in and out of the car. I wasn't drinking enough water at all, and I ended up with heat exhaustion. I didn't feel that bad until the next day and then I was laid out. Not fun and I cannot recommend it. I do think it hit me worse than normal because I had just gotten over the flu. But man, drink water by the gallon.
    Aug 03 2015 12:42 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Indeed, GiselleNo5. I drink about 8 to 16 glasses a day. It's after 10am right now and I'm soaking wet. It's a good sauna. Thanks for your advice.
    Aug 03 2015 10:14 AM
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Mark C.

Gone fishing on Sunday
Aug 01 2015 12:18 PM
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bciskepottery

NC Clay Club blog site just posted a notice for sale of pottery studio equipment in the Hampton, VA area. Wheels, kilns, pug mill, tools, etc.
Aug 01 2015 09:05 AM