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ChenowethArts

Not much studio time this coming week...I'll be away seeking a cure for March Madness *grin*
Mar 14 2015 05:52 AM
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    bciskepottery
    Well, my team made it; we'll see about yours. Go Badgers.
    Mar 14 2015 02:11 PM
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    GEP
    Darn it, Terps. Well now I'm mad at the Spartans and hope the Badgers crush them.
    Mar 14 2015 06:17 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    I watched Kentucky play today from a front row seat...I have seen lesser NBA teams. Just sayin'.
    Mar 14 2015 08:37 PM
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TheGuineaPotter

Ugh...Guinea's not doing so well today. You guys would kill me if you saw my "studio." Hopefully, things will change when I move! Oh, I got referred to a neurosurgeon. Whooptiedoo. -_-
Mar 13 2015 05:12 PM
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    ChenowethArts
    Be smart and careful moving things...and be a good patient (spoken in my best grand-fatherly voice).
    Mar 14 2015 05:54 AM
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    Benzine
    So the PT didn't work?
    Mar 14 2015 08:14 PM
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Mark C.

Glazing two kiln loads again on fridays-van is almost full.
Mar 13 2015 10:46 AM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Hnnnghhhh.. I'm so jealous that you can work so fast! I work like a snail...Will you please post some piccies? :3 Pleeeeeeze
    Mar 13 2015 04:55 PM
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sparklingmango

STAR POWER ceramics. What do you guys think of that name?
Mar 13 2015 04:10 AM
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    Chris Campbell
    I think we should start a thread on this naming topic ... So, I will ... Please comment further.
    Mar 14 2015 10:43 AM
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    Mark C.
    Star power sounds like a TV show-how about clay power
    Mar 14 2015 04:54 PM
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    alabama
    Star Power ceramics makes me think of movie actors (stars) in the process of making pottery. "Ghosts" comes to mind for some reason. ;)
    Mar 15 2015 09:26 AM
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TheGuineaPotter

There was some stinging nettle in my bunnies' cilantro! Ouch! I stuck my hand in my reclaim bucket, lmao...it worked!
Mar 12 2015 03:56 PM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Aaaaaahhh....the healing powers of mud! :D

    Mar 12 2015 05:58 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Yeah, that's kinda what my thought process was. Dang, those little buggers smart...
    Mar 13 2015 12:37 AM
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ChenowethArts

I have two very large containers of dried Coleman Porcelain staring at me. I really don't want to sound ungrateful for the 'gift'....what I wouldn't do for a nearby ballmill :)
Mar 11 2015 08:21 AM
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    Denice
    I got a gift like that years ago. I came home and there was 10 5gal buckets of dried clay in my driveway. No idea what temp of clay it was. We lived near a dry creek so we dumped them there.
    Mar 11 2015 08:37 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    Marcia, That is the direction I am taking now: Doing one 5 Gal. bucket of ping-pong ball sized chunks at a time, placing those in a heavy plastic bag with minimal water, then partially submerging the bag into a trash can container filled with water. I want to see how this goes. Many thanks for the input!!
    Mar 11 2015 02:09 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    if you can, chop it up with a sledge hammer and presoak it. Add paper pulp it you like of just resoak and dry to a good throwing consistency. Don't over wet it so it separates. stir with s drill attachment regularly.Then, dry.I recycle it regularly. If you use a jiffy mixer or a heavy drill mixed, the lump dissolve easily.

    Mar 11 2015 02:46 PM
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TheGuineaPotter

I'm making lotsa sheep-themed stuff for that fiber event on the 28th. My cutesy illustrations have a Japanese feel, so this "Year of the Ram" thing is fun. :)
Mar 10 2015 03:22 AM
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sparklingmango

I am getting closer to finally finding out exactly what I need to successfully make my Egyptian Faience. Thanks to everyone who has helped :-)
Mar 09 2015 02:16 PM
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    Diesel Clay
    Post pics when it's done!
    Mar 10 2015 09:42 AM
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    sparklingmango
    Defiantly :---)
    Mar 10 2015 01:21 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Yes!! I definitely want to see a fellow surface illustrator in action! :)
    Mar 10 2015 05:24 PM
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ChenowethArts

There was this strangly bright orb in the sky today...probably some extraterrestrial who just wanted to steal our snow :)
Mar 08 2015 07:27 PM
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    Chilly
    We had two days in a row where it lived in the sky, then yesterday was just grey, grey, grey. Today it's back - but still chilly in the shade, 8C at 9am.
    Mar 10 2015 05:15 AM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    When I was in Ireland during the winter and spring, the glowing orb was kind of like a fairytale. Rain, rain, rain. I'm guessing that England isn't much different this time of year! :)
    Mar 10 2015 05:02 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    This was around eight years ago, btw. :D
    Mar 10 2015 05:05 PM
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grype

Finally got around to firing my bisque with a peep out and vent on! Bloating be GONE!
Mar 08 2015 12:41 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Geez! What a finnicky little brat of a clay body. Maybe you got a poopy batch..? :S
    Mar 10 2015 05:24 PM
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    grype
    I am not sure. I will keep testing it little by little. = )
    Mar 10 2015 05:53 PM
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    Crusty
    bisque it to 04 then take it to cone 4 then use low fire glazes on it ? that will burn the gasses off and still give you glaze options... it might work? I dunno , im still working with it myself, its some wicked clay...

    Mar 13 2015 10:30 AM
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Marcia Selsor

Thursday there will be sun!
Mar 08 2015 08:25 AM
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Mark C.

firing two glaze fires in gas kilns today-same schedule as last week
Mar 07 2015 01:33 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Dang! You're a machine! :) I was proud of trimming/carving 8 big yarn bowls yesterday and trimming/handling a few mugs! :D Granted, I slipped everything, too, but still... geez!
    Mar 07 2015 02:30 PM
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TheGuineaPotter

I got a really nice sympathy card from the vet who saw my Thannie in his final hours. Sobbed my eyes out. Woulda taken him out on his harness today; so warm out. I've decided to make his urn an onion. ♥
Mar 06 2015 07:03 PM
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    Amy Eberhardt
    Aww, that should be cute. I'm guessing that his favorite food was onions? I hope you'll post pictures of it when it's done. I really admire your work lady!
    Mar 06 2015 10:19 PM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Nope, onions can kill rabbits...He was not neutered, and he stank like onions and burned coffee when he was feeling "romantic." I called him "onion butt" a lot... I thought an onion would suit him well. His favorite food was bananas...oh, hell I miss him!! :'(
    Mar 06 2015 10:52 PM
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Marcia Selsor

Ready for a week of heavy rains. I know it isn't what many of you are suffering right now, but I need sunshine in the winter.
Mar 06 2015 07:33 AM
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    kswan
    My arms are sore from shoveling the 6 inches of snow we got yesterday, but the sun is shining today at least. :)
    Mar 06 2015 09:11 AM
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    Denice
    You can just send that rain to KS. We are still in a drought. I would give up our first week of sunshine for rain.
    Mar 06 2015 10:12 AM
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TheGuineaPotter

I FINALLY got my dang MRI results back! Diffuse disc herniation IN MY ENTIRE THORACIC SPINE. Holy mother of mercy, I have pinched nerves all over! Going to PT and referred to pain doctor. Yikes! :(
Mar 05 2015 02:52 PM
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    dhPotter
    T.E.N.S unit invigorates the muscles to get the blood flowing, which of course supplies oxygen to the area. Ultra sound is for deep penetration of the tissue. Locally it will heat and destroy damaged tissue.
    Mar 06 2015 09:29 AM
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    TheGuineaPotter
    Bad Benzine! :D Yeah, my mom's a retired nurse, so she's handy to have around when my natural guinea "grace" kicks in. :D
    Mar 06 2015 02:13 PM
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    Diesel Clay
    I used to work in a physio clinic and had to explain this a lot. :) "ahem". Tens units have a few applications, depending on the setting its on. It can be used for pain relief, because it occupies the nerve endings with a mild tingling sensation, so they're essentially too busy to send the pain message instead. The other part, dhPotter covered. Those Dr Ho's things work on the same principal, but they're a lot lower powered.
    Mar 06 2015 03:16 PM