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Just received book, "Ceramics: A World Guide to Traditional Techniques by Bryan Sentence. My initial 5 minutes of looking thru it is positive! Seems like more wheel throw pottery than coiled but that's fine. Its not real in depth cause it covers a lot. I give it two opposable thumbs up! :)
Apr 19 2017 08:09 PM
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Bought two more books today...got my own copy of Traditional Pottery of Papua New Guinea and ceramics:A world guide to traditional techniques, which I haven't read! I read TP of Papua NG about 30 years ago.....
Apr 10 2017 06:33 PM
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    glazenerd
    Such announcements require pictures of the end product.
    Apr 12 2017 06:48 AM
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    alabama
    I did a senior research project in college identifying 36 methods of decorating primitive pottery and making an example of each one. So this new book should have examples of modern pottery I guess!!! We'll see. The book should be here in a couple of days!
    Apr 14 2017 11:33 PM
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I hate filling out employment applications and resume even if it means a 75 percent wage increase...now the wait for the call begins! :)
Oct 21 2016 11:24 PM
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    Mark C.
    I have no idea what that feels like -my last one was in the middle to early 70's
    I do know about waiting for the phone to ring
    Oct 26 2016 12:54 AM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    My fingers are crossed for you Alabama! Hugs
    Oct 26 2016 10:21 AM
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Just ordered "In The Shadow of the Secret Grove" by Carol Spindle...It should have a section on pottery of the Ivory Coast!!
Sep 30 2016 09:44 PM
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    alabama
    Dear spell check, the name is C. Spindel.
    Sep 30 2016 09:48 PM
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Getting ready for Pirate Weekend on Massacre Island/Mobile, Ala. next Saturday. Checklist includes eye patch, dogs, sticks, greenware, and some fired pottery! Must practice saying, Arrrrrr! :)
Sep 10 2016 04:25 PM
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    Roberta12
    Parrot?? Gotta parrot?
    Sep 11 2016 10:03 AM
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    alabama
    Yep, found my parrot! I have one 5 gallon bucket of river clay soaking down now. Will make pottery tomorrow to pit fire Saturday. Planning to take 8 greenware vessels for firing demo. This is a first time event, with 150 participants!!! Thx for reminding me of the parrot!!!
    Sep 12 2016 12:13 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    aarrrrrr, matie
    Sep 14 2016 04:01 PM
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just got. back from picking up 1000 lbs clay from Trinity Clay East in Florence, Alabama! A 214 mile trip!!!
Aug 23 2016 11:48 PM
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    alabama
    From my front door to theirs, non stop is 3 1/2 hours. Highway most of the time!
    Aug 24 2016 11:15 PM
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    Joseph F
    Nice. I need to start buying in bulk. I usually buy 200-300# at a time, but my supplier is like 45 minutes away. Lucky me.
    Aug 25 2016 08:46 PM
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    alabama
    I buy it in bulk to save money. 1000 lbs. = 31 cents a pound. See if you can buy 1000 lbs. and pick it up in two trips! If its worth it. That way it also keeps the clay fresh/soft.
    Aug 26 2016 10:27 AM
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just received my newest book on Medieval pottery. I think the entire name is "A Dated Type-Series of London Medieval Pottery, Part 4: Surrey Whitewares" 1988. Its full of pictures, illustrations, and archaeological data. The last ten minutes have been great!!
Jul 05 2016 07:53 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    I can imagine that you enjoy reading that book. I am envious... ;-)
    Jul 06 2016 05:24 AM
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    alabama
    Yes, this book seems to rank up there with copies of my Tunica Treasure, German Stoneware: 1200-1900, & Pre-Industrial Utensils. The Surrey Whiteware book has decoration examples of trailing, incising, punctuation, sprigging, and modeling. This is about the 7th pottery book in the last couple of months!

    Jul 08 2016 12:20 AM
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alabama

Just ordered Ceramics in America 1977: Early English Delftware!!! by Noel Hume's seems like it will be a colonial pottery edition by Mr. Hume's!! we'll see in 10 days!
Jun 21 2016 06:10 PM
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Just ordered the book, "Surrey Whitewares: Part 4". Since it a book on Medieval pottery I don't expect any whitewares! :)
Jun 12 2016 10:05 AM
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    Sputty
    The clay used was iron-free, and thus fired white(ish). Gorgeous pots!
    Jun 12 2016 10:31 AM
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last week I went online to order a pottery book. After ordering Kilns, by Rhodes, Backyard Kilns, and Ceramics-Mastering the Craft, did I realize I forgot to order the intended book! One thing can be said about forgetfulness, it gets better with time! :)
Jun 02 2016 12:29 AM
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    glazenerd
    You will know when you get older by forgetting what you just remembered what you forgot the first time.
    Jun 02 2016 06:45 PM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    Haha!!!
    Jun 04 2016 09:06 AM
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    Rebekah Krieger
    Haha!!!
    Jun 04 2016 09:07 AM
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alabama

there's a pottery studio sale/auction in N.C. this weekend...the ph.# is 865 397 0632..the list includes everything.. I saw it in classifieds!
May 26 2016 07:42 AM
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    Joseph F
    haha. sure, josephfireborn@gmail.com

    Thanks I appreciate it!
    May 26 2016 02:55 PM
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    Joseph F
    Got the email, thanks.
    May 26 2016 08:08 PM
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    alabama
    Great!! I forgot you could add comments to forwarded email! I can send emails anytime but only receive them b/n 7&8 in the morning. :)
    May 26 2016 10:46 PM
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making pottery for the Elmore County annual humane shelter auction!!!
May 01 2016 09:40 AM
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NCECA....maybe 2017, Maybe 2018
Mar 26 2016 07:17 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    I'm putting both on my calendar and crossing my fingers :)
    Mar 29 2016 06:07 AM
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    glazenerd
    I had a good time in KC- met alot of wonderful people.
    Mar 29 2016 11:18 AM
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    alabama
    Evelyne, glad you made it home from the wild, wild west! No longer a need for the search party. :)
    Mar 29 2016 02:43 PM
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It rained all night but I still have to fire one vessel. This is why I have sticks bagged up year round.
Mar 13 2016 09:16 AM
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last night I made clay beads from the new clay vein. I will fire them to test how they hold up when pinched. Will try to post a picture tomorrow.
Feb 17 2016 07:57 PM