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Joseph F

Oh the joy of buying 15'' shelves, then getting home and they dont fit cause they are 15.5 inches and you have an L&L Kiln with element holders. DUN DUN DUN....
Mar 21 2017 12:21 PM
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    Babs
    I can see the bright smile of satisfaction shining through the dust!
    Mar 23 2017 12:53 AM
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    oldlady
    what a shame that your nice pink respirator will turn very pale pink or even white!
    Mar 24 2017 10:38 AM
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    Joseph F
    Whew... Done! Now I have blackish/grey kiln shelves. The corelite shelves held up a lot better than the cheap ones that I bought a while back. Those are like the ocean now. The corelite ones you can't even tell a grinder was on them. When I finished I patted my clothes off and it was a white dust storm. The sky was blocked and my dog yelped because she was scared of the sudden darkness.
    Mar 24 2017 01:27 PM
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Joseph F

Spring has returned! Farewell winter!
Mar 20 2017 10:07 AM
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Joseph F

SPRING WHERE YOU GO!? Just when I start enjoying spring and have my garage door open, a cold front comes in and I am back in the house hiding from my freezing studio and achy bones!
Mar 13 2017 11:11 AM
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    GEP
    It will be warm again this weekend. I'm sure the adult eagles are fine, probably laughing at us mere humans. Eggs will hatch in about two weeks. By then it might be summer :-)
    Mar 14 2017 10:48 AM
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    Joseph F
    Hopefully it's summer in a few days. hah
    Mar 14 2017 02:32 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Sorry man, I moved it down here to South Texas.
    Mar 16 2017 04:13 PM
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Joseph F

Garage door insulation almost finished. It is already getting hot in there from my space heater + house door open. Literally could tell the difference in 1 hour.
Dec 16 2016 10:49 AM
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    Denice
    Very good Ron. We just got our first few flakes. The weather man said we might get two inches. Two inches slows the traffic, six inches shuts the town down.
    Dec 17 2016 10:47 AM
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    Chilly
    Two flakes stops the UK. We're not set up for regular snow. And that's fine with me.
    Dec 17 2016 11:07 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Chilly, that's how it is with California. Except it's two drops of rain that stops us in our tracks. We drove down to L.A. last weekend after rain and there were accidents on every freeway.
    Dec 22 2016 02:00 PM
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Joseph F

Just ordered garage door insulation. It's just too cold out there for my old bones. My heater warms it up a little, but now with the insulation I should be able to stay out there all day again!
Dec 13 2016 04:08 PM
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    Min
    immersion heater, small crock pot, aquarium heater?
    Dec 15 2016 11:50 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    I got an electric kettle this year for the studio. It's great for heating fresh throwing water and I also heat water to clean my wax resist brush.

    Dec 15 2016 07:04 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    My hands ache and burn when I go out there at night. During the day is fine. At night if I run a load of laundry in the dryer and use hot throwing water and wear layers it's not too bad.

    Dec 15 2016 07:07 PM
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Joseph F

Getting back into pottery this coming week. I haven't touched clay in almost 2 months now.
Dec 03 2016 08:32 PM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Yeah, same here. It was fun. :3
    Dec 04 2016 03:21 AM
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    Diesel Clay
    Ah, the smell of fresh, musty clay!
    Dec 04 2016 12:22 PM
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    Joseph F
    Welp. Opened up some bags. Nice and moldy. Feels good to throw again. Started with a bowl as per usual.
    Dec 04 2016 04:13 PM
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Joseph F

Finally got back into the studio today. Been a while. Spraying tomorrow.
Sep 28 2016 03:57 PM
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    Min
    take it easy, virus's have a way of coming back
    Sep 29 2016 10:56 AM
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    Joseph F
    Thanks for all the good wishes! Hope you all are doing well also.
    Sep 30 2016 06:15 AM
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    Joseph F
    Welp. Just finished spraying after 3.5 weeks of not touching a pot. Trying some new glaze combinations.
    Sep 30 2016 01:02 PM
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Joseph F

3 weeks of a sinus cold and no pottery makes a man go crazy. Well this man anyways. Trying to get back into my studio tomorrow!
Sep 22 2016 08:36 PM
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    glazenerd
    Sneezing while wearing a respirator builds back pressure: for the record.
    Sep 23 2016 07:03 AM
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    Denice
    Have you been to the doctor? I thought I had a bad head cold. It was two days before Xmas so I thought I would see my doctor before the holidays. Turned out I had pneumonia. Had to skip Xmas.
    Sep 23 2016 07:49 AM
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    Joseph F
    I go to the hospital a few times a month to see my blood doctors. They do nasal lavage and test it for everything. Clean so far. I have no idea what it is. It is almost over though. Ready to get back out there. I have been doing a lot of glaze study and reading.
    Sep 23 2016 08:08 AM
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Joseph F

Video'd myself throwing off hump. Nothing like a video to remind yourself of all the mistakes and extra things you do to a pot.
Aug 25 2016 12:12 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    I finally got around to watching it. So relaxing with the piano music. I loved seeing your process.

    Aug 26 2016 10:49 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I really enjoyed watching your video. And I have bookmark you for future videos, etc. You are doing so well. Thanks for sharing.
    Aug 30 2016 09:47 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    Joseph, I couldn't find a place to follow your blog. Did I miss it or is there just no button?
    Aug 30 2016 07:19 PM
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Joseph F

Highwater's Clay is much softer than it used to be. Or I was just getting old batches.
Aug 01 2016 04:28 PM
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    Denice
    Last order of clay I got from my supplier was almost soup. Had to dry it out on plaster boards. Next time I am opening a bag before I pick it up.
    Aug 02 2016 08:01 AM
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    Joseph F
    That would be awful. I want it soft but not soup or wet.
    Aug 02 2016 06:43 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Check the made on date. My supplier stamps all their in shop clay. They are pretty good about rotation, it's (FIFO) First In First Out.
    Aug 04 2016 02:27 PM
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Joseph F

Rolling out grid test. Made about 15 of them. Red clay, Black Clay, Porcelain, Brown Clay. Yum.
Jul 10 2016 08:35 PM
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    glazenerd
    The excitement of experimenting.
    Jul 10 2016 08:54 PM
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Joseph F

Real glaze firing going. I haven't been this nervous in months.
Jul 02 2016 07:53 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Looking great! I left some comments. Truly a gorgeous color!
    Jul 04 2016 04:14 PM
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    Min
    i left some honest comments in your gallery, i was to blablabla to write it all here.
    Jul 04 2016 04:58 PM
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    Joseph F
    Thanks for honest comments and thoughts everyone/
    Jul 04 2016 05:46 PM
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Joseph F

Saw this video today, animation and pottery. https://youtu.be/SoGeydTSKas
Jun 29 2016 10:59 AM
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    Joseph F
    yea its neat. I never thought about it, i mean its useless for anyone who doesn't have a disk spinning 24/7, but still neat to watch.
    Jun 30 2016 09:27 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    You have a point, Joseph. It's still incredible though. :)
    Jun 30 2016 03:47 PM
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    Benzine
    Awesome! Thanks for posting.
    Jul 01 2016 11:37 AM
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Joseph F

Firing another celadon test, progressing right along to perfect surfaces. On another note, just had the best throwing night of my life. Out of body experience, blissfulness and peace. Was freaking amazing.
Jun 27 2016 09:02 PM
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    Evelyne Schoenmann
    So happy that you had that good experience, Joseph!
    Jun 28 2016 11:09 AM
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    Joseph F
    posted the final glaze surface of all my testing in my gallery, three close ups of a cup. perfectly glossy and within limits. CAN it get any better... I am sure it can, more test to come.
    Jun 28 2016 08:03 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    Yes. Great isn't it!

    Jun 28 2016 10:16 PM
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Joseph F

5th night in a row firing. I will figure out this celadon thickness if its the death of my elements.
Jun 14 2016 06:55 PM
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    Benzine
    Yeah, that's why I currently leave the glaze mixing up to you wizards...
    Jun 16 2016 09:00 AM
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    Joseph F
    lol. wizard. more like bumbling baboon.
    Jun 16 2016 09:56 AM
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    Benzine
    A Baboon Wizard? Sounds like a new animated film!
    Jun 17 2016 08:49 AM