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Pres

Glaze load turned out well, not now to smooth bottoms and store for future orders..
Feb 10 2017 09:07 AM
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Pres

Glaze firing started yesterday, kiln open on low at 5pm, 8pm closed with no plugs at high, 12am backed to 3/4, checked at 3am,up at 7 to check , ^6 nearly down-turned all to high, 7:20 am ^6 is down, kiln cut back to 30% turn off soon by noon.
Feb 09 2017 09:51 AM
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    Min
    Sounds like looking after a baby in the night. Be nice if they had come with an "off" switch.
    Feb 09 2017 04:42 PM
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    Pres
    3 am wake up was mine, no alarm, but in the past I have found that best not ignore a wakeup-just get dressed and go check. . too bad it was snowing!
    Feb 09 2017 05:43 PM
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    glazenerd
    I get the "way we always did it", that way myself building houses. I am however very attached to my digital controllers.
    Feb 09 2017 08:15 PM
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Pres

Posted video of opening up a bowl with the elbow at my blog site, Had said I would post it a year ago, but didn't make it.
Feb 05 2017 11:31 PM
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    glazenerd
    Pres- very much appreciate you taking the time to explain the details.
    Feb 07 2017 07:21 PM
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    GiselleNo5
    Oh my goodness! How annoying of Google!! Well anyway I very much enjoyed reading the post and watching the video and I am totally going to try it with larger quantities of clay. So helpful!
    Feb 07 2017 10:13 PM
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    Pres
    Thanks all. . .Pres
    Feb 08 2017 07:38 AM
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Pres

Another day of the Adult Ceramics class. Regular teacher could not be there, so I had another art teacher as the teacher while I assisted. Demonstrated a 3lb bowl first then a 15lb with elbow open up. Lots of fun. Will keep the for door prizes.
Jan 28 2017 06:46 PM
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    glazenerd
    Sounds like you enjoyed it more than the students- a good thing.
    Jan 28 2017 08:57 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Your students are so fortunate to have you at the helm.
    Jan 30 2017 10:13 PM
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Pres

Going to help out with the Adult Ceramics classes on Saturdays for the next 8 weeks at the HS I worked at.
Jan 05 2017 09:50 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I know they will benefit most and you'll be happy for it.
    Jan 05 2017 03:30 PM
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    Pres
    I like demonstrate, and teach. Keeping records and attendance was always a drag.
    Jan 05 2017 05:08 PM
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    GEP
    Sounds like fun!
    Jan 05 2017 08:32 PM
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Pres

Away from the house and shop to go hunting with my Dad for the next week or so. I try to spend as much time as I can with him.
Dec 01 2016 10:27 AM
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    glazenerd
    Very wise decision. I buried my dad 5 years ago.
    Dec 01 2016 10:48 AM
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    Pres
    My Dad is 90, and still does most of the driving-for those of you that are hunters.
    Dec 01 2016 05:16 PM
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Pres

I had a small article posted in Ceramics Monthly, Tips and Tools page, December 2016. NO big deal but then Whooo Hoo!
Nov 14 2016 02:38 PM
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    Min
    well done!
    Nov 15 2016 12:29 PM
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    Babs
    YOu would have heaps to contribute Pres.
    Well done!
    Nov 15 2016 04:10 PM
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    Mark C.
    My issue has not arrived yet-Its always weeks slow in the west.
    Nov 15 2016 08:47 PM
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Pres

Dealing with bursitis right now. . should have known better than to cut in ceilings without breaks for painting rental. Oh well, no clay for a while.
Aug 26 2016 01:53 PM
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    glazenerd
    I feel your pain Pres> I use to hang drywall, sub that work out now.
    Aug 26 2016 09:33 PM
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    Pres
    Don't have the golds in the LLC to sub anything out.
    Aug 26 2016 10:42 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    hang in there? JK Pres. I hope you feel better.
    Aug 30 2016 10:05 AM
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Pres

New pig tail in, jumper, and holders replaced. Elements were within specs for firing. One set of fuses replaced, and everything put away. Now firing in 99F. heat.
Jul 23 2016 04:04 PM
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Pres

Replacing elements this week, along with some element holders and bricks, One of the pigtails is also being replaced after a failed bisque. Hmmm one blow up also. First one in many years, humidity!
Jul 19 2016 07:49 AM
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    glazenerd
    We have been bouncing between 50-70% humidity for over 2 weeks. soggy!
    Jul 19 2016 02:31 PM
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    firenflux
    It's only humid in Tucson for maybe 15 minutes after it rains. Then the ground soaks it up and it's back to a dry heat.
    Jul 20 2016 02:55 AM
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Pres

Back from Yosemite, now to get some time to work with all the other CRAP going on.
Jun 01 2016 08:22 AM
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    GiselleNo5
    :/ Well at least it will all go away for awhile with the help of the clay.

    Jun 02 2016 02:00 AM
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Pres

Heading to Yosemite, Kings, and Sequoia next week, be gone for 8 days. Hope to have wifi. Hope to see some potters and potteries
May 17 2016 10:43 AM
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    Mark C.
    I,m only 9 hours away pres
    May 18 2016 10:37 PM
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    Mark C.
    I,m only 9 hours away pres
    May 18 2016 10:37 PM
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    Pres
    Mark, I would love to visit, but 9hrs is a bit tough. We fly into Sacramento then have the drive down, and the drive to kings and sequoia.
    May 19 2016 10:20 AM
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Pres

Glaze load turned off this morning at 4:30 am, potter slept in after breakfast til noon! Open bowls tomorrow at JH school. Hard cone6
Mar 30 2016 09:58 PM
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    glazenerd
    and I thought I was the only one who stood over my kiln during firing.
    Mar 31 2016 06:20 PM
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    Mark C.
    I went the other way and got bit
    Apr 01 2016 12:42 AM
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Pres

Will be helping with adult ceramics class on Saturdays for next 5 weeks. Will not make last class as it is on the 19th of March. I will be returning from NCECA.
Feb 08 2016 08:58 AM
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    Marcia Selsor
    see you there Pres!

    Feb 08 2016 11:06 AM
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    Pres
    Looking forward to seeing you too!
    Feb 08 2016 03:05 PM
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Pres

Getting ready to run a load of teapots and bowls. Caught cold hunting, so things are going . . . slow!
Dec 09 2015 08:55 AM
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    Pres
    PA deer season will close this weekend. I still have not shut down as I have stuff yet to finish, and no, it is not fun!
    Dec 10 2015 08:59 AM
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    dhPotter
    Are you having any luck? It has been real mild here in MS. Sunday, I got a nice 8pt chasing a doe, 180 lbs - big for here. Good Luck!
    Dec 10 2015 09:43 AM
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    Pres
    Mississippi, wow, thought your deer were smaller than that-he was a big un. No luck, but my son got 5 pt. about 170.
    Dec 10 2015 10:55 AM