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jrgpots    231

I just finished 10 new flutes. I am experimenting with glazes and clay bodies on the different flutes.  I just tuned these 6.  I would like your thoughts.  The tape ( red and black) is used to tune them. Eventually each with have an ornamental figure to replace the tape.

 

Can I upload a audio file of the flutes to the forum?

 

 

Jed

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Denice    243

They all look great but my preference would be the ones with a more satin or mat glaze.  Denice

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jrgpots    231

Tuning them to a minor pentatonic scale, adjusting the pitch, and making them "concert tuned." I also have to adjust the fipple edge and stuff

Like that. It'seems hard to anticipate hole placement and hole diameter, so they usually need a diamond bit adjustment.

 

Jed

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terrim8    79

I like the glaze on the 4rth one because it looks like soda fired flashing slip but I'm guessing that 5 will be more popular with a matte finish. It's the sound that matters most though, right?

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jrgpots    231

The largest flute has a fundamental, or lowest note of c3, one octave below middle class. The smallest is tuned to G above middle class.

 

Jed

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LeeU    330

All the glazes are appealing to me, with 5 being the least because I don't particularly care for the introduction of the graphic effect of the deliberate stripes, although that is just personal taste, and maybe if the lines were much more precise and stood out more I would change my tune-pun intended. They look like fun--would love to hear the sound...maybe a little video?   

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oldlady    1,323

they are all beautiful.  wish i knew where my niece has moved, she played the flute in high school and college marching bands.

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Dude, sweet. I hope you can load a sound file. I would love to hear them. I love the colors. Does it matter if you tune them? Who knows what they should sound like. They sound like they sound. That's cool enough.

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Celia UK    142

Dude, sweet. I hope you can load a sound file. I would love to hear them. I love the colors. Does it matter if you tune them? Who knows what they should sound like. They sound like they sound. That's cool enough.

Aah ..... but not if they're to be played along with other instruments! And/or for conventionally notated music.

 

Number 5 is my favourite - as Lee says - personal taste.

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jrgpots    231

 

Dude, sweet. I hope you can load a sound file. I would love to hear them. I love the colors. Does it matter if you tune them? Who knows what they should sound like. They sound like they sound. That's cool enough.

Aah ..... but not if they're to be played along with other instruments! And/or for conventionally notated music.

Number 5 is my favourite - as Lee says - personal taste.

Most native American flutes will never be played with concert instruments. But most are played in flute circles. So the flutes have sound good together.

 

Jed

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preeta    80

Jed if I remember right you focus on Native American flutes right?!!

 

they are all so beautiful. wonderful glaze work. they all look so close to nature. 

 

the only one i feel strongly about are the white hole rims on the first flute. compared to the background the while is too jarring for me. the area surrounding the holes  looks like bisqued clay body  there but you can apply some oxides to it can't you? of course this is all through pictures. 

 

in an orchestra or even small group setting your flutes will definitely stand out. 

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oldlady    1,323

jed, how did you get the pictures in that very   e l o n g a t e d    shape?

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jrgpots    231

I took a normal picture then cropped it with a photo shop type program. I reduced the pixel size also. Do you have photo processing program?

 

 

Jed

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oldlady    1,323

jed, i can barely use my computer and camera.  very unhappy that i  still cannot use the kindle fire tablet i got at christmas.  the library has 2 hours a week in which their guys can try to teach anyone who comes in with a question.  4 visits later and i still cannot use the tablet to pick up a classical radio station so i have something to listen to in the studio. :(

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oldlady    1,323

a Kodak digital, it is in the car and i am about to leave for a great craft show in st pete.  will be back later tonight with it in my hands to tell you.

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jrgpots    231

Most digital cameras have photoshop-type programs that can crop and reduce file size. If you want help with that, I am willing to try.

 

Jed

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oldlady    1,323

thank you for your very generous offer.

 

camera info printed on the top    3X optical zoom       on/off   symbol for flash   then a ring with symbols from closeups to video, 7 choices

 

info on front     kodak       12 megapixels      kodak AF 3x optical aspheric lens     32 mm-96mm (equivalent)

 

info on back     kodak easyshare c182          W/T under that is - or +     trash can    a  symbol i do not understand    circle with i    center  button OK surrounded by directional arrows      arrow button     and a red light saying share

 

side has a tapered hole to attach a cord to go to computer usb 

 

bottom label has  symbol not to put in trash   a square inside a square  a triangle with lightning bolt   a triangle with !   a large checkmark inside a circle N137    kodak full name and address plus kodak easyshare C182 digital camera

SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS    KKL C182( B) made in china   above that  ICES-003 class  B 3V---    and a serial number which is pretty worn away    impressed into the case below that label are CE    then a tripod hole   the battery case says AA/Lithium,  ni-mh, zr6 or lr6    symbol to open and SD with an arrow in a square with the corner clipped off

 

that is all i have.

 

 

EDIT  i do not know where that little emoji came from.  it is supposed to be the letter B  in parentheses.   three times it came out wrong.

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rakukuku    122

I think all these flutes are beautiful. Love the color variations.

Last year a man came into our gallery (an off the grid hippy type) with a clay flute he had made. He used a local natural clay known as blue goo which is low fire. He make the flutes and essentially fired them in a campfire. They clay was not refined and being low fired had low shrinkage. That enabled him to tune them while greenware. Gotta say they had the most beautiful sound. Really spot on.

 

Maybe paper clay would help you with less shrinkage and better tuning. But others are right - these are not for classic orchestras but for one's own playing.  Nice stuff.  

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jrgpots    231

thank you for your very generous offer.

 

camera info printed on the top    3X optical zoom       on/off   symbol for flash   then a ring with symbols from closeups to video, 7 choices

 

info on front     kodak       12 megapixels      kodak AF 3x optical aspheric lens     32 mm-96mm (equivalent)

 

info on back     kodak easyshare c182          W/T under that is - or +     trash can    a  symbol i do not understand    circle with i    center  button OK surrounded by directional arrows      arrow button     and a red light saying share

 

side has a tapered hole to attach a cord to go to computer usb 

 

bottom label has  symbol not to put in trash   a square inside a square  a triangle with lightning bolt   a triangle with !   a large checkmark inside a circle N137    kodak full name and address plus kodak easyshare C182 digital camera

SOME CHINESE CHARACTERS    KKL C182( B) made in china   above that  ICES-003 class  B 3V---    and a serial number which is pretty worn away    impressed into the case below that label are CE    then a tripod hole   the battery case says AA/Lithium,  ni-mh, zr6 or lr6    symbol to open and SD with an arrow in a square with the corner clipped off

 

that is all i have.

 

 

EDIT  i do not know where that little emoji came from.  it is supposed to be the letter B  in parentheses.   three times it came out wrong.

 

Did you load onto your computer the photo processing package that came with the camera? If you did, then I will find that same program and we can try to learn it together. I will search today for the Kodak program for your camera and we can go from there.

 

Jed

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oldlady    1,323

sorry, i have nothing from when the camera was new.  this is a replacement for one that was stolen from my car and it came from ebay with nothing else.

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jrgpots    231

I have an extra copy of Arcsoft photo Studio 5.5 for windows/ 4.3 for Macintosh. It uses the same format for as photoshop-type. If you want it I can send it to you. Once you get it, let me know and we can go through it.

 

If you are interested I just need an address

 

Jed

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cagl84    3

Hey Dad! I think these look great! 1,5, and 6 are my favorites. I love the high contrast of colors in 1 and 6. And I love the subtlety of the glaze in 5. I have a feeling I will like 3 more when I get to see it in person. I can tell there are stamping details that just aren't coming through in the photograph. I really like the glazing on 2- but like preeta said about image 1, I think the raw clay of the holes needs to be addressed more. #5 the hole areas kind of absorbed some of the glaze and created a patina of sorts, a gradual change from glaze to raw clay. Which is so lovely and I wish 2 had that as well. 

 

The only one that I do not like is #4. It seems a bit fleshy. It is a fantastic glaze and I do like the effect. But maybe not on this form- I'm struggling to not see it as phallic. And I hate to say it... as I hate that my work gets compared to anatomy a lot.

 

Now I'm feeling a bit embarrassed so I'm going to go and hide under a rock for a bit. Love ya!

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