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#41 TJR

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:44 AM

The correct technical term is not kiln nurds, but small scrappy, shelf cookies.
Anybody else want to weigh in? What do you call your shelf scraps?
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:10 AM

Mark,

Do you have any picts of your kilns you could post? I'd be interested in seeing them. My brothers a potter also and is moving back to our family farm. I've already talked to him about building a larger kiln.

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#43 Mark C.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:43 PM

Heres one
http://ceramicartsda...-kiln-building/


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:17 PM

New batch out this week for Big show a few states away.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:45 AM

New batch out this week for Big show a few states away.


Geez, those look great. I had been going to get some work done on my computer tonight, but this notification
popped up in my email and now I have to keep admiring.

$5 is such a deal, no wonder they are snapped up.

How many do you think you will sell at this show?

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#46 Mark C.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:32 AM

I would hate to have someone get rich on this idea.
Just because it works for me it may not for you.
Please load safely.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:33 PM

Great idea (spoon rest) I have been trying to add a inexpensive "tea bag rest" to my current brand and I have been frustrated with drying times and fussing with for such a "simple" thing.
Duh... I forgot about plaster bats.

I am also hoping to get my hands on a used slab roller for making "cookies". They are hard to come by in California, what should a used one be listed for?
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#48 Mark C.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

Springtime is spoon rest time again-Been a few years since this post was around-since I'm up firing a few hundred tonight  in the glaze fire for a big show in a few weeks I thought I would share again.

I think there are a few missing photos as I have dumped some to keep adding new ones and I'm always near or over the limit. As in most things in my life.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:19 AM

love to see them, Mark



#50 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:25 PM

I don't make a practice of them but I have a rule for myself that if a pot flops, (or If I hate it and want to cut it off the wheel) I make either a pillar candle holder or a spoon rest with the bottom scrap. Yours are nice and have a foot on them. Mine are just flat bottomed and I just trim/round up the edges briefly. 


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#51 Mark C.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:55 PM

Heres 150 fresh  from the kiln today. These are heading out of state soon.

Mark

 

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#52 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

They are VERY pretty- I caught myself shopping in your pile.  I especially love the cream /tan one in the lower right hand corner of the first photo. Lovely!


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:42 PM

Great variety of glazes and dec. to choose from, love the generous lips

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

Spoon rest must be a American thing. Really interesting that people buy those.

Nobody here wants them even for free ( I made few to see do people like them)

They ask: "Why use "spoon rests" if we have saucers that work as well"



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

I suspect it's because few American kitchens have saucers conveniently located ... not big tea drinkers ... or cup and saucer users except for special occasions.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:27 AM

... not big tea drinkers ...


Except in the South, if you can even call that tea. It seems to be 50% tea 50% sugar.
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#57 Mark C.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:54 PM

I can add that they sell just as well in the pacific Nothwest as in Az/Nv or Denver-I do not have a clue about the east or south.

The days of cup and saucers and fine china are dead out west -that was two generations ago here

My guess its still going on in England and parst of Europe

I know these spoon rests are in Canada-Alaska-Europe and Africa and Japan and China as my customers told me thats where they were going.

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#58 Brian Reed

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

Thanks Mark, I has ben meaning to give it a try and in between making some bowls, I chopped up a bag a clay and followed your directions.  I use small Masonite bats, but should have about the same result.  I will see how they al turn out once they are leather hard.  Things are drying very slowly around here lately.

 

Next time I will make a video and share.


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#59 Chris Campbell

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:06 PM

... not big tea drinkers ...


Except in the South, if you can even call that tea. It seems to be 50% tea 50% sugar.

Down here there's "tea" and "unsweet tea" ... That 50% sugar might be the unsweet. : - )

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:26 PM

Where is "here", Mart.????  And why aren't you telling us your gender?

Yes, we drink a lot of tea here in the south...a lot of it "sweet tea" which is syrupy sweet iced tea.  But we also no longer use saucers for our hot tea.


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