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#21 JBaymore

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

Constant drinking of tea when throwing or handbuilding (never in the glaze lab portion of the studio though). I have a temperature controlled Japanese Zojirushi unit in the house kitchen (studio is in attached barn) so I don't keep a heating unit to brew tea in the studio. It is easy to walk into the house and fill up the kyusu with constantly hot water to brew some fresh green or grab a (horrors!) teabag and a mug.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:38 PM


I keep a coffee pot in the studio, and keep a pot of coffee available at all times. Also, I have a tv in the studio, with a DVD player, and I either watch/listen to the news or watch/listen to a DVD. I know I could probably get a lot more done with no TV, but it is company for me.


Have to have my coffee in the studio. Lately I find I leave the heat on longer than I should, too cold here at night to not keep a small heater on. Clean ups-very lax on this, usually clean up after a session, but often just before a new start-bad idea. Yes I have canvas on my concrete wedging table, and have other things besides ceramics stored in the studio.



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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

I used to have a TV in the studio and I had to have all my throwing for the day done before Days of our Lives was over...
Then I became sensitive to too many commercials, the TV died, I read the signs and got rid of it. I'm not as productive as I used to be, but I'm also older.....

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

I need to mop. Badly.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

I need to mop. Badly.


I still have a TV in the studio. I usually have it on, but find it is more background noise. When wedging, I will often watch a bit, as I will when cleaning. Most of the time when throwing I am too concentrated on what I am doing. It gets lonely out there all day.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

coffee and beer daily, not at the same time though

and i play my bass in the studio,though i dont feel the slightest guilt about that, maybe we should have an online jugband studio collaboration!


yah to the jugband!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Summer Guilty Pleasure is sun tea made in a solar jar, on ice in a hard plastic cup w/lid & straw helps lower the guilt factor. Other guilty pleasure beverages: wine/margarita’s in a glass not plastic. My studio does not have a TV, just speakers in the wall for listening to music while I work…. I clean with water no sweeping (tarps on top of ugly carpet), cleaning is done when mess gets to me (twice a month).

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:59 PM


coffee and beer daily, not at the same time though

and i play my bass in the studio,though i dont feel the slightest guilt about that, maybe we should have an online jugband studio collaboration!


yah to the jugband!


what do you play trina?




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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:50 AM



coffee and beer daily, not at the same time though

and i play my bass in the studio,though i dont feel the slightest guilt about that, maybe we should have an online jugband studio collaboration!


yah to the jugband!


what do you play trina?


I guess I would have to say Earl Scruggs Blue grass stuff..... I have a nice 5 string, but I really want to be an Avett Brother when I grow up! T

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have my studio in my bedroom(no I do not sleep there) with carpets covered over with tarp. I put a dampened towel at the door of my studio

I never wedge but beat my clay with a mallet and paddle. It works for me.

Sometime I do not clean the bottoms of my bowls. They sort of scoop out. These are my bowls I do not give away or sell.

Also, I must wet again bowls that are too dry and trim on wheel. Or I trim them dry, wearing a mask.

Here is the best one I did recently. My small Duncan kiln kept breaking the cones inside. So I shove one under the kiln sitter controls on the outside and just timed my firing.

Now, can I genuflect and take my absolution?




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