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#1 High Bridge Pottery

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:22 AM

For the past year I have hated making any kind of handles. I spent the past month forcing myself to make them and now I really enjoy making a handle :D


I find this happens a lot. What jobs have you avoided then found a place for them in your work?


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#2 Denice


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:26 AM

I hate cleaning and rewashing kiln shelves, but when I start working on them I find myself getting overly  involved in the project.  Probably doing to good of job and usually really pleased as how perfect they look when I'm finished.  Denice

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Like many of us here, I really don't like wedging, especially when I haven't been into the shop for a few months in the Winter.  However, once I get started with smaller amounts the first day, and then larger at the end of the week, I get into the rhythm and the movement. Takes a while to get up to larger amounts these days, but still can.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:03 PM

Not sure that anyone really likes to clean up the wheel, tools, and immediate surroundings after a session of throwing...but I have forced myself to allow time to do this thoroughly, and it gives me a great feeling when I come back, ready to do more, when things are clean.

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#5 Mark C.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:06 PM

I gave up on cleaning my throwing wheel many years ago-now I only empty the splash pan when its overflowing and never clean the deck.

Only the wheel head  when I switch from clay pads to bats.

My trim wheel gets cleaned every week or more often as needed-I liketo get the trimmings put away before they get dry and dusty.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

Don't like wedging, never will like wedging.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

I use to hate wedging.  I have arthritis and bursitis in the hands and shoulders.  Now I keep my clay very soft.  Wedging is now a breeze.  I dislike chipping glaze off the kiln shelves.  The one job I really dislike is loading the glaze kiln.  I'm always knocking glaze off the lips of mugs.  Or cross contaminating a white bowl with some colored glaze, or just dropping something in the kiln, then I had to take everything out, vacuum out the glaze chunks that were every where and start over.  Uuugh!!  I will throw and throw and bisque till out of space before I start glaze firing.  I moved all my glazing out to the garage last week.  First thing I did was knock over a bucket with about a gallon of glaze in it onto the floor.  Good grief!

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:33 PM

Maybe when I have more experience and skill I will begin to like glazing, but I get a little depressed when I'll be away from clay a while to glaze. For now it seems tedious (I've really got to learn to dip rather than brush) and 'ruins' what looked nice as bare clay. It's frustrating to open the kiln and see nothing what I expected, but I know someday I'll laugh when I look back at some of my really questionable glaze choices.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:57 AM

I detest making mugs.

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