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#1 Tyler Miller

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

I thought I'd share this silly observation.  A mug made from my dug clay sprouted in the humidity and heat we've had in London lately.  Not much drying happening in 100% humidity.

 

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#2 Bob Coyle

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

Wow! Instant Chia Pet!



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:53 PM

It's trying to grow legs so it can run away from the humidity in that part of Canada  :P



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

That is the definition of "Greenware!
"Anything worth believing, is worth questioning"

#5 Tyler Miller

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

It's trying to grow legs so it can run away from the humidity in that part of Canada  :P

 

I'd love to escape the humidity here too!  



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

a sale point, does anyone still sprout their own seeds, upside down planter?/



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:31 PM

The smash box office hit of 2014 . . . The Night of the Living Mug (Zombies take over potteries throughout the land).

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

My clay's organic man!



#9 Tyler Miller

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:39 PM

You guys are hilarious!



#10 Denice

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:53 AM

  I was taking a throwing class at a community center when they found a worm had embedded itself in a vase.  It tunneled its way through the pot creating a cool pattern on the outside.  They threw it away, I would have fired it in a heartbeat.    Denice       ( 99 and humid today)



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

Hope you haven't destroyed this. You may have discovered the secret of the beginning of life on the planet, strange mixing of clays, high humidity. Did yo palnt it??



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:37 PM

I just yanked the tiny root and let it dry as usual.  I don't think it will affect anything at all.  I'm going to bisque it later in the week or early next, if it manages to dry.

 

It will be a while until I glaze this batch--still figuring out glazes for this clay body.  :)



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

I had a bird land on the rim of a wet bowl once and leave its footprints...

 

Found a dollar bill in the middle of a brand new bag of clay..framed it for luck

 

Never anything living growing out of the clay though....consider it lucky!


-with dirty feet and happy hands,

 

   Mel

 





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