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Does Your Kiln/wheel/other Have A Name?

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Fred is a fun name.

Unless your name is Fred.

I have not named my equipment, My family would think I have a sense of humor, and I have to keep up appearances.

 

Yet another Grumpy old man named

...Fred...

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Those are awesome names, Baymore! I want to fire stuff in your kiln. :)

 

HAHAHA, Mug!! ^_^ Well, if it makes you feel better, Fred got his name from a very kind and generous person. :) I call him my "grumpy old man" because he was built in '93-'95 and makes a lot of noises and bumping sounds when he cools down, like he's complaining about his arthritis or something... :D I love my Fred!

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No names but I'm not much on naming, I don't even like nick names for people, but I am probably just a stick in the mud.

Heh... my wife and I have been married for over 20 years and dated for 7 before that... we've always called each other by our first names. Never "dear," or "honey," or anything like that. I can't even remember doing it sarcastically. I guess we're sticks in the mud, too. If I call someone by a nickname, it's because it's the name they preferred to be called by, and I've never given someone a nickname.

 

I don't name my equipment. Unless you count "bisque kiln" and "glaze kiln" as naming. :)

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I'll confess to having named only one item in the studio.  The old Creative Industries wheel that I still use is named "The Budget".  It simply sounds better to my non-clay-co-workers at my university gig when I say, "I'm going home to work on The Budget".

-Paul

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Haha, my in studio dehumidifier is named "the professor" because we set him up in front of ware to dry it, so it looks like he's standing up in front of a class.

 

We took it a step further and gave him a mustache and monocle too... Lol

 

Certain finished ceramic pieces get names too, but they're never flattering. ;) there was sonofab*tch the flower pot, and dumb little brother the traveler mug...

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Definitely other. . . My very first car was named, "Cream Puff", because it only had 33,000 actual miles on it when I bought it in 1970 for $150 from a little old lady.  So?  It was a 1951 Plymouth!  The connection to clay?  I drove it to ceramics class when I was a senior in college.

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