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Current challenge is a little empty, obviously missed the mark with that idea.

 

 

 

Hmmmm, I'm guilty as charged.  Couldn't think of a design, and for home use I like the grinders.

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Guilty also ... never hit on an inspiring design and then just lost focus in the midst of many other attention-grabbers in the studio & the not-studio (daily life). I could keep going with the excuses, but basically just wimped out & dropped the ball.

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How about something that doesn't require a huge commitment of time...like a sketch problem:

 

Cube-o-Rama

  • Take enough clay to make a 1" cube (2.54 cm)...and take a picture
  • Make something functional/whimsical from the cube
  • Take progress pictures and share
  • Post final project with an appropriate cubical-functional-whimsical title
  • Send 25 cents to my PayPal account

OK...everything except that last bullet-point :)

-Paul :)

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Still massaging the sketch problem concept:

 

Not-a-Handle Handle

 

From a 1 to 2 lb clump of well-wedged (or pugged) clay:

  • Pull a very long handle
  • Make it a little longer...maybe 18" to 24"
  • Without breaking or cutting into sections...
  • Create a form that is NOT a handle.
  • Give your creation a sniglet-like title

-Paul :wacko:

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I really enjoyed doing the challenges but I have stopped running any. I felt they had run their course as participation was dwindling and my ideas were not bringing people in. I had fun trying it out and thank you to everybody who joined in but don't feel bad if you didn't. 

 

Anybody is more than welcome to take up the community challenge torch and continue.

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Joel: I can understand your frustration. At one point too I had to stay out for 2 challenges because of lack of time and then the hand surgeries. But I think it sad that the Community Challenge stopped. Maybe Mistfit wants to take over?

 

Mistfit? Helooooooo??!

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Or... make something out of your own mix of clay with a flame-ware recipe from scratch (no buying ready-made clay) , then make some type of food with it -so, start to finish - raw material to finished food item made in the flame-ware. ( cross between pottery throw down & great bake-off)

 

(I've been wanting to learn how to make flame-ware)

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I'm a better organiser than I am a potter.  If no-one else wants to take this on, I will.

Looks like you volunteered there Chilly  :D and feel free to modify the format as you like. 

 

I always felt the results thread was putting some people off and 50/50 on if it was needed anyway.

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I felt like the results thread was a nice place to see all the work finished, but I also liked seeing the works in progress posted on the actual topic. I feel like the results thread was a lot of extra work for you Joel and we should have just posted our works in progress and final pictures as went in the same place. 

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This activity ran its course quite  a while ago.  Bottom line, only a small number of people participated over time and each round garned less attention. It was fun, a great idea, but like most things, had to be maintained, with people responsible for keeping it current and ongoing--a bit of a burden with the low particpation a factor, so I think it just died a natural death. 

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