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#61 Diesel Clay

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 11:36 PM

After a conversation with a friend on Facebook the other night, I have some other things to add to the "must-haves of a real potter" list.
You must have an Instagram account where you post about your amazing studio where you woodfire to cone sixteen and post videos of your naked torso while throwing porcelain on a treadle wheel. This Instagram account must also occasionally feature your *unspeakably* cute pet rabbit. In the event you do not own a pet rabbit, you may borrow your neighbours. (I'm lookin' at you, @tortus_copenhagen)

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:08 AM

You know your a real potter when you start wedging ground beef after seasoning or making a meatloaf.



#63 JBaymore

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:19 AM

Real potters spiral wedge meatloaf. ;)   Kiku-meaty.


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#64 Benzine

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 04:25 PM

There is no sense in getting that fancy with your meatloaf wedging John.

I just pug all my metloaf.

The funny thing is, pug mills, especially the old Walker mills, look similar to the grinders meat departments use to make their ground meats. And that's why safety is important around said equipment. You don't want to go from mixing clay to ground Chuck...or whatever the operator's name is...
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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:00 AM

Well, he sure was funny lookin!
And if you get the reference, you get bonus points.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:41 AM

He's fleeing the interview! He's fleeing the interview!
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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:12 PM

That Chuck, whatta meathead.


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 09:36 PM

Let your pots do the speaking!!!  Real pots speak to the handler viewer, no need to open your mouth to justify what you love doing.  Otherwise you may have to take up the profession of orator

I  emerge from my shed a "nicer" person, well most days.Makes me livable withable, but real potter, ? I don't know. Though I do love the expression, get real, but that seems elusive some days.



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 04:50 AM

Babs  I'm going to borrow your livable-withable phrase.  I think I need "Clay Makes Me Livable Withable" on my apron.  I'm definitely part of that club...and back to the original subject, if you are a livable-withable clay person, I definitely call you a real potter.

 

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:14 AM

Was teaching a class yesterday to adults, and one of the ones in the back whispered. . . he's a real potter.  Can't imagine.. . nice to hear, don't think of myself that way, but then again. . . Thank goodness for hearing aids!

 

 

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#71 Mark (Marko) Madrazo

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 11:12 AM

Heck, ya can't be, do or know everything. But at least here, when and if you want to, you can find all kinds of great advice. Don't sweat it, enjoy. If you have stress, then you have bad health; if you have bad health, you can't enjoy life. Happy Valentine's Day. :wub:



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 05:22 PM

What exactly IS a real potter?
I think if you are
a: not imaginary, and
b: make pots

You are a real potter.

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 05:30 PM

How can I tell if I am imaginary or not?

 

Real potters nod their head.


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#74 JBaymore

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 05:55 PM

What exactly IS a real potter?
I think if you are
a: not imaginary, and
b: make pots

You are a real potter.

 

 

How do you know that you are not actually an avatar type creation that makes pots in some sort of galactic wide simulation program...and you are just "code"?  ;)

 

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#75 Pres

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 06:53 PM

Shades of Ender, John, lets not get intergalactic! ;)


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 07:06 PM

How can I tell if I am imaginary or not?
 
Real potters nod their head.


Ah A job when we are too frail to pot, standing behind politicians as they are being interviewd....bu you've gotta be able to look intelligent...
Nod?/
I think oscillate.




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