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Rolling In The Clay With Keith

30 January 2015 - 01:55 AM

I just stumbled across this funny parody of Adele's "Rolling In the Deep", with British potter Keith Brymer Jones singing about the fire in his kiln.  Could be I'm the last clay person to know about it, but if you haven't seen it, enjoy.....


Photographic Records Of Your Work Burying You Alive, Too?

17 December 2014 - 11:27 PM

I am buried alive in images on my computer.  I can't seem to figure out a decent organizing system for them.  One thing is clear: I've got to stop taking a dozen shots of every little ol' thing with the idea that "later" I'll weed out all but the best shot! (Not happening) 


Meanwhile, I hate Photoshop, both for editing and for organizing.  I'm still grieving over my lovely Microsoft Digital Image program that worked effortlessly but ceased to be supported when Windows XP was replaced by Windows 7. 


So.... can anyone share their favorite organizing (and even editing) program for their digital images?  And any tricks to keep the reduced-size images separate from the full-sized images? I've been adding the letters sm or sz on the end of the image title, but when you're skimming through the images, it takes time to open up their titles to find which is large and which is small...and then when you close them, you're confused again.  I'm currently trying to weed out a lot of duplicates, but sorting out the small images from the larger is a pain. 


Further, and this one blew my mind:  Searching though several months of images, I found about 10,000 images represented by a globe on a sheet of paper with "Breeze" on it.  When clicked, they showed a mishmash of letters and numbers.  I DON'T EVEN HAVE 10,000 images, so what's up with that?  (I tried to add an image, but got the message "You aren't permitted to upload this kind of file".)


Any answers to any of the above will help my desperately addled brain.  Jayne



Red Earthenware Appropriate For Pit Firing?

14 December 2014 - 04:42 AM

I have two red earthenwares on hand, one smooth, the other not so much.  I'd like to make something from the smooth clay and burnish it before slowlybisquing it to around 018, then pit firing it.  Is it likely to be able to withstand the thermal shock?  Or would I be wasting my time on something that's more ikely to crack into shardsl?

How To Delete A Single Image From Your Own Gallery

07 December 2014 - 09:05 PM

When I open my gallery, I see images on the right, I see a delete button on the left.  I click the delete button and a message box asks me if I want to delete the entire album.  Nope, that's not right.  So I select one image from the many and click it.  When it enlarges, I can find no delete button ANYWHERE.  Directions, anyone???


Help Me Choose A Good Extruder Book For A Beginner

01 December 2014 - 03:15 PM

I've just purchased a used extruder, although I'm not sure to what use I will put it!  At the moment, Amazon books is offering 30% off of any one book and I'm trying to choose an extruder book.  I see


"The Extruder Book" by Daryl Baird 2012

"Ceramic Extruding: Inspiration and Technique" by Tom & Jean Latka

"Extruded Ceramics - Techniques*  Projects*  Inspirations*  by Diana Pancioli from Lark Books


Any suggestion appreciated....