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Chris Campbell

Member Since 07 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Nceca 2015 Providence, Ri?

25 February 2015 - 11:31 AM

We'll miss you, Chris, at NCECA. It is the first you have missed in a while. 

I know!!! I am going to miss all the fun and discussions and dinners and information. I will miss the friends walking around with pockets full of test tiles, or sample miniature pots with new glazes or stories of books underway .... I will definitely be in Kansas City as I can't go two years without my pottery 'fix'.

Seriously folks, if you can get to NCECA ... Go!
Where else can you spend four days with thousands of people who love pottery?

In Topic: Diy Sieve

24 February 2015 - 10:47 PM

Well, first I would go to Michaels and buy some round frames used to mount cross stitch fabric.
Then it would go to Ace and buy a couple feet of several different meshes of screens,40,60,80 mesh.
Or go to a window replacement type store and see if they will sell scraps of screens from their jobs. They have to buy large bolts of screen fabric and might sell off some ends.

In Topic: Pottery And Pregnancy

24 February 2015 - 09:03 PM

Read and educate yourself so you can decide what is right for you.
In these litigious times, no one is going to commit to saying anything is safe to do even if they would do it themselves.

In Topic: Finding Your Own Style...easy To Say

24 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

Years ago I was discussing my worries about this issue with a potter friend whose talents I really respect ... he simply said " Make what you make until you can't make it any more."

You simply cannot be what you are not.
John's exercise is an exploration designed to help you find who you are artistically ... if it suits your nature to do it.
Wandering and trying whatever catches your eye is another .... "Notice what you notice." school of thought.
Copying the masters until you learn how they did it is another way to go.
The only wrong way in my opinion is to sit on your duff and think about it rather than actually doing something.

I've reached the " cannot make it any more" point in my work and am ready to jump into the next journey.

In Topic: Nceca 2015 Providence, Ri?

24 February 2015 - 10:54 AM

Thanks Evelyne .... sorry I will miss meeting you ... I am sure you will have a great time. Get everyone's cell number and download the app as it is hard to keep track of everyone and everything going on.
Maybe you will return next year and we can chat over BBQ in Kansas City.