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Colonel Potter

Member Since 28 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active May 21 2013 12:17 PM

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In Topic: Does Anyone Here Do Kiln Openings

09 August 2010 - 10:03 AM

My kiln openings are a fun way to include the neighborhood and friends into the whole ceramics scene and make a partay of it. My band plays, my grand daughter is the Vana White and somehow everyone seems to take something home. My students get to see their work and decide if they want to sell it. No credit cards yet though... Oh and the food.. My wife is a chef nuff said. Oh and home made beer and mead. Can't go wrong. Even the cops stop by to tell us to turn it down...

In Topic: The Suck Factor

02 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

I read about a conversation between teachers. One asked," how do your students win so many awards?" The other said,"being intimately involved enough to stop a student before they smush what they percieve as a failure." I have saved many a students work from the recycle bin. Some of my favorite "altered" pots were dropped, swatted, backed into. We are our worse critique much of the time. being able to truely evaluate a suck factor may be a good learning tool after you loosen up on yourself. Weird my suckyest pots are the ones that disappear first. (I should charge more.)

In Topic: Torchbearer Kiln

02 August 2010 - 03:56 PM

Ruth, I saw a posting long ago about someone sharing their experiences with that kiln. Look in the archives.

In Topic: Pricing Old Wheel

02 August 2010 - 02:14 PM

Look in Craig's list

In Topic: Home Built Wood Fire Kiln

02 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

Yes I have that issue and will refer to it in detail when I get into the build. They had 2 old round kilns on their side. It should be fun!