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In Topic: How Often To Clean Your Kiln?

17 April 2015 - 09:56 PM

Bad mentors every last one of you! Bad bad bad LOL

When I first started I cleaned it before every firing, then every couple, then every few, and as I said it's been about 10 this time and that got me to wondering when was the proper time to do it. I should warn you you are talking to the woman that mops her studio daily and color wheel coordinates her glazes and keeps all her shelves, kiln furniture and stilts stacked and organized by type, height and size. I could probably load my kiln blind folded. Don't even get me started on storage.


In Topic: How Often To Clean Your Kiln?

17 April 2015 - 05:33 PM

Thanks Neil!

It's been about 10 firings so time to clean it out.


In Topic: Confess. How Many Of You Colored Outside The Lines As A Child?

17 April 2015 - 04:04 PM

I had an early grade school encounter (1st or 2nd grade?) that affected me for YEARS. We were given a plain very simple bunny printout to color. I cut mine out glued it to colored construction paper, added a cotton ball tail, puffy clouds, flowers, grass. I gave it an environment to live in. Once done the teacher came by to collect them. She was furious with what I had done, I did not do as told and simply color the boring bunny. She made an example of me before the whole class. It was awful! From then on I did EXACTLY what the teachers said to do. For years I hid my "real" drawings. I knew I HAD to create but that fear of being ridiculed kept me hidden. It wasn't until my husband joked that the bed was getting higher on one side than the other because of all the art I kept shoving under there and that maybe I should dig out some and sell it did I even try.

All of this is one of the reasons why my signature almost always includes the quote, "The world is but a canvas to the imagination"

Embrace the world obliterate those lines and create what your soul tells you to.


In Topic: Air Pen, Please Tell About It

17 April 2015 - 03:41 PM

Oooooo Marcia do tell how you like it. I have had my eye on one for over a year but have been wavering if it is really worth the expense.


In Topic: Stream Of Consciousness Back Fires ....

17 April 2015 - 03:35 PM

Plan H - Break out a window (every studio needs more light anyway) install a winch on the side of the house put the sculpture in a sling and winch it down.

A bonus for this is a bigger better window improves your home value.