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Biglou13

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In Topic: What Was Your Greatest Leap Forward This Year?

17 December 2014 - 12:07 AM

Oh so many.

Selling and making decent money at a show.

Practicing cylinders, zen practice....

More understanding an better wood fired, making new wood fired fans, ANGAMA firing

Teaching a class, imparting knowledge, having a student center pull a good cylinder...having more than one student do the same.... I felt like a proud parent

Pugmill.....has released me from the potters law of conservation. (Firing/ keeping) mediocre pots. And making amazing clay bodies.

Drinking lots of tea... Starting to understand tea...

In Topic: Mixing Clay Screw Up

16 December 2014 - 08:15 PM

Picture but the true test is if it fires ok.

I pugged it slow with walker

I'll post test when fired

I pulled some today no aging..... It was quite good and with almost no water

Nothing ventured nothing gained.

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In Topic: Mixing Clay Screw Up

16 December 2014 - 04:20 PM

Ended up dusting on 1 pound per 6 of clay. Pugged.

Couldn't wedge it was like a sandy mess, I tried slamming a slab sprinkled, rolled then tried to wedge... No love...

Then though the walker In 1 pound balls for a total of 3x through walker pug mill.

In Topic: Mixing Clay Screw Up

16 December 2014 - 05:56 AM

Plan of day
1.Weigh six pounds of clay, (quick) wedge in 1 pound nep Sy. Repeat this 30x
2.Pug ( feed the walker)
3.Quarter pugs
4. Random selections from step 3, Pug (feed the walker)
5. Repeat step 3
6. Repeat step 4
7. Repeat step 3
8. Repeat step 4

Use check off list from now on.

In Topic: Mixing Clay Screw Up

15 December 2014 - 11:04 PM

Yep I've already conceded. I've also realized not to experiment with large batches......

In my book failure is progress.

The base recipe is pretty good, and getting closer to fabulous

You can't have greatness without prior failures....

Like your sig line. Try fail learn repeat....

I'm hoping this series of failures reflect in my good pottery karma.