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In Topic: It's Too Big..she Said

09 February 2016 - 09:29 AM

Something just struck me about this topic.  Most of us, I think, the majority I hope, go by the philosophy that if you don't have anything good to say, well, just don't say anything.  I'm no psychologist, so I don't know why this is, but I can attest to the fact that there are some folks who reverse that rule, and only speak their minds if they can be critical and negative. I grew up with someone like that, and the depth of that trait was sometimes truly astounding, and really very sad.  For that person especially.

In Topic: What To Do With All My Early Pieces?

06 February 2016 - 09:07 AM

I recently visited a friend on the West Coast, one that I have known for a long time.  She served syrup in a crappy little pitcher I gave her 35 yrs ago when I first learned wheel throwing.  It was embarrassingly horrible, but she loves it and has been using it for 35 yrs.

(Gosh, to think if I had just kept throwing I might be really proficient today)

I know there are only so many friends and relatives to give stuff to....


Oh, and I found a new purpose for seconds.  I smash them into pieces and surround the root balls with a layer of the shards when I'm planting a new plant .  It keeps the voles from eating the roots.   That only works if you have a vole problem....which I do.

In Topic: Bowl Decorations... Inside Or Outside Of Bowl?

03 February 2016 - 08:56 AM

Not too long ago I told you all about the project I did where I sewed quilted microwave bowl holders to sell, and made bowls to go with them.  Well, the bowl holders were colorful and patterned, so I figured solid colored bowls would go best with that.  Just for variety, I made a few bowls with some 2 color glaze patterned interior...and darned if those weren't the first ones to sell.  I was quite surprised.  But then, my tastes often seem to be at odds with other people's.

In Topic: What Happened To The Guy Who Wanted................

02 February 2016 - 09:00 AM

Mike, I didn't express my comments about your pot picture very well I'm afraid.  I meant you to understand that I didn't form a judgement about the work and I was right, because there was information I didn't have.

And no, you don't have to include explanations.

In Topic: Question About How Cold Bisque Can Get In Below Zero Temps

02 February 2016 - 08:44 AM

Something that hasn't been mentioned is that you should check whether your clay is rated to be vitrified at cone 6.  There are clays listed as cone 6 - 10, which means they won't be fully vitrified at cone 6.