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Member Since 02 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 27 2016 08:25 AM

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In Topic: Equipment/tool Shaming/bullying

19 September 2016 - 11:27 AM

I am one of those people who loves to joke around and tease.  I sometimes get myself into trouble because other people take things more seriously.  I suspect that some of the posts referred to by Stephen, but definately not all, are really only meant in good fun.  Some of the giffin grip jibs, for instance.  At any rate, "in good fun" is the way I choose to interpret most of  it. 


On the other hand, maybe the old german saying applies:  "In jedem Witz liegt ein graenchen Wahrheit."   In every joke there is a grain of truth.

In Topic: Qotw:how Do They Put Up With You?

17 September 2016 - 08:49 AM

My significant other lives down the road from me and he has his messes and I have mine.  Works great.  I get a little irked (not really) when he seems to like my less than great pieces.  Right now he's got a failed piece of mine on his mantle that I used as a glaze tester...I think I tried 10 different glazes/glaze combos around the sides. (And yes, I wrote it all down)

In Topic: Ceramic Sculpture For Stabilized Display

16 September 2016 - 07:59 AM

If it has an opening in the top, it would really only be suitable for indoor use.  Sand sounds the best to me...least likely to damage.

In Topic: Throwing On Bats. To Cut Or To Not Cut?

12 September 2016 - 09:11 AM

Just don't confuse which bats are which like I did.  I mostly use non-absorbant bats, so when I drove home from a workshop with my really tall (biggest I have ever made) piece in my car, thinking if I didn't cut it off the bat and kept it moist that was the safest way to transport.  I spent the night and by the next day the piece had dried too much,  self released, and slumped over silently when I was nearly home, putting 2 large dents in the side.  I almost drove off the road when I looked in the rear view mirror and my pot had disappeared!

In Topic: Qotw: What Single Caveat Was Passed To You Or Would You Pass On To A Newbie?

02 September 2016 - 08:12 AM

There is no such thing as "cheating" in pottery.  Anything is fair game if it gets you the pot you want.