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Member Since 02 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 24 2016 08:11 AM

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In Topic: Qotw: Would You Laugh At Me If I Told You That I Am Using A Gg?

22 June 2016 - 08:23 AM

I don't understand the mentality of people who disparage the folks who like to use a centering tool like the giffin grip.  I understand there is a line somewhere that once crossed, puts into question the notion of "handmade", but the GG and tools like it are nowhere near that line.  Why not say we shouldn't use electric wheels?  It's not that different a notion. 


I hope there are no teachers out there that start their students on GG's.  I don't even bring one into class, but then I teach only beginners.  For more advanced students who have learned the basic centering techniques, I don't see a problem.

In Topic: How Many People Here Subscribe To Magazines Like Ceramics Monthy, Studio Pott...

21 June 2016 - 08:31 AM

Through the years I have always been an avid magazine reader and have had stacks and stacks of old magazines accumulate that I never looked at again but didn't want to get rid of.  PMI was the only clay magazine.  I  decided a few years ago to kick the habit.  I recently subscribed to the online version of Clay Times, but miss the satisfaction of holding it in my hands and riffling pages.  Not sure I will stick with online.

In Topic: Just An Other Newbie

21 June 2016 - 08:13 AM

Would you tell us about the "breathe through your armpits"  technique?  Haven't heard that one before!

In Topic: First Time Sale Question

06 June 2016 - 08:21 AM

Pugaboo, I think the problem with kiln gods is that once the pieces leave the kiln, they no longer feel like it's their responsibility...

In Topic: Mark C 5000Th Post

03 June 2016 - 07:17 AM

Speaking of...I picked up an old copy(1997)of CM yesterday to peruse while eating lunch at the community studio and opened it to a long article on...drumroll...Marcia.  Very nice pictures of your horse raku.  Several pictures of you too, none of which showed your face.  Hardly seems possible that was nearly 20 years ago!