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In Topic: Gallery visits

25 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

I'm going to be in the Portland OR area and spending time on the coast
in the near future; I was wondering if anyone could suggest a studio/gallery for me to visit?

Hi Jeri,

Though I don't know of any galleries in particular, I just wanted to send a bit
of my envy your way. Hope your trip is full of wonderful!


In Topic: whats everyone been up to?

21 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

Good to see you posting again!

Since you were on last, I finally acquired a pottery wheel, and have been practicing, practicing, practicing!

I've always wanted to make tiny bowls, and by golly, I'm putting them out quickly! I realize I have a long
way to go, but just being able to make something small, and feel relatively confident about it gives me
the oomph to carry on, learning as I go. Sure, they may only be big enough to hold little gadgets, but
with practice...who knows?

It didn't take long to remember to take the bat pins off when not using a bat (duh), keep my hands together,
don't try to recover a lost cause (at least while I'm new) and some other tidbits.

Glad you're back!

In Topic: Wiring off the wheel...

05 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

a bat the has a curved top and that way you don't need to put a foot on your wares because they are already cupped.

Oh, now this has me intrigued!

Yesterday I made what I thought was a gorgeous little bowl, still
in the practicing stages, but proud, nevertheless.

It slid right off the wheel and sat on my dresser looking lovely and...crooked! On an eye-level glance, I laughed.
The pot was leaning slightly sideways. I wondered if it leaned during the night, or perhaps I actually made it
that way. Not sure how I would not have noticed a wobble while forming it, though.

This is the most fun I've ever had learning.

In Topic: Wiring off the wheel...

05 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

I usually throw off of the hump, or off of the wheel head except when doing large bowls.

Hello Pres,

I've seen mention of this term a few times. Could you explain 'throwing off the hump'?

Many thanks!


In Topic: First time on a wheel...

04 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

It has been my addiction for four years and has been getting me through the most difficult job in my life (actually boss who makes a stressful job pure hell.) When I wake up upset about work I divert my brain by thinking about ideas for clay or get up and go throw some pots before work.

Seems we have yet another thing in common. Do we work at the same place? ;)