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Mark C.

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Molokai Workshops At Molokai Arts Center This Month

13 April 2014 - 02:19 PM

I will be be doing some workshops at the Molokai Arts Center for those on Molokai
The dates are April 16th noon to 6 pm
And on the the 19th 3 to 6 pm
I also am converting a 12 cubic gas kiln to a salt kiln this week and we will fire a salt fire on the 22nd 23rd
Or 24th yet to finalized.
These are for members of the Mac as well as a Maui community collage class
But I,m sure non members for a fee would work as well.
The 16th will cover what it takes to support yourself with clay as well as production tips and throwing.
The emphasis will be from a production potters point of view.
So if you're on Molokai this month stop by the MAC in the town of Kualapu'u
Mark Cortright
Liscom Hill Pottery

Election Results-Drumroll ++++++And The Winners Are?

02 April 2014 - 01:43 AM

Any results into new board members yet???

Shakeup in the cabinet room?

New Vice Pres.

New member bennies all expense paid trip to the Islands once a year with fishing trips included.

Free gas for year along with 2 tons of clay of ones choice?

Electric tesla car for 3 months to test of a ride on the 1st space ship?

Are any of these things in this years lineup for members?? Inquiring mind need to know.

Mark


Favorite Glaze Tools-Squeeze Bottles-Brushes-Pourers

21 March 2014 - 08:47 PM

The string on squeeze bottles got me thinking so as today was Friday which has been my third Friday in a row glazing a kiln load-after cleaning up and loading I gathered some- not all of my fav-glazing tools-

I like all sizes of bottles and brushes-these are all ones I made from my bamboo and mostly skunk and elk hair-the smaller bushes I use are commerical ones. I hang them all when not in use.

The glaze pourers are thru amazon -they have long necks the small one is two cups the large is 3 /12cups-I think they are batter pitcher's.

You can control where you want glaze with this tool when pouring.

When you have a car kiln a week to glaze up in a day you need to be quick and dipping and pouring are fast. I also do a lot of squeeze bottle and brush work.

This was a big work push that ends with a long drive to a show next week.

Mark

 


Casual Workshop Questions

15 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

I'm donating my time demontrating/workshop at a small art center in Hawaii next month. I really like this non-profit and what they are doing with the community. 

I'm a production potter Not a teacher.I am good with people

 

I plan on doing some throwing of small forms as well as tap centering trimming-maybe some waxing and glazing

I suggested also working with the staff as to helping get more work in kiln loading and some firing tips with gas kilns.

Any suggestions on other topics to cover

I plan on two 1/2 day sessions on a casual theme

I will bring a little finished work with me to leave behind as well

any other ideas I'm missing-I know there are many out there that do this alot .

Mark


Kiln Stacked 5 1/2 Feet Tall About 1,000 Degrees 6.8 Earthquake Hits

10 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Well I had both my gas kilns cooling last night when we got a 6.8 earthquake.One is a little 12 cubic updraft the other is a walk in 35 cubic car kiln.The quake was over 40 seconds long. Within another 1/2 hour we had another 6-8 aftershocks -largest 4.6

Also during this time 24 hour stretch we had 3.1 inches of rain. I got my slicker on and peered in and saw pots stacked  on shelves instead of the back wall as I did 20 years ago.

Today I unloaded both kilns and all was well. Feel I dodged a bullet. All my stacked greenware in studio was fine as well.

Living In Nor -Cal near the Gorda plate is always exciting

Mark