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Wendey

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  1. Sorry I've been away for a while and not answering any questions or doing much in the way of moderation on the forums.

     

    It has been a very tough week. On Saturday morning 4/27/13 at 12:30 AM, my father, John Robert Baymore Jr., passed away after a week long battle after having emergency major abdominal surgery on Monday evening 4/22. He was 94. My wife and I were with him all week, and in his very last moments.

     

    He was a World War II verteran, serving as a Staff Sargent and Military Police officer in the 1st Army Dvision. He was in the Normandy Invasion, and once found himself alone behind enemy lines on a motorcycle during the Battle of the Bulge. A musician, he was the director of the 1st Army Band while in Europe. He worked for himself as an interior decorator, specializing in fine wallcoverings and detailed painting work. An amazing golfer since his 40's, up until shortly before his death, he was still able to shoot his age.

     

    Visitation and funeral services will be at 10 AM at the Tuttle Funeral Home on Route 10 W in Randolph, NJ on Tuesday 4/30/13. Donations in lieu of flowers can go to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

     

    I'll be back involved more soon.

     

    best,

     

    .....................john


  2. I have a few...my absolute all time favorite is a long nail that's sharpened into a beveled edge that a visiting German potter gave me. Then, my Cynthia Bringle clay pick. One of my students borrowed it and I was jonesing until she remembered to bring it back. Oh, and a triangle shaped ribbon trimming tool; the best WAS my custom made Bison (which broke when dropped as promised) that I hope to replace soon.

     

     

    Love to see a pic of your nail and pic.............


  3. Clay is alkali; rubbing vinegar into your hands after throwing neutralizes and balances your skin's PH level. Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer. I put 50/50 vinegar and oil in a squirt bottle, shake it up and apply it after every throwing session. Wonderful stuff. There is also a product by Shiseido called Hadasui Skin and Body Lotion that you can get at TNT Market - a Chinese grocery chain, or stores carrying Japanese products.


  4. I just finished reading the old thread on potter's who influenced your life, started by Marcia. How about an off-shoot? "The top 5 books on pottery that influenced you the most. I would list mine as:

     

    - Marguerite Wildenhain - The Invisible Core: A Potter's Life and Thoughts

    - Bernard Leach - The Potter's Challenge

    - Michael Cardew - A Pioneer Potter

    - Charles Counts - Pottery Workshop

    - Frederick Olsen - The Kiln Book

     

    I am always looking out for new books (or old ones for that matter) on pottery and the philosophy of pottery – so hopefully this will start a thread of us sharing books that have inspired us.

     

     

    Michael Cardew - Pioneer Potter

    Robin Hopper - Functional Pottery

    Leila Philip - The Road Through Miyama - memoir about living in a small Japanese village as a pottery apprentice.

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