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  1. Found a house with space for a studio. Been a long 3-4 years with little to no pottery ;[

    Excited :DD

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    2. Min

      Min

      So happy for you Joel! 

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Looking forward to being able to post some stuff here again :D  Few months and I should be set up. Have two weeks off work the end of next month as the factory is shutting down so plan to be moving in by then.

    4. Denice

      Denice

      Isn't it nice when a factory shut down works to your advantage.    The company my husband worked for shut down at Christmas for two weeks every year.  Most people used some of their vacation time,  one year they shut down  for over a month.  My husband was promised a job when they reopened  so we decided to take a long vacation in New Mexico and Texas.  We did a no maps, reservations, computers  trip and the areas we were in didn't have cell phone service.   We found ourselves at the strangest little towns and tourist attractions.  Now that he is retired I hope to do it again.   Denice

  2. In Shanghai airport on my way to Australia for Christmas and the only thing that I can seem to access is this forum ;D. Not blocked by their fire wall.

  3. After 1.5~ years working as a receptionist and saving money I have moved to Stoke-on-Trent to find a job in a pottery factory :lol:

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    2. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Found a job as a belt attendant, lots of moving and stacking pots in the decorating department :lol: not the most exciting work but better than answering the phone.

    3. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      It's a foot in what may be a very big door for you...GOOD LUCK!

    4. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      YAY! Fanfreakingtastic! Best of luck to you.

  4. Falcon heavy launch, probably the best thing I have seen all year.

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    2. LeeU

      LeeU

      Envy.  As a kid, I saw a mid-'50's rocket launch from the swamp (with quicksand--I remember my aunt warning me not to go wading) directly across from Cape Canaveral. Have never forgotten the awe and majesty of that. I think about that uplifting (pun intended) experience sometimes when I am feeling really down about the idiocy/greed/hatefulness of the human species. 

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Would love to see one in person, it was awesome just watching the live stream.

    4. Denice

      Denice

      My husband, son and I were vacationing in Orlando and went to see a Space shuttle launch.  They had been having trouble with the shuttle so launches weren't happening very often.  We took a chance and got up at 3 in the morning and drove to a look out point.   They almost cancel it three times and then decided to launch,  the roar of the engine was impressive but the shaking of the ground so far away was amazing.  We could have been a launch guest,  my husband's second cousin was head of the space shuttle program.  We decided to watch from a distance and not bother him even though other family members had.  My in-laws were special guest to see the Hubble telescope launched into space.    Denice

  5. I am sure it was a long road but I am happy to have shared some of it with you. Thank you for walking along side and showing your path to me.

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    2. Joseph Fireborn
    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      My test kiln is still waiting on me 'finishing' the software so it works well. Keep getting a few weeks of inspiration then a good few weeks lacking any urge to program. Too cold and dark now to fire the gas kiln.

    4. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Yea. Well I wish you luck figuring that out! I am sure you will nail it down soon enough. 

  6. Browsing the job market again. Found a research and development technician role in my home town for a mainly Silicon Nitride ceramics company! Now to fail at getting an interview...

    1. Marcia Selsor
    2. Denice

      Denice

      They would be lucky to have you as a researcher.

  7. Could be an important day in the UK

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    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Stay safe over there.

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      In the last 40 years under 2% of deaths from terrorism have been in western europe. Very safe over here.

    4. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Yea I know it is, just dont like seeing all the people getting hurt in the news recently. Hate is so awful.

  8. Decided to fore the gas kiln today. I hope there's enough gas in my 3 mostly empty tanks...

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    2. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Not had any time to run any new tests. Just old bisque pots from my studio and same with the glaze. My matte white came out pretty clear which was interesting.

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Going to have a ponder over your post but I will get back to you. Needs some thinking time, also food is ready xD

       

    4. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Back in the pottery biz once more? Glad to see you back to firing.

  9. There's a job at Denby for a trainee lab tech developing glazes. Gimme please :D Also one as a craft potter but not sure I am good enough for that. Might send in a cv anyway.

  10. Anybody ever had their instagram account follow a load of random people? Mine has about 300 new follows that were not me, I don't think I have used anything dubious with instagram, no third party apps.

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    2. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      We are VERY glad you have sashayed into this forum!

       

    3. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      Joel, I was talking to a friend this morning and she suggested "reporting" the hacking of your account. Apparently IG can "clean up" your account.

    4. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      I don't have an Instagram account but received an email from them last week, so something might be going on here in the uk. Never had anything to do with it before this.

  11. Drop wedged 120-150kg of clay today. Going to be feeling it tomorrow.

  12. Just realised it is the 1st! New community challenge on its way.

    1. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Oh man I missed the last one!

    2. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      It wasn't well seasoned

  13. I hate winter, it's dark by 16:30...

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    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      I'm still trying to get things done outside. By the time I get home from work, the light is already dwindling.

    3. Chilly
    4. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Now its 5pm and its dark

  14. Any tips applying for ceramic teaching jobs?

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    2. Pres

      Pres

      Used to say. . .move the clay, don't let it move you!

    3. Min
    4. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Thank you :D Sent off the application today so hopefully they will give me an interview.

  15. Trying to remember how my kiln program works. Ran a little test up to 150c and all seems to be working, just need something to put on my wooden floor now for a proper test.

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    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Are you back in clay?! :)

    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Slowly :D although the kiln is in my bedroom with no ventilation... A little problem.

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Ha. No problem. Who needs sleep? ;)

  16. Starting to miss my studio :( Been a few months since I have touched clay.

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    2. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      I had to move out the studio due to lack of money so working in admin full time till I have a good chunk of money behind me. Always learning :D Min if it was simple as a hop I would be there!

       

    3. Min

      Min

      help out at a school or community center just to keep your hand in?

    4. GiselleNo5
  17. Two hours at work with nothing to do. Good thing I brought the potters dictionary to read :D

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    2. High Bridge Pottery
    3. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      I actually got the first edition for about $10 second hand.

    4. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Cool. Looks good. I might get it in the future. I will check my local libraries.

  18. Why is it so hard to upload a video to etsy. Tried a bazilllion times...

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      I see your video. Seaside Mug

    2. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Just managed to get it up using 4g, something to do with my slow home internet not working.

  19. Why does it take so long to post a thread, like I am back in 1997 on dialup xD No wonder people spam the post button staring at the blinky dots.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Dots ........>>..>>..>>>...

    2. Marko

      Marko

      Wax on, wax off?

    3. Joseph Fireborn
  20. Had to take the decision to move out my studio, a little sad but going to keep working as much as I can from home.

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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Hang tough Joel: you will make it work. I do understand the experimenting aspect: I have a few Frankenglazes out there.

    3. Marko

      Marko

      Sucks big time. Best wishes.

    4. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      U can make great work anywhere mate.

  21. Finally going to be firing with my power burner tomorrow, had a month with no free time at all :( let's hope it works.

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    2. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Had it open and I managed to crack about 25% of the pots. It did go from room temp to 400c in 30 min on the lowest setting. I need a smaller burner for the very start I think. All cone 9's and 10's down except right at the flue where cone 10 was starting to go.

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      stinks about the pots cracking but part of testing! how did the ones that didn't crack turn out? Wonderful stuff? You will figure out the firing stuff, look how far you have came!

    4. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Joel- consider yourself a Trekkie- boldly going where no potter has gone before.

  22. Packed up and delivered about 350 pots.

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    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      May your orders increase and your glaze never run. Mail going out next week.

    4. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      Sweet :D I am excited. I will have to make some spare time when it arrives.

  23. Two more parts to be delivered then my forced air burner will be in nearly working condition :D

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    2. High Bridge Pottery

      High Bridge Pottery

      :D I hope this makes the kiln work otherwise I am at another dead end. Dad thinks I am going to blow up his garage, not so happy xD
    3. Joseph Fireborn
    4. Marko

      Marko

      Adversity is the mother of learning. Stay with it. HVD

  24. Broken HDMI ports are a pain...

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Yeah, and mangled USB drivers are also disrupting. Thought it was the attached hardware!

    2. Marko

      Marko

      And depression ain't helping much either.

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