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  1. I am relatively new to ceramic arts as a whole and VERY new to making my own glazes.

    flower bowl pink.jpg

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    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      that's OK, i have been on here for 9 years and still do not know anything about it.

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  2. I am relatively new to ceramic arts as a whole and VERY new to making my own glazes.

    flower bowl pink.jpg

    porcelain plate.jpg

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      welcome, jess.   looks like nice work so why not put this in the forum section  studio operation and  making work? 

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  3. Well....all done. Went out and turned it onto High finally. Fifteen minutes later, it shut off. The gap in the front of the lid was up to about a half inch. 

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      hope you are keeping a written record of firings.   it is a good habit to form and will help you keep track of the expected  duration of each type of firing.   as the elements wear, the timing gets longer.  

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  4. Hello everyone.

    Thank you for creating friendly community. So much knowledge and experience is concentrated here...

    i am husband of amateur potter, and my duties were to find kiln on Craig’s list and install it, buy sink and install clay trap, and of course to enjoy all the products of my wife’s work...

    Greetings from Montreal 

    Miroslav

     

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      very nice studio and work done in it!  your wife should be very happy there.   she needs a nice, padded cushion on the stool.  she will sit on it for a long time and being comfortable helps a lot.

      it looks like you found a great kiln for her on craigslist, too.

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  5. Hello everyone.

    Thank you for creating friendly community. So much knowledge and experience is concentrated here...

    i am husband of amateur potter, and my duties were to find kiln on Craig’s list and install it, buy sink and install clay trap, and of course to enjoy all the products of my wife’s work...

    Greetings from Montreal 

    Miroslav

     

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      the reward for doing all that work is to be expected to do more.   fortunately, you will both enjoy working together to make beautiful things.   you are a lucky man.

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  6. Yay---my slab roller handle was not functioning and I was stymied on how to fix it. It was getting me down, really! A friend came by and within 3 minutes had it working again.  Something about using the Allen wrench in the right place! :lol:

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      that would definitely help!

  7. Packed for Big show-van weighs over 11K now with pots and tanks and lead weight belts and  underwater cameras-its a slow drive north in am.

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      where is the show?   hope you sell out so your van has only vacation stuff in it.

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  8. Mason stains

     

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      once you have decided on a question, if you put it in the category you think it fits best, you could get an answer.

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  9. Can pebeo ceramic paints be used as underglaze? 

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      please ask your question in the forums, there are several choices for a topic.  and explaining where you are in the world and what a pebeo is would help get an answer.

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  10. Just got notification that "Another Horsehair Raku Trio" was accepted for this year's PBS station art auction. They were happy to get the new contribution since last year's went over so well.

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

    Excited :DD

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      congratulations on finding a house!   a real, free-standing on its own land house?   they are hard to come by anywhere especially in england!    even if it is a hole in the wall, it will be a hole you can work in, that will make you happy.:D

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  12. Kiln was sold probably before posted here. So I didn't get it! Dang!

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      OK, i will stop looking.   it is just that kilns with controllers and all the shelves and other goodies do not come up very often so i jumped on it.   hope something L&L comes up soon.

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  13. Kiln was sold probably before posted here. So I didn't get it! Dang!

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      there are 2 kilns advertised on craigslist for long island.  one has only one sentence about a paragon Dragon.  no phone number, posted awhile ago.   the other is for a paragon Viking and is current per a phone call this morning.   PRESTON, PLEASE CONTACT THEM.   SEE MY PM TO YOU.

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  14. Hey! Welcome back, Preeta! I missed your contributions. What are you up to now?

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      yes!   glad to see you back.   hope all was well during your absence.  miss photos of your work.

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  15. Annual clay order comes in next week. 33,000 #s total -my share is 25,000#s.I odered a ton of dry glaze in 50# bags my formula-lasts me 5 years-I mix another 14 glazes to go along with it.

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      i need a nap just thinking about all that!

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  16. Working on a soft blue glaze today to celebrate the gender of my baby on the way. I think I might do some limited edition work in a very soft robins egg blue since that is my favorite mason stain to date. Finally getting some time in the studio again. Life is crazy.

  17. I burnt hand in the kitchen again! I'm getting a set of protective raku style gear for the kitchen :angry:

    Plus its such a bad time to have an injury!

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      so do i.  proof is making potato salad from the pot of potatoes that i forgot and let burn .   sorry looking potatoes with half an inch of black burned skin and meat make fine food when the black is cut off.   don't know what to do with the pot.

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  18. I burnt hand in the kitchen again! I'm getting a set of protective raku style gear for the kitchen :angry:

    Plus its such a bad time to have an injury!

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      you are supposed to be THE cook, not the cooked!

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  19. Just shipped my first commissioned Horsehair Raku jar with very positive review...

  20. Finished four chapters, have drawn several charts and graphs. About 35% done! but have most outlines done. Took off Febuary and most of this month, have to go back shortly.

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      you are well on your way to becoming the new go-to source for everything ceramic!:D

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  21. I've been doing pottery for 10 weeks at the Pioneer Crafthouse at SLC.

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      congratulations on entering the wonderful world of clay!  

      can you tell us where you are and where the lessons are taught?  i suspect you are outside the USA because most of us are asleep at 2:23 AM.

  22. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      terri, were you ever a weatherperson in florida???  their vocabulary list contains only two words,  "chilly" or "warm".  it is NEVER cold or hot.    i think your temp reading places you in the definitely instantly freezing category.

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  23. Back to work for two weeks then a new hip for my wife-two weeks off for me then to caretake.

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      hope all goes well for both of you.   you realize that in the 2 weeks you will work you will outproduce most of us for the year.

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  24. Finished my 2019 detail budget and I can retain my helper who keeps me current with inventory/spreadsheets/photos. Yay me! (Of course I haven't been to a movie in 2 years, don't have TV and almost never buy clothes, but, hey, well worth it! ) Now I'm setting up my 'to do' calendar-hope I can stick to it this year.

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      good for you!   if you really need some clothes, the thrift shops around here put everything in the store on sale for 50 percent off each monday.   when the original price for jeans is $5.99, you can see why i have a pile of them.   got a cashmere sweater for $5.00 last week.

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