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MatthewV

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  1. Maybe (just maybe) I have found the magic bulltet: 3 days after throwing, my porcelain test body still had enough moisture left to trim easily.

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

  3. Random thought, what would happen, if a Raku piece were put in a container of cooking oil as a means of reduction?...

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Seems dangerous but... guess someone has to try it

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  4. After two hours of practice throwing this morning: I need to post in the "Help, I cannot center," and the "Help, I cannot pull walls, and the " Why in the he** did I buy a wheel anyway" threads.

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      It is kinda addictive. I didn't really want to learn to throw but it was part of the class I needed for studio access.

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  5. Yesterday I sat down to do some editing of my website ... and could not find it. Gone. Not in my time machine backups, not anywhere on my disc, gone from the application. LUCKILY, it is still live online ... do not ask me how that happens. The help people offered a way to retrieve all my data from the online site but I have to go in and re-configure and edit since it does not refine anything. My site is over 100 pages so I will be here for a while. I have decided to treat it like a bad...

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Huh. That is terrible. If you re-make it, it will be better, right?

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  6. Cutting a kiln shelf

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Do you have a tile saw? With a wet diamond blade they aren't too hard to cut.

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  7. 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.

  8. slow day on the forum. Guess people are going on holiday.

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      There aren't as many students taking classes -- they are the fuel of questions.

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  9. can someone remind me how to change my avatar?

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      (the more obvious ways in the profile settings don't work)

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  10. can someone remind me how to change my avatar?

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Upload the photo to a gallery. Click on the photo, click on Options and then set as your profile picture.

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  11. Making a 15" bowl:

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Did you notice how you cannot even find a link to the other contestants? The entire page design was poor. As a contestant you cannot even really know where you stand. That said, I see it like scholarship money -- a potentially nice payout which would make a big difference for a little effort.

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  12. Making a 15" bowl:

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Yup... you don't exist without Facebook. We only hear echos and dreams of you...

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  13. After a month of conquering 4qt bowls, I'm finding myself much happier with 8 pounds of clay and just a 3qt bowl. Yes. That makes be about a 'quart low'...but we've known that for a while, right?

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Well, I guess you could get seconds when having ice cream in such bowls.

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  14. My wedding ring survived a batch of stoneware in the Peter Pugger...I always knew of my attraction to clay, but this takes it too far, methinks :)

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Like the ocean, clay will have many true loves.

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  15. I made a mug from 4 lbs of clay, mostly as a joke. One of the first things to sell...

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      I reach about 330 people so 1.65 large mugs are needed! :-)

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  16. I made a mug from 4 lbs of clay, mostly as a joke. One of the first things to sell...

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      It was 40 something oz of water. Clearly I will have to make a bigger mug to be ridiculous.

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  17. I donated a large bowl...

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      "I wanted to say thank you again for your donation to our event, The Empty Bowl Project. I wanted to let you know that the beautiful large bowl you donated for our silent auction was one of the most popular pieces by far and went for $300! That is HUGE for an auction item and truly makes a difference for our cause."

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  18. Closing on my office/warehouse in a couple of more days. The question now becomes: what studio toy should I buy?

    1. MatthewV

      MatthewV

      Pugs are cute, but how many do you really need? Just get one and save the milling for someone else. Shag carpeting is forever.

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