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About JustPeachy

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  • Birthday November 29

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    Eastern Tennessee
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    Self taught weaver, soap making, cheese making, sewing, gardening, virtual building.

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  1. I'm getting conflicting advice and thought I'd ask here about what is recommended weight for throwing practice for a beginner? One tells me it's easier to use a min. of 2lbs since small stuff is hard to do and another tells me to practice small stuff like egg cups so there isn't much waste and it's good practice for delicate things. Maybe it's just a personal preference/comfort level thing? It certainly is confusing. Any other schools of thought?
  2. Do at least one thing pottery related every day. Not the easiest of resolutions but I'm working on it!
  3. Wow! It was printed in 2002 and I see it here Used starting at $173! Dang, is it printed in gold leaf or what? Maybe I need too keep an eye out.
  4. I always look at the copyright on most of the books that I purchase, so I won't tell if you don't! and I certainly have fond memories of the local library and the card catalog and ordering books from adjacent branches. Those were the days, but I still collect books because I love the feel of them in my hand and even the smell too. The internet is like the biggest library in the world, but nothing can replace curling up in a sunny, warm spot and coddling the pages of an interesting book! Pure heaven!
  5. Both pots were dipped, the blue one in shiny blue then a matt white over the top of it, leaving bands of darker blue showing, I also rubbed off some of the top layer of white glaze in places. Even with the slightly wonky spout I think it's Fab! And thanks for telling how you glazed it. I can't really say that I've actually glazed anything...with the exception of a 3hr dip-a-thon to wrap up a miserable 6wks beginner pottery course at the local community college. I can't count that as experience and keep a straight face!
  6. I can't comment on the twisty spouts but I adore the blue teapot! Did you brush the glaze on?
  7. Yes, that's the one. My only qualm with it is that the print is soooo small. I need to get my glasses updated. lol
  8. Amazon has it. I love Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Road-Through-Miyama-Leila-Philip/dp/039457818X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388969124&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=The+Road+Thru+Miyama+Leila+Phillip Looks like a really sweet read! Thanks John
  9. I had to drop off some used books to sell yesterday. We have a place here that will give you a voucher or a lesser cash payout for your stuff, so I made a run and decided to snoop the ceramics shelf. I found 2 hardbacks for a total of $9 I looked them up on Amazon to see what they are selling for: http://www.amazon.com/Stoneware-Porcelain-Daniel-Rhodes/dp/0801900980/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388942995&sr=1-1&keywords=stoneware+and+porcelain+rhodes This looks like a nice reference book and I paid $3 for it. http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Potter-Step---step-Handbook/dp/0681783273/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388943087&sr=1-2&keywords=the+practical+potter+warshaw This one was $6 and I like all the photos showing cross sections of stuff on the wheel. I'm a happy camper! So, what's on your library shelves?
  10. Rainy and 43F for the high. Went to the store and only had to wear my unlined raincoat and a scarf for decoration, Haflinger wool clogs for the toots and I didn't bother with socks! I don't miss Chicago weather, not one small bit! My idiot baby brother does the polar bear swim in Lake Michigan. They had to cut a hole in the ice yesterday so they could jump in. I hated having to suit up like an astronaut just to take the garbage out.
  11. Thanks for all of the kind comments. You guys are great! CL, I love the kool aid visual! Hilarious! Currently everything is coming out little and squatty, but I'm working on it. Thanks Pres! Anything with chocolate is bound to be awesome. I really like that idea. Babs, I currently don't have many ideas about what kinds of glazes to use. I'm just practicing throwing and trying to get a decent cylinder, oh, and enough greenware to do my first bisque firing, so that's still some time away. Chris, thank you for the inspiration! Her work is absolutely gorgeous. Blew me away. I'd love to see the throwing exercises too if anyone would post the link that'd be great! The handle was easy. I've never milked a cow, never wanted to either, but that is how I think about pulling a handle. Seems like it would be similar only you can't rotate a teat 180 degrees with every turn. That really would be a mad cow! I'm not really sure how it will pour. I was just happy to get the handle attached and directly opposite the spout. I knew by looking that it needed a heavy, largess handle to balance out the squattyness of it. It weighs a ton so it will probably crack anyways truth be told. The bugger for me was figuring out how to trim the darn thing without a chuck! Gahhhh! It's all about the journey!
  12. Dan is the Man! He's my all time favorite youtuber too. He also grows show veggies, like gigantic carrots and onions on his allotment. Very interesting.
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