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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Pyewackette in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I confess to being obsessed with turned/trimmed feet on mugs...and will remain so until I can find a support group .  I simply like the idea of a little surprise, extra care, and detail that makes the piece mine.

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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Roberta12 in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    Hey Babs!
    I'm still 'potting around'.  We purchased property just west of Nashville to build a studio and retirement home...that has consumed my time and something (this forum) had to give.  Also, I was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer last year and that little surgical-setback threw quite a wrench in my normally active life.  So far, my path reports are clear...and am thankful every day for that!
    Nice to be remembered, BTW.
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Min in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    Hey Babs!
    I'm still 'potting around'.  We purchased property just west of Nashville to build a studio and retirement home...that has consumed my time and something (this forum) had to give.  Also, I was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer last year and that little surgical-setback threw quite a wrench in my normally active life.  So far, my path reports are clear...and am thankful every day for that!
    Nice to be remembered, BTW.
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Hulk in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    Hey Babs!
    I'm still 'potting around'.  We purchased property just west of Nashville to build a studio and retirement home...that has consumed my time and something (this forum) had to give.  Also, I was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer last year and that little surgical-setback threw quite a wrench in my normally active life.  So far, my path reports are clear...and am thankful every day for that!
    Nice to be remembered, BTW.
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from GEP in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    Hey Babs!
    I'm still 'potting around'.  We purchased property just west of Nashville to build a studio and retirement home...that has consumed my time and something (this forum) had to give.  Also, I was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer last year and that little surgical-setback threw quite a wrench in my normally active life.  So far, my path reports are clear...and am thankful every day for that!
    Nice to be remembered, BTW.
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Babs in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    Hey Babs!
    I'm still 'potting around'.  We purchased property just west of Nashville to build a studio and retirement home...that has consumed my time and something (this forum) had to give.  Also, I was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer last year and that little surgical-setback threw quite a wrench in my normally active life.  So far, my path reports are clear...and am thankful every day for that!
    Nice to be remembered, BTW.
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Callie Beller Diesel in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    Hey Babs!
    I'm still 'potting around'.  We purchased property just west of Nashville to build a studio and retirement home...that has consumed my time and something (this forum) had to give.  Also, I was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer last year and that little surgical-setback threw quite a wrench in my normally active life.  So far, my path reports are clear...and am thankful every day for that!
    Nice to be remembered, BTW.
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from nic moore in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I confess to being obsessed with turned/trimmed feet on mugs...and will remain so until I can find a support group .  I simply like the idea of a little surprise, extra care, and detail that makes the piece mine.

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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from yappystudent in Qotw: Participants Question Pool For Future Qotw's   
    Several years ago, Gail Sheehy wrote a book titled "Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life" (I just discovered another book by Gail, New Passages that is also available on Amazon).  I believe that the veterans here on the forum have likely witnessed Patterns: Predictable Crises of the Clay Artist and I wonder what identifiable stages we can identify in our own journeys into clay/pottery/ceramics?...and what are the indicators of where we are (individually) along those paths?
     
    Maybe we identify just one predictable crisis and then have the forum describe the symptoms and how they moved forward?
     
    Peace,
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts reacted to glazenerd in Qotw: Participants Question Pool For Future Qotw's   
    Pres:
     
    I always go for those humorous questions that forces potters to question what they are doing. Like when a potter says they do not have a favorite glaze color, and a question reveals they actually do. (everyone does).
     
    :Like this one:
     
    The power grid has gone down in your area and will not be back up for one year: so what alternative firing method will you choose?
     
    Nerd
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    ChenowethArts reacted to rakukuku in Qotw: Participants Question Pool For Future Qotw's   
    Ok here is a question. Do you work in other forms of art like painting, drawing or whatever? How much cross over is there to your ceramic work?   
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from glazenerd in Rolling Pins   
    I'm a wooden rolling pin person...no particular reason, but it might feel like I'm cheating on a girlfriend if I switched.  Rolling pins have feelings after all
    --Paul
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    ChenowethArts reacted to Pres in Large Platter Broke In Half In Bisque Firing. Anything To Do With It?   
    I would consider firing the next piece on a tray of grog or sand. This would allow support, and movement. I think a second thing would be to make certain to fire down slowly to below 1100F. to pass quartz inversion, as Chris is alluding to. It looks like to me it is a mechanical break, possibly aggravated by not enough support for the size.  All my own opinion based on what I see, and know from firing kids work for 35 years.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from dricherson in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    Something that is more like a sketch problem might have a broad reach...like, start with one cubic inch of clay and make something functional? something whimsical? something humanoid?
     
    These could be quicker turnaround projects while the quarterly thing happen,
    'just a thought,
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Marko in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    Something that is more like a sketch problem might have a broad reach...like, start with one cubic inch of clay and make something functional? something whimsical? something humanoid?
     
    These could be quicker turnaround projects while the quarterly thing happen,
    'just a thought,
    -Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from drmyrtle in Claywork While Going Thru Chemo   
    @Diz I'd go with John's counsel on this...much better to make a professionally advised decision than depend on advice from even the well-meaning people here on the forum.

    From my experience in my own family, toxicology isn't the only challenge. Chemo can completely suck the energy out of an individual making it difficult to do even basic things that involve arm/hand movement. It may not be an issue with your friends, but just be aware that limits shouldn't become a demoralizing influence (i.e. biting off more than they can handle at first).
     
    Sculpey may be another option for small projects. If nothing else, it would be easier to identify the physical make-up of the material to share with a physician...and it lends itself well to small projects and easy clean-up.

    Count me in that camp that considers (safe) clay work to be good therapy,
    Paul
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Lucille Oka in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I confess to being obsessed with turned/trimmed feet on mugs...and will remain so until I can find a support group .  I simply like the idea of a little surprise, extra care, and detail that makes the piece mine.

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    ChenowethArts reacted to flowerdry in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    I would be interested in reading the artists' comments/thoughts/interpretations along with the picture of their entry.
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from GiselleNo5 in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I confess to being obsessed with turned/trimmed feet on mugs...and will remain so until I can find a support group .  I simply like the idea of a little surprise, extra care, and detail that makes the piece mine.

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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Babs in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I confess to being obsessed with turned/trimmed feet on mugs...and will remain so until I can find a support group .  I simply like the idea of a little surprise, extra care, and detail that makes the piece mine.

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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from TallTayl in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I confess to being obsessed with turned/trimmed feet on mugs...and will remain so until I can find a support group .  I simply like the idea of a little surprise, extra care, and detail that makes the piece mine.

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    ChenowethArts reacted to firenflux in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I find unfooted pots seem unfinished to me. I'll join the support group with Paul. I like to take my design all the way down in the foot for something unexpected. I am not a production potter and would never want to be. I'd rather make less, and charge a little more so I can finish them to my satisfaction. I find I'm always turning pots over to see how the bottoms are finisheD, but I'm sure not everyone pays that much attention to them as long as they work.
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from firenflux in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I confess to being obsessed with turned/trimmed feet on mugs...and will remain so until I can find a support group .  I simply like the idea of a little surprise, extra care, and detail that makes the piece mine.

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    ChenowethArts reacted to bciskepottery in Kiln Opening Temp   
    For glaze loads, I like to wait until the kiln is around 100F.  The thermocouple readings are of the air temperature in the kiln; your wares and shelves are likely hotter than that reading.  My thermocouple have a protective sheath; so, they have an adjustment in the controller to compensate for that as they are not reading the actual inside temperature and the offset helps prevent over-firing.  And, for the most part, I'm over the "Christmas" rush of every kiln firing  -- mostly because my kiln is electric and I've settled on a smaller palette of glazes that are consistent in firing.  Letting the kiln cool a bit longer is no big deal. 
     
    If you induce pinging by opening the kiln when it was too hot and allowing a rush of cold air . . . that does not mean the glaze would have pinged if it had been allowed to cool further before opening.  Some glazes will ping regardless.  Some pinging can be from operator error. 
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    ChenowethArts got a reaction from Pieter Mostert in Submit Your Community Challenge Ideas   
    Something that is more like a sketch problem might have a broad reach...like, start with one cubic inch of clay and make something functional? something whimsical? something humanoid?
     
    These could be quicker turnaround projects while the quarterly thing happen,
    'just a thought,
    -Paul
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