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NFallon

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About NFallon

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  • Birthday 05/22/1951

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    http://rockpondpottery.bigcartel.com

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    Edge of a New Hampshire Pond
  1. Two knee operations, rehab, a hectic work schedule, and the fact that the site doesn't allow me to sign in using my tablet...it has been a while since I posted. It has also been a while since I worked in the studio...but 2017 is another year. Looking forward to getting my hands in wet clay again. Happy Holidays

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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Merry Christmas and Happy Pottery in the New Year.

    3. oldlady

      oldlady

      good news! now you can get sane again.

    4. dhPotter

      dhPotter

      Excellent news! Go get 'em.

  2. Kiln cooling . Experimenting with two commercial glazes.

  3. Finally getting a bisque firing completed today. Too many distractions these past three months.

  4. Great question. I have the same situation. Older 40-year old CI wheel has a very responsive foot pedal, while the new CI wheel has a slight latency when up. I can live with it, but would prefer the response of the old wheel. I would have to believe the good folks at Speedball read this forum. Maybe they could weigh in.
  5. Red letter day yesterday. 25 days from having my knee replaced I was able to go into the studio and throw for a few hours. I'm becoming human again!

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    2. Chris Campbell

      Chris Campbell

      Then you must have timed it right! Good times ahead.

    3. PRankin

      PRankin

      Great news. Good luck.

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Congratulations! :D

  6. Surgery Tuesday to replace my entire right knee. Rehab began yesterday. It looks hopefully be released today. Will work the old flywheel kickwheel into rehab routine when I can. Oh the drugs are so good. Sings "what a drag it is getting old" ( showing my age too)

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    2. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      I am glad the surgery went well and that you are feeling all right. Best wishes for a quick recovery!

       

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Rehab is the key factor on the outcome-do it no matter what.

    4. Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Mark (Marko) Madrazo

      Ah man, I wish you a speedy recovery.

  7. Cleaned studio. Getting ready to switch from reddish brown clay to white, B-Mix.

    1. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Isn't it fun. I did that like 4 times in the past few months. Finally went back to porcelain and gave up the rest. Now I just use slips when I want to change colors.

  8. Back from France...In Paris art is like a morning fog, it is in every corner of the city. Now I understand the Impressionists

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    2. NFallon

      NFallon

      Alabama...we're you the one person reading my blog?...lol

    3. alabama

      alabama

      So how does French pottery compare to

      The USA and Canada?

    4. NFallon

      NFallon

      Can't say really. I expected to see some at Montmarte, but all of the artist I encountered were painters. One studio in the small stone village of Olargue was closed for lunch (12p-2:00p - gotta love those hours). I did find a road side gallery that was on par with what finds in the US...but my sampling was very small. So, I need to go back for a bigger sampling!

  9. Off to France next week. Hope to see some local clay.

  10. I believe Lorijean and I solved the problem of the splash pan for the 40-year old Creative Industries wheel. While at NCECA, I spoke to every wheel manufacturer present about retrofitting their splash pan onto the CI wheel. They were all very accommodating but very skeptical as each manufacturer has a proprietary method to attach their splash pan to the table. Many of the splash pans would slide past the bearing under the CI wheel, but some would hang over the edge of the table. The CI wheel was designed to be sitting on the corner of the table with wheel between one's legs. My soluti
  11. Heading to NCECA on Friday. Looking forward to being immersed in clay thought.

    1. Chris Campbell

      Chris Campbell

      Reports and pictures ... For those who can only watch!

  12. The black plastic round object around the wheel head is the splash pan in the photo. One more item. There is a zerk grease fitting on the bearing right under the wheel. Make sure to add grease to the bearing. Do that every year and the wheel should last a good long time.
  13. I'm not sure if I will get the picture to post...but I bought the same wheel in 1974 for $195 or $275...can't remember...and it is still my primary wheel. It came with a splash guard...which I still use. I have all the dimensions and will be at NCECA this Friday to find a new splash guard. If you wish, I will share what I find from the mfg that are there. Posting pic next.
  14. I was in Toronto recently and was able to visit the Gardiner Museum. Besides there wonderful collection of many of my personal post war clay influencers, the had an exhibit of three artist expressing ideas relative to "###### identity through clay". The gift shop was selling a T-shirt that had "Clay is So Gay" on the front. A must see museum for any fans of the clay medium if you find yourself in Toronto.

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