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  1. Well,  hot diggity dog--I have received an invite from the Ceramics Art Network's magazine, Ceramics Monthly, to write a short article w/pics for the Quick Tip series. It will be about my simple "works for me" inventory/storage system.

  2. I like the "banner" up top--the graphic affect & pallet is kinda "soothing" and intriguing simultaneously-nice vibe.

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Maybe that's the best kind, for resultant artfulness. ;)

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  3. Hey everyone! I put up a survey in the Forum FAQ's so I can build a photo uploading tutorial. I'd love it if you could take a moment and fill out a quick few questions. Thanks!

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Thanks--I'm sure that will be quite helpful to more than a few of us!! :D

  4. For those that don't know about us

     Reitz Ranch Center For Ceramic Arts Homepage

    Reitz Ranch is comprised of 14 acres on the beautiful Verde River in Clarkdale, Az.  Nestled between Cottonwood, Jerome, Clarkdale, and Sedona, the ranch offers easy access from any spot here in the heart of Arizona wine country.  With a remote feel, the ranch is still within a 20 minute drive of stores, restaurants, and nightspots.
         Built on the bones of a working ranch, the rich heritage of the ranch is apparent everywhere you look.  A bunkhouse built over 100 years ago out of river rock, well pump handles, and literally hundreds of Don’s “porch pots” add to the experience.
    Whether you’re a beginning potter, advanced hobbyist, or working professional, then ranch can meet your needs.   A well-equipped open studio, a wood fired kiln selection, and most importantly, a helpful community of wonderful people with the same interests will make you feel right at home.

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    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      What a terrific way to carry on Reitz' mark on the evolution of contemporary ceramics, drawn from the "dirt".

  5. short person (me) + tall kiln = leaning over too much to reach=

    very sore ribs. :(

    Took about 1 1/2 months to heal.

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      If ever possible, look at the L&L Easy Fire "S".  I got mine for back issues, lack of forearm strength, and I am not tall--it has been a huge blessing to be able to reach in & out & lift shelves becasue it is a shorter kiln...and great quality.

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  6. Currently Working at Seattle Pottery Supply. But, I am about to move to Southern Oregon and start my own endeavors. I can't wait to contribute here with my experiments and Home Brew Glazes!

  7. Very jazzed!! I just received  an invitation to participate in a raku firing this spring. I am going to focus  on  vase-like forms (not for water-dry only).   :)

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Definitely interested in the results of the sealant.

       

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  8. I have a two part ceramic sculpture.  I need to cememt the upper torso to the lower body.  The piece is well balanced.  I thought I could mix clay and cement but was told that would not work.  Then there is extra strength epoxy.  Any knowledge of suggestions?

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Hi--best to put this in a Forum (Studio/Making Work) -you'll get more feedback. 

  9. Been a long time coming...finally firing my first load of bisque.  HooRay!!!

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Good for you!! 

  10. drying a large slip cast item - still in the plaster form- is it better to leave it upside down to drop out or will it dry faster right side up?

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Might get more replies if posted in Studio Operations and Making Work-maybe title slip casting .

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  11. Got an invite to have a booth at a "handmade only" craft fair--may do it, since it is small and local.

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Nah--more likely a need for more paying customers to occupy spaces . :rolleyes:

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  12. Will be making a couple of funerary containers this week in a much larger form of my tri-tube bud vases...

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Just curious---are you working creamains into the clay body and/or the glazes or are these containers soley to put the ashes in?

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  13. Can I add glaze and glaze fire again?

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Hi Artebella---my suggestion is add this as a new topic in the Clay and Glaze Chemistry forum. Use a title like Glaze and Refire so it will be clear and easy for people to respond. You will get good feedback and direction in that forum.  You can copy and paste the info along with your query.   Welcome!

       

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  14. Can I add glaze and glaze fire again?

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Need more info:  reduction or oxidation? electric?  bisqued with underglazes or full fired already?  fired originally to what cone or temp? what is the clay body?  what kind of glaze are you adding on top of what kind of glaze? using commercial glazes or are they mixed from your individual ingrediants--what is in the glaze?  matte? gloss? iron oxides?  what is the form?   Lots of variables.  (I single-fire commercial clay bodies and commercial glazes in an electric kiln, cone 5 and am usually successful if I am reglazing/refireing for some reason, when I am sure the glazes are compatable--not all combinations are. )

       

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  15. David Judd Nutting's book, "The Language of Nature" has had a profound impact on my view of the creative process.  I was fortunate enough to work with Dave when I worked for the video game company "Astrocade" in the early 1980's.  But, my already high opinion of his creative genius skyrocketed with my reading of this book decades later.  It's out of print now.  But, anyone desiring to understand the essence of creativity would do well to try to find a copy and read it.

    It comes to mind today because I just ordered my fourth copy today because I keep giving away the ones I've had.

  16. What's on my workbench? Nothing...becasue it's all in the kiln!! (Finally). Yee Haw. 

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Pilfered from my sister.  She says it all the time. We are fom New Jersey -both of us lived for years in NYC--both moved to Virginia at different times (survival-long story) and while she is still there, I am in NH. So, long story long, I have no clue where she got it from. If you catch me saying Howdy, I pilfered that one from my daughter. No connections to Texas. High enthusiam--breaking out of a bad spell...and...just cracked the lid and all is right with the world (tho it's mostly  only a bisque). :P

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  17. 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. LeeU

      LeeU

      Great project...good for you! That will be a fine and useful addition to the literature for ceramics. 

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  18. has anyone used patch a tatch? on greenware?

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Am not familiar with it. I try not to repair anything I can remake but have used Spooze (do a search if interested-there is a recipe for it) with great success on greenware that I just had to keep going with, and it always fired great...no sign of a crack or break. 

  19. 2nd bisque of 2019, tumble stacked planters, loaded on lunch break, working at home has it's advantages. :)

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Oh yes...isn't it just grand (working at home)? :lol:  Enjoy.

  20. Makin' pencil holders and utensil holders for the farmer's market, hope I can get them bisqued and glazed by Dec 1st... stupid "money" job interfering with my "dream" job, lol. - Mugs are ready to gomugsforfarmersmarket.jpg.c4bd6b160e03c8e4861fe2d6e9ab0622.jpg

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Hey--don't knock it. Having a money job to fuel and support your dream job is smart--creativity put into practice throughout your endeavors.   Add business card/letter holders--people love them as gifts for people who have a desk at work or for their retail store card at the cash register.  Trust me on this! B)

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  21. Oy. Has it really been six months since I've been on here??? 

  22. Aarrgghhh...we only got a few weeks notice that the guild I belong to is doing a raku demo 10/28.  I just emptied my kiln and I do not have anything low fire to fill it with,  so I could bisque (required) a few raku pieces for the event.  I'm going to try to crank out a lot of ^5 and bisque that along with the raku clay. I don't want to pass up the opportunity.  

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      My landlord has been wonderful about allowing me to install the electric kiln (closed in back porch) & a studio (was the bedroom) in my trailer, but there is not an inch of space to spare & I'm not permitted to do anything out in the yard.  I did get my pieces done though, & will bisque this week. 

       

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  23. bit of hair stuck out from the face shield while raku-ing today - its crispy - good thing I have a hair appt on Fry-day :rolleyes:

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Wow---sounds like you are lucky it wasn't worse than that! You might have needed a fryte wig! :rolleyes:

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