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  1. Glazzzinggg...three pieces. :D

  2. My uncle's coming over to wire the house up right so I can fire my Fred! Hooray! ♥

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    2. rakukuku

      rakukuku

      yay fred has mojo back.

    3. Marko

      Marko

      All good things come in time. And if you have a handy uncle. ;)

    4. Denice

      Denice

      I don't have an uncle but we have a friend that is a electrician, master plumber and heating and air repairman.

  3. Fred, my beloved little firebox, you are gonna be the death of me. ARGH. #firingtrouble

  4. Kiln loaded with a whopping three pieces and a buncha kiln posts for filler. This is my first bisque in the garage...I'm mother-henning it hardcore!

    1. GiselleNo5
    2. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      I literally kept him on low all night! :D I woke up and switched him up to medium, but have been checking the plug every half hour, lol! Hnnghhh... I hope I can relax a bit for glaze firing. :D

  5. Dang, lady! That is some serious tile Tetris you got going in that kiln! Pretty good thinking, though.
  6. So, guess who got her pottery juried into a gallery for an animal charity event? This rodent! 20% goes to charity and the rest is for me. SO PROUD. ^_^

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    2. Amy Eberhardt

      Amy Eberhardt

      You rock, girl!!! Hope you'll post some pictures of the pieces going into the gallery!

    3. Marko

      Marko

      Thanks for helping the animals and a big congratulations.

       

    4. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Thanks, everyone! ^_^ Underglazing my second piece!

  7. That eye...how very soulful. ♥ Reminds me of a Roman statue`s eye--so lovely!
  8. Heehee! Wouldja believe me if I told you those are all lowfire glazes, too? Thanks!
  9. Holy CRAP!! You are a GODDESS!!! ♥♥♥♥ Lovelovelovelove! I totally stink at geometrics, I tell you. These are so great!
  10. Darnit, the heat finally broke (gonna be 80! Yippee!), and I'm stuck cleaning house. It'd be a perfect trimming day, too. I think I'll try and underglaze later on, though. Pics? :)

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    2. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Haaaa...well...more like a puff here and there, but I'm tryin'!

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      LOL Sounds like me. "I'm going to do all the dishes! All of them! Then clean the WHOLE kitchen. Ooh, goody, telephone!" ;)

    4. Denice

      Denice

      Lucky you I heard on the weather we might have a break in the heat in Sept because of El Nino.

  11. I wanna throw...but it's 100F outside and the air's thick with smoke. C'mon autumn! :'(

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    2. Marko

      Marko

      We've been in the mid to upper 90's. Heat index here has been 105 to 110. Lots of stomach cramps.

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Drink lots of water! I was in Santa Maria for the day a couple weeks ago. It was only about 101 but we were driving around shopping for clothes so we were constantly in and out of the car. I wasn't drinking enough water at all, and I ended up with heat exhaustion. I didn't feel that bad until the next day and then I was laid out. Not fun and I cannot recommend it. I do think it hit me worse than normal because I had just gotten over the flu. But man, drink water by the gallon.

    4. Marko

      Marko

      Indeed, GiselleNo5. I drink about 8 to 16 glasses a day. It's after 10am right now and I'm soaking wet. It's a good sauna. Thanks for your advice.

  12. My clay creation was interrupted by a HORRIBLY abscessed premolar whose root canal just about killed me, but it's 74F today, my tooth's finally shut up, and it's terracotta throwin' time!! ^_^

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    2. Denice

      Denice

      I've had two root canals and they both had to be redone. The first one I was allergic to the silver points used in it. The second one was just a curvy tooth that was difficult.

    3. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Ouch Man! That cool water bucket is gonna feel good.

    4. Marko

      Marko

      Ouch! hope you get well soon.

  13. For the first time in MONTHS, I was able to wedge a whole 25lb bag of clay today! ^_^ Poop on you, arthritis! :)

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    2. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Yay! May it continue!

    3. rakukuku

      rakukuku

      awesome considering a guinea only weighs about 2 lbs!

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Woooohoooo!

       

      Rakukuku: hahaha!

  14. So, I went to the local dump to drop off some recyclables, and the dude running the place gave me a MOUNTAIN of fatty industrial BUBBLE WRAP for FREE! He's giving me EIGHT huge boxes of peanuts, too! My shipping's gonna be good for years! ^_^

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    2. rakukuku

      rakukuku

      good deal. pays to scrounge. our gallery gets bubble wrap from another business that needs to get rid of it when they receive stuff.

    3. ChenowethArts

      ChenowethArts

      "Peanut Scrounging"...Why not ask the forum for ideas on where best to get free packing materials?

    4. Marko

      Marko

      It's always a plus. Good for you.

  15. I LOVE THIS!!! It has such a beautiful, minimalist talavera feel to it. Awesome!
  16. Some of you awesome folk have worried about Guinea, but I'm alive. Been a bit too sore for clay lately, but I've been drawing a lot. I have lots of new ideas for clay stuff, too, when my joints feel up to it. I wanna get funky! ^_^

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    2. rakukuku

      rakukuku

      hmmm guinea, its good to get off the hamster wheel once in awhile. drawing is good.

    3. LeeU

      LeeU

      You have a great spirit..maybe I could shore myself up better with some drawing-thanks for the inspiration.

    4. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      It's been frustrating as heck... even painting is exhausting to me nowadays. But, we just gotta keep trying, I suppose. :3

  17. My fella would kill for this! He likes foxes like I like guinea peegs! <3
  18. Cavy Fire Studios

    vase

    Holy...crap... this is beauty beyond words.
  19. Heehee, thank you! I do the colors first, then the watered-down Amaco black velvet underglaze, and Clay Art Center`s Baltic Black for the outlines.
  20. Is it weird that I'm nervous to start slab building..? Hnnghhh...

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    2. Denice

      Denice

      Make up some magic slip for your joints.

    3. Benzine

      Benzine

      No worries with slabs. Just let them dry evenly and slowly. Put them together, so they hold their weight enough, without being too dry. And smooth/ round the seams well.

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      When I roll out slabs I usually cut the shape I want then let them rest for a while to firm up. Less soggy to handle, especially with larger pieces. Also, a clay with a little grog in it helps. Less warping and firms up better.

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