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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from CarolynB in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from florence w in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    I think that throwing and illustrating are both equally ouchies, just in different spots! I'm waaaay too much of a control freak to allow someone to throw for me, anyway; last time I did that, 4/5 of the mugs she threw s-cracked in the bisque... >.< My illustrations were wasted...
     
    Here's the second WIP: a horned owl in a funny-shaped bowl. The duck was a way huger pain (it had so dang many colors), but I'm proud of this guy, too. ♥♥♥
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from islandawg in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    I think that throwing and illustrating are both equally ouchies, just in different spots! I'm waaaay too much of a control freak to allow someone to throw for me, anyway; last time I did that, 4/5 of the mugs she threw s-cracked in the bisque... >.< My illustrations were wasted...
     
    Here's the second WIP: a horned owl in a funny-shaped bowl. The duck was a way huger pain (it had so dang many colors), but I'm proud of this guy, too. ♥♥♥
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to oldlady in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    it looks as if the wood duck was invented so you could have a worthy challenge.  YOU WIN!  
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from LeeU in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from rayaldridge in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from mss in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from florence w in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Surubee in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Min in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from flowerdry in Qotw: Is Art Pointless?   
    Well...art is one of the things on a short list of things that make life worthwhile for me, and that's never pointless. My pet portraits have also made so many of my clients weep bittersweet tears...that's priceless. I knew a lady who slept with the portrait I made of her bunny (11x8.5 inches) for three weeks after she lost him. It was her only comfort. Now... that is a powerful privilege I've been blessed with.
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Pugaboo in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from High Bridge Pottery in Wood Duck Mug Wip   
    Hai, guys!
     
    Been a while! Sorry about that. My health tanked pretty bad (heart was on the fritz!!), but the guinea pig is getting better.
     
    I came out of a joint flare today and decided to underglaze! A lady ordered a duck mug as a Christmas gift for her husband, so I made a wood duck, because SO CUTE.♥♥♥
     
    P.S. Birds are a pain in the patootie to draw. Omg, why do I do these things to myself... >.<
    I missed you guys!
     
    Oh, this is still greenware, btw. Greenware terracotta with lotsa underglaze! Sorry for the bad pic quality.
     


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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Chris Campbell in Qotw: Is Art Pointless?   
    I would agree with jolieo that the need to defend 'the point' of art is a major factor in education today.
    When you test the kids 30 times a year, who wants a subject you can't give a definitive score to?
    No budget line for joy.
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Athfzk in Turned Foot Rings On Mugs; Elegance Or Affectation?   
    I work in lowfire, so a turned foot is 100% essential for me. I gotta have the space inside to glaze up so my piece won't pee all over. My feet tend to go pretty deep, as to prevent my glaze from pooping all over my kiln shelf.
    TECHNICAL TERMZ
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Pugaboo in Going Price Of Mugs   
    Holy mackeral, I am late to this show!
    Mugs...
    Well, when I first started, my mugs were pretty ugly, but had nice illustrations, and I sold them for $10-$15 because I was really insecure starting out (like we ALL ARE!! ). This was about six years ago. Now, my work goes from $30-$150, depending on the size, glaze quality, and visual aesthetic of the illustration. I'm actually going to raise my prices a little, due to it being so dang difficult for me to throw anymore, but like this awesomely encouraging forum has said to my pouty guinea butt, "Quality over quantity!"
    Giselle, I LOVE your work. ♥ It's so very sweet and homey, perfect for gifts!!
    Crazypotterlady, you are so undercharging. Omg. Your work makes me weep!
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from laughlin in Favorite Websites   
    This one!
     
    I have never seen more beautiful ceramics than what is in our own members' gallery. Like, seriously. It's all so varied and inspiring to the Guinea. <3
     
    Oh...AND
     
    http://www.followtheblackrabbit.com
     
    ...because Beth is a goddess.
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from florence w in Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?   
    Heehee! When I had my own place, the only dishes I had that weren't made by me or former members of my EWU ceramics crew were my dinner plates! If there were seconds in my firing that were totally usable (but had glaze flaws or whatnot), I'd usually keep them for personal use. It kind of irks me to use crap Walmart slip-cast ware when, well, let's face it. My worst work destroys the "best" of that stuff! It's more comfy in all ways, heehee. ♥♥♥
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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from GiselleNo5 in Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?   
    Heehee! When I had my own place, the only dishes I had that weren't made by me or former members of my EWU ceramics crew were my dinner plates! If there were seconds in my firing that were totally usable (but had glaze flaws or whatnot), I'd usually keep them for personal use. It kind of irks me to use crap Walmart slip-cast ware when, well, let's face it. My worst work destroys the "best" of that stuff! It's more comfy in all ways, heehee. ♥♥♥
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Mark C. in Qotw: Do You Get Pottery Utensils As Gifts?   
    Evelyne
    My wife says she is not interested in buying my 9 tons of clay.
    I think I would have better luck asking for an airplane.
    Mark
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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Rebekah Krieger in Community Challenge #4   
    Just for fun- here is my streamlined form. If it survives bisq I will be using this one. Many of the Hydria that I like have a longer more cylindrical neck. I like that with the combo of the tall handle. 


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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to Pugaboo in Ok I Can't Resist, New Box Turned Out Great!   
    I can't resist showing you all my newest box.
     
    I am so happy this box turned out even better than I thought it would. It was a test to see how much control I had over my glazes. I drew light stripes on the box to mimic gift wrap. I then glazed each a different color leaving a narrow strip of bare clay showing in between each glaze stripe. For the ribbon and the feet I used a roller to impress a scroll design. I shaped the ribbon into a roll that looked nice and could also be used as a knob. Once fired I added thin strips of laser transfer patterns to each glaze stripe, again using a different pattern for each color. The ends of the box got narrow strips of black to suggest folded over wrapping paper. The design goes all around the box ncluding the bottom.
     
    It was a lot of work but I learned a lot about what my materials can handle and plan to push this even further next time.
     
    T




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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to High Bridge Pottery in Community Challenge #3 - The Results   
    This challenge was to make "anything but round". Here are the results 
     
    Original Thread - http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/12419-community-challenge-3/
     


     
     
    @High Bridge Pottery

     
     
    @pattial

     
     
    @Evelyne Schoenmann

     
     
    @rayaldridge

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    Cavy Fire Studios reacted to High Bridge Pottery in Community Challenge #3 - The Results   
    @oldlady

     
     
    @Benzine

     
     
    @Mistfit

     
     
    @dhPotter

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    Cavy Fire Studios got a reaction from Marc McMillan in Qotw: Are You Living Your Dream, Or Dreaming Your Life?   
    I was living my dream. I worked my bum off and made beautiful things. I barely had money to scrape by, but I WAS getting by. I was happy. I wasn't in a cubicle, and I made all the rules. Success or failure all depended solely on MY actions, on my drive, and my work ethic.
     
    However, that paragraph was written in the past tense. I don't have that anymore.
     
    Here's hoping I finally get on a biologic and will be given my life again.
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