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Callie Beller Diesel

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  1. I'm new to ceramics and need all the help I can get.

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      Welcome to the forum! The search bar at the top of the main page will net you a wealth of information, but if you don't find what you're looking for, feel free to post your question with a title that gives us an idea of what you're looking for. We'll do our best to help you out.

  2. Hi All y’All…Just wanted to let you know that I’m going in for hand surgery in a couple of hours to fix a trigger finger and maybe another potential problem call Dupuytrens Contracture…I’m expecting all to go well, but may not be at the keyboard for a couple of days and the clay for about a month...we’ll see…

  3. What's the title of the piece?

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      I went with the clever moniker of "Photo tutorial for the forum."

  4. I have a very nice gas kiln for sale  Call for details 562 298 2546

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    1. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Hi Larry, 

      You need to post your kiln in the appropriate section, or you run the risk of being blocked as a spammer. If you need help with how to do that, I or any of the other moderators can assist you.

      Callie

  5. Found a house with space for a studio. Been a long 3-4 years with little to no pottery ;[

    Excited :DD

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      Yay! Congrats Joel. I bet it'll feel good to get back into things.

       

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  6. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      Oh you're trying that too, eh? I started mine at about 1. 

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  7. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

    1. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Yeah, we were being all smug about being warmer than the Midwest, and now we just spent 2 days trying to get a friend's truck started. (No block heater.)

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  8. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      They were finding ticks in Calgary last week, and then this hit. 

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  9. It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a gas heater. -27C so maybe I should think of something else to do.

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      Sounds like a good day to mix glaze tests inside.

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  10. still haven't had a chance to make any cone 10 stuff but I'll get there. Maybe we can go in the spring for a change?

    1. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      But then we couldn't get all ragey about the guilt tactics that diet manufacturers and health clubs use this time of year!

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  11. still haven't had a chance to make any cone 10 stuff but I'll get there. Maybe we can go in the spring for a change?

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

  13. 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:

  14. Have to cancel my next weekend art fair due to broken elbow  1st canceled show ever

    (cracked radius bone)

    I was in my old apple tree when a 5 inch limb broke and I fell about 7 feet.1st ever broken bone.Two weeks in sling no clay for at least a month. kiln is firing last glaze fire now.just coming to terms with this setback

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      Yikes.  Of all the times for something like that to happen! Speedy recovery, man!

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  15. 1000 Miles Apart Ceramics Conference in Calgary this weekend. I haven't spent this much time watching demos in a looong time!

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      Oldlady, I'll try! Roberta, we had demos from Carole Epp from the Musing About Mud Blog, Jeni Hansen-Gard talked about her socially engaged clay practice, and Peter Barbour demoed his fibre clay sculpting process. Ciro DiRucoco came to town and stayed with me, and he's the guy who's been curating the Plainsman Clay Instagram feed for the last while. We had a cup auction for a fellowship fund they're starting for ACAD students to attend the Medalta residency program and clay olympics on the last day. And I can finally say this somewhere: Ciro and I put the finishing touches on our picks for a show that we have helped curate that will be part of the official NCECA events in Minneapolis next March! I'm going to my first NCECA!!!

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  16. How is everyone? It has been a while. Just wanted to check in and say I love and miss you all! Fired my kiln today. First time in 8 months I have even touched a pot. Made me realize how much I miss this community. Hope everyone's pots are great and their glazes are perfection!

  17. heading to Medalta again for a week!

    1. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Jealous! Are you going to check out that store with the weird spray painted tumbleweeds again?

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  18. Youguysyouguysyouguys!!!! I just got notification I got into The Crafted Dish Cookbook!!!

    1. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Thanks everybody! It'll be coming out for National Clay Week in October, I'm told. Not too many details yet, but I'll keep everyone posted.

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  19. I swear, I have a half track mind. Saw an ad for a local poetry slam, and read pottery slam. My first thought was "that could be an entertaining fundraiser."

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      Can we write caffeine off as a necessary business expense?

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  20. I swear, I have a half track mind. Saw an ad for a local poetry slam, and read pottery slam. My first thought was "that could be an entertaining fundraiser."

  21. Today is my anniversary of pottery three years now. I posted an image on the gallery with more thoughts for anyone who wants to read it. Thanks to everyone here for all your wonderful help, thoughts, and support. Without you all I wouldn't be a potter.

  22. Took a week off from clay and went Camping in remote Eastern Oregon with my newly retired wife its calfing season on the antelope refuges

    1. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Who are you, and what have you done with Mark! (Have fun!)

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  23. trying a quick dry method- involves trimmed mugs, 2 fans and outdoors in warm & unusually humid air for our area.

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      Callie Beller Diesel

      I manage to push stuff pretty hard. Are you doing your lamps, or something else?

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  24. Experimenting with underglazes today, firing tonight. Kinda excited to get the burst of color I want on my pots.

  25. I am reading a book on clay body formulation from 1959: and the information is relatively the same as in 2017. Why does this bother me?

    1. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      It sounds like you're more irritated by the fact that someone has probably looked into this in depth before, but they've yet to be bothered to write it down, and now the job's been left to you.

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