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  1. Who's going to NCECA and needs a roommate? Pm me.

    1. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      As we chatted about, I don't need a roomie, but I am very excited to meet you in person!  

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Enjoy it Callie, lots to see. I will not be there, but Ron Roy will be. I hope you two get a chance to meet. 

  2. 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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    2. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      Who is demoing what???   This sounds fun!

       

    3. oldlady

      oldlady

      so you have learned a lot and are going to share it all with us, right?:huh:

    4. Callie Beller Diesel

      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!!!

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

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    2. 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.

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      :) :) :) :) *victory dance* Congratulations, Callie! :)

       

  4. 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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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Well Callie: sometimes when I wake up: it takes my brain hours to realize I have.

    3. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Can we write caffeine off as a necessary business expense?

    4. Benzine

      Benzine

      I have a "Pottery Slam" in the back loading dock dumpster outside my school building a couple times a year... All the projects that stay unwanted or unclaimed.

  5. Potter's Council Peeps: when are the deadlines to submit photos for the calendars?

  6. Okay, some interim shots are up in my gallery. No pottery yet, but soon. Very soon.

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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Seen the gallery upload. Looks like you had one of those "few times" in life experiences. Glad for you and Terri.

    3. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Marcia, Terri and I are just here for the weekend. If you can prove a certain amount of technical knowledge, you can rent the soda or the salt kiln and fire it yourself for the weekend. We're here until about lunchtime tomorrow. You're about 5 hours away. Wanna come for lunch? We found a place with amazing carrot cake!

       

    4. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Roberta and Tom, it's so amazing here. I haven't talked this much pottery in a long time! I have to do this more!

  7. Hey guys! Terri and I are in Medicine Hat at Medalta until Sunday. We have posts on Instagram if anyone wants to have a peek. Pots will be out soon! (@dieselclay and @ceramicfixtures)

    1. terrim8

      terrim8

      found a place with the best carrot cake ever!

       

  8. It's getting real, people. I just ordered the gravel base for my concrete kiln pad!

  9. I have made my Christmas production list, and am now terrified...

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    2. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      I like the list too. I now just have to break it into manageable tasks and time blocks. Then it becomes less daunting.

    3. ChenowethArts

      ChenowethArts

      I was doing OK until someone mentioned there are only 18 more Fridays until Christmas. Yikes!

    4. Celia UK

      Celia UK

      I've just put in my application for my first ever exhibition - this Christmas (starting Nov 12th) - scary or what? This thread has reminded me that I should definitely make a list, otherwise the coming weeks will just fly by and I'll have v little to show!

  10. I just finished a website update today. If anyone has a moment, would you mind giving it a browse for errors, bugs or slow loading photos please? www.dieselclay.com

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    2. GEP

      GEP

      Excellent! Easy to navigate, very clear writing, and the pots look marvelous too.

    3. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      Looks really good to me. Nice, clean, content focused.

    4. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Awesome! Thanks guys!

  11. I just finished a website update today. If anyone has a moment, can they please give it a browse for errors, bugs, slow loading pics and the like?

  12. Currently contemplating how many yarn jars I can throw to avoid writing an artist's statement.

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    2. Babs

      Babs

      This may lead to a negative artist outcome!!

      Throw you bowls whilst honing your statement, only do this if the throwing is coming easy today!

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I have never thrown a yarn bowl but have written and told a few yarns

    4. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Probably three times as many pie plates as I can make to avoid folding laundry.

  13. Did anyone know that Neil plays the banjo? He's got a little video over on his Instagram www.instagram/neilestricgallery

  14. Did anyone else know that Neil plays the banjo? He's got a little video over on his Instagram www.instagrqm/neilestricgallery

  15. My family loves me! My one present this year was a barely used 10 cu ft electric kiln!!

  16. My last show of the season just finished!!! Jammies: check. Slippers: check. Wine: check. And now to Neflix!

    1. Babs

      Babs

      Have one for me!

    2. alabama

      alabama

      For à thriller you'd like Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock). And Dial M for Murder. For comedy, The Lady Killers w/Peter Sellers.

    3. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Yay! Take it easy!! :)

       

  17. I am converting to the Dark Side for the summer! The gas kiln I work out of is closed for two months, so I will give some dark midfire stoneware a go. Kinda like an artist residency, but at home.

  18. I just got accepted to the largest show I've ever applied to. I'm freaking out a bití ¼í¾‰í ¼í¾‰

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    2. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Congratulations Diesel!!

    3. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Time to make a whole lotta pots!

       

    4. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      Great! Callie! Happy potting!

       

  19. Having an attack of nerves over applying to the biggest show I've ever applied to....

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    2. GEP

      GEP

      Only one way to find out what happens. Do it!

    3. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      Thanks guys! Application is in. I did the spring show that the same organizer runs, and I was pleased with the results. The Christmas version has twice the attendance though...hence the nerves.

    4. Min

      Min

      Fingers crossed you get in, their loss if you don't!

  20. Are we all glazing this week? I spent most of yesterday in a respirator while waiting for bisque.

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Does underglazing count? ^_^

    2. Roberta12

      Roberta12

      I will start tomorrow. yep.

       

    3. Crusty

      Crusty

      yes, a lot to glaze this week.. 3 20# flower pots for customers and the usual mugs,tea pots, etc.

  21. Feeling less amused by spammers if they cut off my access....

  22. Had the "exclusive" pyjama party New Years celebration. Drank wine and watched Marco Polo on Netflix, and analyzed for porcelain,and tile work. #claynerd(face palm)

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      My boyfriend and I had this game we started playing when we got together--we'd go to thrift stores and walk to the section with dishes. He'd point to something and say, "What's that?!" And without skipping a beat, I'd be all like, "Reduction-fired buff stoneware," or "Slip-cast porcelain." He'd laugh so hard and wonder how the heck I could just spit the answers out like that. :D

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