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  1. 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


      Who is demoing what???   This sounds fun!


    3. 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!!!

  2. 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


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

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

    1. Roberta12


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

    2. 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. 

  4. 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


      I will start tomorrow. yep.


    3. Crusty


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

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

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    2. 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


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

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

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

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

  9. Getting packed and ready for my sale this weekend. Does anyone else get stage fright for these things?

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    2. Tyler Miller
    3. Biglou13


      Yes, I did yesterday, Subconsciously all week,then consciously yesterday. I didn't even finish setting up before I started selling stuff, For a 5 hour show I killed it! I'm sure you will also.!!!

    4. Joseph Fireborn
  10. 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

    2. Callie Beller Diesel
  11. Having an attack of nerves over applying to the biggest show I've ever applied to....

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    2. 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


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

  12. 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


      found a place with the best carrot cake ever!


  13. 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.

  14. 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


      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!

  15. 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?

  16. 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


      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!

  17. 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


      Great! Callie! Happy potting!


  18. I should know better than to do shows Ina church, no matter how nice the neighbourhood. Sold 3 whole pieces today.

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      Noooooo!!! That happened to me last year. Sold NADDA. I was slightly peeved. A lot.

    2. Chilly


      Good job they were "whole" pots, not broken ones. hee hee


    3. Callie Beller Diesel

      Callie Beller Diesel

      This is one thing, yes :). All my friends and neighbours are wanting to see the new stuff, so I may just have an impromptu open house, and post a few items on etsy. I have a bigger sale Dec 12-14, and I have better hopes for that one.

  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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    2. 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


      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.

  20. I'm trying to find a relatively recent thread where people were talking about adding things to glaze to make it brushable, and things like acrylic medium, glycerine and floetrol were mentioned. Anyone remember which one it

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

  22. Just got my kiln load back!! 30 cubic ft of work, and no major errors! Pics to come.

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