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  1. I just got back from 3 days/2 nights of free studio time from the Mendocino Art Center (CA). I've sold in their gallery and taken many workshops there and they heard about the loss of my house/studio, so they offered me this wonderful gift. It was the first time since the fire that I've worked with clay and it felt fabulous!! Someone was firing a ^6 kiln and was able to fit a few of my shards in, and they refired beautifully, so I'll refire a lot of my other shards so I...

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    2. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      They are very generous people. Hope you are able to recoup.


    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      They are very generous people. Hope you are able to recoup.


    4. vinks


      Time is a great healer...all blessings!!


  2. The Valley Fire wiped me out. Been to our property and our whole neighborhood is destroyed. I lost all: three wheels, three kilns, 400-500 pots, etc... I can replace my equipment and materials but my pots... that's where my big loss is because I can only claim cost of materials. All my hours of work and potential earnings are lost. I have a lot of questions which I'll be addressing in specific sections of the forum. I'm applying for a CERF grant and have set up an account for dona...

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    2. GiselleNo5


      I'm speechless. So, so sorry. :(

    3. BeckyH




      If anything beyond cash would be helpful, please let us know!

    4. crazypotterlady


      Pottery books!I had a large collection and my favorites I listed in the forum I wrote about 'thermal shock...', but any resource or idea books would be appreciated.

  3. My house/studio was burned to the ground in the Valley Fire that started very close to my home. Our street was the first to go and my area is totally destroyed. 75% of the homes in my little town are gone. I had over 300 pots ready for fairs and of course, all the pottery we use daily. I’m devastated. I’m hoping I’ll be able to recover some pots that didn’t break/melt, and maybe my kilns? Wheel? The evacuation order hasn’t been lifted yet. With the shards I’ll make a big mosaic wall when we...

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    2. flowerdry


      Will be thinking of you. I hope your insurance will cover things but know that even so your life has just become extremely difficult, probably for a long time. Be strong. Keep us posted and let us know if we can help.

    3. vinks


      Sorry to hear that....blessings sent your way!!

    4. Judy_in_GA


      I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I'll be thinking of you.

  4. I am now an official member of Potters' Council and I put up my artist portfolio. Next Saturday is the opening of a show I'm in (with 7 other potter/sculptors) at a gallery on the Mendocino Coast. And I just added listings to my etsy page. I'm finally feeling like an integrated part of the greater pottery world instead of going it by my lonesome.

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    2. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Welcome to Potters Council, crazypotterlady! And yes, John already said it: don't forget the calendar and the juried show submission. Good luck!

    3. vinks


      Congratulations !!!

  5. Just posted some new photos done in arrangements. Made a series of them to put on cards for a mailing.

    1. GiselleNo5


      Absolutely lovely!!

  6. I know I'm new to CAD forum, but I'm not new to pottery. How do I get out of the "newbie " designation on the forum? Is it number of posts or...?

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    2. GEP


      You can change the designation after you've made 30 posts.

    3. GiselleNo5


      It has to do with your activity on this site rather than your actual stage of expertise. I am a clay beginner but I'm super outgoing so my designation showed as advanced after like 2 weeks. :)

    4. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      welcome to the forum!


  7. I just re-posted my new work. Thank you to all of you that viewed them and commented before they disappeared. I appreciate your support. a

    1. GiselleNo5


      I found you through that mug thread ... I love your work! Absolutely beautiful. I want to reach into the computer and run my fingers over all the carving and just look and look at everything. Also I'm quite pleased to find that the amount of surface decoration I use doesn't make me totally nuts. Or if it does, I'm in good company! ;)

  8. Help! I posted a new album on 6/30 (6 pics) and now, poof!!, all gone. I know the pics were there because quite a few people commented on them. All comments and likes are now floating out there in the ethernet. I don't know who or where to report this.

    1. bciskepottery


      Unfortunately, you'll need to repost the photos. The Administrators are aware of the problem -- it has to do with migrating the forum to new servers.

  9. I'm new to CAD although I have been working with clay for 45+ years. Recently retired and am back to throwing pots all year (~20 hrs a wk). Been working on some new styles using bright colors, sgraffito and firing to ^6 (after working at ^10 reduction since '70). Just posted some pics of my new work. What do you think? I'm doing some craft fairs and in a few galleries.

    1. Pres


      Welcome to the forums, fill out your profile more, add some pics into the gallery. Glad to see new faces!

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