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  1. Glaze week-spent time last 3 days glazing-arm is slowly getting stronger .Fired small gas kiln yesterday with glaze load -today load big kiln

  2. Glaze week-spent time last 3 days glazing-arm is slowly getting stronger .Fired small gas kiln yesterday with glaze load -today load big kiln

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      still working on wares made before arm breaking-unable to make any large pots over a few pounds.

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  3. Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum.  Has anyone tried Tom Buck's dry mix substitute?  Or do you think its less problematic to just go with Gillespie Borate?

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Its still very available . I bought #1000 when they thought it was going away.

      Now Laguna still have many tons-just find a Laguna outlet.No need to substitute at this time

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  4. You broke your arm?  Just lately? So sorry to hear that. Right or left? Hope your recovery time is minimal, don't go bananas over inactivity. Best wishes - Rae

  5. 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

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      ok the Bali dive trip is going to be cancelled as I need 6-8 weeks to heal well. no work with arm for 3 weeks but I can use it lightly in 3 more days-just gentle  use.Doc said since I do not drink or smoke and have lifelong love of milk I will heal fast .Friends are toto tilling winter garden with 91 gallons of apple pressings into soil for me.

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  6. 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

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      91 gallons of juice my friend on that day. our 38th year with lots if families and kids juicing our apples.

       

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  7. I packed up my small truck with every thing one needs to demonstrate pottery throwing .I am doing a live demo (11am -1pm at one of my organic market outlets in Mckinleville,Ca as its local products demo day . This is the 1st year my schedule has allowed this to happen.I have. not done this in 40 years or more

  8. Big local show was a success for all-great weather-huge turnout

  9. Nicest customer at my market today. She invited us to a bbq dinner at her place after the market today. Total sweetheart.

  10. How could I find the name of the guy in the Pacific Northwest that is doing the acrylic like flow glazing? My results so far are quite mediocre and I could use whatever guidance I could get from him

  11. 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!

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      good you are back-I'm out of state-just did my big show.Drive home 12 hours in am.

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  12. Last night was the first time I have found myself working in the studio in the middle of the night, up out of bed at midnight and impatient to try something.  After two hours I was back in bed. Lucky today isn't a teaching day!

  13. Fish making day for Anacortes show in two weeks

  14. firing two cone 11 glaze fires on a hot day

  15. firing two cone 11 glaze fires on a hot day

  16. My 45th year of 4th of July local show is in the am.

  17. Another Glaze Monday

  18. Hello Bill

    i have just joined this forum and on reading some of your postings I noted that you have, the same kiln that I just got. An estrin downdraft gas kiln with a perfect fire controller.

    Do you still have this kiln and were  you successful in using the perfect fire controller.

    i am planning to fire cone 6 white stoneware and cone 6 porcelaine.

     

    Any advjse on the controller would be much appreciated

    Thankyou

     

     

  19. does anyone know how to remove the wheel head from a vintage Soldner potter's wheel? I mean the ones he made himself; round barrel body, spring loaded foot pedal.  There's no set screw under the wheel head which is like 3/4 " from the table top.  Thank you.

    Billy

  20. Mark I was wondering if you had ever used the Wonderbat system.   I tried it out today, and it didn't want to stay seated in the opening, kept moving up and down.  This is my first time throwing in about 2 years and I have never thrown much on a electric wheel.  The next pot I got out a regular  bat and didn't have any problems centering it.   Does the square need some clay underneath it?  The wheel I got off of E-Bay came with two sets,  it would be a shame not to use them.   By the way I sold my kickwheel so we were able to set up the Brent this weekend.   I also bought a 3 cu. ft. Blue Diamond kiln,  I paid $250 for it.   It has a manufacture date of 1969 on it but has never been used,  it also came with $100 worth of shelves and stilts.   My small Paragon finally bit the dust,  it is around the same age but it is well used.   I like having a kiln that size for special jobs.   Denice

  21. Hey Mark,

    You said recently that you are going to be at the upcoming event in Davis this weekend. Where are you gong to be set up and how many days are you going to be there? If I can break away, I would like to come by and meet you...

    JohnnyK

  22. Honey jars and mugs dleivered to Savannah Bee. Whew!

  23. Honey jars and mugs dleivered to Savannah Bee. Whew!

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