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  1. Kona bound in a few days. Not ready to leave Molokai

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Enjoy it, you have earned it.

    2. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      You lucky thing! Hawaii is so beautiful. Haven't been there in eleven years...

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      sounds great! Have a wonderful time in Molokai

       

  2. Warms to low 90s every day in Cambodia-good for drying clay

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Sure-sure: rub the heat in our faces.

    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      lol You better come back you're missing all this glorious rain and flooding!

    3. Pres
  3. another bisque fire then Monday is crabbing day

    1. oldlady

      oldlady

      are you only crabby on monday? it is more fun to be crabby every day.

    2. Chilly

      Chilly

      When Mark and Old Lady retire from potting, they should do a double act.

       

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Dungeness crabs for eating from the ocean-we got 30

  4. loaded a bisque and will fire on Sunday-mowed 1/2 acre of wet grass-over 50 inches so far on rain since Oct 1st

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      So much for sitting down after 36 hours on a plane.

    2. Pres

      Pres

      What are you going to use for modeling software?

       

  5. Finished another glaze Friday-now firing my 3rd glaze kiln load of this year

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      Is that on track for your normal schedule, or are you actually scaling back a bit, like you mentioned?

    2. Chris Campbell

      Chris Campbell

      Yes, should we congratulate you on slowing down?

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Its the same as last year-I may have one more year-full speed then cut a few shows

      I have lost an outlet so thats a bit less

  6. Loading a bisque today after a 3 week sales break

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Monday is glaze day for me.two kiln loads

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Doing better than me, I loaded biscuits with gravy- far as I got.

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      mixed 5 bucks of glaze this evening

  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

    1. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      What are the chances of your shooting some video of your techniques while you're at it and posting them here? I and many of the Forum members would love to see you in your medium...

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      chances are zero-sorry I'm  solo at this gig as my wife is in Colorado this week and I do not want to add my  go pro to what I'm already doing.

    3. Min

      Min

      Lucky people of McKinleville!

  8. 2 glaze fires going today-xmas beat is picking up

    1. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Oh my word. I'm doing around one per month, or even every other month.

    2. GEP

      GEP

      I'm in xmas mode too. four wholesale orders, three shows.

    3. Rebekah Krieger

      Rebekah Krieger

      <3 you are so inspiring with your # of work!

       

  9. Bisquing on Saturday for a Monday glaze day

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Glaze firing small kiln now big kiln in am-doing two shows worth so I can head off to a tropical island between shows

    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      How much total CF of kiln are you firing?

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      35 CF car kiln and a 12 CF updraft-usually do both kilns after a glaze day-last year 27 car kiln loads down from 35 loads a few years ago

  10. unloaded two great kiln loads-xmas stock is piling up-Back to working with 5#s of clay now-broken arm is coming along nicely now at 6 weeks .

    1. lgusten

      lgusten

      Good News!!!!  Glad you are mending well!

    2. Rae Reich
    3. Min
  11. Glaze day again-boy it comes up every week this time of year

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Have fun, I'm working on test glazes.

    2. Marko

      Marko

      It keeps you young and happy. :)

    3. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      but I feel tired and old afterwards

  12. 4th of July show my 43rd in a row-wonder whats it like not to work on that day??

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      it is nice but you have to calm down the animals because of the fireworks.

       

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      We have no animals at this time-first time in 40 years without a cat or two or a dog.

    3. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      Enjoy the 4th and hope you have a good sale.

  13. snowed last night-winter wonderland here this morning.Very rare for us indeed-into the 20's tonight

    1. Denice

      Denice

      We got a ice storm overnight,  it thundered and lightning and rain a quarter inch of ice.   My son is visiting from Palau and is freezing.  Denice

    2. Benzine

      Benzine

      We should have snow on the ground, and a week ago, we did.  Most of it melted over the weekend, and woke up to thunderstorms this morning. 

      Last year at this time, it was in the 60s and 70s!

    3. Denice

      Denice

      We had another ice storm last night,  we only had two cold nights last year.  It is suppose to be in the high 50's next week.   I only worked in my studio yesterday for a couple of hours, it was to cold and my heater wasn't cutting it.   Denice

  14. Filling gallery order and making stock for 2 fall shows

    1. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      You probably don't even bat an eyelash any more but ohhh custom orders make me so nervous!

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      NO more custom orders for me

    3. Marko

      Marko

      Yup, I agree with Giselle. I get stomach aches and can't sleep well. But I get it done, when I do have them.

       

       

  15. Another middle 60s day great for drying out pots-This past week has been great weather for pottery drying outside

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      It snowed here yesterday, and this morning we had wind chills near zero...

    2. terrim8

      terrim8

      #**!!@^% its -10 here right now. The pond is still frozen. I'm feeding the poor robins and other birds. Not supposed to go over negative temps until Monday. Ice age anyone?

  16. Monday glaze day-been nursing pulled back muscle all week

    1. Min

      Min

      ouch! Pulled the muscles down my right side a couple weeks ago, still need help loading the kiln and lifting boxes of clay. Hope you heal fast, hard to slow down isn't it?!!

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Could not put socks on for a few days and no I do not heal fast at 65 anymore. I took this week off from glaze firing and am only moving lighter loads.I may take two days to glaze and load two kilns this week instead of 1

  17. Another Glaze Monday

    1. DirtRoads

      DirtRoads

      Get a TV in there!   VOD is your friend.  How many days a week do you spend glazing versus making?

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I seem to glaze and load two gas kilns on Monday-at least every other week in my slow time. I did this last Monday as well so thats 5 days making one glazing . I'm doing a 4th of July show and have lots of extra stock-so my plan is take 3 weeks off from glazing-which is an extra week. I need to go fishing .

  18. Firing the big kiln for Christmas/and gallery orders-I just could not help myself-trying to get way ahead.

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Sounds good getting ahead to me Christmas kind of sneaks up on you. Decorations are already in the stores.

    2. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Good for you! September sneaks up on me every year still.

  19. Packing up last kiln load for big summer show a few states away.

    1. jrgpots

      jrgpots

      When do you go to Bullfrog/Overton Az?

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Never-I do the boulder City Neveda show on 1st weekend of Oct.

      TempeAZ in Dec.as well

  20. This is the week of shipping one mug at a time-its brutal

    1. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Hang in there Mark. 

    2. What?

      What?

      I didn't read anything in the Feb 2018 issue of Ceramics Monthly about the brutality Mark C has to face shipping out one mug at a time. Nice write up.  I think a while back you mentioned you were contributing to an editorial. Always nice to see and read articles from people I have meet here and in person.

  21. Two glaze loads packed up some for me some for galleries-dropped them off today.

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      The country thanks you for adding to our national GDP>

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I think my tax money paid for a round of golf for the pres

  22. Apple juicing on Saturday -big apple year

    1. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      Mmmmm fresh apple cider!

       

    2. Marko

      Marko

      Apple a day, keeps the potter in clay?

  23. Its turned cold (46 degrees) and rain is in the forecast-Turned on shop heater and am making some gallery orders.

    1. Cavy Fire Studios

      Cavy Fire Studios

      It dumped snow up here most of the day! *facepalm* Geez...

    2. Amy Eberhardt

      Amy Eberhardt

      We got a tad over three inches, Guin. How much did you get? :D

  24. cloudy and cooler today -76 degrees with light trade winds

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      We got the salt kiln lined today with fiber .

    2. Min

      Min

      Really enjoy seeing the build in progress, thanks!  Can't wait to see how the pots come out. 

  25. cold weather is now changing to an atmospheric river locally called the pineapple express. We may get some rain from this

    1. GiselleNo5

      GiselleNo5

      We're going to have a solid week of rain and the mudslides have already started.

       

    2. oldlady

      oldlady

      pugaboo is snowed in. in Georgia if you can believe it.

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