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  1. 2nd bisque of 2019, tumble stacked planters, loaded on lunch break, working at home has it's advantages. :)

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Oh yes...isn't it just grand (working at home)? :lol:  Enjoy.

  2. 1st bisque of 2019 firing now

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    2. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      Save so much money!  Under 300 dollars for parts (closer to 250), permit and inspection under 100, versus 1250 for the same thing from an electrician.  Can't believe it!  I could even go cheaper if I don't use a GFCI breaker and skip the permit but I want to do it right

    3. oldlady
    4. shawnhar

      shawnhar

      Turned out pretty well, have done 2 bisque's and a glaze fire. Blew up one of my planters with the built-in drip tray, didn't let it dry long enough, the bases are pretty thick.

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  3. Dying inside a little every day, wishing I could make this happen faster... 

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    2. shawnhar

      shawnhar

      Thanks guys, it's just hard right now, external factors taking my time and mandatory OT at my job, I feel a terrible loss when I don't get to put the work in. 

    3. Gabby

      Gabby

      At the risk of sounding like a mama, please get some help if you actually feel like you are dying a little every day.  I hope you figure out a way of feeling ceramically engaged even when you don't for a little while have hours for the studio.

    4. shawnhar

      shawnhar

      Thank you Gabby, it's just the job, I don't know if you've ever seen the old TV show "The Prisoner", but I am number 616352 and that's all I am. The pay and benefits are too good to give up though, so I get on with what needs to be done. I'm solid, but sometimes it feels good to vent.

       

  4. Makin' pencil holders and utensil holders for the farmer's market, hope I can get them bisqued and glazed by Dec 1st... stupid "money" job interfering with my "dream" job, lol. - Mugs are ready to gomugsforfarmersmarket.jpg.c4bd6b160e03c8e4861fe2d6e9ab0622.jpg

    1. LeeU

      LeeU

      Hey--don't knock it. Having a money job to fuel and support your dream job is smart--creativity put into practice throughout your endeavors.   Add business card/letter holders--people love them as gifts for people who have a desk at work or for their retail store card at the cash register.  Trust me on this! B)

    2. shawnhar

      shawnhar

      Not knockin it too bad, just wish I could throw a lot more and the job eats up a lot of my time. Thanks for the tip! I had not thought of card holders. I'll try to think of a design for that. 

    3. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      First thing that came to mind for the letter holder...same as sponge holder (cup with slots); for the business card holder,,, smaller cup with most of the front half carved away. Thanks for the suggestion, Lee!

  5. Waiting for big bowls to dry so I can trim after work

    1. JohnnyK

      JohnnyK

      I'm in the same place with my Christmas order. Looking to trim them this afternoon. Rain tomorrow will slow the drying process...should be able to bisque this weekend. How did your 40 cup project wind up?

    2. shawnhar

      shawnhar

      All things considered the mugs went well, I think I lost 12, 2 handles popped, a few had tiny cracks and a few had glaze issues. Made more since then and I have a dozen more already bisqued and ready to glaze.

      I have problems with my large bowls getting a tiny little crack in the bottom or warped rims, hoping this set of 6 will not have any issues

  6. Firing glaze test #9, really hoping this is the one....

  7. Firing 3rd glaze test....

  8. Bisquing ma test pots....

  9. Waiting for 1st glaze fire to cool...

  10. Currently firing 1st bisque, 600f and nothing has blown up yet, yay!

  11. Waiting for mugs to dry...

    Mugs drying.jpg

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