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  1. Hi Liam,

    In previous posts you mentioned getting waterslide decals on Amazon.  Can you tell me which ones work?  I've tried a couple of waterslide decals from ebay and the image gets distorted during firing, kind of melts a little. 

    I thought it was something I was doing wrong and I tried several different firing temperatures, but always get the same bad result.  Now I think it's something with the decal paper that causes the distortion when reaching higher temps.  I am aware of the whole unfortunate litigation situation and I am trying to avoid supporting Fired On.  If you can point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated!

    Sonia

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      Hi @Sonia, I haven't used them yet so I can't help you.  I suggest looking through the reviews to see if any mention using them on pottery.

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  2. Our favorite Thrift shop is Islands thrift in Oak Harbor on Widby Island if you get up that way. Its more visted these days but still a great spot. It works so well as the airbase is nearby and has a constant turnover of folks who dump most of thier stuff moving to another base.

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      We usually hit about 6 of them on a Saturday or Sunday, we have a few in the neighborhood and then some church based ones that always have awesome weird old stuff that old ladies leave to the church in their will.

      This coronavirus thing has us jonesing for a thrift store fix, none of them are open

       

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  3. For the third year in a row, my "Three's a Charm" set of Horsehair Raku pots has been accepted by KVIE, Sacramento's local PBS TV station for their annual Fall Art Auction!

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      Should rename it to third time's the charm :D

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  4. Hi All y’All…Just wanted to let you know that I’m going in for hand surgery in a couple of hours to fix a trigger finger and maybe another potential problem call Dupuytrens Contracture…I’m expecting all to go well, but may not be at the keyboard for a couple of days and the clay for about a month...we’ll see…

  5. Well,  hot diggity dog--I have received an invite from the Ceramics Art Network's magazine, Ceramics Monthly, to write a short article w/pics for the Quick Tip series. It will be about my simple "works for me" inventory/storage system.

  6. Hi All y’All…Just wanted to let you know that I’m going in for hand surgery in a couple of hours to fix a trigger finger and maybe another potential problem call Dupuytrens Contracture…I’m expecting all to go well, but may not be at the keyboard for a couple of days and the clay for about a month...we’ll see…

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      Good luck! Hopefully you've got a lot of bisqueware saved up so you can at least decorate :)

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  7. Packed for Big show-van weighs over 11K now with pots and tanks and lead weight belts and  underwater cameras-its a slow drive north in am.

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      His booth was poppin when we stopped by and it wasnt even 11 yet!  Nice meeting you mark and good luck with the rest of the weekend!

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  8. Packed for Big show-van weighs over 11K now with pots and tanks and lead weight belts and  underwater cameras-its a slow drive north in am.

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      That's amazing, my tahoe starts bogging down with 1500lbs in the back. 

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  9. Packed for Big show-van weighs over 11K now with pots and tanks and lead weight belts and  underwater cameras-its a slow drive north in am.

  10. Packed for Big show-van weighs over 11K now with pots and tanks and lead weight belts and  underwater cameras-its a slow drive north in am.

  11. I was just reminded how fragile bone-dry greenware is when I was transporting a stack of berry bowls from my studio to my garage to load into the kiln...broke 2. Will open the kiln this afternoon to unload 40 pieces and get ready for glazing and horsehair Raku...

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      Yowch!  All part of the process I suppose. Another offering to the kiln gods.

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  12. I am finally back in the studio, hand- building. It is 23 degrees and I am snowed in. I won't get back to the wheel until spring.

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      It's sunny and hot today, better get to work Gabby!

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  13. 1st bisque of 2019 firing now

    1. 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

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  14. 1st bisque of 2019 firing now

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      Good luck!  I hope to join you soon, buying wire and conduit now to wire mine up

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  15. Daylight savings time is going away this weekend which means less time in the yard and on the farm and more time in the studio,,,YAAYYY!

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      I know, it's bittersweet.  No more daylight but plenty of studio time.  It's gonna be dark when I get to work and dark when I come home.

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  16. I did not came a long time busy trying to do things right, 

    about the bubbles : I was glazing  some mugs with feildmouse brown of mastering cone 6 it usually is ok but this time it went completely matte,I tried to réglage  them with a clear glaze a cone 6 and ....bubbles terrible. I can’t understand what went wrong...  

    errata:sorry  i did not came

    Look the photo I have sent 

    thanks for the help 

    36D15001-DFF6-42C1-837D-F2EBD87E10DD.jpeg

    1. liambesaw

      liambesaw

      I'm gonna guess the rutile and manganese offgassed when you refired with a gloss over it. Maybe it didn't reach temperature the first time you fired it.

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