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  1. The "I love this" pieces are few and far between for me, but for me to love it, it's the feeling I get when it comes out of the kiln and it's exactly what I imagined, all of it, shape, glaze, nice looking and well-made and the feeling that that's what makes it all worthwhile, well, that and the fact that I love clay and can't be without it for too long. I'm strictly a hand builder utilizing the coil method and lately ,because I'm experimenting with marbled clay, slab building. I also have to say , for myself, I like organic shapes and what I make are mostly decorative which is also a form of functionality. I push the clay to its limits and often beyond to see how far I can take it, but at 76, I've begun slowing down. I never sold a lot as that wasn't my desire but I tried it for 2 years to see if anyone would buy what I made, and to my surprise, they did, and that was enough for me. So, if it's just a soso piece, I give it to goodwill, if its acceptable in my eyes, I may gift it to someone, but if it's really special and makes me smile, I keep it and my family will eventually have some nice pieces made by me. I don't know about anyone else, but when it happens, I smile, get on my good knee, and bow to the kiln goddess!
  2. I volunteer in an art studio where all bisque ware is fired at cone 5.  Is this ok for the stoneware I use which does get final fired at cone 6?

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    2. Denice


      Min thank you for answering his question,  I had my hand  surgery today.  I am a little slower at typing with my left hand.  Denice




    3. Min


      Hope it heals fast Denice. My dad had carpel tunnel surgery this time last year, he was really pleased with how much better his hand was after the surgery.

    4. Denice


      I  am glad to hear about your dad, everyone I know had trouble with a  lost of feeling in their fingers after the surgery.   I also had a trigger finger fixed,  it was a real problem for me.   I kept dropping everything and couldn't sign my name.  I set up a few projects in my studio that I can work on with my left hand.  I would go crazy not being able to work in my studio for 6 weeks.     Denice

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