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Friday, January 25, 2008

Kind-a Tickled

Gotta explain right up front - i know the hole is way too small. If you look really hard however you can see it. I was trying to create my first long-necked bottle and i'm tickled pink to say xx--xx Walla! Here it is: xx Ain't that sweet?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNext. Let me brag a little. The "critter" teapot came out hunky-dory! xxI am that pleased. xxHe's been sitting around in a bisqued state for quite a long time. 6-8 months. I was afraid to take him further! You just know that i'm dancing an Irish jig about three feet high in the air. Or at least i was yesterday when he came out of the kiln.
This is another of my "favorite" mugs. Unfortunately, he has to return to the fire. Everything in me wants to say: No! No! Leave him as he is. And maybe i will.
But i have a hunch the "perfectionist" in me will succumb. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ought-a mention here that the method of keeping clay on the bat mentioned a few posts ago doesn't work. It does keep the clay from sliding off the bat - that part works. However, the clay being thrown semi-attaches to the layer of clay beneath, creates holes and air pockets, and there isn't a doubt that this isn't going to fire well. Sorry if i've misled anyone - truly thought i had a solution to a slippery problem. Back to the drawing board on this one.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAnd now to the chatroom topic. Something that regularly happens in my life is: i get so enthused about a theory or an idea or a possibility that the "obvious" quite escapes my attention!
In the chatroom case, the obvious would be that in order to chat one has to be in attendance constantly. I didn't quite foresee that outcome!
So here's my next plan of action. I'll leave the chatroom up for awhile (am thinking seriously of removing it), and if any two people happen to simultaneously arrive at the same time and want to talk - go for it!
Or maybe if everyone wants to, we could set a time (once a week) when we'd all get together and discuss pottery issues -- What do you think?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThat about covers everything and brings us up to date. Have a piece firing in the kiln, pots thrown this morning ought-a be dry enough to do something with, and there's trimming of yesterday's pots still to do!

Oh yes! If you haven't seen Tim See's excellent video on creating long-necked bottles and are having trouble with this, here's the link:

Happy Mudding

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