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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


January 11, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #5993556

By popular request, here's a new forum for ceramicists to "potter" around in!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2009
10:00 PM

Post #5993579

Jumping with joy!!! Terry, Dave and staffs are the best there are!!! Wooohooooo!!! Thank you.
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #5993581

Thanks for listening! This will be a great new forum.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 11, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #5993600

Shoulda said it here first, but ----can't begin to tell you how much this is appreciated!! The listening and the patience!!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #5993602

Well, now...how very wonderful.
Thank you.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #5993624

I'd better get busy, so I'll have something to post and share on this forum that I so much wanted. lol.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 11, 2009
10:19 PM

Post #5993634

I'm sitting here worrying about all those cool threads we have going on OTHER forums...giggle...ridiculous! How do we get 'em here, I wonder...link and continue? Magical mystical DG transfer spell? Links post? So much talking to do, so little finger...
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2009
10:23 PM

Post #5993648

Just link them over here, that would be easier.
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #5993651

Grownut, what you could do is get together links to all of the threads you want included and someone from admin can make a "sticky" to put that post at the top of the forum. That is what I did on the self contained box gardens forum.

This message was edited Jan 11, 2009 4:26 PM
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 11, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #5993671

I can, can I?? ;-) I've been up to so much already...

Thing is there are plenty of discussions in progress now as opposed to something to reference from here on out...Don't really want to lose the thread(sts) of the discussion. And I tend to get lost or go awol linking...

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


January 11, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #5993675

If there are threads that really should be here, post links to them here and I can move them over and "seed" this forum with the existing threads.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 11, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #5993679

Not only the patience of a Saint, but...will do, Terry.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #5993704

OK, started one basic thread...just to see if there might be some interest in some basic techniques.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 11, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #5993737

Thanks again to Terry --here are some threads current elsewhere:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/935639/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/802873/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/935653/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/941700/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/934000/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/941736/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/940532/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/940911/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/934068/
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 11, 2009
10:52 PM

Post #5993770

Well, I'm ceding the computer to DD for a while! Happy Trails All!
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2009
11:03 PM

Post #5993821

Terry, this really IS thrilling, but would there be any possiblity of changing the name of the new forum to "Kiln Fired Arts (clay, glass, etc.)"?

We all pretty much agreed among ourselves after the first week of discussing the new forum that we want to share knowledge and projects among other kiln-users.

We don't want to lose the glass-fusing and copper-enameling artists who have much in common with potters, and especially since many of them have supported starting this new forum.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


January 11, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #5993865

My fear (based on looking at what words are most commonly used) is that you'll lose a lot of basic pottery, clay folks if the forum is called "kiln-fired arts"

That's a pretty esoteric term, and most people generally aren't using it when they search around the internet for clay, ceramic and pottery forums. We can add something in the intro that explains the forum welcomes all those who work in these various media, as well as those who are kiln-fired arts enthusiasts.
goofybulb
El Paso, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 11, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #5994030

Yepee! This calls for champagne!

Thanks, Dave, Terry, Admin!

Thank you all potters united! Now I can watch you grow, and you can teach me! I love pottery, but have no clue on how to work the clay! Help! See you on the "clay threads"!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 11, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #5994046

Oooooo. E-bubbly...

{{{I DID notice that, when copying the address to link, the term "all fired up" appears as part...getting my chuckles from that one...and hoping it wasn't too traumatic for admin...}}}

This message was edited Jan 11, 2009 6:13 PM
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #5994124

I understand the concern---we're SO grateful you set this up, and we'll make it work! :-)

I don't really understand how a "sticky" functions. Do you think there be value to adding a "sticky" to Artisans, for instance, that tells people about specific forums (Mosaics and Stained Glass, Pottery & Ceramics, Basketweaving, for instance)?
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 12, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #5994239

It mostly saves a good thread from disappearing. If the info is important enough and there's no better way to put the info out there, then a sticky will do --that's why those 2 stickies are up top the DG forum -keeps 'em from getting lost.
jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #5994290

THANKS! THANKS, to Admin. This is soooo great and now I can pick everyone's brain!
Are we a happy bunch or what!!!
JoAnne
outtamygourd
Port Angeles, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #5994470

I sipping a glass of wine in celebration, even if I'm a glass fuser and not a potter. Doesn't matter the name, just that we now have a home! A great big THANKS to admin for acknowledging us insecure artistic types! CHEERS!

Looking for fusers to help me along my way...

Sheri
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #5994697

More Whoops of JOY! Thank you Terry, and everyone else who is making this forum happen!
WIB,
SW
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #5994709

I can't tell you what a little thrill it gives me to see "Click here to return to the Pottery, Clay and Ceramics forum!" OK, I'm a cheap date, too...LOL!
outtamygourd
Port Angeles, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
4:24 AM

Post #5994972

Hey Grow...you mentioned on the other thread "In Japan I..."

When were you in Japan? For how long and what did you do while there? (unless of course it's none of my bidness, then tell me so. Just curious about other places).
art_n_garden
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2009
4:52 AM

Post #5995062

Oh we should start one or multiple threads on Japan (I visited there too in the past)!


Thanks admin, your are Fantastic! (or fantastagreat as some of my pottery students might say) You won't regret this. We are a different sort, we ceramicists. I am inspired already.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 12, 2009
5:26 AM

Post #5995130

I studied Japanese in college (at GGKs Eugene Or) and then went to Japan and lived/studied/worked there just under 7 years. There I did my mudslinging. I'm actually a trained interpreter who enjoyed other things better.

Any kind of pottery or glass discussion I am up for:-)
outtamygourd
Port Angeles, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
5:57 AM

Post #5995210

I don't know anything about pottery but would certainly be willing to learn. I'd like to find some fusers more experienced than I (won't take much) who can help me with some technical problems. But art, any art, is good for discussion. Inspiration, medium, technique...whatever.
Mazda1994
Oklahoma City, OK

January 12, 2009
3:08 PM

Post #5995905

This will be great! I am a "hot glass" artist & can't wait to see what other people are doing!
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 12, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #5996141

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3gardeners
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
8:21 PM

Post #5997223

By "hot glass" do you mean fusing or lampwork beads or other things? or all? I only fuse. I'm not coordinated enought to work with molten honey. One thing with one hand and another thing with the other hand. Lampwork beads are beautiful though. And I have about 6 to show for my 1 class to prove I tried :-D

outtamygourd, have you ever fused leaves between 2 pieces of glass? Clear on top of course.
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #5997236

3gardeners, please please please start a new thread and tell how that is done! I would LOVE to do something with my pretty leaves (of course they're all gone now).

On Artisans there was a thread on lampwork beads that I was stalking---such pretty work! I'd like to know more about it.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #5997277

Me too, 3gardeners.
3gardeners
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #5997281

I'm headed off to pick up my kids from school right now. I'll try to get back on this evening and up load some shots. I was just saying on another thread that I've found glass can be very temparamental, at least with me. Probably because I'm just at what you would call an apprentice level. I've tried a lot, learned alot, but haven't really mastered a lot. I do love it though. :-)
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 13, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #5998515

One of the wonderful things about having this forum -we can get exposure to a wider variety of media that are available if you do KFA! (And yes, I want to continue using that term...says a whole lot, simply!)
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 13, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #5999057

WHOO HOO! Thanks so much Terry :-) Now I can learn more about how not to blow things up in a kiln. (a high learning curve here sigh)
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 13, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #5999969

dahlianut you should start a thread on that very question.
outtamygourd
Port Angeles, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 13, 2009
2:00 PM

Post #6000063

3gardeners ~ No, I have not yet tried to fuse any inclusions except copper sheet & foil. And I only made my first inclusion piece a few weeks ago. I've only been fusing for a year or so and consider myself a beginning beginner (sub-apprentice!). My biggest issue right now is unwanted bubbles. Some of them I can handle, but the first piece in which I used inclusions had such a bubble I had to patch it and refire! I just got my fusers glue and have a piece ready to assemble so will be getting it in the kiln this weekend. How would you fuse the leaf without it turning to black dust?

This is the first piece. Notice the many, MANY bubbles? I spoke with the young lady who got me started in this and showed her this piece. She mentioned that her teacher bar-be-qued the copper prior to fusing...literally threw it on the bar-be-que for about 20 minutes prior to firing. I guess I'll try baking my next one since it's been far too rainy here to light the que. Also, the piece cracked while annealing during the first firing which, during the second, caused it to draw in at the edge on 3 sides. I would have liked this anomaly had there been this same glitch on the 4th side...*sigh*

This message was edited Jan 13, 2009 6:02 AM

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Mazda1994
Oklahoma City, OK

January 13, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #6000272

3gardeners, I just do fusing. I'm with you on not being coordinated enought to work with hot glass outside of a kiln!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2009
3:29 PM

Post #6000366

Ahhhh, Gourd...i only see the beauty of your piece, not the mistakes...I have never tried this.
One more to add to my learning list.
Mazda1994
Oklahoma City, OK

January 13, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #6000513

Is there any way we can get "glass" added to the name of this new forum. I am afraid glass artists such as myself will do a search for "glass" and miss this forum. And, we would miss hearing from them.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 13, 2009
5:08 PM

Post #6000768

Terry did mention that the forum itself was a work in progress and many of us have discussed how to get it in there. Pottery, Clay, and Ceramics gets googled all the time -KFA is our own (er, well, Sharran's) term. If we can come up with something EASILY WEB-SEARCHED (teach me how to italicize and I won't shout -sorry can't figure it out!!) which includes hot glass I'm fairly sure they'd fit it in for us. The trick seems to be grabbing attention without losing glass artists.

In the mean time, if we continue to have hot glass and fusing discussions here, it WILL show up on a google search.
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #6000924

And if there are enough hot-glass users posting here, you'll have enough material to request your own forum!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 13, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6001116

Yeah, but then WE wouldn't get to keep them!!! Or their kiln tricks and other sneaky info!!!
amuckey
Robinson, KS
(Zone 5b)

January 13, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #6001289

Thank you Dave and admin!... Thank you to those who had the idea!... and Thank you to all those who worked at making this a reality! Way to go!

I am really looking forward to this new forum!!!

Angie
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2009
9:12 PM

Post #6001646

And so are we all, Angie!
It is great to see all this interest.
jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6002216

aaaa, pardon me, what does KFA mean, I know there are others wondering too but won't ask. And how will I find out if I don't ask. Kentucky fried...no, no, no!
Thanks all of you kind people.
JoAnne
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 13, 2009
11:40 PM

Post #6002238

kiln-fired arts
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6002307

COULD be Kentucky Fried Arts...we have several enthusiasts from that great state, and maybe we'll find out that "frying" works better than baking...LOL!
jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6002372

If I did not get any info from this forum, I surely do get lots of laughs.
Thanks,
JoAnne
3gardeners
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #6002608

Well, I got a few photos of some of my stuff. Should I put it here or start a new thread for sample photos to show our increased enthusiasm for glass fusing? (I wonder if I'm even asking this on the right thread? :-)
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #6002651

There's a thread started here today in the new forum by mazda1994 for fused glass photos/projects. Or you could start a new thread if you want!
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6002759

3gardeners as a lurker I luv all pics and info where ever it shows up. IMHO lurkers are not known for their persnicketiness :-)
3gardeners
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #6002860

OK. I'll put them in the other Picture thread.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
4:16 AM

Post #6003400

Hey, Ima...I kinda like the KY Fried Arts...
Too funny!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 14, 2009
5:05 AM

Post #6003519

Ky Fried Artists/Kiln Fired Arts
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
5:35 AM

Post #6003566

Um.. er from the Grain of Salt Lurker Dictionary "Knowledge about Fudged (Kiln) Attacks". Totally relative to when I blew up my plate in the kiln. Just thought I would toss this in (not to speak of course for the many, many lurkers on this forum who don't blow things up in a kiln and are probably really, really normal.)
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
7:47 AM

Post #6003679

Dahlia, I have blown up so many things, if I had saved the pieces, I could have landscaped with them.
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #6004782

Oh, please---blowing stuff up is nothing! My extremely experienced instructor once forgot to shut off the firing, and fused a WHOLE KILNLOAD together, shelves and all. The class's summer project was kiln-building...
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 14, 2009
7:30 PM

Post #6005333

ROFL imapigeon. That is way too funny.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 15, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6006943

Well now I feel a LOT better!! LOLOL...Never created a slag pile before:-)
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #6009995

Folks:

I asked Admin to turn 3 of our threads into Stickies so they would stay at the top of the screen and we could add to them. She's already done one of them, but asked me to check with other forum users before doing the other two.

The additional two I thought it would make good stickies are the one I started with various throwing videos, and the one GardenGuyKin started that has links to information about the class he's going to take.

Admin's issue with threads containing links, which I can certainly understand, is that links sometimes stop working, and then if DG users click on them they think there's a problem with DG.

Admin is willing to turn the link threads into Stickies if someone is willing to check them once a week or so and either edit/remove (if it's that person's link), or ask Admin to remove a link that's broken.

The way I envision these threads being used, it would become sort of a "lilbrary" of resource links, and it could become very challenging for one person to check all the links every week as we build the resource over time.

What do you all think about this?
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 16, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #6010597

I did that on the Poultry and Livestock forum - A reference thread where I linked all the good info threads as well as useful outside pages. It can be a good thing, but whoever posts is then responsible. I am willing to do it for one forum, but not two. I'm afraid I would not keep up with it. I would suggest starting a reference thread and having about 3 people to post on it, adding any links we come up with as they are found or created. For instance - a poster who maintains the glaze recipes on a post, one who does the educational videos on a post, etc.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/931750/

This is for ideas what we may or may not want to have. As you can see, it's all me right now on this stickie. Don't mind, but it would be nice to see someone else there too. This is also a way to keep down the number of stickies at the top of the page. I think it can be very helpful if there is someone(s) to take responsibility and it is well planned. ---I tried another reference thread and didn't arrange it nearly as well--AND it got filled with blather...:-)
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 16, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6011767

Since I am not volunteering to keep track of one and from what I have read above about the problem with links for now I think that it is smart to stay away from links in a sticky.

It is truly frustrating to try to follow links and find that many of them are no longer working. Of course if someone really great at it wanted to volunteer and that person was willing to let us know if and when they wanted to stop that would be a different story.

Sorry Ima. : > (
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #6012266

I'm willing to do my own, but not monitor others' links, so I think we'll just leave these as regular threads. Too hard to manage, and I don't want to risk anyone being unhappy with DG or our forum!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 16, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #6012275

I've modified my links thread on P&L to ask anyone finding a non-working link to D-mail me. I don't think it is quite as difficult as perhaps Admin and I made it sound. Many regular DGers have started using it to help answer questions that come up regularly on the forum. Because all the info was gathered and put in in only -9 posts so far?- it's easy to keep track of and very easy for someone to update, notify, take over, etc.

That said, I think it's much more important for us to remember to enjoy this new forum and entice others into our obsessions! I'm a little worried we'll all get so inspired we'll go out and get elbow deep in clay and not come back 'til the fit has passed!!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 16, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6012296

Cross posted Ima! Maybe if we found 1-2 more people who wouldn't mind we'd be ready. Might be good to stockpile information first though...Zen's sitting on a huge nest of it -I just know it!!!


Imagine a KFA Round Up in central KY -woooo!
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #6012348

We can always decide later on to make them stickies if it's value-added.

I also asked Admin about creating a single Sticky thread that includes links to the threads with the OUTside links, and has a little disclaimer on it.

My thought was something like "If a link to a site outside of Dave's Garden does not function, it is not the responsiblity of the DG staff.

If you find a non-functioning link, please contact the person who posted it and ask him/her to verify the link is working, or remove it from the thread.

This thread contains links to throwing technique videos==>>

This thread..."

Etc.

However, as Admin pointed out, this does not absolve the person who adds a link from the responsiblity of ensuring it's working---and how would we control this if someone leaves DG or just stops participating? I think it might be too risky.

More thoughts on this subject?
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 16, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6012366

{{{I'm up a creek?!}}}
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #6012611

Perhaps the orphan sticky could be put up for adoption to the knowledgeable and participatory current members?
grownut, that was a great idea to D-mail if problems are found. Much more user and originator friendly.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2009
7:56 PM

Post #6020516

Just happened by.
Congrats on the new forum.
I'm a semiretired potter and still "jones" for clay.
Great to see all the threads.
Jo Ann
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2009
7:57 PM

Post #6020520

Please share---the more the merrier!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #6020531

I dont make pottery now,had a studio from 1971 -1996.
Did Craft Shows and exhibited in one woman showes and group shows.
My website is down now but here are a few of the pieces I did.
this was in a New York State exhibit.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2009
8:02 PM

Post #6020533

series based on South West themes

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2009
8:03 PM

Post #6020536

wheel work

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2009
8:03 PM

Post #6020537

more functional pieces

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zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

January 19, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6023469

What a variety of work and styles. Even if you don't work with clay anymore I bet you have a well of information that you could share with us.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6023665

I would be happy to help even though there are so many new materials and methods out there.
I did make a comment on the thread that dealt with fusing glass and clay .
scarediecat
Ashland City, TN

January 19, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6024402

I have been away for awhile and so I have been reading all day trying to catch up and I JUST NOW noticed I was reading under the "Pottery, Clay, Ceramic forum"...not that I'm slow to catch on...lol

This is wonderful...thanks for the spot:)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2009
8:06 PM

Post #6025034

come back often
texasrockgarden
Canyon Lake, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #6025545

Thanks for this forum. This is going to be a great place to hang out.

Jerry
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 20, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6026541

I'm making popcorn and lurking here for hours. This is a FABBY new forum IMHO.
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 20, 2009
3:21 AM

Post #6026748

We need to come up w/ a song and dance maybe?!
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 20, 2009
3:32 AM

Post #6026798

mi mi mi ♪♪ :-) Funny you ask Cousin Nut cuz you know I have one in my noodle but I must be a good lurker on this thread and not be poppin around. psst It's called 'Hotties in the Kiln'
denimangle1
Oakwood, TX

January 21, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #6030324

Pottery, Clay, Ceramic OH MY ...If I were to tell hubby I wanted to play with clay etc I think Id be in trouble.But it does sound like fun...
Hes just getting the finishing touches on my glass shop. Stained glass & Warm glass.
Lots of recycled glass
Cheryl
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 21, 2009
9:14 AM

Post #6031043

It'll be our little secret?!...

Dahls --sang that one aaaaaaalll daaaaayy...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2009
10:07 AM

Post #6031068

Finished clay pieces look intreaguing but a clay studio is a constant dust bowl not to mention what it does to the plumbing.
Always have a clay studio somewhere else other than the house.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #6032664

Good point, GE...

I work in my garage with the garden hose close by, otherwise I'd be in deep...uh...clay!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #6032790

the dust goes everywhere,I had a studio in the garage which was at the back of the property and there was always dust on furniture and mud footprints everywhere in the house.
I used to haul water from the tap at the end of the porch..

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denimangle1
Oakwood, TX

January 22, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6033989

OH Another good reason noy to play with clay ..my house couldn't stand anymore dust.. & no way could I do it in the glass shop. :) see me talking my self out of playing with clay ...LOL
Cheryl
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 22, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6034071

Just come out there with the glass artists and get yourselves some recognition...
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 25, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6049128

Greetings!

Have very little time to play, but wanted to pop in and say hello!

Looking forward to chatting with others about kilns and such.

Karen Marie
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2009
5:07 PM

Post #6049139

Yay---glad you found us!
outtamygourd
Port Angeles, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 25, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6049365

Hi Wuvie! Clay, glass, both or other?
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #6057155

Hello Gourd,

Well, sort of whatever I can put in the kiln, ha ha!
Hubby bought a huge old kiln at an auction for me, which I do love, but.

I find that so many items I want to do don't necessarily require a humongous
kiln. I'll be honest, the main intent behind the kiln in the first place was that I have
always wanted one. Similar to his 'just gotta have a movie sized popcorn machine'.

Wine bottles and such have been the limit, really. We've made wind chimes
from slices of wine bottles, though I intend to melt wine bottles for cheese trays
at some point. Seems there is always an excuse. Not enough time. Too busy.
Someone has moved things close to the 'not in use at this time' kiln, etc.

Now I've become obsessed with the thought of having a small electric furnace
for metal work and enameling. Yet another hobby I have no time for, sigh.

A box of clay sits unused, though there are plenty of ideas on the brain.

Could someone remind me why I went back to work full time? LOL

KM

outtamygourd
Port Angeles, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 27, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6057181

Wuvie ~ You work for the same reasons we all do, primarily so that we can continue to spend all our hard-earned cash on our habits! True...there is simply not enough time in the day to accomplish everything I want to do, but it does make the time I DO have much more special. Okay, and now that I said that, I'm grumbling and griping because I have to get ready to leave for workwork now and my DH is retired and doesn't HAVE to go anywhere! Blecch! Workwork definitely interferes with my LIFE!
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 27, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6057342

WUVIE said metal work and enameling -I HEARD it!!! OOOOHHH!!
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #6057601

I knew we'd find someone lurking out there!
I just got word that I'm retiring on March 2nd----with a severance package. I was going to retire in Sept without one, so this is exciting! Now I just have to spend the next 5 weeks training people to take over all 10 of my databases...
grownut
Clarkson, KY

January 27, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #6057713

20 people, 10 databases, 5 weeks?! lol.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #6059276

Oh, pigeon, good for you!

Gourd, I hear you. Thankfully, I am often so busy at work that I don't
even have time to think about my real life.

Grownut, did I say enamel? Gotta tell you something great! Mom recently
brought over a box full of small plastic containers. We thought they might
be embossing powders for her stamping hobby. Nope, they are Thompson
enamel powders, a whole box of them! All different colors! See, now I HAVE
to buy an enameling oven, right? no sense in wasting the powder, right?

LOL

grownut
Clarkson, KY

February 5, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #6094641

As long as you keep posting I'd say Definitely, BUY! :-)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2009
9:39 AM

Post #6095738

It was meant to be.

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