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Saturday: Pottery Day

Today I loaded the kiln for a bisque firing. Hopefully this time there will be no more exploding pots. I had to spend some time rolling around on the floor to reset the cup that pulls air through the kiln from underneath. It worries me that it had moved so much. That floor is not level.

When I'm Famous

Today, after shipping out our orders, Earl and I went out to see Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans, a five member Celtic/Scottish rock band. They were really quite good and the banter was humorous and enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed their instrumental fusion rock style music. The singing seemed a bit strained once in a while. I don’t know if that is due to their schedule tearing up their voices, or if that’s normal for them. I’ll probably buy their CDs, and make a “mixed CD” of the songs I like best.

What I Go Through to Work Clay

How dedicated are you to your vocation? Before I could get to the pottery studio to work in clay, I had to handle a continuously vomiting dog (my poor fur baby!), avoid an out of control driver, and give a wide berth to live electrical wires on top of a pole about to topple.

Fishy Tuesday

This is a fish. This fish was fired in a salt kiln. It was the first fish I made. It has sold.

» Tagged: Fish, pottery, tuesday

Pottery To Do List This Week

List of things to do this week:

My biggest goal this week is to develop some new glaze colors. I need purple and black and they have to play nice with the glazes that I already use. I'm crossing my fingers for good results in the testing.

I plan on throwing a bunch of yarn bowls, according to my inventory needs.

If I have some time, I’ll list a few more items on my website and etsy.

Happy Father's Day

Today is Father’s Day, a celebration to honor the men who are there working for, and raising, their children. Happy Father's Day (my father, Don Marsh, Sr.)My pottery cup is lifted to you in respect. Being a father is big job. How do I know that? Because my father raised me, my brother and my sister when our mother walked out.

Saturday Summary: Too much writing, not enough pottery making!

Walker Thornton and Ann Bennett wrote beautiful guest posts this past Wednesday. I greatly enjoyed reading their articles. Each brought a fresh perspective to the act of collecting pottery.

Friday

Painting of Buddy Dog, 2010.Friday! Glorious Friday. I don’t know why I love Friday so much. For almost all of my working life, Friday meant I still had one more day of work to get through. But in the very early years of work, Friday meant the weekend stretched far out in front of me.

» Tagged: Friday

John Britt the Potter's Clay Feet

John Britt Oil spot BowlI first ran across John Britt in one of his Youtube videos years ago, back when I began learning how to make pottery. At first I wasn’t too sure I was going to like him. He had an odd sounding voice.

Falling For Face Jugs by Ann Bennett

Today I have two guest posts by two wonderfully interesting people who enjoy pottery, Ann Bennett and Walker Thornton. Both are members with me in the Blogathon 2013.
This guest post is written by Ann Bennett.

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