Category: In The Studio

Chime In!

Chime In!

My wind chimes didn’t quite turn out the way I had envisioned it. Way too heavy for one thing and well, I just don’t like how they are hanging. I think I will just stick with the leaf idea. They are much lighter and I can string a lot of them on one hanger. I used …

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My Glazes Are Not Happy!

My Glazes Are Not Happy!

The kiln is still not set right and it is really frustrating.  Some pieces come out great, others I’m not liking. The bowl to the right, I thought it looked crooked before I glazed it and now that it is glazed it is crooked. So that was disappointing. The glazes don’t look too bad though. I …

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Glaze Firing

Glaze Firing

We have been working on the kilns. replacing the bricks and adjusting the cone sitter. The cones are supposed to bend at 90 degrees when the desired temperature in the kiln has been reached. For a manual kiln, the kiln trips when the cone bends and well it isn’t tripping quick enough and the glazes …

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Kiln Maintenance

Kiln Maintenance

I received my bricks yesterday to replace some broken ones in my kilns. The kilns have been moved around so much and the bricks are really soft and they break easy. This will be a new experience for me. We have to take the kilns apart in order to replace the bricks. So it will …

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Quotes

“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek Philosopher