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Crap. Sigh……….


It happens.

 

A bit thin on the bottom, wouldn’t you say? 😩

One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art.  Oscar Wilde

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FYI – Potshards Pottery update today!

 

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When Good Pots Go Bad


I’m back after being under the weather for the last week or so – nothing serious, just a lot of sneezing and coughing, nose blowing and just generalized crankiness.  But I’m back!

Ran a combined glaze/bisque kiln today with a so-so result.  One of the bisque pots was perfect.

The other pot, well,  not so much as you can see.

 

I take full credit for this mishap, I can see that I left the bottom thicker than it should have been, hiding just enough moisture for a blow out. 😩

When the bottom blew out, I guess the small bowl wanted to get into the act and ended up with a few stray shards fused to its inside.

Better luck next time, I guess.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.  John F. Kennedy

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FYI – I’m slowly but surely stocking my Etsy shop, Potshards. Come have a look around! 👀

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New Clay


I found an inexpensive source for clay – Walmart.  At $30.00 for 50 lbs it’s a steal don’t you think??  Here’s the “test throw”.

Amaco White

4 lbs used

It looks like it’s going to work well.🤞🤞🤞

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7:02 am

Sickening feeling…….I just heard a couple of thuds from inside the kiln.  I know what that means – exploded pots. 😩😩😩😩😩

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A Bit of Shameless Self Promotion


Hi ya’ll!  Here’s what’s new……

As a crafter, I wear several hats, but my faves are knitting and pottery. To be honest, I’m a potter whose creations have reached critical mass.  So much so that after a couple of weeks mulling it over and researching it to death, I opened an Etsy shop called Potshards and this is an invite to hop over and check it out. I’m slowly but surely getting it stocked and organized. There’s definitely a learning curve so any gentle constructive criticism would be appreciated. TIA. 🙂

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. Toni Morrison

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On My Wheel This Morning


Newest pot –

Sorry about the background clutter….it seems to pile up faster than I can put it away!

I’ve been encouraged to open up an Etsy shop and am in the planning phase.  It all sees to be so confusing!  Any words of wisdom would be appreciated!

Hands in the clay, feet on the ground, head in the clouds!

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Fire When Ready


I hope to bisque fire these tomorrow.

 

 

I threw these using some clay I bought on sale at Hobby Lobby. I hope I’m not disappointed………

I have some glazed pieces ready to fire also, but I’m not sure they will fit into kiln.  Keeping my fingers crossed. 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

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A Bit of Background and First Look


Hello!  Yes, I am an insomniac and a potter.  I’m starting this blog to share some of my middle of the night projects and see what other middle of the nighters are working on.  Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy thia post.

Here’s what I pulled from the kiln this morning –

Bowl and tumbler set

Amaco White Clay

Duncan Blue Berry Spice Glaze

Mixed Clay pot

Low Fire Red Clay

Bisqueware

That wraps up this first post.  I hope you enjoyed it!

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