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1-2-2021

Wow, 2021! Only 18 more days until we, hopefully, get rid of the current resident in the White House. It's been a tough 4 years. I...

12-25-2020

Merry Christmas. The weather here is cold and wet so the clay is drying out so slooooowly. I am also struggling with a glaze for cone 1....

12-13-2020

WOW! The vitrification test is going great so far. The pot with water in it has not leaked and might not. The cone 2 test with 5%...

December 10 2020

It is really getting tiring waiting for pots and clay to dry. I have been running the kiln with the lid open for 30 minute intervals...

December 6, 2020

I mixed some Othello clay with 2% bentonite, 5% sand and 5% silica. Wouldn't it cool if that made a marvelous clay? The problem is that...

12-4-2020

Did another bird painting and did a cone 8 test today. I think it is wrong to switch clay bodies at this time. I have a bunch of cone 5...

12-3-2020

Well this is troublesome. The Othello clay has 17% shrinkage and almost 3 % water absorption. I might add some Si and some sand to try...

11-27-2020

Delivered soup bowls to Carol's today. I will start new ones tomorrow with "Thank You" on then for charities in Prosser. Also finished...

11-26-2020

Happy Thanksgiving Day. It has become obvious that the native clay needs to be screened through the 80 mesh. I might have to add sand...

11-25-2020

I am really excited about the native clay. I mixed a bunch of it and have made a mug with the new batch with the larger particles. I...

11-23-2020

Interesting day. I had tested the glaze for the entire kiln load and opened it today. I immediately unloaded the larger kiln and...

11-21-2020

I just found out that a friend wasn't making a friendly suggestion but was ordering some soup bowls with handles. OOPS. I texted her...

11-08-2020

We're still having trouble with cone 5 glaze. It seems fixable but it is a pain. The dirt glaze works Ok some of the time but is not...

11-2-2020

Doing some clay sculpture. Also testing some cone 8 dirt glazes. The dirt just isn't working. I put too much borate in it. Did...

10-31-2020

Travelled 100 miles today to retrieve a piece of pottery from a show. It was an art piece associated with the 6X6 show at Artwalla....

10-25-2020

It's Sunday. I think I finished a painting of RBG but am oddly insecure about it. One problem is she was white. White people are so...

0-20-2020

The cone 5 re-fire was disappointing. I ran onto the shelf but that isn't the disappointing part. I didn't re-oxidise. I mixed some...

10-17-2020

I have started making some art pots. I wish I had the old, larger, kilns. The tallest limit is 17". I mixed up some cone 8 clay and...

10-9-2020

Had a talk with Brian's students in Augusta University today. It was a TEAM thing like skype. It went well. There were only 8 learners...

October 7 2020

I seems that when I mixed up some clay for my last video I poured it into the wrong bucket and made the Dirt Glaze more refactory. I...