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I Increased My Carbon Footprint December 12, 2008

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For our final project in the ceramics class we were to make a lamp. Check it out:

Youuuuu light up my liiiiiife!

Youuuuu light up my liiiiiife!

Here’s a close up on some of the detail:

Psychedelia man!

Psychedelia man!

As always, clicky to embiggen. I’ll write up some more about the details a bit later. Lunchtime is over.

Whups!  The embiggenification function doesn’t seem to work anymore.  You’ll just have to enjoy it the way it is then.

Random Stuff October 16, 2008

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So when I was a kid and they had us all do the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the flag every morning for the longest time I wondered what Four Witches Stands looked like.  I found that part to be somewhat disturbing, but I was afraid to ask about it.  Nobody else seemed to be bothered so I let it be.  Quite some time later on when I actually found out how the real wording went I was greatly relieved I never asked anyone about witch stands.

This is really cool – Ice Bullets.

While trying not to nod-off this morning I had a vision of leather covered computer cables.  Why?  I have no idea.  They looked cool though.

Ready for some ceramics?  Here’s the latest out of the kiln:

Glazed Drop

Glazed Drop

 It’s ok I guess.  It warped a bit in the last firing and some glazed bits got fused.  Fortunately we were able to get the pieces unstuck though I have to grind some sharp spots out.  I’ll probably wind up giving this one away.

I’m working on a couple small platters now where I will carve some images into a black underglaze tonight and then we start the next project.  I’ll get some pre-fire pics up tomorrow.

Tres Amugos October 2, 2008

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This is how to drink with style

This is how to drink with style

The Kiln Gods were generally happy with my offerings and smiled upon my work.  Mostly.  One Kiln God was very angry and smited all that used a glaze that displeased Him.   There was a Great Running of the Glaze and yea verily a Vast Sticking to the Shelves among our works.  The red one was my victim.  It has large chunks of the bottom missing that fused to the kiln shelf, but at least it’s still intact.  It will make a cool brush or pen cup.

I’ll write more later but now I’ve got to see how our gal did against Biden.  My quick skim at AoS seems to be pretty positive.

Behold September 23, 2008

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It snot finished yet, but it’s getting close.  The size is 16.5″ x 10.5″ x 3″ and it’s two stacked containers with a lid.   As always, click to embiggenify.

Somebody Stop Me September 14, 2008

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I’ve mugged again.  I can’t help myself; it’s a sickness.

Another Victim

Another Victim


This piece is much smaller than the others. It’s also first one I made at home and discovered that my rolling pin wasn’t able to roll out slabs the size I thought it could. Still, the features are yet another marked improvment over the previous units.

It’s late – more later.

More Muggery September 6, 2008

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I’ve completed the first one and started the second one.  It’s pretty certain that I won’t be able to get four done because we start on the next project next Tuesday.  I learned a lot on the first one so the second is going a lot easier, and will almost certainly be considerably better.  Anyway, on to the pictures.

Whatchoo lookin' at?

Whatchoo lookin' at?

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Ceramcs!! July 14, 2008

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WHOOT!! WHOOT!!!

Yes! The community college is finally offering a ceramics course at night for the fall semester and I GOT THE LAST SPOT!  It’s been about two years since they last offered a night class for this course and I’ve been dying to get my hands in clay again.

I’ve already had Ceramics 1 though, so I’ll just be auditing it.  I intend to mostly focus on handbuilding stuff this time rather than throwing on the wheel, and I want to try some Steampunk designs & elements.  Ahh, my mind’s already abuzz.

This class has an instructor I’ve never had before, so I’m looking forward to learning some new stuff from her.