Posts Tagged "pottery"

Incremental Commitments

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in About Me, Philosophy | 0 comments

One of the major truths that I have learned is time is limited; and, in order for me to make the most of it, I have to spend it intentionally. Although pottery is more than a hobby for me, it didn’t start out that way. Initially, it was a hobby that I practiced during a community class; then I started to go to the studio outside of classes.  And, eventually, pottery became a much larger pursuit for me. It didn’t happen all at once; it was a consequence of a series of decisions over several years.  In order to commit more of myself to pottery I: took community throwing classes; bought a book;...

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Pottery on Board

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in How-to | 2 comments

Confessions:  1. I am not a good driver (a lack in skill)  and 2.  I am not a patient driver (a lack in character).  To compensate for point 2 (since there is really nothing I can do about point 1 at this stage of life), I tend to listen to audio books, podcasts, or sermons while driving because these help to temper my impatience.  But, when I have guests in the car, I don’t listen to the IPOD since it feels anti-social. The other day, sous-potter Jeff was riding with me when I lost it.  The pokey drivers were going well under the speed limit – to which I exclaimed; ‘ What are they doing? ...

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Christmas List for a Potter

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Books, Gifts, Holiday, Scale, Tools | 1 comment

During gift-giving season, many people are searching for the perfect present.  So, I have been commissioned by the elves to help.  To that, here are some suggestions that would surely make any potter smile on Christmas morning. Stocking Stuffers: Sherrill Mud tools Dolan Trim tools Metal and Wooden Ribs For the VERY Nice Potter: Wheel Kiln Giffin Grip Under-the-Tree Gifts: Throwing Bats Tile Bat System Clay Scale Set of three sieves Sampler sieves For the Literary Potter: 500 Book Series Subscription to Clay Times Subscription to Pottery Maker’s Illustrated For the Experimental Potter: Glaze...

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Studio work

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in A Bit Off Center | 0 comments

Glaze tests Advent Jars Tea service Zombie...

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Autumn Leaves

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in A Bit Off Center, Craft Show, Shows | 0 comments

It’s here!  This weekend is the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mt. Airy, NC, a huge 3-day arts and crafts festival that is in it’s 45th year.   And, I am excited that A Bit Off Center is participating this year. We have been attending craft shows since 2008.  And, although we have most of the preparations down pat, there is still a flurry of activity as we get ready.  This week we fired 2 glaze loads to add a few supplemental pots – both of us are a bit nervous about how many pots to bring because this is a long show located several hours from home.  We packed bins and Julie...

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