While technology continues not to be my friend, I continue to shoot and throw things! The good news is that the company we sent our external hard drive too expects to be able to retrieve our data with 78% certainty … Continue reading UPDATE
. . .but the house is CLEAN! I’d take a picture but I am unable to share so what’s the point. It all started when the computer decided to “reformat” the external hard drive. My IT guy (a.k.a my husband) … Continue reading Technical Difficulties Continue . . .
Okay, so this happened. My computer decided to “reformat” my external hard drive. I don’t even know what that means except I can no longer access my files on the external hard drive that stores all of my photos! Did you get that? ALL. OF. MY. PHOTOS. Trapped in my external hard drive!!!! Oh, I’ve had computer troubles before. That is why I moved ALL. OF. MY. PHOTOS. to the external hard drive. Honestly, every time something technologically goes wrong, it is a brand new issue that causes very profane language to emanate from my sweet grandmotherly mouth! Of course, … Continue reading Technical Difficulties
After much thought, reading, note-taking and collaboration with fellow potters, I think I have discovered the reason why I have had pin holes. #1: The glazes were too thick. So early spring, I adjusted my glazes. The result was perfect on two of the three clay bodies. #2: It is a particular clay-body. After talking with my clay supplier and showing them my test tiles, we agreed that it must be the clay body. I also learned that this particular clay-body under went some “important changes” a couple years ago. Coincidentally, that is when I started having the troubles. So, … Continue reading News! Not Breaking but News . . .
I’m a list maker and note taker. I make lists of things “To Do” otherwise things will not get done such as exercise, make doctor’s appointment, and laundry. I also make “To Do” lists for pottery such as prepare test … Continue reading A Note To Myself
Okay. So, I have not blogged in about one month and what happens? Word Press greets me with a message: “Welcome to the wonderful world of blocks”. What is with the word press blocks? Is it supposed to be easier? Well, … Continue reading Blocks
It may seem as if I am hibernating after the holidays. Goodness knows, I certainly feel as if I could! January and February are quickly becoming my favorite months of the year; a respite from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading Hibernating, Not
It was a crisp November day. I loaded the kiln for the last time of the 2017 throwing season. Flipped the switch on the kiln expecting the glaze firing to take 10 to 12 hours. When 10 hours passed, I … Continue reading 22 Hours Later
Not much pottery today but a lot of neglected behind the scene stuff. I spent the better part of today at the computer thinking of words. Words. Words describing my pottery in my Etsy shop. I use words every day … Continue reading Words
I unloaded the kiln and minutes later my nesting bowls shattered right in my hand! Oh, this is so painful but I’m LEARNING! 😀 It seems I am having trouble with slabs. Slab work is not as easy as … Continue reading Shards of Clay
I have been using 112 brown clay for over ten years and have never experienced the problems with grog as I have this year. The particle size of the grog seems unusually large causing a lot of damage and heartbreak. … Continue reading Grog Strikes Again