Category Archives: myArt

Graphite on pottery

So I stumbled across a technique that is used by some Potters in Mexico that I want to try. So I am doing that now. The technique is to apply graphite to bone dry pottery, and then burnish the piece. … Continue reading

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Little bit oh clay work

OK, so I was messing around with the Clay I dug from my yard, that I️ have subbed yard clay. I am not sure it is going to Works so well for hand building, but may do well on a … Continue reading

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Made plaster wedging slab

So I got around to uncanning the clay I dug from my yard that was in a five gal bucket, which I have dubbed Yard Clay😛 it is still rather damp, so I was kneading  and wedging on a piece … Continue reading

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Made plaster wedging slab

So I got around to uncanning the clay I dug from my yard that was in a five gal bucket, which I have dubbed Yard Clay😛 it is still rather damp, so I was kneading  and wedging on a piece … Continue reading

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Adventures with yard play – 2

OK, so here is my test strip that has dried fairly early now. From the picture you can see that it has shrunk down to 4 3/4 inches. My starting lenthg was 5 inches wet. So that calculates out to … Continue reading

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Adventures with yard clay

Back on September 2, wow has it really been been more than two months? Anyway, I had Gathered a little clay, about have a 5 gallon bucket,  from a pile where I have been digging a ditch in my yard. … Continue reading

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Reveal after test fire

This morning at 5:30, before my son Alex and I headed off to his robotics competition in Rolla,  I opened The kiln and was surprised to find that the test pot was still just a bit hot to handle. That’s like … Continue reading

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Kiln Test Fire

Test fired kiln tonight. What happens to clay with moisture in it in the kiln? I was setting up witness cones in the kiln. I did not have a placard for them, and I had not made one and set … Continue reading

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Efforts on my studio

So, between my full time job in Information Systems, time with my family, and struggling with my ever present issues with Anxiety, depression and just being plain exhausted and failing to be motivated to do anything,  I have been working, … Continue reading

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Cobbled Togethher 19” Clay Extruder

So since I made a clay exruder out of a caulking gun. I wanted to make something that was, well, a little more. Also something less complicated and would require less effort to use than some of the bigger ones … Continue reading

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