Archives for the month of: February, 2013

Make 22: mug demos for my guild class.

Demonstrated slip trailing (the bumpy one), agate wear (two colors at once, the green one) and a handbuilt textured slab mug printed with one of those long dogtag chains..

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Make 21: I carved a cityscape rolling stamp, and tried it out here.

When I went to Chicago or NYC as a kid I was fascinated with the bristling tv antennas on the tops of tall buildings. They are gone now…

Handle demo: Make 20

College class is making cups, so I demoed three handles — a pulled one, a coiled one and a hybrid.

Make 19: recycling K cups

Started onions, kale and chard under lights in recycled keurig coffee cups. the bottoms are already pierced and they are great to write on.

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It's a doodle.

They can’t all be fabulous. What can I say? It was a long meeting.

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Make 17: Seed germination tests.

I am kind of a seed hoarder, and before I go to the local seed swap next weekend I have to make sure which of my stockpile of seed packets is still viable. I used 15 gallon sized ziplocs with a paper towel in each — coded the packets and wrote the codes on the bags. I put the heat loving ones on top of the chick cage and the cold loving ones in the front room. Now we wait…

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Make 16:  Switchplate  cover prototype

I am trying to make a nice switchplate cover with a monster can, embossing mats and a clay slab roller. This isn’t it, lol.

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Tested out a die cutter: Make 15

It’s nothing unique — just a die cutter from Michaels that I got for a friend’s art journalling class. But since I didn’t have the right machine for it, I jerry rigged a slab roller made for clay — and it worked!

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Stoneware Ocarinas: make 14

The guy on the left has a hole in his whistling mouth that changes the tone when you cover his lips. The one on the right is a more standard simple ocarina. Demos for my Ceramics 1 class who are making small handbuilt things for a raku firing later in the semester.

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Another rattle. Day 11

To be part of a collection of odd pods titled “intergalactic seed exchange”.

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