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A little less than a happy high
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Reflections upon rescuing two pieces from the studio:

- From now on, every piece I throw will be twice as large as I think it needs to be. My "Half Again As Much" idea didn't seem to make much of a change in the outcome, and the pitcher promised to couplingchaos is much more wee than I had intended.

- I really need to get my handles under control. Right now, they kind of fling wildly into space.

- I forget what I was going to say here.

- I need to find a new studio where I can be involved in the whole process. While this idea isn't new, I run into it every time I get something back from the fire.

- Even failed experiments can turn out ok sometimes.

Aside from pulling the pitcher and bowl, I checked to see that the piece that was in the works when last I was in was still there. I'm not sure if it hold enough moisture to keep working with it, but I'm hoping it'll be my first experiment carving slip. Carving slip is sexy. Dead sexy.
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wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 7th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you back in a class, or did you just drop by? Does Mudflat allow that level of involvement in the process? Have fun with the slip. The goblet-thingie I showed you at my folks' house on Christmas were done by carving slip. It is really fun to do!
komos From: komos Date: February 9th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
The next classes don't start until March, and I'm not sure, but I may try to get onto a 4 day work week so I can think about taking the Japanese pottery workshop that's only offered on Wed. afternoons.

I know that the university programs give you access to kilns and glaze works, but I've no idea about Mudflat. I'm not even sure I can get in there considering that this session sold out on all levels in a little under 15 minutes.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 9th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I may try to get onto a 4 day work week so I can think about taking the Japanese pottery workshop that's only offered on Wed. afternoons.

Oooh, that class would be so good for you! How many weeks would it run? Is it at the BCAE? Would that mean working 4 10-hour days?
komos From: komos Date: February 10th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's 7 or 8 weeks, but it's offered repeatedly at the BCAE. It would actually be three 10 hour days and one at 7 1/2. Honestly, it's not that much different than what I'm doing.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 10th, 2004 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

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That wouldn't be so bad. Is it very expensive? When would you hope to start?

One of the drawbacks to my chosen profession is that a 40-hour work week actually equals 40 hours of work plus 5 hours of lunch-hours for a grand total of 45. I really don't like that part of it.
komos From: komos Date: February 11th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)
No more so than any of their other classes. I'm not sure I'd be able to rearrange things soon enough for the March class. May, perhaps?
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