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Clay Studio Notes: July 2014
Ahhhh, I love summer break. I’ve been using as much of my time off as possible in the clay studio. I just completed a round of glazing and the kiln just passed 1000 degrees. I should have enough stuff for a 2nd firing if I get some of the big bowls glazed. I’ve actually been so busy doing other things that I put this blog entry on hold for almost two months. It was originally going to be Clay Studio Notes from May 2014.
It’s no secret that I love garage sales. Mostly because I can usually find something useful for, well, garage sale prices. Here are the latest items that I dug up from a couple different locations.
Making My Own Stamps
Inspired by a post by the Createniks, I’ve embarked on my own stamp making adventure.
Like Scott and Angi, I was using rubberstamps.net to order custom, unmounted rubber stamps. They do a really nice job and I was pleased with the quality of the stamps. But I always thought it would be more efficient, and possibly cheaper, to make my own stamps.
The answer, I discovered, is the Teresa Collins Stampmaker Kit.Â This seems to be a re-branded Imagepac Stampmaker aimed at crafters and scrapbookers (pink and girly).
Imagepac Stampmaker KitÂ from Amazon.
I ordered mine from Home Shopping Network because they offered a discount and had the best price that I could find. Unfortunately, it looks like they are out of stock right now.
Pottery Ribs by Troy Bungart
I had a short blurb about my fancy new pottery ribs in a recent post. They were created by a fantastic craftsman and potter named Troy Bungart.
My mom was actually going to buy me one or two as a Christmas gift but she wasn’t sure what kind of rib would be best. So she gave me some money which I put with some other Christmas cash and emailed Troy during Christmas Break. He stopped at my house on his way home from work one day and brought a bucket o’ ribs.
Clay Studio Notes: February 2014
It took me a while to get back into the studio after Christmas break. I took some time to work on other projects, shovel snow and then I finally got everything organized and put back after the Clay Camp at WNP.
I spent some of our winter-vortex-apocalypse snow days in January and February at the wheel throwing. If you’re on Instagram you may have been following along (@artbyfuzzy). The kiln is currently cooling after a bisque fire so I should be ready to glaze in the next day or two.