Throwing COPPRclay

[caption id="attachment_380" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="thrown copper bowl, 2.25 inch diameter"]cbowl[/caption] So long since my last post...I've been making pots for the upcoming Colorado Potters Show & Sale.  (and dealing with a sore foot that I had surgery on 10/14)  Yesterday, while assisting Kathleen & Ortrud with the firing of one of kilns at the Guild, a large gas reduction kiln, I threw some COPPRclay for the first time.  I usually don't throw this small, but it turned out nicely.  I also made a small spoon.  The next challenge will be the firing.

For the Potters sale, I threw some small salt bowls using B-Mix white stoneware (they are in the kiln cooling down).  I also made a few salt spoons from cone 6 Aspen porcelain yesterday.

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Lastly, anyone for a picnic?  We had so much snow here in Denver for October--the fall leaves have yet to be raked!  Evan shoveled for the neighbors two days in a row, he has had 3 snow days-yippee!  I had to go back & forth to the Guild for stacking & firing-it was so icy!  And I've been driving in the snow for 31 years!

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