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Imagehaighr
Mar 26, 2010 3:30 PM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Welcome, tell us a bit about yourself and how you became interested in the craft. Show us what you create and tell us how you accomplish the end result. Let's get "fired up"!
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Imagevarmit
May 4, 2010 7:25 PM CST
Name: Varmit
Mojave Desert, USA

Ceramics is a major part my life and a good one at that. While first experiences were over 30 years ago, most of my work has been since the fall of 2003.
Throwing is interesting and there are many areas of it to work on, but am drawn repeatedly to slab and extruder work.
My focus is cone 6 Ox, mostly because of the colors available. Even if I felt justified in using the expense of Propane for firing, the increasing array of ^6 colors and their depth keeps me focused.
Currently, I'm working on multi-part items, whether to make large items or just to make new things. The Sierra Nevada mountains are very close and even in our travels their shapings and convolutions of form and color is facinating. As a result I've done several "mountain scapes", layering to achieve depth of form and to show how wind and rain might interact. But really, I just love putting them together and adding glazes to show off the variety of shapes.
Another learning process involves indoor fountains at the request of one of my Granddaughters. First two are done, but haven't had the time to set up watering, so not sure if they'll be anything workable or just interesting sculptures. The fountain photo attached shows two extruded forms, obviously altered and added to. These are set into a thrown bowl. When it is finished and operational, the tubes will be sunk further down, with river washed rock surrounding the bases. Water will come up through both tubes, under the dragon fly tails so the streams will spread and flow out in several directions. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all will work.
Lots of other aspects are occurring of course, but that's more than enough for now.

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Imagehaighr
May 6, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
That is absolutely gorgeous! Did you do the fireflies as well? I bet you could sell a lot of those fountains, what a great idea of your granddaughter. I love the way you filled the bowl with "cubits" LOL! I can't wait to see more.
Steve and I went to the Mojave one year at Christmas, what a beautiful place to live, I love everything that has anything to do with the southwest.
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