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WiP Wed (08/05/20)

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Here we are, at another Wednesday! Didn’t we just have one of those? It’s almost like the days of the week just… repeat themselves. ( shifty eyes )   In ceramics, I test fired the kiln Sunday with a bisque fire (everything went well, no error codes). All my parts got here earlier than expected, so Saturday we switched out the relays and the thermocouple. Yesterday I test fired some glazed pieces, but the kiln is still to warm for me to open so I don’t know for sure how they turned out yet. Cross your fingers…! If everything went...

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New in the Shop: Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

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New in the shop, Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy. A sketchy city in the desert, full of rogues, scoundrels, and clarinet players. A dive bar where you can make a deal, make a mess, or both at the same time. Hidden alleys and trouble to get into. Everything you're looking for is right there! HaldeCraft HandDyed yarns started life in 2007 in a small yarn store in Gainesville, Florida (Hanks Yarn and Fiber) and was then called “Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye”. It has continued online as HaldeCraft HandDyed since 2011, and is hand-dyed and lovingly...

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WiP Wed (07/29/20)

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Let’s see… I think we’re into the 437th week of 2020, which means late July, so… I mean, really, doesn’t it feel like that? I saw a meme a couple of weeks ago that it’s not dog years that equal seven for every one, it’s 2020. This year is bananas, and from what I’m watching my friends go through, it doesn’t show any signs of letting up any time soon. But! There’s HaldeCraft stuff to talk about too! In ceramics… hopefully you saw my post earlier this week about how Big Geek is down again; I’m firing in Little Geek...

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WiP Wed (07/15/20)

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What is today? Is it Wednesday? Let’s pretend as if it is, even if it’s not. It feels like Friday of next week, to be honest. But I’m pretty sure it’s Wednesday.  In ceramics, my obsession with fixing the WTF mugs is finally paying off - I’ll have some to list tomorrow, and more next week. However, I’m traveling again for a little while next week (gone Tuesday through Thursday again) so I don’t want to list too many of them right before I go away, in case people have questions. In soap, I’m making a list of what...

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New in the Shop: Under the Sea

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Although Under the Sea was pushed back a couple of weeks because of kiln issues, and then life got in the way and it hasn’t had a proper blog post introduction, it’s finally time to talk about …(drum roll please) … Under the Sea. Under the Sea offers four different things: yarn (available in all eight base weights); a mug; an incense burner; and a set of small nesting dishes. The incense burner (more photos here) is about ten inches long and an inch and a half high at the tallest part. While the glaze colors remain the same from...

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