Stoneware Bowl

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This bowl is made from:
Clay - dug from Valmasque (abandoned Vallauris/Biot clay-pits)
Grog - coarse Biot Eocence silica sand
Underglaze - 100% Cinerite (Vulcanic ash)
Overglaze - Standard (50%) Wood-ash glaze
Firing - 1300°C reduction gas firing
Dia - 14cm

Bird Feeders

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These are rough prototypes to see how the birds get on with them. Next time definitely no glaze except, perhaps, the tray for easier cleaning. With a few wires it should be simple to get it to hang. Next post with a bird in there (perhaps).

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I went through and updated tags on entries to make things easier to find, and added some new tags to the list! I *think* that right now everyone can tag their own entries, so if there is something that you wanted added to the list, let me or one of the other mods know. :)

And just to include something, I wanted to share one of my favorite photos that I took last summer at my grandparent's lake house in Maine. The fact that the picture came out nicely is a total fluke because I just have a regular point-and-shoot camera, but it's one that I love to look at.



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Hey Guys!

I'm really excited to get things going in here again. I have a couple of things up my sleeve that I'm pretty jazzed about, so I hope you guys will be too!

Starting soon, I'm going to be starting a collaboration project of a 2010 AMA calendar with various pieces of art, stories, and photos contributed by all of you that will be compiled into a .pdf format and be available for free download sometime in January. So start thinking about your submissions!

Some other things we're going to be starting soon are various writing challenges, and photo/art contests for which we will start a different theme each month and everyone can share their crafts, drabbles, dances, or whatever the theme inspires you to do.

Also, I'm proud to say that the ama_crafts community will be merging with us, so I'm happy to welcome your creations in any medium. :)

Comment here with your theme suggestions!