Ah! The studio sale is over, and life goes on in the pottery studio. Bob, the studio cat, has a new furnace (emphasis on 'fur') (sorry), and it's nice and warm. The Big Cartel site now has a lot more posts of pottery, since the uploading frenzy of the last week (where I wasn't able to figure out how to make the functions of image choice work on my computer, and decided to download a BC app to my phone.) Everything keeps getting smaller and smaller.
Rovin, the clay manufacturer up in Ann Arbor, now, is not yet making the clay body that I normally use (RO82-M), fired to cone 2, so I am about to buy some of the Standard (out of Pittsburg) clay which they are carrying, and test it. The problem with this is that I did, actually, test three clay bodies from Standard, about 10 years ago, and wasn't interested in using them, at the time. The tests showed problems. I eventually made tiles for the top of the big desk in my studio, but didn't buy more clay, at the time. Now I need to do tests, again, and be more specific.
Thanks to everyone who purchased the sock-inspired mugs, decorated by Cathy, Lynn, and me!! We, along with the donations for Sylvania Area Family Services, were able to make a huge donation to SAFS!! Hurray!!