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06

Aug
2014

In Uncategorized

By Nancy Gorman

Got a Ribbon!

On 06, Aug 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nancy Gorman

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Yipee! I won a ribbon at the David Adler Festival of the Arts in Libertyville last weekend. Sales were great as well, so thank you to all who made positive comments and who helped me earn enough to buy lots more clay!  And special thanks to my son-in-law Tom Prince for helping me load and unload my many bins. That show off can carry 2 bins at once!  Ahhh, to be young again….

20

Jul
2014

In Making pots

By Nancy Gorman

Productive at last!

On 20, Jul 2014 | In Making pots | By Nancy Gorman

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Finally, after a very busy week a productive Friday. It always surprises me how long things take!

15

Jul
2014

In Uncategorized

By Nancy Gorman

Pots at Work and Play Added

On 15, Jul 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nancy Gorman

I just added a new page called “Pots at Work and Play”.  I will be posting pictures sent to me by my customers so we can see how my “babies” are doing in their adopted homes!  Julie bought a rectangular tray last Sunday at the Elmhurst Garden Walk and used it that very night. I’m hoping more people will share their pictures. I’ll be posting some as well, including the occasional recipe that I’ve used. But not tonight…I’ve been potting all day and am too tired to cook!

03

Jul
2014

In Making pots

By Nancy Gorman

Sgrafitto Night

On 03, Jul 2014 | In Making pots | By Nancy Gorman

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Just finished sgrafitto designs on these cups and small vase. Tomorrow I’ll do the bowl and baking dish I still have under wraps at the studio. With all the rain we have had, the biggest challenge is getting stuff to dry enough to fire!

 

 

 

29

Jun
2014

In Making pots

By Nancy Gorman

A New Glaze!

On 29, Jun 2014 | In Making pots | By Nancy Gorman

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I tried a new glaze…at least new for me…called Nutmeg on one of my little dip trays. I really like the way it breaks over the textures. What do you all think? Now I have to try it on some larger, more vertical pieces to see how much it runs, and then do tests of it win combination with my other glazes.  The recipe came from the February 2003 issue of Ceramics Montly:  Dolomite   23.3%, Spodumene 23.3%, Frit 3134 6.8%, Kentucky Ball Clay (OM4) 23.3%, Flint 23.3%. Then add Red iron oxide 1.07%, Yellow ochre 3.24 %, tin oxide 4.85% and Bentonite 1.94%. I fire to cone 6 oxidation.

 

20

Jun
2014

In My Blog

By Nancy Gorman

Ready to Go!

On 20, Jun 2014 | In My Blog | By Nancy Gorman

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The car is all loaded for tomorrow’s show at The Growing Place, but I’m worried: there are 13 bins of pots packed in there….hope that’s not unlucky! I am leaving some really nice pieces at home simply because I ran out of room. You know you married well when your husband chooses his new car large enough to carry all your stuff!

11

Jun
2014

In Travel

By Nancy Gorman

Back from Alaska!

On 11, Jun 2014 | In Travel | By Nancy Gorman

A few days after the website was launched we took off for Alaska for our first cruise and 10 days traveling. We spent 3 days in Homer in a lovely cottage with moose for neighbors.  Homer is home to many artists and I enjoyed talking with another potter and seeing all the work. But now it’s back to work for me to get ready for summer shows!

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17

May
2014

In Uncategorized

By Nancy Gorman

Working on the website

On 17, May 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nancy Gorman

If I thought making pots was hard work, it’s nothing compared to getting a website up and running! With practice, I’m sure I will eventually get taking and scaling photos down pat.

Hello world!

On 16, May 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Nancy Gorman

Welcome to my new website!  I will be posting new work, where you can find those pieces you can’t live without and stories about how my life in pottery is moving along.  For now, I will not be selling work through the website because I think one needs to feel a pot to really know it, but feel free to contact me so we could arrange for you to meet the pot in real life!  Once I get more comfortable managing a website, I may change my mind. Meanwhile, I hope people can enjoy looking at my pots!