Damn right I got da Covid Blues

Here is a little bit of the preparation for preparing the Covid Blues Glass. First you drink the wine, tequila or use the Noxema. Then you soak the bottles in water to remove the labels. Then you smash the bottles with a hammer or your trusty axe.  You then sweep it into a dustpan and put it in the ball mill jar along with the flint rocks.
The  round flint
rocks I have my Uncle Jimmie told me he collected along the shores of Normandy when he was there during WW2. Not sure if that is true but any story worth telling is worth embellishing. I used to lay in the pine needles on the roof of the pottery after lunch and listen to my Uncle Jimmie tell stories of the potteries of Medicine Hat and the 5 years he spent in Europe during the war. In his final years almost everything imaginable reminded him of his battalion being part of the liberation of Nymegan, Holland. 
It is great to be part of Pinecroft as everything you would ever want as a potter is there. Materials that are no longer available are somewhere in the pottery. The flint stones were found in the rafters of Sarah's garage which was formerly the slip casting area for the pottery. The garden rats must have thought they were albino walnuts and stowed them away for winter eating. Who ever said they were smart.
Nothing in pottery is easy if you want to be part of the process. Process for me is why I do it. I am not interested in short cuts. I was when I did production but I am not wanting to create fast and furiously anymore. Take the time, make fewer of them and make them exactly the way you would want them if they were going to reside in your home.  Be well my brothers and sisters of clay.  Make some smokin' good pots during these unusual times. 


Anonymous said…
Are you making your own clay? First part of the process and most likely most important I might guess. Though I expect we are not all lucky enough to live on a vein, but that would surely authenticate true process, tight mate? Which process is the most difficult to master?
Anonymous said…
Garden rats, you mean you don't love squirrels?
Anonymous said…
Squirrels bury about 10,000 nuts per year, and the most populous species, the eastern grey and the fox squirrel, make many, many different caches, and may not uncover them for months. They may dig up a cache and bury it somewhere else, and do that up to five times, and they always remember where they've buried them.

Do you always remember where you've put your keys?

Anonymous said…
Squirrel Pride!

Squirrels bury nuts in order to have access to them later, a skill that’s not very helpful if they can’t remember where they hid them. Squirrels have shown they are capable of remembering where they have buried nuts. squirrels were capable of using spatial memory to retrieve nut caches they had buried. They can remember good sources of food from year to year.

Squirrels are quick studies, capable of learning by observation. Being able to learn by observation is an indicator of abstract thought. Using those rocks as a tool to crack nuts is a sure sign of intelligence.

May be you should look up, they might be watching you and learning something?
Anonymous said…
Time for a golden shower?

Urine Was A Popular Face Wash
If you walked into a 17th century Sephora, you’d see shelves and shelves of skin care products that all included human urine as the main ingredient. Noblewomen of the time would wash their faces every day with urine because they believed in the antiseptic abilities.

Not only did urine do a surprisingly good job of keeping a noble woman’s face clean, but many believed it had anti-aging properties and would keep your skin feeling firm.

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