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Dates of Recent Glaze firings
  1. February 5, 2021
  2. March 5, 2021
  3. April 15, 2021
  4. April 24, 2021
  5. May 25, 2021
  6. June 17, 2021
  7. July 12, 2021
  8. August 3, 2001
  9. August 18, 2021
  10. October 5, 2021
  11. October 18, 2021

If you had any pots in the last firing please pick them up ASAP, during hours below:

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: Noon-5:00

Morning Classes: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9:30 -12:30
Evening Classes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday  6:30 – 9:30

This is the latest info on where your pots may be and on the firing schedule. There are always unclaimed pots in the studio. It’s sad but true. And eventually they get thrown out. Keep track of your work in a journal, with photos, or some other method.

We fired again on October 18th. Most of the pots on the shelves fit in the kiln. Glazed ware may be picked up as of Tuesday October 19. Pots trimmed on week eight of last term won’t be ready to take home until October 22.

These pots did not fit in the October 18 firing

These unclaimed pots from the October 5th firing are now upstairs by the washing machine.

Unclaimed pots from the August 18rd  glaze firing are in two boxes on the floor in front of the glaze kiln. They will be discarded soon.

Bisque ware from the term ending October 15 is now upstairs across from the washing machine. 

All bisque ware from the term that ended August 18 has been discarded. 

We will glaze fire again in late November.

Unclaimed Pots

Unclaimed Bisque Ware: This is an explanation of what happens at the end of every term and where pots go. 

At the end of each term, all the bisque ware that was on the shelves in the little alcove by the waxing area is placed on the white table, where it remains for one week, giving returning students a opportunity to claim their pots. 

After one week, all the remaining unclaimed bisque ware is moved to the shelves by the washing machine. It will remain there for the rest of the term (7 more weeks) unless we run out of room. In that case, the oldest pots, or pots with illegible signatures, or with no class symbol, will be discarded first. 

At the end of the 8 week term, any pots still unclaimed by the washing machine will be discarded, and the whole cycle begins again. 

Unclaimed Glazed Ware: Pots from the last glaze firing remain downstairs for several weeks. Then they are moved upstairs by the washing machine until we run out of room, and then they are discarded. 

We encourage you to keep track of what you make. You could use a sketch book, journal or photos. Here is a sample of a journal you can print and use.

The Sad End of Some Pots

This is sad, but typical. 

At the end January-February 2021 term there were over 100 pots by washing machine, some of which had been there for seven weeks. Most were from the term ending in December 2020. Numerous notifications had been sent and announcements made, asking students to look there for missing pots. Finally, at the end of February, 2021, whatever was left went in the dumpster. 

Unclaimed pots
Unclaimed pots in the dumpster

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