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Wait, there’s more! Ending the series with a guest speaker BJ Thompson. If you are in the DFW or want to travel down, it will be on November 10th at Redeemed Christian Church of God - House on the Rock in Grand Prairie, TX. Both men and women are invited to come out! Link for series is in bio, click on YouTube link and it will have eventbrite link to register in caption. (swipe to hear a powerful clip from BJ!)
BJ Thompson was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and came to faith in Christ at age 19. He and his beautiful wife, Vanja, have been married for over 14 years and have 3 children. One of the founding members of the global "Unashamed" movement, BJ served alongside recording artist Lecrae for 3 years developing leaders. He also served at Fellowship Memphis church under Bryan Loritts for 3 years. Over the past 15 years BJ has partnered with organizations, churches, and ministries to help develop marriages, form small groups, and train leaders globally. Currently BJ serves as the co-founder of Build A Better Us. He has a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of North Texas and a masters in Christian studies from Union University.
A simple form I will never get tired of making. This time in a new gray stoneware. This clay throws quite differently than what I usually work with. So things like speed, water usage, and amount of pressure I pull with must be adjusted. It's a fun challenge to see how one's technique relates in different clays.
Music by Insightful
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Recently fired beakers in either my white, green or dark green crackle glaze alongside a lone blue nuka. These are the purest, most carefree pots I make. I don’t have to worry about attaching a handle or trimming a delicate foot-ring, they’re as simple as could be, a straightforward cylindrical form, which then has a bevelled edge trimmed on and the base smoothed. Having a pot like this is ideal for those situations where you’ve got an hour to kill throwing and don’t want a shape that’ll take some time to ease into, this just fly off the wheel.
Throwing is often thought of as being a relaxing and mediative process by many, although this opinion seems to come from people who practice it as a hobby or are new to the craft. When it becomes your profession and you’re either filling orders, or production throwing for someone else it is entirely different. Not at all is that to say I don’t enjoy it, I certainly do, but I don’t ever feel overcome with clarity and calm in the midst of throwing session.
I prefer the dimensions to these compared to the lower beakers I used to make, which have been retired from my range. These are more practical, more elegant and are more comfortable in the hand when being used. The lip of course is the most obvious functional aspect to these, it flows with the interior wall outward, meeting the apex of the rim as a sharp edge on the outer wall. It isn’t blocky, or overly leathered, instead it’s a clean, crisp edge that fits nicely into the corners of your mouth—plus it means there are more dramatic breaks of glaze as it pulls away either side of it.
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Do people keep trying to steal your cookies? Save them now by making a laser surveillance security system 🍪⚡Link in bio 🍪⚡
What a day in the woods it was. It was so peaceful that I hated to disturb the sounds of nature with the noise of my axe and saw. Have you noticed in my cabin building videos the frogs that croak in unison with my axe or hammer? It happens every time without fail. #simplify#simplelife#soundsofnature#cabinlife