haldecraft — Works in Progress

WiP Wed (01/22/20)

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What a week, y’all! I wound up postponing today’s dentist appointment just so there would be one day this week I didn’t have to drive into Gainesville, and I could put in a good strong day of work instead. In ceramics I’m doing some slab-work this week, getting ready to restock the skull pieces, and taking stock of what I’ve already made for the Mardi Gras HaldeCrate and what other pieces, if any, need to be added. In soap, I have laughingly discovered how cold it has to get in Florida for one of the Studio Cats to start eyeing...

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WiP Wed (01/15/20)

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I sat down to write this blog post first thing in the morning, but noticed that last night I’d closed up shop without finishing the sort of comparison sheet I was drawing up for different mapping programs (I need some maps and would like some ship floor plans for my Patreon project but am having trouble narrowing down the right things). So I decided to finish doing that first, and…. Wow, what a rabbit-hole. So here I am, now, seven hours later, finally getting around to this post! In ceramics, I’m working on the Mardi Gras crate ceramics, testing out...

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WiP Wednesday (01/08/20)

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Whoo-hoo! First full work-week of the year! Do mid-week holidays mess you up as much as they do me? I mean, I already have - at most - a tenuous idea of what day of the week it is. When everyone else I know is suddenly off work Tuesday and Wednesday one week, and then Wednesday and Thursday the next week...? I'm lucky to know if it's a day that ends in "y"! Hahaha. Anyway. What are y'all up to? In ceramics, I'm getting started on the Mardi Gras HaldeCrate ceramics (whiskey cups and soap dishes), I've got a couple...

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WiP Wed (11/20/19)

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It’s the week after HaldeCrate and the week before Thanksgiving, and so I’m recovering from the one, planning for the other, and of course trying to get things ready for GLAM on December 8th. In ceramics, I’m slabrolling a bunch of chocolate clay dishes this week, to have them ready for GLAM, and in between stages on that I’m painting, painting, painting! In soap, there is… nothing going on this week. I’ve finished the large custom order I had, and was thinking that I’d like to make an entire new batch of soap just for GLAM, but I don’t think...

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WiP Wed (11/13/19)

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Hahahaha! I actually wrote this early early early this morning, got busy, and then totally forgot to post it until now. Hey, all! This week I am 103% HaldeCrate! In ceramics, I bisque fired the kiln Sunday, Shop Elf came out and helped me glaze Monday and we were able to fill the kiln, Tuesday I fired it again, and in a couple of hours it will have cooled enough that I can open the kiln and get all of the remaining finished HaldeCrate ceramics out. In soap, I finished the custom order I was working on, and I finished...

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