Firings and Unclaimed Pots

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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

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

When we fired on July 12 we were able to fit everything in that students had glazed except for the 10 pots shown on the right. The kiln will be cool and unloaded by Tuesday evening, July 13, and then you my come get your pots. 

On the right are unclaimed pots from the June 17th glaze firing. They were moved upstairs by the washing machine. They will be discarded if unclaimed and still there on July 15.  

On the right is bisque ware from last term. If unclaimed it is going into the dumpster at July 15th. It is located upstairs by the washing machine. We hate to discard pots, but at a point, there is just not enough room to store them. 

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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