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Beachin's big announcement...bad news...good news
beachin
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Posted: 2005-05-06 09:25 am   Permalink

So, yea...

The kiln MISFIRED with 47 pirates inside (plus the two prototypes I designed to show everybody this weekend)...and, well, they are not traveling to Palm Springs.

Beachin and hubby still are, though.

Ummmm. That's about it.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-06 2:04 pm   Permalink

That really hurts Beachin, Hate to hear it. It happens to us all though in some form or another. I'll show you a box of pieces half to near done that met some unfortunate end.
Anyway, Have fun at Oasis.
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-05-06 4:41 pm   Permalink

Well, you are handling it like a pro, and deserve a vacation.

 
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beachin
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Posted: 2005-05-09 05:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-06 14:04, Benzart wrote:
That really hurts Beachin, Hate to hear it. It happens to us all though in some form or another. I'll show you a box of pieces half to near done that met some unfortunate end.
Anyway, Have fun at Oasis.




Well...I survived it, so I guess I'm ok. Had a blast at Oasis, so that make everything alright! Thanks Benz!
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beachin
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Posted: 2005-05-09 05:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-06 16:41, Raffertiki wrote:
Well, you are handling it like a pro, and deserve a vacation.



Yea...going ended up to be the right choice. I loved meeting everyone face-to-face and had a great vending experience. Took a few orders that I'll ship out this week, so all in all a great experience.

Me so tired now and must get through finals...Thanks, Raffertiki, for the encouragement!
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-05-09 7:20 pm   Permalink

so because of the over firing, how bad are the mugs. Are the useiable. Is the color bad?

 
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Posted: 2005-05-09 7:21 pm   Permalink

you can sell them for a bit cheaper and maybe one day they will be more valueble like the upside down airplane stamp.

 
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beachin
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Posted: 2005-05-09 9:40 pm   Permalink

They underfired, so the kiln is firing them again now. The jury is still out. They should be OK. I just put the wrong cone in during my stress over the event. Realizing the mistake made me feel better because I can't afford a new kiln right now.

If worse comes to worse, I can do what you say, but I did take orders this weekend, and must send a top-notch product to those kind folks who made the commitment.

I'm sure they'll be fine. I'll know more tomorrow evening. It was just the clear glaze did not melt entirely in the heavier spots, like the corners of the eyes, etc.

Thanks for the suggestions because had I been really upset about them, you would have heard a lot of beachin's internet whining. Luckily, the mistake looks to be an easy fix. YAY!
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-05-09 10:29 pm   Permalink

Good luck on those finals too, beachin!

 
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Posted: 2005-05-10 03:17 am   Permalink

Yikes... hope everything works out okay with them. Next time keep the prototypes and a few others in a different batch. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." I cannot count how many times I have ruined something because it wasn't perfect enough for me and I had to just do one more teensy thing to it which resulted in it being completely destroyed by either melting from the torch or grabbed and thrown across the room by some machine. Deadlines and stress always multiply the odds of this occurring.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-10 04:10 am   Permalink

I'm hoping the re-fire will work out OK for you, Beachin. These little things that happen to us are the building blocks of our skill that eventually turn us into "Pro's"
I'm So glad your Oasis trip was so sucessful. Sorry I wasn't there, but SoFla is too far away for me to come from for the weekend. Hopefully, at next years Oasis you will find me there..
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-05-10 8:25 pm   Permalink

Dont let this discourage you too much. Just think, in a few years time you will be able to look back and laugh about it all
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beachin
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Posted: 2005-05-10 9:01 pm   Permalink

Good news! The second fire was a big success so all of the pirates are A-OK! Thanks so much for all the words of encouragement.

In two weeks, I'll look back and laugh, because then I'll be through the worst of it.

Next: Hukilau! YAY!
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-05-11 07:05 am   Permalink

I will lok for your mugs. I just found out that I will be able to go to FL.

 
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Posted: 2005-05-12 06:33 am   Permalink

No more half baked pirates!
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