Russell's Blog

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20s

Posted by Russell on May 31, 2010 at 9:17 p.m.
To steal the idea from John Scalzi, here is the last photograph of me in my 20s.

My twenties; better than my teens. Some good times, and some pretty awful times, and on average kind of meh. If the trend holds, my thirties should be in the tolerable to nice range. Hopefully the underlying process is geometric, and not linear or logarithmic.

Hence the awkward sort of half-smile.

Holly Allan-Young

Posted by Russell on May 26, 2010 at 10:57 p.m.

Terry Young: She is gone
Sent: 2:54PM
I will miss her terribly.

New ceramics

Posted by Russell on May 21, 2010 at 7:36 p.m.
I just retrieved my latest ceramics from the studio today, and I'm really happy with how they turned out. This is the first four of a series of twelve pieces glazed the same way, with a turquoise underglaze, a vibrant blue topglaze, and a buff-mix claybody with an aluminum oxide treatment.

This is my favorite piece, and the largest thing I've finished so far. It holds about 1400 ml. It's a little big to eat out of, but a little too small to really use as a serving bowl. I think I will use it mostly as decoration, but it could make a nice serving basin for two people, or maybe for serving a side dish, or something like that.

Now I have six more things to finish before the quarter is over!