Tag Archive: fire

Jul 26

Book Review: How to Set a Fire and Why

How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel by Jesse Ball I got this as an audiobook from the library, and the voice actor they chose was absolutely perfect for the role. Lucia has a snarky, confident tone that’s still distinctly adolescent. The plot of this book was like watching a bowling ball roll …

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Apr 25

Book Review: The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why by Amanda Ripley This book is a lot like those “worst case disaster books” where anxious over-planning worry-worts like me can fantasize about the worst things imaginable and console ourseles that we are better prepared now that we have more information. Even though I’m probably …

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Jan 05

Big Striped Flower Pot

big striped flowerpot blemish

My sister was visiting, and we wanted to do a craft project together. I figured we could do glazing, because she doesn’t have a kiln at home. I’d been thinking of doing some glazing, and a week or so earlier I’d added water to all of my low-fire glazes, which had dried out. I had …

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Jul 14

Fire and Ember Cup

firey quench cup

  I made this cup using a really cool technique that I had never seen before. They called it the quench technique. I gathered, colored it with a little yellow frit, then got a second gather. Got a thin layer of transparent red on the second gather. Once it was blown almost out, I got …

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Oct 31

Book Review: Consider the Fork

Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson I do love books that delve into the history of a small subject, like the book on Salt, or Oranges, or red dye. I also like those that wander a bit, but still talk seriously about the mundane necessities we …

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