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Name: Joe Oldak
Place: Cambridge, UK

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Pottery II

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Neatened up last week's thrown pot, and made a Gaudi-esqe finger pot.

Tried to make a taller triangular based twisted finger pot too, but it collapsed into a big mess.

Next week, glazing...
5th Oct 2006, 22:07   | tags:,comments (6)


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Spotted this building renovation recently.Impressively they're doing the downstairs, while the upstairs is on
29th Sep 2006, 21:57   | tags:,comments (2)

Joie Potter

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Here's the result of my first ever pot-throwing attempt at my ceramics evening class last night. Well, OK, my *second* ever attempt. The first finished up as a sort of blobby mess.

I was quite pleased with it, though I doubt the Denby empire will be too worried just yet...

It's an interesting thing, pot throwing. The clay sort of has a life of its own, and the pot just appears in front of you. It's almost as if the clay dictates the shape of itself, and you just help it along!
29th Sep 2006, 08:52   | tags:,,comments (5)

Lake Minnewanka

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Great name, pretty lake!

Just a few miles out of Banff. We went there mainly because of the name, but it turned out to be really quite nice. And there were hardly any tourists around!

(That's Rob in the first picture)
13th Jul 2006, 09:44   | tags:comments (6)

Around Canmore

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Stop 1 in the RV was Canmore, not far out of Calgary. The first shot
is Glassi Lake, and the second is a view of the Three Sisters
mountains from the campsite in the evening as the sun was getting low.

Calgary Tower

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I'll post a picture a day I think, rather than spamming you with loads all at once!

We spent a couple of days in Calgary when we arrived. This was taken
through a section of glass floor at the top of Calgary Tower.

(this was actually before we picked up the RV, so already we're out of order...)
11th Jul 2006, 07:40   | tags:comments (6)

Our RV

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I tried to post some pics from Canada direct from the K750i, but although the emails sent they didn't appear on here :-( I'll repost some now that I'm back. Starting with...

This is the RV we hired for cruising the Rockies. Huge!

Dead easy to drive though - automatic box and power steering that's lighter than our Ibiza. Just have to watch what the back end is doing going round corners...
9th Jul 2006, 23:23   | tags:comments (4)

World Cup Fever

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A house (well, two houses) just a few up from my own.

I think they might be England supporters. Though I'm not completely sure.
9th Jun 2006, 15:29   | tags:,comments (9)