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Bird House Challenge - Day 1

Posted by George Lewter on January 28, 2016 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

Mother of Pearl Glaze

Posted by Charna Schwartz on October 9, 2015 at 10:42pm 1 Comment

Test tiles....

Posted by Jeff Poulter on September 14, 2015 at 6:17pm 0 Comments

Pricing of pots

Posted by Robert spicer on August 20, 2015 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

Simon Leach

Posted by Jeff Poulter on August 18, 2015 at 12:34pm 1 Comment

 

Happy New Year

Community Building Event  **2016 Bird House Challenge**.

Start a birdhouse now. Blog about the process. Submit photos of finished piece on April Fools Day, April 1, 2016.

Prize ---- absolutely nothing! 

Links to some previous bird houses by our members. 

http://cone6pots.ning.com/photo/image-688

http://cone6pots.ning.com/photo/bird-house

http://cone6pots.ning.com/photo/p1000566

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Updated Jan 26, 2016

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