We are continuously bombarded with commercialized communication – everything is a sales pitch, everything is clickbait, everything is designed to scream for your attention and your dollars. So instinctively we know that the most effective communications are those bits of authenticity that break through – the welcoming feel and focus of personalized service and direct […]

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Last week, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office announced that it was fining the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) £200,000 (over $260,000 US) for a 2017 data breach. The breach exposed the email addresses, and in some cases the full names, of 90 individuals. The information of these people, presumably sexual abuse victims and […]

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When it comes to privacy or security, advice can be found everywhere. Use Signal. Use Two-Factor Authentication. Don’t share passwords. Use a password manager. Invariably, these are followed by a series of critical questions – what if your password manager is compromised, what if someone’s broken into your phone, etc. The same thing happens with […]

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Clearing the backlog of pretty pottery projects… Bit frustrating, this one. Color’s beautiful, happy with the shape, good weight… And almost but not quite the right size. *Sigh* The wall thickness of the lid is about the same as the pot, and hollow all the way to the top of the finial knob. Quite happy […]

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So. You walk into a windowless room, and it’s dark. You flip the switch and turn on a light. And now it’s no longer dark. If you move into the room, the light’s still on. The room hasn’t changed, but now there’s a shadow – your shadow. You might not even notice it, but that’s what […]

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Angela has several smallish potted orchids, one of which is in a flimsy pot – so I threw a simple cylinder to replace it. The glazing experiments continue… Back to front we have carbon trap Shino, Jade over bright white, cranberry over bright white, and a simple plum dip. Should be finished by the Thursday […]

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Since I had the photo thing out… Set of three porcelain brush/pen/marker holders, with asymmetric dip glazing and splashing. I made several of these in several colors; this is one of my favorites. They’re intended as soup mugs, but I mean, if you want three cups of coffee or tea in one shot, these will […]

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