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Moving, everything must go -- pottery & soap

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  • D'vorah bint Da'ud
    As you all know by now, Akim and I are moving to California/Caid in mid-October. Right now, we re busily packing away things that we won t need until then --
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 19, 2012
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      As you all know by now, Akim and I are moving to California/Caid in mid-October. Right now, we're busily packing away things that we won't need until then -- books that we have in digital format, SCA gear, various other things -- and I've stumbled across some pottery that I thought was already long gone.

      I'd have donated it to the Knowne World Auction if I'd run across this stuff a month ago. As it is, I've now got a lot of pottery that I frankly would love to use and to have, but Akim and I are being ruthless about what we *need* versus what we *want*, and a lot of this pottery is in the want category.

      I have pictures of the pieces that I've got, but basically, I have *almost* everything that's up on the Consensual Reality Artistic Showcase pages under the Pottery tag. http://consensualreality.net/showcase/category/pottery-2/

      If you're interested in buying any of it, that would help us out a lot; email me privately. Anything that isn't bought within a couple of weeks, I'll either give to other friends or donate to my canton or barony as largesse and someone else can figure out what to do with them. ;)
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      D'vorah bint Da'ud
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      Soon: Caid, Gyldenholt (Orange, CA)
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    • D'vorah bint Da'ud
      ... Just dug out some other things that might be of use. Silver goblets, tea pot/creamer/sugar dish; and a cup, a plate, and a serving dish which might be
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 19, 2012
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        On 19 Aug 2012, at 1:27 PM, D'vorah bint Da'ud wrote:

        > I have pictures of the pieces that I've got, but basically, I have *almost* everything that's up on the Consensual Reality Artistic Showcase pages under the Pottery tag. http://consensualreality.net/showcase/category/pottery-2/
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        > If you're interested in buying any of it, that would help us out a lot; email me privately.

        Just dug out some other things that might be of use. Silver goblets, tea pot/creamer/sugar dish; and a cup, a plate, and a serving dish which might be pewter, nickel, and/or aluminum. The silver is NOT feast-ready. There are little discolorations which aren't tarnish. They look like rust, but I know silver doesn't do that the way iron does, so I'm not sure what this is or how to fix it. I do know we have some metal smiths in the barony, though, so they might be able to either fix the items, or melt them down and turn them into something else. The metal items are free to anyone who wants them; otherwise, they're going off to Goodwill.
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        D'vorah bint Da'ud
        For now: Middle Kingdom, Midlands, Ayreton, Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, IL)
        Soon: Caid, Gyldenholt (Orange, CA)
        dvorah@...
        http://www.consensualreality.net/sca
        Twitter: @DvorahSCA
        Facebook: D'vorah bint Da'ud
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      • D'vorah bint Da'ud
        *facesmack* And I also have some soap that I ve made. It s in various stages of curing -- anywhere from usable by next week to usable by mid-October. This
        Message 3 of 3 , Aug 19, 2012
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          *facesmack* And I also have some soap that I've made. It's in various stages of curing -- anywhere from "usable by next week" to "usable by mid-October." This I'll sell by the gram or kilo; anything I can't sell will just get schlepped off to Caid.

          Some of it is olive oil only; some is soybean oil only; some is soy, castor, and coconut; some is soy and coconut. None has been scented or colored with any additional material, so it's all very natural, and all of it is gentle enough to use on your face or your baby's backside.

          Olive: $12/kilo
          Soybean: $8/kilo
          Soybean/castor/coconut: $10/kilo
          Soybean/coconut: $8/kilo

          A kilo is *roughly* 8-9 bars of soap (normal, mass-produced bars of soap). I don't cut mine perfectly, so the sizes will vary, which is why I'd charge by weight instead of by bar. However, 10 bars of Ivory soap (40 ounces) cost roughly $10, while a 3-bar pack of Kirk's Original Castile Soap (12 ounces) costs about $7.20, so ten bars (36 ounces) would cost about $22. Which means my most expensive bars, at roughly 8-10 per kilo, are a bit more than half the cost of Kirk's.

          And ALL the oils I used were available in period. The type of lye I use was not, but (1) potassium-based lye makes a sickly, ugly brown colored bar of soap, (2) is very unreliable in terms of strength, so it could potentially be safe, and (3) it would have made an extremely soft, squishy, snot-like bar of soap -- unless one added salt to turn it from glop to bars, which people did do, so my soap CAN pass for period in appearance.

          Again, this is not my BUSINESS, and I'm not demanding that anyone buy my soaps. If you did, it would just be one less thing that Akim and I have to pack, and it would recoup the cost of having made the soap and acquired two molds for making the soap. I hope it's not out of line to have posted this here. If it is, please ignore this.
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          D'vorah bint Da'ud
          For now: Middle Kingdom, Midlands, Ayreton, Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, IL)
          Soon: Caid, Gyldenholt (Orange, CA)
          dvorah@...
          http://www.consensualreality.net/sca
          Twitter: @DvorahSCA
          Facebook: D'vorah bint Da'ud
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