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Personal Melodrama

Posted by George Lewter on June 13, 2015 at 10:05am 5 Comments

One door closes...

Posted by Joe Shaw on March 21, 2015 at 3:42pm 3 Comments

SURVEY.Once Fired Ceramics

Posted by Margaret Davies on March 1, 2015 at 5:07am 0 Comments


Posted by Norm Stuart on February 11, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Spearmint variation

Posted by cp dunbar on January 22, 2015 at 1:42am 0 Comments


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Updated April 23, 2015


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Celadon Vase

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"I will give a follow-up on both the glaze and the booth.  It will be interesting to see how…"
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"Chemistry wise there's such a small difference between 2.3% and 2.8%, unless it something like…"
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"Im not sure on the answer for the bentonite.. If it was me, I would not make any adjustments, just…"
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Rodney Allen Roe posted a discussion

Effects of Bentonite

I was mixing a batch of Steven Hill's Strontium Crystal Magic (warm) and was tired and in a hurry…See More
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Carved Bowl with Cobalt Slip Inlay

First attempt at carving and inlay. Need a lot of practice to develop the skill to apply this…
Cyndy shorter commented on Cyndy shorter's photo

"Galaxy" bowl

"Thank you for the suggestions. I will definitely experiment!"
Norm Stuart commented on Cyndy shorter's photo

"Galaxy" bowl

"Interesting look.  If you ever find a glaze becomes "too dry" from…"
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"Galaxy" bowl

Crystals and tendrils produced by slow cooling of J. noxema over strontium crystalmagic.
Norm Stuart replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Deflocculant - Sodium Citrate
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Lawrence Weathers replied to Norm Stuart's discussion Deflocculant - Sodium Citrate
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juli long replied to juli long's discussion copper rutile matte
"in this pic. you can see some of the green.  I can't get pics to show up so you have to…"
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copper rutile matte

beautiful glaze, I just have to fix some big problems.Found this glaze on pinterest,  Copper Rutile…See More
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"not bad from afar, but up close pretty ugly."
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"copper rutile matte,  Neph sye  65,  dolomite 7,  zinc oxide 4, calcium carb.5…"
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ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

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