E. Preston Rice
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  • Tyrone, PA
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"Had another Quick Tip published in CM for September of 2018! Writing up another about power extruder from caulk gun."
Sep 16
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To be Glazed4.28.18

"Thank you Tom, I have been doing chalices now for over 30 years as a graduation gift to new graduates from seminary going into the ministry. They are accompanied with a paten (plate) for communion."
May 26
Tom Anderson commented on E. Preston Rice's photo
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To be Glazed4.28.18

"Well done Pres. The chalisis is very nice as well."
May 25
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To be Glazed4.28.18

"Actually, Erik those are bisqueware set out just before glazing, as much of my glazing is done outside on my deck. . .dip and spray. best, Preston"
May 25
Erik Evans commented on E. Preston Rice's photo
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To be Glazed4.28.18

"Really nice. Photographing finished greenware is my favorite part of production!"
May 25
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2018 Pottery

"recent work to fill Spring orders. Honey jars and mugs 50 each to Savannah GA, Communion sets (16) for college Hickman awards"
May 23
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May 23
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batterBowl 2017

batter bowl, 3# of clay, pulled impressed, and then shaped. Flared rim folded down while wet, strap handle added on later. Silicone kitchen hot pad used to texture surface before shaping.
Mar 10, 2017
E. Preston Rice posted a status
"Posted some recent bowls and Communions sets on the blog"
Mar 10, 2017
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Some thoughts about bowls

Been a while since I have posted here. You may find some of my recent posts of interest.best, Prestonhttp://picworkspottery.blogspot.com/See More
Feb 14, 2017
Sherri Donlon commented on E. Preston Rice's photo
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cannisters1

"Very nice!!  How tall is the largest one? "
Oct 27, 2014
Sherri Donlon commented on E. Preston Rice's album
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Older work

"Hi Pres, beautiful pieces,  love the glaze!"
Oct 27, 2014
E. Preston Rice left a comment for George Lewter
"Thank you for your kind comment George. best, Preston"
Oct 21, 2014
George Lewter left a comment for E. Preston Rice
"Here is the link to your blog that our members might want to visit. http://picworkspottery.blogspot.com/ ; As Carl said, some very nice work on display there."
Oct 16, 2014
E. Preston Rice posted a status
"Have been doing canisters of late, and working on more chalices and patens. Blog, just google Pic Works pottery. Best, Preston"
Oct 16, 2014
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Oct 16, 2014

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I have been an Art teacher in a Central PA HS for over 36 years. Taught Ceramics for 35 of those years. Potter on the side, having done a few arts festival/fairs, including Penn State as local juried artist. Now retired, acting as moderator on Ceramics Daily forums-in the studio. Still making pots, exploring forms, textures and glazes.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
cone 6 hobby potter,blog writer, forum moderator, Advisory board for Potter's Council.
All our content is viewable by the public. Why do you want to be a member, when you can already see everything as a non-member?
Surface embellishment, glaze chemistry, slip and engobe use.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
http://ceramicartsdaily.org/community/
How did you find this network?
Link or reference from another site

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Some thoughts about bowls

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 10:06am 0 Comments

Been a while since I have posted here. You may find some of my recent posts of interest.

best, Preston

http://picworkspottery.blogspot.com/

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At 4:44pm on October 16, 2014, George Lewter said…

Here is the link to your blog that our members might want to visit. http://picworkspottery.blogspot.com/ 

As Carl said, some very nice work on display there.

At 6:23am on January 3, 2013, Carl Ray Crutchfield said…

I have been out of touch recently b/c of Christmas trip, did not realize you were new to the group... Welcome.  Your work is incredible. 

 
 
 

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