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An Enjoyable 'Raku Firing Day' in Australia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wally Wallace Sep 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Despite and extremely windy Spring afternoon here in Australia yesterday, Rhonda Morris and I had a very enjoyable and successful raku firing day. Rhonda and I had never met before despite…Continue

Dry Glazes, Slips, Terra Sigilatta and Engobes for Cone 6 - Recipes and Techniques

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Jun 3, 2015. 17 Replies

Note 8/32/2014 from George Lewter - added the words "Slips" and "Terra Sigilatta" to make this topic more inclusive of the non-melted materials applied over clay bodies. Due to the nature of the…Continue

Issues with Jen's Juicy Fruit - Only problem glaze in a full load of tests?????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ayjay Mar 24, 2014. 11 Replies

I would appreciate some feedback re this Jens Juicy fruit glaze I tested the other day. I fired a kiln load of tests with success EXCEPT for this one glaze.Recipe I usedNeph Syenite    …Continue

Sea Green C6

Started Apr 11, 2012 0 Replies

Sea Green - Glossy, Semi Opaque G200 Feldspar       35 (I used Potash Feldspar)Wollastonite         22Ball Clay              12Silica                  19Zinc Oxide           12Total                …Continue

 

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
professional
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I have a small electric kiln in my home studio. I have always been interested in firing to Cone 6 even when it was not a popular idea and before the internet was around to help us with so much valuable information. I am very happy to have discovered this website and to start experimenting with some of the glazes posted by its members and to share my results.
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?
To share information with other like minded people.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
http://janwallacepottery.blogspot.com
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At 12:47pm on October 20, 2013, George Lewter said…

Hi Jan,

We haven't heard anything from you in a long while. I hope you are well, and just taking a break from the network. We miss you. Come back!

George

At 12:52pm on May 26, 2012, Tom Waggle said…

At 12:51pm on May 26, 2012, Tom Waggle said…

Here are some of my student's coil pots, they are african drums with goatskin heads.

At 12:49pm on May 26, 2012, Tom Waggle said…

Here are two of the teapots I made using the SH glazes.  One with the warm palette, the other with the cool.

At 12:48pm on May 26, 2012, Tom Waggle said…

At 10:51pm on April 29, 2012, Linda Sawyer said…

Jan, r u on facebook or may I have your email to book places for the day & ask any questions.

At 10:22pm on April 29, 2012, Linda Sawyer said…

Jan, Dave & I live on the mid north coast at Stuarts Point (1/2hr north of Kempsey), my sis in law lives on the Central Coast (Bateau Bay), where we originally came from too.  All 3 of us went to the C.C. Potters Society for a term of lessons, bought our own wheels & the addiction continues to this day.

At 7:40pm on April 29, 2012, Linda Sawyer said…

Hi Jan, if hubby & sis in law would like to come to your raku day at Oran Park, do they have to be members of this site also?

At 7:24pm on April 26, 2012, Tom Waggle said…
Hi Jan,
I did my first firing last week, a mad rush to get some teapots fired prior to a submission deadline for the newer edition of 500 Teapots.  Who knows what the juror will think, but I photographed the two best ones. I glazed them without doing any test tiles prior, and they really turned out nicely.  I used the Steven Hill recipes that he sent to me after I purchased his video..Anyway when I get home I will post the shots so you all can see the results.  I am inspired now to try many more "non Steven Hill" glazes, something he encourages.  Basically any cone 6 glaze sprayed over the Crystal Magic Warm and Cool glazes, and cooled according to the schedule, should produce interesting results.
At 9:02pm on March 21, 2012, Andrea Wolf said…

Thanks!! I look forward to it. Thanks to Google I found this awesome site! Thanks for the warm welcome!

 
 
 

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