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At 2:35am on April 30, 2012, Jan Wallace said…

Thanks for your messages Linda. I have sent you a friend request so that you can email me via this site or you can email me direct via janwallace.pottery@gmail.com. How nice that you all have the same interest. It's nice to have someone to share your ideas with and who can totally understand and relate to your mad passion for pottery ha ha. I have only lived back in NSW for 3 years and don't know any other potters in my area. You are very talented. I am especially fond of Raku firing and very impressed with your photos. Do you make you own glazes or use commercial ones?

At 10:02pm on April 29, 2012, Jan Wallace said…

Hi Linda, Just saw your message re the raku firing day. Your hubby and sis in law are certainly welcome. It is a great excuse for like minded people to meet and have a fun day. Look forward to meeting you all. Where do you live?

At 11:15pm on April 21, 2012, Jan Wallace said…

Hi Linda, My name is Jan Wallace from Appin NSW. I am hosting the Australian 'Cone6 Raku Party' and wondering if you would be interesting in attending. Please read the link below and let me know. Thanks.

http://cone6pots.ning.com/forum/topics/cone6pots-world-raku-party?commentId=2103784%3AComment%3A61162 scroll down the page to my information.

 
 
 

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