Patricia Bridges
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Glaze Tips & Tricks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vladimir Jul 21, 2016. 18 Replies

Everyone has experienced this - Not all of our glazed pots are pleasing .....We unload our glazed pots from a warm kiln with the excitement of a 5 year old- waiting to get down to that shelf which…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 teach Adult Advanced and Beginner Ceramics in a well equipped studio in Port Washington, NY. I teach both wheel and hand building to small groups and private one on ones. I also have a home studio where I do my own work that I sell. In my studio I have a Skutt 270 SF 7 cubic ft. kiln, my original 1977 Shimpo wheel,a new Brent Wheel a northstar slab roller and a TON of tools and toys.

I have been working in clay for over three decades. I am dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship and have a passion for my work.
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The week before vacation

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:24pm 2 Comments

Setting things up the week before our vacation is an excersize in working backwards. On Monday, a day early, I got my last order out the door to my wholesale client. I feel like I have bought a small bit of time getting it out early.  I can leave work basically finished and covered for the duration but I have a window of time to get  it to that stage. Colanders need to be drilled and cleaned up and can then sit and dry while I relax on the beach. My week of teaching is a bit scrambled since…

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At 7:40pm on September 25, 2014, George Lewter said…

Did your connection to Insight-live.com ever come back up? No one else reporting any issues.

At 8:03pm on March 14, 2012, Jo Ann Reno said…

Patricia

I love the bowl with the Khaki interior and the copper  blue butter dish especially. I have enjoyed the video.

Would you be willing to share any information about your glazes?

Thanks.

At 12:00pm on September 24, 2011, George Lewter said…
My dealings with Bailey have also been very positive.

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