Tony Hansen
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  • Medicine Hat, Alberta
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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
master
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
Create technical online support materials including articles, databases, software.
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?
Ideas on the kinds of problems people are facing to give me ideas of the kinds of things I want to research to help them. I have been doing pottery since 1972 and my heart has always been at cone 6, successes there have been highlights of my ceramics life even though I have always had access to a free cone 10 reduction kiln in the studio at Plainsman Clays.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
commercial studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
http://digitalfire.com
How did you find this network?
referred by friend

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At 12:56pm on October 17, 2012, eleanor akowitz said…

tony - yesterday i asked you about an alberta slip formula that you had mentioned in a previous message. sorry to have bothered you as i did a bit more searching and found the answer on the plainsmen clay alberta slip page.  sometimes it takes just a bit more persistence to find the answer. thanks, though, for all your efforts to make ^6 website  and insight more accessible. i really appreciate the work.

At 6:10pm on January 28, 2012, Denice E. Demuth said…

Tony I read Zakin's Cone 6 book in the early 70's and felt it was the future of ceramics what made you feel this way.        Denice

 
 
 

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