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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!

At 12:27pm on March 8, 2012, Louis Ford said…

Thanks....it's fun.  One of my galleries is within walking distance (Wildchild). We have a bridge (currently working on a new one) so shopping is easy.....sometimes I wish there wasn't a bridge.  There are several islands nearby that only are boat access. (North Captiva...Ussepa, and Cabbage Key)

At 4:40pm on March 2, 2012, Dave Lyons said…

thanks for the welcome Jan.  I appreciate it.  The bowl is long gone to a friend of mine.  It was nicknamed "The Cabbage Bowl".  That is about its size and color.  It is a stoneware bowl, electricity fired to cone 6, glazed with MC6G "Spearmint".  It was made with extruded ribbons and texturized slabs in a plaster mold.  

At 12:54am on February 28, 2012, Tasha Olive said…

thanks so much Jan...glad I found you guys!

At 7:15pm on February 27, 2012, Susan Amann said…

thanks Jan!  This is a bit confusing, but hopefully I'll get the hang of it!

At 12:25am on January 10, 2012, rose maguire said…

Hi Jan, A Happy and Creative 2012 to you also. we seemed to be off to a hot start but I'm back to my shed Berret today and a big jumper. I've been pretty slack studio wise over the past 4 weeks but getting back in gear now. I'm off to New Zealand, mainly Aucland in about three weeks for a wee holiday, do you know any potters over there I'd love to get in a couple of studio visits if I can, will also be driving down as far as Wanganui for a couple of days. Let me know if you think of someone! Well Im off to wash off the clay, put on some lippy and heading down to one of the Adelaide pubs for a Pizza a beer and a bit of a strum along with my Ukulele mates, crazy but true, its a lot of fun! so keep up the great work. Rose

At 9:17pm on October 13, 2011, Patricia Sadler Trainor said…

Jan--I guess the glazes I posted got lost. That piece has ancient Jasper by amaco brushed on, wax resist, then the rest is variegated slate blue from MC6

 

At 10:42pm on July 13, 2011, George Lewter said…
Great job, and yes that was exactly the right place for your discussion.
At 2:48pm on June 15, 2011, Steven Showalter said…
Thanks Jan! When I started teaching there we had only 2 wheels, 1 old 7cf kiln and 20 students signed up to take pottery. With grants and support from the school and community (and a lot of hard work) I now have 15 wheels, 3 electric kilns plus the 70cf wood-kiln. Next year over 300 kids are signed up to take pottery classes and it often takes 3 years or more to get into one of the adult pottery classes. Pottery has been very good to me and I have tried to share my passion with others:) While my personal work is important to me, it is also a fantastic feeling to teach someone a skill and witness the satisfaction they find in the process. So you live in Australia? I visited there a year ago visiting my sister-in-law in Sydney, they now moved to London and we leave tomorrow for another trip... Nice to have summers off to recharge. cheers
At 11:22am on May 17, 2011, George Lewter said…

Re: frits no longer available for your old matte glaze recipe:

There are a number of Web sites that have Frit equivalents such as http://www.puttgarden.com/crystal/tech/frit/CompetitionEquival_Frit.htm and http://www.ceramicstoday.com/frits.htm

Using this type of resource you may find that a different manufacturer makes a very similar frit to one that is obsolete from your normal source. 

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