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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
Fell in love when I took a class several years ago coincident with retiring and decided to focus on ceramics - my previous crafting experience has been textiles; weaving, knitting, sewing.

Had to take a year off because hubs and I moved from Texas to Oregon, and then covid showed up; nothing was open and the move was really rough.

A few places started letting students in but I struggled with the class/studio environment; lost pots, contaminated glaze, and erratic firing schedules bugged me but the glaze defects due to poor kiln management finally made me go the home studio route.

I'm set up in our garage - wheel, slab roller, and just recently an L&L 18" kiln. And a lot of makeshift tables and shelves.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
Learning how to fire my new kiln and it's quirks (like it fires *hot*). Working with commercial glazes for now until I figure out the kiln. I'm still searching for my "style" and what direction I'd like to head.
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 ask questions and participate and support the ceramics community
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
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Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

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If you are up to creating videos of your work or techniques you might want to invest in a flip video camera

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American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

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ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

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If you just want to spout off, it is best accomplished as a blog posting. If you want to get more guidance and ideas from other members, ask a question as a new discussion topic. In the upper right corner of the lists for both types of posting, you will find an "+Add " button. Clicking it will open an editor where you create your posting. 4/16/2014

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