Brenda B Hardt
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  • Brenham, TX
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Tin Oxide substitutes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart May 9, 2018. 5 Replies

Has anyone been successful substituting Zircopac for Tin Ox in WARM JADE?Continue

Tags: oxide, tin, jade, warm

Inquiry: Intermediate or advanced students WEEK-LONG or longer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Oct 27, 2015. 3 Replies

I am looking for the options this coming spring/summer/fall for taking a workshop that will help me really grow my ceramic skills and these are the places that I know about that offer "intense" (one…Continue

 

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
On and off for past 20 years starting out making base relief tiles for my kitchen and other people's kitchen.. did most low fire and never likely it much. Tried cone 10 and that was not for me. I love throwing but the glazing is my brick wall.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I learned spraying glaze onto greenware in a class and am about to embark on this journey. I want to make casseroles and pitchers and mugs etc. and just generally enjoy the creative process and doing something with my hands.
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?
I live in a rural area and don't know but one other potter who is just learning. I'd like to be part of a community.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
How did you find this network?
referred by friend

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At 4:51pm on October 16, 2014, George Lewter said…

I see the Steven Hill influence on your work. Did it come direct from him or an intermediary?

(No shame there, Steven has a profound influence on many of us here at C6P)  :-)

At 3:48pm on October 16, 2014, Cyndy Littleton said…

Yes, please post some pictures. I would love to see what you have been doing in your studio. Basically the friends list is passive. For me its a short cut to finding someone I want to say hi to. Other than that, you don't receive a ton of comments like in Facebook.

At 4:18pm on October 15, 2014, Cyndy Littleton said…

Hi Brenda!!!!

      I hope you are doing well. I've been busy with work and have had limited time with my pottery, but hope that will improve. How are your projects going?

Cyndy

 
 
 

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