Craig Rhodes
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  • Brookport, IL
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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I fire cone 6 electric and gas in both reduction and oxidation.
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cone 6 oxidation/reduction glaze formulas
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home studio
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The History of the Tie

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 10:44am 0 Comments

I served as a pall bearer at a friend's funeral this weekend and for the first time in a decade or more, I wore a tie.  During the downtime of the funeral I found my mind wondering about the history of the tie.  How it came about.  When was the first instance of ties being common, etc.   

When I got home I decided to do some research to satisfy my curiosity and came upon this interesting connection between ties and clay.  The first example in history of ties being commonly worn by…


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At 8:04pm on May 28, 2012, George Lewter said…

Very nice collection of work.  I believe you now own the record for the most photos posted in a short period of time. If you are planning to document them per Eleanor's request (and all the rest of us who will be begging for details), please start with the cone 6 oxidation pieces and oxidation multi-fired pieces. Your strong entrance into the cone6pots network has earned you complimentary membership for the next year. If you encounter a paywall on June 1, before I have a chance to comp your account, do not pay it. I will get to you within a day or two.  Please be a little patient, as I have almost 1200 accounts to get set with random expiry dates.  



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