Dani Montoya
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  • Poteau, OK
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Help with Mason Stain 6021

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Apr 4, 2017. 3 Replies

I love rich, primary colors and i get them successfully though using Mason Stains in a 20x5 glaze base. Wollastonite, FF3134, Silica. EPK and Felspar G200.  They all do beautifully in this base…Continue

Glaze Development for Dummies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Stuart Jun 12, 2014. 13 Replies

If anyone wants to write this book I would be the first to buy it. I am just now attempting to do some glaze development and I am learning on my own, no classes or a teacher or mentor etc because…Continue

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I recently became a full time potter. Being a full time artist has always been a dream. Pottery landed in my lap 10 years ago and I have played with it but now I am becoming serious. Just recently I purchased a building that was perfect for a pottery studio. Now I have the time and space to explore, play and enjoy creating. I am excited about the process.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
my studio is home to two Electric kiln. A rather large one and a small one. Both are older then the hills and rely on knobs and kiln sitters!
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Ideas on how to work better with glazes. I am just now venturing into the world of making my own glaze. I have an electric kiln and prefer to hear from and help other electric kiln users.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
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How did you find this network?
Link or reference from another site

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