In January of 2018 I will be teaching an online glaze making course. I will be teaching course participants how to make and fire Ian Currie grid glazes. A grid glaze is a way to generate 35 glaze…Continue
What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I have worked as an elementary art teacher for 20 years and made clay a big part of my art program. I develop my own glazes using Ian Curries grid method. I find Currie's method is a way to always find a winning glaze when conducting glaze testing. Ian used to say that his "Grid method is like fishing with a net instead of a single hook."
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I have been firing an electric kiln with a slow cool since 1998. At the end of this year I will retire from teaching and become a full time artist. I plan on firing cone 10 reduction as well as still exploring cone 6 glazes.
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I want to connect with other members. I am in the planning stages of creating an online glaze course that teaches others how to make and fire their own Currie Grid glazes.
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Welcome back, John. You were a member some years ago and an inspiration for a number of us. Loved your results with Jen's Juicy Fruit in combination with other glazes.
Your profile says, "I want to connect with other members. I am in the planning stages of creating an online glaze course that teaches others how to make and fire their own Currie Grid glazes." You can be pretty sure of getting interest in your project from other members.
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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