Lani Allman
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  • Massillon, OH
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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
been throwing and hand-building for decades, while working full time. productivity low but desire high. have work in several local galleries and the pottery is now self-supporting. i am a "functional" potter whose handbuilt pieces sre arty enough. just for fun...i am going to a workshop with Simon Leach this weekend. Can't wait.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I was in a guild for years and cone 10 gas firing. can never beat, however the cone 5-6 glazes for stoneware are becoming amazing. they are breaking just like u would want them to.
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 ran across this site totally by accident and within about 15 minutes of reading the discussion forum re: online sales i thought i need to apply for this site. i can learn here. they may notall agree but they all have valid points. I am an information gatherer.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
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How did you find this network?
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Thank you!

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 4:24am 0 Comments

Thank you for accepting me into your group.  I hope to be an asset. I will try to update you over the weekend about my adventures with Simon Leach and his workshop.....from the mountains in PA. It should be interesting.

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