What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I worked as a textile designer/maker for 30 years. I wanted to switch to another medium.
I found clay thru a Community Art Center. That was 25 years ago. I started out like everyone, amazingly inept, but soon was enjoying the ease of making objects that were more durable and required less planning than textiles. I was caught!
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I am currently an artist and teacher of low fire ceramics like Raku, Alternative firings and Majolica. I want to expand my knowledge to electric firing at cone six because I see at some point I will no longer be able to manage raku firing. I am investigating methods to develope a
Surface that satisfies me the way Raku does. I have been working with Porcelain, using techniques like Mishima, Wax Resist and Scrafitto to develope a rich surface. So far I have been pleased with the results.
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I am currently a member of two Craft groups and have found that involvement as a member has more value to me, as far as developing meaningful dialogue between people who are equally invested in interests and time.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
community center, co-op, home studio
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