Nancy Krug
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Historic tile glaze reproduction: any ideas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Krug Jul 16, 2015. 6 Replies


Sparkly patches in glaze: how to achieve

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Krug Dec 5, 2014. 7 Replies

In the 1950's and thereabouts some commercial floor and wall tile glazes were various pastels with small, closely spaced patches of sparkly, almost crystalline areas across the tile. The background…Continue

Tags: historic, tile, spotted, 1950, crystalline

How to create light brown specks in low fire glaze

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Krug Jun 18, 2013. 8 Replies

I am trying to create fairly large cinnamon-brown specks in a cone 05 cream glaze. While I know of materials to make dark brown or black specks in cone 5-6 glaze, I do not know how to make a lighter…Continue

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
Interested in learning, professional
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I make ceramic sculpture and tile as a business, using only electric kilns.
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?
Learning about glaze problems, solutions, and ah-HA experiences. I would also love to learn about equipment and clay techniques, such as with powered tile extruders (like the Peter Pugger pugmill/extruder).
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio, commercial studio
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