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Here it is only 3 days till school starts, and I have been in teacher mode all summer. This year I agreed to teach their first ever ceramics class for summer school, so I tried to come up with something new for the shortened classes. I had three weeks to take the students through pinch, coil, and slab, with a project in each method. The first group did a pinch bowl, a coil mug with a face on it, and a slab plate on a hump mold. The second group did a pinch bowl, a coil mug and saucer,…Continue
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Thanks Robert! Experimenting with Chun reds and a variety of greens..still tweeking, you know how that goes. :)
Hi Robert - Yes, several items, and have just ordered the book "Mastering Cone 6 Glazes" based on the feedback here. I am tweaking the firings on my new-to-me Skutt 1027 and think I have it down (a little extra soak at the end was needed.) And yes, I teach now and then, at a local studio where I am a member and part time worker, and off site, community center workshops and classes at retirement homes, also for the studio. I am learning mid-range oxi firing, which has changed sooo much since I first started throwing!
I hope to have something interesting to post soon. I have recently produced some ^5 stoneware garden lanterns and am waiting for a great glaze to try on those....
ps Guam! My goodness!
Hi Robert, thanks for your welcome! I am really enjoying this site and look forward to more exploring ;)
Yes, I cheat. Most everything I throw is in 2 parts. Have done up to 4 parts on 3' vases. I like doing it that way instead of torching or blow-drying to get the clay firmed up. With as little time as I have to throw, I can throw one part & then go off & do something else, then come back & throw the 2nd part & then put them together. If I used bats it would probably be easier, but bats & I have never gotten along. How hard is it to get supplies where you are? Everything has to be flown in or come by boat, right? I'll bet the wait is frustrating sometimes. I know how I get frustrated when I go to get something from our local supplier only to find that they don't carry it & then I have to mail order it. Keep it coming. Later, Jeff
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