Theresa Marie Shanks
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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I have been doing pottery since college. I love doing sculptures if I have time. Mostly experiments with mad scientist, my friends. Not doing as much pottery as I want to. Working too much out of province. Love mixed media.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I rent a studio.I wheel throw, Hand build and sculpt my pieces. I research and make my own glazes.
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 want to be inspired and learn from other artists
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
School or college, home studio
Do you have your own, or participate in other ceramics Websites:
http://theresamarieshanks.blogspot.ca/
How did you find this network?
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Deciding to promote artists.

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

I use to do marketing for a small business who sold garden equipment.  I own a commercial laser color printer, a 24" poster printer, a canon xl2 camera, a canon xsi digital camera, vinyl cutters and a heat press. These tools can cut costs  for promoting artist  doing shows or exhibitions.  I do all the editing for videos.  I am looking for honest feedback on how I can approach this career change.  Thank u 

Porcelain - Translucent and Colored

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 5:41pm 0 Comments

I am enjoying looking at Christina Bryers work. This led me to Chris Campbell. They work with porcelain or colored porcelain. Since I do glass. I am interested in clay and glass. Here are links:
http://www.ccpottery.com/

http://www.christinabryer.com/assets/content-page.php?id=home

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At 9:41pm on July 1, 2013, Robert Serva said…

Hi Theresa,

Love your work!

 
 
 

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