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At 9:59pm on October 5, 2021, Jeff Poulter said…

Hi Denice

    I did a search and it went right to their new website. It said I had to reset my account since it was a new website. We built a new house a couple of years ago and all my pottery stuff is in storage. While doing the landscaping I suffered an aortic dissection. It’s a miracle I’m alive.  I’ve had 2 open heart surgeries but this next year I will be getting my stuff out and my studio rebuilt. I’m having to take it slow but it will happen. I so want to throw again and do some glazing!  Jeff

At 9:24pm on October 5, 2021, Denice E. Demuth said…

Hi Jeff, this is Denice E. Demuth  I was wondering if you have tried to get on Ceramics Monthly Forum lately,  My computer won't let me, it claims that Ceramics Monthly has a virus. I was just wondering if it was Ceramics Monthly or my computer.  I noticed a old post I sent to you Feb 2014, I was telling you how I was cleaning and putting a mural in the drying cabinet.  This week I am installing brick like tiles that have kiln cast glass medallions as a flower pattern set in them.  I am not sure if it is a grill or a mural. I taught myself glass casting using recycled glass.  Each glass medallion looks like the bottom of a old wine or beer bottle.  I had to throw, bisque and seal each mold and then break the molds off to get the glass out. Each glass firing took 18 hours,  I had to stay with the kiln the every time,  none of my kilns are programmable.  I am getting ready to start on another mural,  I wanted to do something fun but they want a landscape. I am thinking of making it with different clay's but I need to do some testing first. I just finished firing another tile project that is made with three different clay's it will be installed in a few months. Let me know what you are working on and if you have heard anything on the Ceramics Monthly problems.    Denice

At 2:51pm on February 25, 2014, Denice E. Demuth said…

Jeff I'll try to dig that up next week,  I am cleaning up a 5'x6' mural and putting it in drying cabinets and I'm running out of room.  My studio is a mess but I'm going to clean it up as soon as I get all of the parts and pieces put away to dry.  I still have a lot of glaze testing to do for the mural and 50 pieces of molding to go around the edge to make I'll do that after I clean.  If you decide to make the glaze wear gloves and mask, I have had people look at the recipe and said they wouldn't make it because it was so toxic. So be careful, I went to college when you didn't wear masks or gloves they just told you not to eat lunch in the glaze mixing room.  Denice

At 5:14am on November 5, 2010, Robert Young said…
Well, the mail has gotten a lot better over the years. What used to take two weeks to get here, now takes 3-4 days. Larger items like a kiln, or a large order of clay would have to come by boat - about 2-3 weeks. But I like it here... I must, I've been here 21 years now. Now I'm teaching ceramics at a local high school. If I could just get them to fund the classes... maybe next year.
At 4:35am on November 4, 2010, Robert Young said…
Congratulations on being featured! I really like the pics you have posted... were some of those done in two pieces?

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