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At 4:17pm on December 24, 2018, Elizabeth Mostello-Harris said…

Hello George!

I was having some difficulty reactivating my former membership profile, so I created a new one.  I also thought it would be better to use a masked email in case the site was ever hacked...all too common these days, unfortunately.  In the coming week, I'll go through my photos and re-post some images of my work.  All of it is at least several years old, but I look forward to being able to add new work at some point.

I've truly missed being away from clay, and I tried to minimize the feelings of loss by staying away--letting subscriptions and memberships slide.  But it's time to reconnect.  I won't be able to work extensively with clay for several more years, but I might be able to dabble at some point this year.  And I may well need to change the way I work to fit any lingering limitations.  But that's what we creative people are really good at--working with what we have!  Necessity is truly the mother of invention, and it can lead to some really interesting and awesome creations.  :)

I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and wonderful holiday!


At 10:50pm on July 22, 2018, Tom Anderson said…

Hi George:

thought perhaps you might have some thoughts and opinions. Trying to figure out somewhere to put all my clay research and articles. I thought a website might do the trick, but not sure they are big enough. Ceramics Monthly has published three of my clay chemistry articles this year: one or two more yet to come. Looks like I am a regular all of the sudden: although Dave Finklenberg has been too busy these days. Any ideas?


At 12:01pm on March 7, 2018, Paula Diaz-Sylvester said…

I have several step by step abums in my facebook page

I also have a video, showing how I used the technique to decorate tiles

If you don't have a facebook account, you can see the video in youtube

At 9:24am on January 10, 2018, Colleen O'Reilly said…

Hello George,  I used your Turquoise Matte recipe on a totem of looks fantastic.  Thank you so much.  Would like to leave a pic but don't know how to.  Thank you, Colleen O'Reilly.

At 12:52am on April 12, 2017, Tumay Erman said…

Hi George ,thank you for like I m very  glad to be in this group now .Greetings from Turkey .

At 1:35am on November 15, 2016, Norm Stuart said…

The link is at the top left of the webpage. Click on Members, then Supporting Members. Then the button Click to Become a Supporting Member Now.

At 6:58pm on November 14, 2016, Debbie said…

How do I pay my $9.00

At 2:24pm on October 25, 2016, Tom Anderson said…

Hi George:

Thought you might like to know that I have been discussing with Ron Roy; the possibility of republishing his book, along with John Hesselberth. Lots of hurdles to jump, but we are looking into it. I asked him if he could add some new recipes, and add a section on diagnosing and fixing glaze issues. My wife owns part of a publishing company: so we are hopeful to get this done. Not sure about the feasibility, but I think its worth taking a look at.


At 12:14pm on September 3, 2016, Joan Klotz said…

Love the Urban Platter.  I may have posted a comment about it - don't know for sure because I'm such an ignoramus about how to do such things.  Anyway it projects such a feeling of life, lots of activity in those buildings with all of those illuminated windows.

At 3:28pm on August 13, 2016, Joan Klotz said…

George, I'm technologically challenged so bear with me.  Although I am a member I don't understand how to make a donation or pay my membership dues.  When I click on the prompt in the last newsletter Paypal pops up - who do I make the payment to?  Sorry for being such a dodo, Joan Klotz

At 1:41pm on July 24, 2016, Tom Anderson said…

TY George;

Looking forward to picking brains, and exploring the boundaries. Have gone through many of the topics; looks like my cup of tea.


At 7:11pm on April 10, 2016, susan crowe said…

thank you George, Susan

At 12:01am on January 15, 2016, denise a mendez said…

Hi George,

I forgot my insight password.  If you have some time could you reset it?



At 9:33am on August 24, 2015, Liz Wolfe said…
Hello George,
Yes, I am at Carla's clay in the winter. Now I am in Long Beach , ny. I know what you mean about commuting. The studio here is 45 minutes away and I haven't been there since before I moved to Long Beach. But I knit , crochet and do polymer clay jewelry also. So many hobbies, so little time. I think that I will be back in Florida in October. Are you and your wife going to Florida this winter? Liz
At 7:44am on February 25, 2015, Ramona Ehrhardt said…
I received an email saying to contact you to join (or at least listen to) a live webinar. Is this the correct way to register? Please post the information to access the webinar on March 5, and Thanks for making this happen!
At 9:37am on January 12, 2015, Denice E. Demuth said…

Hi George, Haven't talked to you for a while,  I had and idea about increasing the membership but I didn't know if it is proper etiquette on a forum.  I am on CM daily forum often and find a lot of people with C6 glaze questions.  Most of the people on the CM forum are gas or wood high fire potters and ignore the C6 questions.  I am not able to answer a lot of the questions but I know that someone on this forum could.  I was wondering if it is proper to send someone to this forum.    Denice

At 8:42am on January 7, 2015, Wayne Herrick said…

Thanks George for the compliment. Wayne

At 12:52pm on December 27, 2014, Ron Ball said…

Hi George, I would to thank the group for all the information on spraying glazes, spray booths etc., I now have some reading to do.  Again thanks everyone for the info.  I would like to pass along some information the Crickett spray guns users.  There factor is located about 15 minutes from where I live here in Ontario, Canada.  One of my spray guns stoped working, I contacted the company but I never heard back.  So I went to LeeValley, the only problem, they did not carry all the spare parts.  Just an fyi.


At 4:50pm on December 26, 2014, Ron Ball said…

Hi George, I did forget to ask you, where is your spary set up.  Outside or in your basement.


At 3:08pm on December 9, 2014, eleanor akowitz said…

george - you mentioned the TCP brand HVLP spray gun from amazon.  what compressor would recommend to go with that.  i have a few extra $'s and am interested in buying a compressor that is recommended by someone who uses an like it.

thanks for all the info.

eleanor a.


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