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Assad Black

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gina Skillings Jun 1, 2015. 12 Replies

Has anyone tried out Assad Black from John Britt's Mid-Range Glazes? There is a photo of one of Christa Assad's pieces on page 140 and the recipe is on page 138. My question: is it possible there is…Continue

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Test Sized Sieves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gina Skillings Mar 19, 2015. 5 Replies

Does anyone use the little test sized sieves when mixing small test batches? I have found that sometimes that I get spotting or irregular runs when I use only a hand blender for small test batches.…Continue

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Kiln Comparisons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gina Skillings Mar 10, 2015. 7 Replies

I am considering downsizing my kiln from Skutt 1027 to one size smaller. The ideal size for me would be the newer Skutt 1022, where I could easily reach the bottom of the kiln and still keep my feet…Continue

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I took my first classes from a studio potter while living in Brazil 1996-98. When I returned to the US I continued classes through community centers and local universities. I went on to study ceramics, completing my BFA in 2005. I continue to enjoy studying and learning, working mostly with cone 6 oxidation.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I use an electric kiln in my home studio and we ues electric kilns at the community center where I teach.
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