Joan Weller Snider
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  • Berne, NY
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"To CB Dunbar : I might have deleted your question.Sorry. This was Steven Hills cool base, jens Juicy fruit w/o iron, Noxema blue and an Ash glaze w burn pile ash( pandemic Amazon boxes and thistles dug from the yard) washed 3x. Sprayed. The whole…"
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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
My academic studies were in Music. I took Community College ceramics classes in the 70's.Focus at that time was cone 10 gas reduction. In the last 4 years I have returned to ceramics and fire cone 6 electric. I generally spray my glazes.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I have relocated across the country to the Catskills and have established a new studio space w the first new equipment of my life. It’s taken a year for me to adjust to a digital kiln programming and mixing glazes that best respond to a new clay body.
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I want to learn more from others on the site.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio
How did you find this network?
Link or reference from another site

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