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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
I have mfa degree from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey and I have been working as a studio artist more than 15 years and love to mix glazes Throughout my creative endeavors, I focus on developing the aesthetic and technical skills to enhance my identity as a visual artist. My works include wheel-thrown and altered forms, as well as slab and coil-built pieces. I use mid-range stoneware, porcelain and sculpture clay, fired to cone 6 oxidation atmosphereas a studio artist and instructor, specializing in figurative sculpture and site-specific commissions in clay and fusion glass for corporate and residential clients, including large-scale relief murals and one-of-a-kind pottery ,sculpture too.
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
I research crystalline glazes this year and did my first experiment in cone 10 a week ago.Results weren't bad at all .
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I would like to share my knowledge and learn more from ceramic communityI Moved back to Turkey from St.Maarten a year ago .Moving to Turkey offered more difficulties about to finding raw materials I quickly realized that the raw materials available in my country were very different from those to which I had access in Caribbeana and Usa . I had spent year learning how glaze ingredients interacted and behaved on Turkish Clay . Some of these components were unobtainable, others behaved in unexpected ways, and the clays and minerals are different. biggest challenge is in Turkey I have to make my own firits I 'm still searching ,learning and experimenting glazes to get best results .
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
commercial studio
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How did you find this network?
Link or reference from another site

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At 6:07pm on April 11, 2017, George Lewter said…

Welcome, Tumay. I enjoyed looking at photos of your work at http://www.tumayerman.com



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