rita thompson
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  • Chadds Ford, PA
  • United States

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What is your experience with ceramics in general. (Long answer encouraged)
Interested in learning, amateur
What is your current involvement with electric fired ceramics? (long answer encouraged)
Handbuilding with stoneware.
Where do you work on your ceramics projects?
home studio

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At 8:33am on December 13, 2009, Robert Young said…
Hi Rita, I found out what the chocolaty clay is - it's ^5 Brown, from Laguna. I plan on picking up a box while on vacation in San Diego this month. That will be my return luggage weight. I also managed to get some of the Hagi Porcelain that the University class was using. Those two together make some great agateware pieces. I want to wait until I get my own wheel though, before I break out those two...
At 3:23am on September 21, 2009, Robert Young said…
I have worked in a number of different clays, however the small ovoid is from a nice batch of Porcelain that I had access to while in my last university class.
I have done items in a pink Los Altos, B mix, Half & half, Indian Red (a cone 06 low fire clay), porcelain, a very smooth chocolaty looking sculpture clay, and various mixtures of all the above.
At 2:07am on September 20, 2009, Robert Young said…
Welcome Rita! Love the mug, it has such a unique shape! Hope to see pictures of more of your works!
At 11:57pm on September 18, 2009, George Lewter said…
Hi Rita,
My, that's a very interesting mug you have chosen for your personal image. I would invite you to post more photos of your work. How did you find cone6pots? And what did you find here that made you want to join us? What are you looking for in an online ceramics network?


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