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Posted 18 May 2013Stephen ... I think this forum is incredibly respectful, but I could be wrong I guess.
Having been on one forum where people get royally flamed for asking any question that seems newbie-ish or challenging anyone's opinion and another where everyone was super nice but almost no one who knew what they were talking about ... I think we are pretty good. I especially like that we have the option to tell people who we are and post images of our work so we can get to feel like we know each other even if we will never meet in person.
Sure we get a full range of people from those who express themselves bluntly/honestly all the way to those with incredibly thin skin who cannot take the slightest degree of criticism but isn't that LIFE??? Isn't that your own family, school, neighborhood and workplace?? People come and go ... others have joined in after years in the bushes.
One notion that I hear and as a frequent poster do not understand is the notion that there is some kind of underground 'in group'. If there is one, I have not gotten an invitation to their meetings ... and if they are also sharing chocolate without telling me, they are in trouble!!
I love this comment Chris, I read frequently and hardly post, great group of people and I think the chocolate fountain flows well.
Posted 20 Mar 2013I like the following books on glazing for someone just starting the journey.
1) Daniel Rhodes Clay and Glazes for the Potter will help with the intuitive stuff and give you basics.
2) Mastering cone 6 Glazes has some great recipes.
3) Richard Zakins Electric kiln ceramics was my bible for a few years.
4) Robin Hopper's book (s) The Ceramic Spectrum and the subsequent editions are my "go to" books.
5) http://digitalfire.com/index.html has links to pages of information to help you learn after you start and need to troubleshoot.
I've been a collector of ceramic books for about 30 yrs now and I still use these resources on an everyday basis.
Posted 26 Aug 2012I looked at the Bailey ones. I think I will go with the c 10 ones then I should be able to use them at both mid and hi range firings. thanks
Posted 21 Aug 2012I have 2 Advancers and would love to have enough for the whole kiln but since I don't I think plate setters would be a better alternative, I have 20 plates to fire and it is important that at least 12 get into one load for glaze consistency.
Posted 21 Aug 2012I will watch the thread tp see what the people experienced in using plate setters say.
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- February 11, 1952
- Manitoba ,Canada
Shino glazes, high fired stoneware and porcelain, metal clays,