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      Ceramic Arts Network is looking for two new forum moderators for the Clay and Glaze Chemistry and Equipment Use and Repair sections of the Ceramic Arts Network Community Forum. We are looking for somebody who is an active participant (i.e. somebody who participates on a daily basis, or near daily) on the forum. Moderators must be willing to monitor the forum on a daily basis to remove spam, make sure members are adhering to the Forum Terms of Use, and make sure posts are in the appropriate categories. In addition to moderating their primary sections, Moderators must work as a team with other moderators to monitor the areas of the forum that do not have dedicated moderators (Educational Approaches and Resources, Aesthetic Approaches and Philosophy, etc.). Moderators must have a solid understanding of the area of the forum they are going to moderate (i.e. the Clay and Glaze Chemistry moderator must be somebody who mixes, tests, and has a decent understanding of materials). Moderators must be diplomatic communicators, be receptive to others’ ideas, and be able to see things from multiple perspectives. This is a volunteer position that comes with an honorary annual ICAN Gold membership. If you are interested, please send an email outlining your experience and qualifications to jharnetty@ceramics.org.


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  1. Sorry- this is the one I meant to post- it explains how to make and use a clay composting system. I know that this is probably the next step up from making a lidded jar (maybe with a bail handle) to simply collect and carry scraps to the "real" composter. I thought maybe it would be of interest to some. http://www.instructables.com/id/Terracotta-home-composter/?ALLSTEPS
  2. http://www.coolhunting.com/tech/daily-dump-home.php -this is a link to a site (with photos) of some cool stacked clay composters.
  3. Hello Cone6, I enjoy making brushes. It is a challenge, not everyone turns out, so it gives me something to think about when I set down to work on the next one.

  4. I just foud

    I just found your brushes- they are real works of art!

  5. Wood (stove) Firing

    I have collected roadside clay and fired it in the woodstove at our cabin with great success, and lots of fun doing it. Firepit on the beach not so successful, due to wind. I also brought some clay home, sieved the bigger rocks out, and threw it on my wheel. These came out a nice toasty orange-red at 04, darker brown when glazed clear and fired 05. Totally vitrified but not distorted at ^6. I'm going to try some of the clay in some ^6 line blends for glazing. The greatest success for woodstove firing was some rather thick 5 inch tiles with relief animal designs on them. Lots of fun.

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