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      Moderators needed!   12/08/2017

      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. Hi! This is my very first post on this forum! I am a total beginner in the ceramics world. I've done some hand building classes and I am completing my first wheel class now. I am completely fascinated by the world of ceramics and I still have a lot to learn! For my final class project, I decided to go out and buy my own clay. I bought a Raku clay with grit (recommended by the salesman). I also bought a 5/6 commercial glaze (True Celedon). Apparently we only do low firings at my school, which I was unaware of until after I made my purchases. My professor said the clay could be bisqued at low fire, but what happens when I do my glazing? Will the clay have to be high fired? Can I use low fire glaze on this type of clay? Can I combine low fire and high fire glazes in stages? Thanks so much!

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