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Tyler G

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  1. I've started trying these out but I am unfamiliar with using them so I want to make sure I am making them proper. Any thoughts or advice appreciated, especially that may relate to... Glazed or unglazed moat? Would any food safe glaze be fine?
  2. Raku Proposal For School

    http://www.bigceramicstore.com/olympic-18-raku-kiln.html Does anyone have thoughts on a kiln such as this? Olympic 18 Raku Kiln
  3. Raku Proposal For School

    Thank you for all the great advice!
  4. Raku Proposal For School

    Thanks for all the advice (and a couple good laughs!) I will look into the Ward Burner. Anyone have rcommendations on gloves and/or tongs for pulling pots?
  5. Raku Proposal For School

    Thanks Neil. The firing will take place outside but the kiln will be stored inside when not in use. I appreciate your safety concerns and they are totally valid, that does mean a burner would be better than a weed burner for certain, I will look into Ward Burner.
  6. I have an old electric kiln, standard classroom size (8-10 cubit feet?), that I am planning to convert to a raku kiln. I have a spot behind a large brick wall next to the building and the maintenance dept approved the spot and said they have pavers they can put down beneath the kiln. I am looking for advice on the best place to find plans for building the kiln. In the past I used a very simple kiln with a hole cut out and a burner placed next to it that was attached to a gas grill style propane tank. I was planning to do something similar but I am open to options. I am not sure what type of burner is best or where to purchase, and have heard of some using a weed burner. Any advice or resources would be appreciated as I am to compile a detailed list of what I need to buy for the project.
  7. Low Res Mfa Programs

    I will be sure to, thanks John!
  8. Low Res Mfa Programs

    No, I'm at PSU since I have my undergrad there it makes the MAT a 5th year option (albeit a few years after my BFA) I met Chris once, and I have been to the NHIA once. I would be intersted in learning more about the low res program there and will look into it again (I briefly looked at that section of the site just now). Certainly something to consider. Can you tell me about the kilns at NHIA?
  9. I found a post from a few years ago about this, but, I am wondering if people would be willing to share their thoughts on a low residency ceramics program that might work for me. I teach full time at a boarding school in New Hampshire. I have a BFA in ceramics. I am currently working on an MAT in art ed. I would be considering pursuing the MFA in two years after completion of the MAT. Rather than pose a specific question I am open to discussion or advice, specific recommendations are fine as well. Thanks!
  10. I found a small ziplock bag of each of these. I don't really intend to make functional ware, but I do realize that these chemicals are hazardous in their powdered form as well. I would like to make a slip or add them to a base glaze or something, but was not sure where to start with these...any advice? Thanks, Tyler
  11. I should have mentioned previously that the submission guidelines specifically state that they cannot respond to email or phone inquiries regarding the position or application. I thought that seemed strange as similar opportunities have specifically listed a contact email for other questions. I'm hesitant to send an email with twenty attachments but given the circumstances it may be my best option.
  12. Interesting insight Colby, which relates to my follow up question for Steven. If I simply attach the images would I be doing them individually, therefore having twenty attachments? Thank you both for the feedback.
  13. What format or platform should be used for submitting a digital portfolio of twenty images when no format or platform is specified? The submission is for a secondary school position. "Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio of twenty images to: JohnDoe@Boardingschool.com" I am debating using a web service such as squarespace or Crevado, or creating a powerpoint to save as a PDF file. Any advice or other suggestions are appreciated.
  14. I recently received an e-mail from a friend I made at a dinner party regarding ceramic cats. I am hoping someone here may be able to offer insight as to the origin of these cats, who made them and from what materials etc. Additionally if there were a way she could find them for sale. An excerpt of the email follows, she and I would be grateful if anyone can shed some light on the subject. My sister and I independently (meaning we were not aware that we were both looking, until recently) have been searching for an exterior house decoration that we recall from our childhood. We would like to buy some cat (ceramics?) that people used to adorn their house with in the 1960's. They are quite kitschy on par with gnomes and pink flamingos. But, as child I just loved seeing those corny cat figures stuck on the sides of houses! Ask your folks if they remember them. I live in a 1950's ranch so they would look right at home. We have looked on ebay, I looked at ceramic greenware and on internet in general & have come up with nothing. The closest thing I have found is this: from the UK. http://catsinyork.com/cat-directory/ The ones that are "climbing" are similar to what we are looking for. Have you seen any like it? Can you imagine how they could be made to be sturdy enough to stay outdoors in the elements (except maybe in winter?)
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    sprayed orange carbon trap shino, over sprayed slips and red iron oxide