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Sheryl Leigh

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  1. Florian is terrific, but most of his information is fairly high level. He's completed a degree and has been working at this studio for a few years. Not that you shouldn't follow him, but you'll want to find some others too. A lot of people love Simon Leach ... I'm just a bit too impatient for his presentation style. But if you're watching him on You Tube, the other suggested videos will give you a rounded view. I've found the Ceramic Arts Daily videos very helpful as well as the forums.
  2. Is Anyone Going To Nceca?

    Shoot, Roberta, I didn't see anyone with a mask on, either! Didn't find any of this crew, unfortunately, but did make some good connections .... I think, for me, that was the most worthwhile part of the conference, followed by the demos.
  3. Is Anyone Going To Nceca?

    That's an awful long trip for you, John. Hope you're able to rest up a bit tonight, poor guy!
  4. Claystories 3 At Nceca

    Ugh - one that I really wanted to go to, but woke up with fever and chills this morning. GRRR!!!
  5. Is Anyone Going To Nceca?

    Ugh, I know! I am both excited and a little bit scared. Sounds dumb, I know, but I'm sure that I'll miss something that I really want to see, lol.... I'll have to do my homework on the plane, there's just not time prior to then.
  6. Visiting Phoenix/sedona - Suggestions

    The Ceramic Research Center is near the Phoenix airport if you're flying in and out. I second both the Heard Museum and Tlaquepaque in Sedona, you'll see lots of lovely stuff in all three places. The CRC had a Chinese Art opening there two weeks ago, not sure if it's still there, but some really cool pieces were there. Have a great time, wish I could offer some hospitality, but I'll be at NCECA. Be sure to bring light clothing, we're in the 90's in Phx.
  7. I, too, am out of my depth on this one, but wanted to welcome you!
  8. Is Anyone Going To Nceca?

    Oh good, I'm looking forward to it even more now. Roberta, much more appropriate than a pink carnation, lol. I will be there to talk with some folks about a new venture, wish me luck!
  9. I often notice glaze coloration differences between the outside and the inside of pots and had attributed it to heat differences, but this makes more sense.
  10. Wooden Ribs And Rollers

    YAY for nerds!
  11. Thanks for mentioning that Mark - I have been wondering about the use of gray-clay water on plants. I'm thinking I'll use them on landscape plants instead of edibles .... probably being overly cautious. And finding a way of dealing with waste clay slop in my studio is my biggest headache at this point. I wanted to be all sorts of green and put out the cash for one of those Cinks. It has been a bit more pain than pleasure for me.
  12. Yeah, I would forget the ferrule and have sparks going off in the mike, I just know it....
  13. This will be my first time ever going and am looking forward to it. Will any of you be there for me to say hi to?
  14. Pots in Movies

    Now that's hilarious!
  15. Celadon - Application?

    Have I mentioned how wonderful you all are? I love the discussion a question engendered ... techniques to chemistry to historical language. This is what draws me to the ceramic community. Preeta, to your questions - The celadon and transparents I have been using have been the full range - I mixed Ms. Selsor's ( ) Faux ^6 Celadon from raw materials. I have a Laguna dry ingredient mix called "Peacock", the 'stiffer' version. And I have Amaco's ^5/6 Celadons as well. I get the evenest coverage from the Amaco glaze, but haven't found their prices attractive. I also prefer to be able to tweak recipes - I only wandered into the pre-bought stuff so other studio members would have something to use while I figure this stuff out. For my ^6 firings, I use an electric Skutt on a slow ramp program with no hold and natural cooling to ambient temp. Oxidation assumed. I wish I could answer your other questions, but from their content I can tell that you already know more about them than I do, lol. I'm sure there is a bunch of people here that can answer you - my only suggestion is to take a look at John Britt's Mid-Range Glazes. He has a group of 9 ^5/6 copper reds, but notes that they still need a reduction atmosphere or they will turn blue. Not a horrible trade-off, but..... He also has Chrome/Tin and Artificial Copper (SiC) reds. Hope this is helpful.