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About gejoreni

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  • Birthday 01/29/1985

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    Central Florida
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    Actively learning pottery.
  1. Looking For A Mentor

    PSC, I'm planning to attend the tour de clay in December. I will be looking up some others as well. Thanks!
  2. Looking For A Mentor

    @Oldlady, I use central Florida so broadly only to represent my willingness to travel. I live in a small city called Haines City. It's about 45 min south of Orlando near Winterhaven. Thanks!
  3. Looking For A Mentor

    Marcia, thank you for the thorough response. You are evidence of the value Joseph and you talk about in the forums. I will look into the art teachers website. @chris No, I have not. I will look into that thanks! @Triolaz - yes! that is the path I am taking right now. I am making as many connections and taking every course I can. You're speaking my language regarding connections. Thanks!
  4. Looking For A Mentor

    Hey Jed, I have a wheel, clay, tools, a Skutt 1027 that I'm currently rebuilding.
  5. Looking For A Mentor

    Thanks! - I definitely have been using the forum when i felt it was appropriate - and will continue to do so. I signed up for the potter's council mentorying and have not had any responses. I completely with everything you said. I'm hoping to get a bit of directed feedback and interaction through mentorship in addition to everything I can learn from the forums.
  6. I'm not sure if this is the best forum for this question - but here goes. So I've been working extremely hard to become a potter. I'm starting a little late, but I have spent a lot of time practicing and reading any books I can get my hands on. I've also gone to classes when/where possible. I really feel like I could make another large step with the support of a mentor. I have tried signing up through the "potter's guild" but I have not received any opportunities or responses. I've been inspired by many porcelain artists and have been working in that direction, however, I am open to skill set and experience of anyone willing to work with me. I am located in central Florida. If someone is even remotely close, that would be wonderful because I would love to meet them and eventually watch you in studio. If you are not in Florida, that is ABSOLUTELY fine too. I would just like to have some phone calls every once and a while and talk about my progress, be challenged, and critiqued. If you think you would be willing or know someone that might, please let me know. Joseph Reni gejoreni@gmail.com 4076147364
  7. http://www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/looks incredible, not sure how I missed this. @jbaymore It looks like the classes are offered to universities or through alfred U - during specific dates. Do you know if it's possible to view them as an independent student?
  8. Marcia - I'll check it out. I'm in central Florida just south of Orlando. I'm currently seeking out a mentor in Florida if anyone here knows someone that may be interested.
  9. Hi all, I'm fairly new to ceramics but am doing my best to learn quickly. I don't have any advanced ceramics degrees near me so I am trying hard to find resources online. Currently I'm trying to learn more about clay and glaze composition. I'd love to learn about the different parts and become technically proficient in the geology or chemistry of the matter. I'm hoping someone on the forum might be able to recommend some good resources. Most things and books I've come across really only cover this topic basically. Any recommendations for resources would be greatly appreciated. Forums provide great information as well, however a lot of the information is scattered. THANKS!
  10. Skutt 1027 Upgrade?

    No, put Skutt parts in a Skutt and Paragon parts in the garbage and buy a Skutt... lol - yes sir! I'll get them direct.
  11. Skutt 1027 Upgrade?

    A+ answer - This is perfect. My plan is to test it when I get it - if all but 1 of the elements work I might replace just the 1 at 208 - then when the rest burn out replace all with 240. I've got jenken about 30 minutes away from me. You think I would be able to use their elements? I wonder if they are the same configuration - could save some $ and time that way. anyway this forum is amazing.
  12. Skutt 1027 Upgrade?

    @mark - watching this video - it would appear the damage may not need repair. I'm curious if your experience would say to replace those bricks.
  13. Skutt 1027 Upgrade?

    Mark, I'm starting to think this deal may not have been as sweet as I was originally thinking . Looking at the outlet plug it almost looks like it's converted to 240. Or does 208 look that way too? Is the top row of bricks a must have or should have. Curious if I can postpone some of these costs. This is getting expensive fast.
  14. Skutt 1027 Upgrade?

    Ok - I'll stick cone 6. I read this is a great one: http://www.lagunaclay.com/clays/northeastern/wc617.php As for switching from 206 to 240 - is that just a matter of changing the elements?
  15. Zirconium Oxide Question

    Thanks Matt, I was reading for full hardness it needs to get up to like a cone 15 - do you know if it's possible to get any maturity lower than that? Curious if it can be mixed in with other white clays like porcelain. Sorry if these are stupid questions. I'm considering making some rings and want something harder than typical clay.
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