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In Topic: Art Deco

20 October 2014 - 08:36 AM

I am an admirer of art deco pottery but not a collector.  I have toured the Frankoma pottery twice, once in the late seventies and then again in the late 80's after if was rebuilt after a major fire.  I visited the Van Briggle pottery in the 90's, it was closed for the day but Cynthia Van Briggle let my husband and I in to look around since I was a potter.  I really liked her work but she didn't have any to sell at that time.    Denice

In Topic: Kiln Opening Event - Best Practice

17 October 2014 - 08:28 AM

I guess it depends on the people that are attending, If it's students they don't need anything, the high from the excitement of unloading the kiln is enough.  If customers are attending maybe some wine and cheese and a little music.  When I was in college thefts were so high the professors were grading work in the greenware stage.  They would announce when kilns were being unloaded and if you wanted get yours you would show up.  As the work was pulled out of the kiln discussions on the glazes, firing process and weight of the pieces would start. I went to them even when I didn't have any work in the firing.   Denice

In Topic: Buying A Used Kiln

14 October 2014 - 08:18 AM

I can't figure out why people don't list their location, someone who lives in that area may be able to help locate a kiln.   Another avenue you might try is potterbarter  online.    Denice

In Topic: What Part Of The Process Satisfies You Most?

13 October 2014 - 09:44 AM

I like working with the clay  glazing is my least favorite.  Glaze can make or break a piece, it makes me anxious.  Denice

In Topic: Do You Have Any Good Tips For Curbing Your Overhead?

07 October 2014 - 08:09 AM

I make sure I go to an estate sale that has a kiln listed in the inventory.  I don't need the kiln but there might be supplies and tools,  I bought a used kiln once just for the kiln furniture that came with it.  The kiln was in bad shape but had a good lid and 4 shelves plus 50 new 6" stilts, cost me 100 dollars.   Denice