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Chris Campbell

Member Since 07 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Can You Describe An Ah Ha Moment You Had?

Yesterday, 10:37 AM

First aha was when I learned we were moving to Georgia .. I just knew I had to try pottery.
Second was watching Lana Wilson throw, stretch, pound, and shape clay ... I realized I was not taking enough chances.
Three was a workshop with Jane Peiser ... Colored clay!
Four was attending my first NCECA and being with thousands of other potters ... totally immersed in pottery.
Five was Chris Staley's workshop comment to "Notice what you notice. Pay attention."
Six was the day I stopped making 'stuff' and got serious.
Seven .... Eight ... Nine ... Ten .... Conversations with experienced potters/ collectors I admire who widened my mind.
Eleven and up .... Still in the wings waiting ....

In Topic: Raku - When Is It Safe For The Second Piece?

27 May 2015 - 04:35 PM

I used to sit the next pieces on top of the kiln to pre heat and they went in as soon as the others came out. They were very hot and had to be placed in with tongs or gloves. I never waited.
Hey, if the shock of the heat gets them then they would not survive the shock of the cold either.

In Topic: Potters Council In Ireland!

26 May 2015 - 09:31 AM

After looking at the 10 day weather forecast, I went out and bought a raincoat with a hood ... Looking forward to meeting you all!

In Topic: Books About Nerikomi

25 May 2015 - 02:31 PM

> I can see "moldable plastic", or "formable polymer", or "heat-set plastic" or "heat set polymer", or something like that. But adding the word "clay" on there is stretching the idea a lot.

Yeah but it would be almost impossible to make 'formable polymer' or 'heat set plastic' sound like fun!

In Topic: Books About Nerikomi

25 May 2015 - 10:47 AM

Thank you so much for posting all of this great information ... You are an inspiration for colored clay artists everywhere!

Have you ever tried the Skinner blend method for making fast color gradations? I borrowed the technique from the polymer clay world and find it works extremely well with earthen clays. Sure makes for a faster, more interesting result.


I hope to attend one of your workshops someday.