After having been a piano teacher for a long time, I changed profession 13 years ago. I had my ceramics education mainly in the following ceramics schools: el torn, Barcelona (Spain), La Meridiana, Certaldo/Firenze (Italy) and Keramikakademie Freiburg (Germany). I feel especially drawn to alternative firing (pit fire, barrel fire, saggars fired in pits).
JustPeachy, thank you for filling in the profile. That looks good now. How was the outcome of your first firing? We are curious. Hope you are satisfied. There really are a lot of good videos on the net and, don't forget to look in the CAD bookstore! You can even download learning videos:
Simply go to: Ceramic Arts Daily/bookstore and you find a ton of good videos and books to learn more.
Since I'am living overseas I can't help much with suppliers. I often order from Aftosa and from Bailey's (glazes and tools) and was always very content. Very good and handmade tools you can also order from Steven Hill.
Would you care to tell us just a tiny little bit more about yourself? Best would be to fill in your profile and put pictures in the gallery!
We don't know who you are, what you are doing, whether pottery is a pastime for you or a future career, and of course we would like to know where you come from to be able to give good advice. How can we suggest suppliers when we don't know where you live?? Exactly!
Thank you and stay tuned. There's a lot of help to get on this forum, and we are friends, not strangers.
Apart from the "gallery" problem we had since the hacker attack, I never had problems with the software or in filling in my specifications. I value oldlady a great deal and so I'am sure she doesn't insist unmotivated about software problems. But I also have to second bciskepottery. For example if I find a member who interests me as a fellow potter, I go have a look at his information. Most of the time I can't find them. I then p.m. the person and always learned, that they "waited" with filling in informations about their person and whereabouts to first see if they are feeling comfortable with the other forum members. Often, when they stay, they forget to fill in specifications and pictures in the gallery. But then there are also those who, suddenly, vanish into thin air.
Here in Switzerland we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But I want to take the opportunity to thank admin, mods and my fellow members and potters for the lively and always interesting discussions about our passion: clay!
Steven: I had to giggle seeing your status... Newbie? Welcome to the club....