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Jessica Knapp

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    Columbus, Ohio
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    porcelain, sculpture, installation, functional pots, audiobooks, European and Asian ceramics, industrial/ product design, lighting, Ikebana, green architecture and design.

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  1. excellent info and resource!!! The Laser printer decal printer is really a nice option especially for color! Thanks Paula. Marcia Please note that the laser printing option above is non-fired. From the Papilio site: "Ceramic Plates: The PAS paper is to make NON fired decals only. Porcelain plates decorated with PAS-decal can make a beautiful wall hanging but cannot be used as food bearing plates. This type of decal is not permanent in the same way as over the glaze fired porcelain or china paint decals. See important information on how to place decal on plates below on this page. Porcelain/ceramic Mugs: The PAS paper can be used to make a non-fired decal to decorate mugs. Please keep in mind that this is not a permanent decoration like fired porcelain colors. Mugs can be hand washed in warm water using nonabrasive soap. This type of decal is quite durable if not scratched with sharp objects. A mug with this type of decal is NOT dishwasher safe. It can survive the washing cycle of a dishwasher one or two times, but then the whole decal may come off. "
  2. Hi Spring, You are welcome to submit the same piece you sent last year. I would encourage you to submit new work as well, if you can, so we have a wide variety to choose from. For the description of work, we want the title, dimensions, materials used, firing temperature, and date the piece was completed. Hope that helps. Jessica
  3. You might also check the Ceramic Arts Daily Education page. There are some project ideas at the top left, split out by grade level, as well as a number of resources that you might be able to use in your high school program. http://ceramicartsdaily.org/education/ and the resources page, which is in the middle on the second row of the main education page: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/education/instructor-and-student-resources/
  4. Deleted this person's post about laser lights.

  5. The July/August 2012 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated includes an Instructors File article by Claire O'Connor on classroom strategies that work when teaching ceramics to adult students (post college). We want to extend the conversation beyond the magazine, so, if you're a teacher who works with adults, or you're an adult who is taking ceramics classes, please share your ideas on what has worked best for you when teaching/ learning about techniques, aesthetics, and how to convey your ideas in clay by posting them in this thread.
  6. Hi Jan and George, Just wanted to let you know that you can also post your event on the Ceramics Monthly online calendar page by filling out the form at the link below. Just choose your category, and fill in the rest. The listing will then appear online by the next day at the latest. http://cmcalendar.ceramicartsdaily.org/submit/ Good luck with the exhibition!
  7. Paperino, You could also try this ceramic ink transfer technique, also with photocopies, demonstrated by Kristina Bogdanov on one of CAD's videos: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramic-supplies/ceramic-colorants-ceramic-supplies-2/photo-lithography-on-clay-a-surprisingly-simple-way-to-print-images-on-clay/ Jessica Hi Jessica, Thank you for the helpful tips. I think this is getting close to what I am looking for. I will look at the link and see if I can find some help. I know I can transfer text directly onto the ceramics without having to use undergalzes; but I will most definitively try your technique.
  8. You could also try a photocopy transfer technique on leather-hard clay. Make a high contrast mirrored image photocopy (so the text is reversed). The photocopy should be white text on a black ground, so you may have to invert the colors. Most photocopiers can do this. Once you have a photocopy that is white text on a black ground, you can paint any color of underglaze you want to use into the white areas. The black areas will repel it, as the photocopier toner contains plastic that's fused to the paper. These sheets can be used once the underglaze loses its sheen, or can be dried and stored for use later. If storing for later use, you'll just need to spritz water over the paper surface and over the leather-hard clay surface you're transferring the text to. After rewetting the paper, either by spritzing or by quickly dunking into a bucket of water and allowing the excess water to drip off, gently place the paper on the clay, then smooth it out using a rubber rib. Once smoothed on, give it a minute or two, then gently peel away the paper. Excess can be removed using an X-Acto knife. Don't use really thin copy paper, it is hard to remove. The underglaze will be permanent once fired. Note: As you're not glazing it won't be shiny and may not be durable enough for outdoor installation. This technique is demonstrated on the upcoming CAD video by Erin Furimsky. There's not a clip of this particular technique, but there's a clip of some of her other techniques available for previewing: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/pottery-making-techniques/ceramic-decorating-techniques/pottery-video-of-the-week-combining-stamped-underglaze-decoration-with-shellac-resist-to-create-gorgeous-layered-surfaces/ Another possibility might be to have a stamp made of the text, again, applied to the clay at the leather-hard stage (see the video clip above). Good luck, Jessica
  9. Hi Spring, in the event that your work is chosen for the Undergraduate Showcase, you will be contacted for the dimensions of the work before the issue goes to press. Good luck! Jessica I sent in every thing needed and on time but I just realized I never put the dimensions of each piece. Will that disqualify me? Thanks PS Kinda havin' a heart attack!
  10. Graduate students take note: Applications must be postmarked on or before Saturday, May 21, 2011 The Clay Studio will host The Eighth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition from June 24 through July 24, 2011. It is open to any student currently enrolled in a Graduate Program or graduating from a Graduate Program in 2011. Works may be mixed media, but clay must be the primary medium. We encourage submissions from artists working in all types of and approaches to clay, as our primary goal is to represent the exciting diversity within this medium. The premise for this exhibition is to identify young artists whose work is deserving of attention, to provide a forum for both the exhibition and sale of their work, and to introduce the ceramics community to this next generation of talented individuals. Three cash prizes in the amounts of $1000.00, $500.00, and $250.00 will be awarded. http://www.theclaystudio.org/artist/kalodner.php
  11. Hi Evelyne, You might also want to check out Greenwich House Pottery. They always have excellent exhibitions. For other ceramic related options while you're in New York, browse the Ceramics Monthly Calendar. You can search for just events going on in New York. http://cmcalendar.ceramicartsdaily.org/ Have a great trip! Jessica
  12. Hi Tyler, If you have a few bodies of work that you feel are equally strong, feel free to send examples of all of them (within the parameters set up in the prospectus). We are looking for the applicants to send what they feel to be the most resolved pieces they have made, both technically and conceptually. These can be utilitarian or sculptural.
  13. The May 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly, which showcases the winners of our Emerging Artist contest, was sent out a few weeks ago. We also have an online, People's Choice contest, where you all can vote on your favorite emerging artist from the group. Check it out here: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/contests/2011-emerging-ceramic-artist-contest-vote-for-your-favorite/ Be sure to vote by tomorrow, Friday May 6! The winner will receive a $500 gift card to Bailey Ceramic Supplies, who has graciously sponsored the contest on Ceramic Arts Daily.
  14. Hi Spring, As the editorial staff looks at printed images only, a video cannot be submitted. I would suggest that you submit printed stills from the video. Good luck, Jessica
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